The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Richland, Washington. We promote world music in the Mid-Columbia region through education and music performance. The organization currently sponsors four performance bands: two steeldrum bands (OK2Botay and Bram Bratá) and two marimba bands ( ‘Baduku and ‘Bahuru). Learn more about TCSBA or about the steel pan instrument.
Steel Drum and Marimba Classes
TCSBA offers steel drum and marimba classes for children throughout the year (Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring). Our classes teach music fundamentals in a fun, creative and energetic environment. Our instructors and student helpers provide hands on instruction to help students master new skills. Full details on the Classes page.
“A TCSBA Christmas” Concert
December 12, 6:30PM @ Chief Joseph Middle School
The bands travel all over the northwest on performances, but they don’t ever get a chance to play all together on one stage – except for the annual TCSBA Christmas Concert! In previous years this concert was combined with the class culmination concert, which had so much great music it was pushing four hours! This year, the culmination concert will be free and held on Tuesday, December 9th at Chief Joseph Middle School. The Christmas Concert on December 12 will only have the four TCSBA bands performing and will be two hours of fantastic Caribbean, African, and traditional popular and holiday music. The cost of the concert is only $5 per seat. Tickets can be purchased from any band member or at the door. Check out a few of last year’s performances on YouTube to see what you can expect!
Schedule a Performance
All four bands are known throughout the Mid-Columbia region for their fun, musically rich performances. The bands perform at public events throughout the Pacific Northwest. Check out our calendar of public events so you, too, can enjoy our music. Or book your own performance. Our bands also perform for conferences, parties, wineries, fairs, retirement communities, telethons, weddings — you name it. Contact Us to schedule a gig.