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Brad Shores grew up in Goodland, Kansas and got his BA in Music Education at Fort Hays State University in 1983. After teaching the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps for a year, he moved to Phoenix to work in the Paradise Valley School District. While in Phoenix, he discovered the pan and began working around town as a steel drum musician. After moving back to Kansas in 1989, Brad began an 11 year term as Band instructor at Nickerson High School and also started the family band , “Tropical Shores Steel Drum Band” as well as the first high school steel drum band in Kansas. He also started the first WGI drum line in Kansas called “Rebel Drums” from 1997-2000.
He currently is head band instructor at Haven High School and teaches steel drum band, guitar, band, jazz band and marching band. He serves as a clinician judge and arranger for many types of groups in and around Kansas.
This collection of 10 original easy tunes by Brad Shores is perfect for the beginning steel drum player or giging musician. The songs have been taylor made to help students learn where the notes are while playing very fun tunes. There is a variety of styles, keys, and diffictulty to.....
This collection of 10 original tunes includes various styles such as Bossas, Cha Chas, Socas, and Sambas in a variety of keys. The songs are fun to play and range in difficulty from easy to medium advanced so players can advance in skill level.....
Difficulty: Very Easy (great for beginning elementary to high school steel bands)
This pleasant sounding, easy to play bossa is intended for beginning bands that want to sound good right away. It has three distinct.....
Difficulty: Medium Easy (great for junior high, high school & college steel bands)
This old folk song from the islands is set to a catchy soca rhythm. It has a fun melody that would be a great concert opener. Key of C major.
Difficulty: Medium Easy (great for junior high,high school & college steel bands)
A very fun tune to perform with an interesting lead line that gets passed around. A great song for closing a performance. Starts in the key of....
The classic "Harry Belafonte" hit, also known as "Day-O" for the Jumbie Jam. It includes the steel drum sheet music and play-along accompaniment tracks. There are....
Difficulty: Medium-Easy (great for junior high & high school steel bands)
This funky tune is great for spicying up any performance. It's a Medium-Easy chart, and your kids can learn it quickly.
Difficulty: Easy (great for beginning elementary to high school steel bands)
"Blues changes meets Samba style" sums up this very playable piece.....
Difficulty: Medium Easy (great for any ensemble)
A Harry Belafonte classic hit that will be fun to perform, and for the audience to enjoy. Two key changes help add interest....
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