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Pan Outreach Presents

An incredible and FREE experience in world music! Participants will explore and learn the steel drum (pan) instrument, meet new people, and prepare for a performance with two professional steel bands and world-renowned pannist Gary Gibson!

Monday through Friday, rehearsals will be held at Hopewell Music in Minneapolis. Participants will be split into three age groups with lunch provided. Grades 4-7 will attend 9 am–11:30 am with lunch provided. Grades 8-11 will attend from 12 pm–3 pm with lunch provided. The Adult Ensemble will meet from 6 pm–8 pm. On Saturday, August 5th, participants will arrive at Como pavilion in St. Paul at 3:30 pm for a master class by Gary Gibson. Enjoy dinner, a free t-shirt, and a concert featuring Gary Gibson performing with all participants and two professional steel bands!

Transportation to Hopewell and Como can be arranged as needed. All of this and more is being provided AT NO COST to participants.

All events are chaperoned by staff and volunteers. All music rehearsals will be run by Pan Outreach educators. Staff/educator to participant ratio will be 6:1 for grades 4 - 7 and 8:1 for grades 8 - 11. Each ensemble will be limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Use the contact info below to
reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you!


To register, click the "Join Us" button!



• Learn Pan from experienced music educators
• Discover the pan instrument and the culture
• Virtual practice app to help you prepare
• All instruments and materials provided

Limited spots are available so registered students are
asked to attend all six days in their entirety.

For questions or more information:
email or call 612-269-8325.


To register, click the "Join Us" button!

Rehearsal Information:

Hopewell Music
4350 Fremont Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

July 31–August 5, 2023

9 am – 11:30 am (4th – 7th Grade)
12 pm – 3 pm (8th – 11th Grade)
6 pm – 8pm (Adult Ensemble)

Saturday, August 5:
3:30 pm – 8 pm
Master class,dinner, and concert


To register, click the "Join Us" button!


Chops' Pan Outreach program is funded in part by The Rotary Club of Minnetonka and InverHills Community College.

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