Old Mill Steel Drum Band

Walking through the hallways of Old Mill High School, you will recognize the sounds of the strings, band instruments, and singers practicing. One sound that you may not recognize is the sound of our Steel Drum Band. The Old Mill Steel Drum Band is a group of 25-30 performers who play a unique style of music from Trinidad right here in Maryland. The Old Mill Steel Drum Band started in 2000 with four students who gave up their lunch period to play the steel pans. Now, the program has grown to around 80 students and still growing. The Old Mill Steel Drum Band is under the direction of Michael Miller, who studied music at Towson University but is a self-taught pan player and arranger. The ensemble performs many musical styles, including calypso, reggae, jazz, classical, pop, and others. The Old Mill Steel Drum Band has since performed at many venues, including Chesapeake Center for Creative Arts, Naval Academy, Rams Head On Stage, Maryland Seafood Festival, CRASC convention in Ocean City, Maryland, and many others. Over the past decade the band has had the opportunity to work with several world-renown pan artists, like Andy Narell, Ray Holman, Shawn Thwaites, and Victor Provost. The Old Mill Steel Drum Band is a very motivated group that gets people moving. Our original upbeat Caribbean style sends rhythmic vibes that gets your feet tapping, hands clapping, and head grooving with the beat.