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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Type of instr. ens. in the Caribbean, ‘instruments’ being old oil drums whose heads are indented, etc., so that each head will produce several notes. Used extensively in calypso mus.

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steel band

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 447 words.

An orchestra of tuned percussion instruments (‘steel pans’ or ‘steel drums’), usually accompanied by a selection of other rhythm instruments. It originated in Trinidad in the 1930s and 40s...

Steel band

Shannon Dudley.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1071 words.

An ensemble of tuned idiophones called ‘pans’ (also ‘steel pans’ or ‘steel drums’) that originated in the late 1930s on the island of Trinidad as accompaniment to carnival masquerade. The...

Eric Steel Band

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 126 words.

A hard-working hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Eric Steel Band comprised Bruce Hansfield (vocals, guitar), Dave Anderson

Eric Steel Band

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A hard-working hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA, the Eric Steel Band comprised Bruce Hansfield (vocals, guitar), Dave Anderson (guitar), Mike Hobson (bass) and Brad Wickham...

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United States Navy Steel Band

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 302 words.

Founded in 1957 by Rear Admiral Daniel V. Gallery, the United States Navy Steel Band was stationed at the US

United States Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Contemporary Music. 300 words.

Founded in 1957 by Rear Admiral Daniel V. Gallery, the United States Navy Steel Band was stationed at the US naval base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Formed as an alternative to the armed...

Steel orchestras and tassa bands

Christopher L. Ballengee.

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 7709 words.

In the 1950s, the steel orchestra in Trinidad and Tobago became an icon of a nationalist discourse promoting African Trinidadian culture as national culture. In subsequent decades, steel...

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From Trash Can to US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin.

in Steelpan Ambassadors

June 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 12226 words.

This chapter details the genesis of the US Navy Steel Band, an act born of Admiral Daniel Gallery's ambition. The admiral attended the Trinidadian Carnival in both 1955 and 1957, and was...

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Dream Along with the US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin.

in Steelpan Ambassadors

June 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 16641 words.

This chapter investigates key elements from each of the US Navy Steel Band's studio album and film projects in order to contextualize their individual place within the historical trajectory...

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steel band

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Type of instr. ens. in the Caribbean, ‘instruments’ being old oil drums whose heads are indented, etc., so that each head will produce several notes. Used extensively in calypso mus.

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steel band

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 32 words.

Type of instr. ens. in the Caribbean, ‘instruments’ being old oil drums whose heads are indented, etc., so that each

Steel band

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1069 words.

Ensemble of tuned idiophones called ‘pans’ (also ‘steel pans’, ‘steel drums’, or ‘piano pans’) that originated in the late 1930s

steel band

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 32 words.

Type of instrumental ensemble in the Caribbean, ‘instruments’ being old oil drums whose heads are indented, etc., so that each head will produce several notes. Used extensively in calypso...

Steelpan Grooves: The US Navy Steel Band, 1975–1995

Andrew R. Martin.

in Steelpan Ambassadors

June 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 12185 words.

This chapter focuses on the US Navy Steel Band's adolescent years—1978 to 1995. In 1976 alone they performed nearly four hundred performances as part of the US Navy's all-out publicity...

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Use of steel bands in sternotomy closure: implications in high-risk cardiac surgical population

Sergio Franco, Ana M. Herrera, Mauricio Atehortúa, Luis Vélez, Juan Botero, Juan S. Jaramillo, Juan F. Vélez and Hugo Fernández.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2353 words.

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A retrospective-prospective descriptive and comparative study of two sternal closure techniques in a population of 621 patients divided into: group...

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Pete Seeger and the US Navy Steel Band

Andrew R. Martin.

in Steelpan Ambassadors

June 2017; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 5408 words.

This chapter talks about the role the legendary singer, political activist, and folklorist Pete Seeger played as a steelband consultant to Admiral Gallery during the band's formative years....

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sash ribbon

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 13 words.

A thin band of steel used to support the *sash balance.

steel drum

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Tuned drums (idiophones) traditionally made from old oil drums but today usually purpose-made of high-quality steel. See steel band.

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steel drum

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 28 words.

Tuned drums (*idiophones) traditionally made from old oil drums but today usually purpose-made of high-quality steel. See steel band...

Pans

Overview page. Subjects: Music — American Music.

The individual instruments of a steel band, made from oil drums whose ends are hammered into a concave shape and

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