MICKEY MILLS PERCUSSION/STEEL DRUMS

MickeyMills_HomeImageMickey Mills is a recording artist, writer, composer, arranger, and feature performer in a number of documentaries on the steel drums. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Mickey has performed on steel drums in schools throughout the East Coast. He has appeared with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Buffet, and Kenny Chesney, as well as in the off Broadway performance of the House of Flowers and Matlock “Mickey performs locally at the Raleigh Convention Center, Governor’s Club, Cat’s Cradle, Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek and various Country Clubs and other venues. http://mickeymills.com Mickey has been a CAPS Artist since 2000.
BOOK MICKEY MILLS

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Mini Carnival

Students will dance, sing, and clap with Mickey Mills and his steel drums and learn to enjoy & experience the music and dance of other cultures. By the end of the performance students will have learned basic history and location of the Caribbean, particularly Trinidad and Tobago. Students will learn the origins of “carnival” a celebration unique to the Caribbean and South America. Students will also learn songs that teach respect love and helpfulness, toward peers, teachers and elders, aspects of Trinidadian education.

Maximum Participants: 400

Duration: 45-50 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $750.00
Two Performances Fee- $937.00

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Steel and Percussion

This performance recreates the culture of the islands through the music of the steel drums and other percussion instruments from around the world. Join renowned steel drummer, Mickey Mills in this percussion journey learning history, drumming techniques, and musical rhythms that will make you dance!

Maximum Participants: 400

Duration: 45-50 minutes

Performance Fee:

Single Performance Fee- $750.00 (single artist)
Two Performances Fee- $937.00 (full group)

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GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Workshop
Island in the Sun/Steel Drum & Percussion Creation

Students will learn about the Caribbean culture, particularly Trinidad. Traditional Caribbean games, stories, and music will be introduced. Students will learn hand drum techniques, folk songs, and shango dance while learning about the language, people, food and traditions within the Caribbean. (Optional workshop) Tin Steel Drum making as a 2-hour workshop experience.

Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer):
Classroom space with tables and chairs – teacher or assistant to help with tin can making. School/Students collect large aluminum cans if requesting steel can activity.

Maximum Participants: 27

Workshop Fee: $150.00 per class/hr.

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