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 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

Marimbas and pumpkins @ Country Mercantile, Pasco
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A TCSBA Tradition: Come listen to marimbas play their energizing music while you pick pumpkins, eat good food, and let your kids run around in the hay maze.

OK2Botay plays for the Alpaca Association at the TRAC in Pasco @ TRAC
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Baduku plays hockey @ Toyota Center
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OK, so they won’t be playing hockey, but they’ll be playing marimbas before the Tri-City Americans game and during period breaks. Come on down!

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