Dr. Thomas McCutchen, Director
The Jacksonville State University Steel Band was formed in January, 2010 by Dr. Thomas McCutchen, recently retired percussion professor and Music Department Head. Nicknamed "INFERNO," it is a talented group of students and faculty that performs at a variety of venues, ranging from regular campus concerts to special events and festivals around the region. They have appeared at Spivey Hall in Atlanta, the Alabama Music Educators Association convention in Montgomery, the 2019 Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences meeting in Atlanta, the Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Race in Gadsden, the Chocolate Festival in Rainbow City, the Little River Canyon Center Concert Series, the Alabama Clay Conference, and in numerous school concerts in the region.
Membership is by audition/permission of the instructor. While many of the members are percussionists/music majors, any qualified students are welcome, regardless of major or instrument. No previous experience on steel drums (steel pan) is necessary. Ability to read music and perform well on some instrument is required. If you are interested in performing with the JSU Steel Band, please contact Dr. Thomas McCutchen: firstname.lastname@example.org.