Bram Bratá is our senior steel drum band. The name Bram Bratá is derived from two Trinidadian slang words meaning “an unexpected party.” Audiences find this a fitting name as they enjoy the challenging and varied repertoir of Carribean, Soca, jazz, popular and even classical music. Spontaneous dancing is not uncommon.
Mr. Ben Leggett directs Bram Bratá and arranges or writes most of the music. The band practices twice a week and performs on the average about two times/month in the community and throughout the Northwest. Bram Bratá has performed in Hawaii, Disneyland, and at Caribbean Music Festivals in Oregon and British Columbia.
Steel drums are remarkably versatile instruments. Bram Bratá plays an eclectic mix of songs including:
OK*2*Botay, which means “okay to dance,” is a steel drum band for youth between grades 6 and 12 from Tri-Cities, Washington.
They are a remarkable group of young performers directed by Ben Leggett, who arranges and writes their music. Members are selected in an annual audition process, primarily from students who have taken classes with the Tri-Cities Steel Band Association (http://tcsba.org). OK*2*Botay practices weekly and performs many times throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. You can expect delightful, energetic music that will make you want to join in and dance!
OK2Botay has a great music set that gets their audiences dancing.
Here are some of our current favorites: