The Owensboro High School steel pan band known as Red Steel is going back to its director’s hometown to perform at the 18th Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in La Grange, Ky. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Noon. Red Steel director/Owensboro High School assistant band director Aaron Klausing is an Oldham County High School graduate.
“I’m looking forward to showing our group where I grew up. So much of who I am today was shaped by the people I learned from in Oldham County,” said Aaron Klausing, Red Steel Director.
Red Steel is a group of OHS students based on student musicians, not necessarily percussionists. The idea was to form a group in Owensboro that would allow students to play high-energy pieces, and perform shows in and around Owensboro. Red Steel has played at Kentucky Music Education Association, numerous Owensboro events including the induction of the new convention center and also with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.
Art Festival Director Mary Klausing, who also happens to be Aaron’s mom is excited for her son’s group to show off what OHS students have to offer.
“Aaron started a steel drum group with the Louisville Leopards called Steel Leopards, and formed another steel group at OHS. I’m so proud of what he’s been able to do both for Owensboro students and the Owensboro community. It’s going to be a treat to see Red Steel perform in Oldham County,” said Mary Klausing, Art Festival director.
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