"The band’s combination of entertaining music selections as well as lively performers created an irresistible atmosphere. [Professor] Burge encouraged audience members to clap along, dance and even cheer in the middle of songs if they felt inclined to do so." - The News Record
The CCM Steel Drum Band is an ensemble made up of percussion majors under the direction of Professor Russell Burge. The band focuses on the traditional music of Trinidad but also incorporates pop, folk and reggae, and improvisation has become a key element of the band's repertoire. The Steelband gives one annual program each spring at CCM, as well as several outdoor concerts in the Cincinnati area.