All students, regardless of major or previous experience, have the opportunity to participate in the SHSU Steel Band. The Steel Band, founded by John Lane in 2006, performs a wide variety of music including traditional Caribbean styles such as the calypso and soca as well as arrangements of popular, jazz, classical, and latin styles. Because of the nature of the ensemble, participation also allows students to learn improvisation and arranging. The Steel Band also allows students to perform in a variety of settings on campus, in local schools, and in the community.

If you are interested in booking the band for an event, please contact John Lane:, 936-294-3593