Steely Pan Steel Band
The Steely Pan Steel Band is a steel drum band consisting of Appalachian State students directed by Diana Loomer. The ensemble performs a variety of music from traditional soca/calypsos, classical, rock and roll, and traditional Appalachian Mountain music. One of the goals is to demonstrate to audiences the variety of music that can be performed on steel drums.
Steely Pan performs and conducts workshops for community members at events such as the Center’s Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts, public performances at the Center’s Educational Complex, as well as for students attending Alexander County Schools.
Events at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Education Complex and Lucas Mansion often feature musical performances by students in music ensembles from Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. A flute quartet made up of Appalachian State students performed at the Center's Holiday Celebration for members of the center. Pictured are student musicians: Emma Hammond, Cortney Morley and Caroline Church, and Devin Glasgow.
Faculty from the Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music perform at events at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center.
Pictured is the Todd Wright Jazz Quartet performing at the Center's Annual Gala.
Appalachian Young People’s Theatre
Under the direction of Mr. Gordon Hensley from the Department of Theatre and Dance, students in Appalachian Young People’s Theater (AYPT) perform short plays for audiences of all ages at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Educational Complex, the annual Celebration of the Arts and at Alexander County Schools.