Steel Appeal to perform for community, offers one-day steel band camp 

Published 9:15 am Monday, May 22, 2017


News release 

CAMPBELLSVILLE —  The sound of the Caribbean is coming to Danville as steel drum aficionado, Dr. Chad Floyd, brings his steel drum community band to town on May 27, performing at Centre College, and he is welcoming the community to join him.

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Steel Appeal is a steel drum academy based in Campbellsville with branches in Elizabethtown and Danville. It started in the summer of 2015, and was inspired by Director Floyd’s trip to Trinidad, where he participated in panorama — a steel drum festival. Floyd, a percussion artist, educator and composer, started Steel Appeal to get people involved in a musical instrument other than standard band instruments. 

The educator wanted Steel Appeal to be a place where people learn to play Caribbean music and love doing it as much as he does. 

“Steel Appeal is unique and that there is nothing like it in Kentucky or any other places in the vicinity,” Floyd says.

Also, Floyd will be offering a one-day steel band camp in Danville at Centre College on May 27. No experience is necessary. 

For more information, call Floyd at (270) 403-0530 or email him

Steel Appeal is actively looking for new members to expand. The band holds several concerts a year.  Steel Appeal serves as a place to strengthen and learn the basics of preforming the art of steel drum. Membership is open to all ages and experience levels.


Founder Chad Floyd has traveled the world, including the U.S. as well as Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and Trinidad. He has performed in numerous bands including a Brazilian and Almedia Duo group, where he played percussion. In addition, Floyd has performed with groups such as Sacred Winds Ensemble and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.