Steel Drum Ensembles

PanrhythmiX & Pandemonium

The Colts Youth Organization founded PanrhythmiX in the fall of 2006 to support of the vision of Prescott Elementary School as a fine arts magnet. The vision of the program is to provide an opportunity for participating students to learn a musical instrument quickly, and begin to experience success as performers while learning about music, multiculturalism and history. In 2009, Pandemonium was added to allow middle school students to continue in the steel drum program. VISIT PANDEMONIUM’S UNIQUE WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A complete steel drum orchestra has been provided, in addition to classroom pan drums for music class (“Jumbie Jams”), allowing every student at Prescott to learn to play. Both groups rehearse at Prescott Elementary, and are instructed by Patti Millius, Prescott Elementary Music Teacher. PanrhythmiX is uniquely a Prescott program, but students from throughout Dubuque and area communities are be able to play Pandemonium.

A summer music school program utilizes the steel drums to motivate and challenge the participating students and provide unique performance opportunities throughout the community.

Partners in our mission with these programs have included the Mystique Casino, US Bank, Alliant Energy Foundation, Community Foundation of Dubuque, and the Iowa Arts Council.

All local programs, including the Colt Cadets are managed by Vicki Schaffer, Colts Youth Programs Director. For more information, please contact the Colts office.

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