The Abilene Christian University Percussion Ensemble and Steelband is a single organization that offers both music majors and non-majors the opportunity to perform a wide range of musical styles and genres. In the category of percussion ensemble music, the group performs everything from standard literature to brand-new compositions. Additionally, the ensemble presents a variety of music for steelband, including socas from Trinidad-Tobago, contemporary popular music, Latin jazz styles, and more. The percussion ensemble is also fortunate to have an outstanding inventory of instruments from around the world, allowing members the opportunity to explore West African drumming, folkloric Afro-Cuban music, and various Brazilian samba traditions.
The ACU Percussion Ensemble and Steelband has been featured as guest artists with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus Abilene, and has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:20 p.m.