Central’s Flying Pans steel drum band celebrated its 10th year performing with alumni members this year. The band, formed in 2000, has been joined by returning graduates for homecoming concerts every year since 2007. Each reunion features grads’ favorite tunes from their time in the band — including Central’s fight song finale.
The concerts are a great time for current students and alumni to connect, says director Stan Dahl. And most grads don’t have access to steel drums after leaving Central, so reunions are especially fun. “I am always encouraged that people want to come back and get together,” says Dahl. “It is great seeing students come home. That’s the best feeling. When they’re here, it is like they never left.”
The next alumni steel band concert will be during Homecoming 2017.