Those who participated in the All-State Band are, left to right, Thomas Desrosiers, Amanda Xu, Jinoh Lee, Spencer Pote, Andrew Waldman, Erin Pelley, Emily Smith, Debashish Biswas, Nick Richards, and Jisung Woo.
We are happy to announce that our Guest Soloist will be Liam Teague, a performer hailed as the "Paganini of the Steelpan" and who currently serves as the Head of Steelpan Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University. Teague has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago and has won of a number of notable competitions, such as the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Festival Solo Championship and the Saint Louis Symphony Volunteers Association Young Artiste Competition.
We are fortunate to have him join us for this concert; he has performed with a wide range of prominent ensembles, including the Taiwan National Symphony, the Czech National Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Panama National Symphony, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Vermeer String Quartet, the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band, the Nexus, the TCL Group Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, the BPTT Renegades Steelband, and the Starlift Steel Orchestra. To date, Teague has recorded eight compact discs.
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