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By Karen Huwe
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Tri-City Steel Band back in Dayton

 

December 15, 2022

Karen Huwe

Ben Leggett explains to Allen the process of turning an oil drum into a steel drum Legget's senior steel drum band, Bram Brata entertaining in Dayton.

DAYTON-The Tri-City Steel Band entertained a crowd of music enthusiasts at its 9th annual concert at Faith Chapel in Dayton on Saturday, December 10. Twenty-seven members and their instructor Ben Leggett played upbeat music in the first set. After a brief intermission, the crowd enjoyed Christmas music ending with a four-song Christmas Carol mashup.

Attendees interested in learning about steel drumming were assisted by band members during the intermission to play the drums and ask questions. The smaller steel drums cost about $2,500 each. The larger drums are made from oil barrels. A set of...



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