pan steel drum programs
Jeremy kunkel - pan outreach program
Chris belich - pan-handlers band
matt clark - tin cups band
The Pan programs were founded by longtime Chops member/instructor Jeremy Kunkel in 2013 with the creation of the Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band. Since 2014, Pan-handlers has been entertaining audiences all over the Twin Cities.
After performances, Pan-handlers’ members often allowed audience members to try out the steel drums, which led to questions about where and how to learn how to play pan. Thus, the idea of a “traveling school of pan” was born, and Chops launched the Pan Outreach Program as another way to carry out its mission of educating people of all ages in the art of music and performance.
Founded in 2018, Tin Cups is our steel-drum ensemble for amateur players.
The Pan-handlers, Pan Outreach, and Tin Cups programs strive to provide world music educational opportunities and artistic development through steel pan instruction and performance. Whether you’re interested in learning, performing, hosting, or volunteering, these programs count on the involvement of people like you. Please contact us with any questions or comments and thank you for your support!