The Steel Pan Collective Logo/Festival Fundraiser
The Steel Pan Collective is a non-profit organization that was founded in Denver, Colorado and aims to unite steel pan players and enthusiasts from across the United States. Our organization is just getting our feet on the ground but already has a big vision for the future. We are already confirming plans for our first event, the “Pan People Festival,” which will be happening on June 20th of this year! The Steel Pan Collective is very excited about spreading the knowledge and development of the steel pan, but WE NEED YOUR HELP funding some of the essential parts of our festival and organization.
We are launching this RocketHub campaign with the hopes of raising money to fund the creation of a Steel Pan Collective logo. Establishing an image is essential to every organization and a logo is like a signature and a visual representation of its story, goals, and values. We believe an artistic and memorable image like this is important to creating our identity and achieving our goals.
We also plan to use the money that we raise to fund the essentials of our 2015 Pan People Festival. This festival is taking place in downtown Denver, Colorado on the Colorado University Auraria campus. It will be held outdoors, and therefore supplies such as tents, tables, sound equipment, and compensation for performing groups are needed. We envision this festival growing each year with more performers, educational opportunities, exhibits of the Trinidad and Tobago culture, and a chance for steel pan performers, educators, and enthusiasts to network and share their ideas and discoveries with each other.
Please help us achieve our goal of $2,000 to help us establish our organization and achieve our goals of uniting the steel pan community in the United States.
Member since: April 17, 2015
Andrew Neldon’s diverse experience performing in traditional and multicultural ensembles along with a variety of teaching opportunities has helped him become a well-respected musician and educator today. His knowledge and skill with steel drums is a prominent aspect of his musical background and career. Andrew has performed nationally with noteworthy pannists, Ellie Mannette, Andy Narell, Jeff Narell, Robert Greenridge, Ray Holman, Tom Miller, Victor Provost, with the Eastern Kentucky University, West Virginia University, and Miami University Steel Bands, and currently with his own groups, The Pan Association and Pan Nation in Denver, Colorado. Andrew is a native of Morgantown, WV, where he earned Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University. During his studies, he focused on the pedagogy and performance of classical and ethnic percussion instruments such as, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Timpani, Snare Drum, Drumset, Taiko Drums, Steel Drums, hand drums, and many others. Andrew has taught high school and middle school drumlines, percussion ensembles, concert bands, jazz ensembles, and was the percussion director at the CAMP and Career’s summer arts camp in Marathon, Florida in 2010. Andrew currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he is an active performer, Steel Pan Collective Board Member, teaches private music lessons, substitute teaches at the Denver Music Institute, and composes and publishes original modern steel drum music.