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Twilight Tunes Concert Series: UNT Steel Drum Band

Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

The Denton Main Street Association is proud to present the 26th annual installment of our award-winning concert series in downtown Denton. Twilight Tunes will set the tone for fun downtown starting Thursday, April 18 and running every Thursday through June 27th from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Join the fun on Thursday evenings on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The concert is held on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, alternating between the east and the west side during the season.  Admission for every event is FREE, so there is no reason you shouldn't come out every week! 

ABOUT THE ARTIST: University of North Texas Percussion Steel Drum Band
Steel drum bands, a trademark of the Caribbean, are rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. These bands originated in Trinidad where groups participating in Carnival activities played on paint cans and oil barrels, which have tuned areas beaten into their surfaces. The various sets of drums, which are constructed by hand from 55-gallon oil drums, comprise a family of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices. Since their creation, steel drum construction has become a highly developed art form. Today, the "pan" is a legitimate, versatile instrument capable of expressing delicate passages in classical music as well as in traditional upbeat calypso marches and popular dance music. In 1982, UNT became one of the first universities to start a steel band program. UNT students currently have the opportunity to perform in two steel bands.

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