This is home of the 1st Annual Kansas Steel Pan Workshop held at Bethel College in

North Newton, KS

June 21-24, 2018





General Information

The workshop location is Bethel College, 300 E. 27th, North Newton, KS  67117 in Memorial hall.  The Dates of the event are Jun 21 to Jun 24th 2018.

Contact information:  Brad Shores, 620-664-2484 cell, brad@tropicalshores.net

The closest airport is Wichita Eisenhower International and is approximately 25 minutes from the site.  The cost of the workshop is $250 per person and extra family members can come for only $125 per person.  The early bird registration cost is $200 for registration and $100 for extra family member and is due no later than May 1, 2018.   The enrollment is limited to 25 so don't delay your registration..  update:  enrolled as of June 2:  20

Registration form:

You can fill out the forms and mail to me at Brad Shores, 228 Victoria court, Newton, KS  67114 or e mail

Workshop registration docx   click here

Workshop registration pdf     click here​


Schedule

click here


Detailed schedule:   coming soon  

​Clinicians

Brad Shores, Bethel college Instructor of Steel pan, Tropical Shores Productions  Brad's Bio

http://panland.ning.com

 http://tropicalshoresband.com

James Taylor, Phoenix AZ, Island Sounds  James Taylor's Bio

Jaimie Shores, Band Director at Golda Meir School in Milwaukee, Island Shores Steel Drum Jaimie's Bio


Performances

We will have a performance on Sunday afternoon which will feature various groups and will be open to the public at Memorial Hall


Pan Rental

There are a limited amount of pans available for rent at the cost of $25 for the workshop.  These pans include double seconds, D leads, and C leads as well as double guitars and 6 bass.  


Ways to pay for the workshop

1. Paypal--send the appropriate amount to brad@tropicalshores.net or use buttons below

2. Check--send the check to Brad Shores, 228 Victoria Court, Newton, KS  67114

3.  Credit Card-call me at 6206642484 and I will help process for you.




​Full registration $250



Extra Family member $125



Pan Rental


Sheet music and tunes

The goal is to learn 7-8 songs for the concert on Sunday and the tunes will be available when you complete the registration (a link will be sent to you) by e mail.  The link will include play along tracks so get familiar with the tunes and pdf files of the songs.  


Song information and download:


After your registration is received I will be sending music and tracks as they become available.


FAQ


1. What will I learn?  New tunes, music theory, comping styles, scales, improvisational techniques, harmonization techniques


2.  What will I need to bring?  Bring your drum if you have one


3.  What if I am a beginner? that is no problem, this workshop is designed to help people learn the pan, we can work with any level of student


4.  Where do I stay?  What about food?  there are many hotels in the Newton area and also many resteraunts  


Lodging: Days Inn, Holiday Inn express, Comfort Inn and Suites, America's best Inn (Hesston, 6 miles north)


Eats:  Mcdonald,s Wendy's, Sonic, Applebees, taco Bell, Billy Sims BBQ, Genova Italian Resteraunt (MY fav), Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Arbys, China Wall, Brahms, back alley Pizza, Subay, Dominoes Pizza  and several  other places also.


What a great success the workshop was!  Thank you to all of the participants that made this 1st annual workshop to special!!




 



Workshop Highlights 

Free downloadable music for solos & ensembles 

Concert video