He certainly is a fan-favorite around here!
Yes my friends, Mr. Ross Harper and his Band will be returning for their 3rd round at the great parade! And boy are we looking forward!
To those with an untrained eye, all you see is a large metal bowl (a heavy one at that) hanging around the musician's neck. However once the music begins to play the music and sound is something that you have never experienced before. Truly tropical!
The steel drums are a unique musical instrument. Most drums are used to play percussion, but steel drums, also known as steel pans, are used to play melodies, too. They originated on the island of Trinidad around the time of WWII and are a big part of the festivals there each year.
After the tremendous response and clamor for his return, the Great Parade decided to up the ante and asked Mr. Harper how we can make his performance even better.
His response: a bigger band!
So expect a few more 'panners' and more power. Oh, and can you guess what song will be played?
Feel free to leave your answer in the comments. The first correct response will receive a $5 voucher to the Lag B'Omer carnival!
See u there!
Highlights from The Great Parade 5774/2014
Highlights from The Great Parade 5773/2013