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 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.

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

‘Bahuru plays at the Bechtel Christmas Party @ TRAC
Dec 6 all-day

This is a private event.

Bram heads to Yakima Symphony Rehearsal @ Capital Theatre
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The band is rehearsing for the big performance with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra tomorrow  — If you haven’t purchased tickets for this event … check out the YSO website and purchase NOW!

Bram Bratà plays at Yakima’s Capital Theatre with Yakima Symphony Orchestra @ Capital Theatre
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bram Brata will be joining the Yakima Symphony this year for their Christmas Pops Spectacular. More information to come as it gets closer. You can check out more about the Yakima Symphony by checking out their website.

A list of Yakima Symphony Orchestra’s concerts for the year are here:

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