Percussion & Steel Band Concerts Begin at Birch Creek

The Birch Creek Percussion & Steel Band concerts continue with captivating music from around the world. Familiar faces return to perform in Percussion & Steel Band concerts such as Dan Moore. Dr. Moore is a Professor of Music and Associate Director of the School of Music at the University of Iowa. This is his 14th year at Birch Creek and he is the featured performer during the July 12 concert “Percussive Postcards.”

Other familiar faculty members returning this season include Robert Chappell, Liam Teague, Brad Stirtz and Orlando Cotto, who will perform during the July 13 concert “Drumming Grooves & Dance Moves.” Yuko Asada, DeKalb, Ill., joins the Birch Creek faculty as Assistant Steel Drum Director in 2013.

“Hot Nights/Cool Jazz” will be performed July 17. After the show, view the stars and planets with members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, who will explain what can be seen through the telescopes.

On July 18, “World Beats” provides a multi-cultural offering of percussive music. The concert features diverse island music and demonstrates African, European, Indian and native influences.

Concerts begin at 8 pm, and pre-concert music begins at 7:30 pm. General admission tickets are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 for children ages 11 and under. For tickets visit, call 920.868.3763 or stop by campus, 3 miles east of Egg Harbor on County E.