Tri-Cities Steel Band Association – Steel Drum and Marimba Community Bands


The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in West 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 us.

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.

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.

Upcoming Performances

Bram and OK2Botay play at the Annual Christ the King Sausage Fest! @ Christ the King Church, Richland, WA
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Come to the Annual Christ the King Sausage Fest in Richland, WA. Enjoy food, games and music by our own Steel Bands: Bram Bratà and OK2Botay!

Marimbas at Coug Jubilee @ WSU Tri-Cities
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

‘Bahuru and ‘Baduku will help Washington State University celebrate 25 years of being in the Tri-Cities.

Bram and OK2Botay play in Prosser
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Bram and Botay will play in the Harvest festival. Come meander through the streets or sit and enjoy wonderful music as you experience the hours before the Annual Night Glow.


Check out their website for more information on their Harvest Festival.

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