The Annual Drums Along the Cane Concert Came to Natchitoches!

The Drumline from the NSU Spirit of Northwestern Band was joined by the NSU Steel Drum Band in a concert before a delighted audience on the downtown riverbank stage Friday, October 29. Many of the audience members were community members and visitors who found a bit of serendipity on a Friday night. The drumline played a variety of pieces that they normally perform at Demon football games, while the Steel Drum Band played several songs with a Caribbean theme.

The concert was the second one for the NSU Steel Drum Band. They were formed in the Spring of 2020 after Dr. Oliver Molina landed a grant from the State Board of Regents to fund the purchase of the instruments. NSU’s newest band was quite a hit with the audience as they brought a carefree island atmosphere to our city. In what has become a bit of a tradition with the Steel Drum Band, the band played a piece while a Conga line danced under an ever-lowering bar.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to thank the NSU Drumline and Steel Drum Band for a delightful evening. We would also like to commend you for your hard work and refusal to let the COVID epidemic stop over 100 years of tradition and superb music. These superb musicians and young people are one of the many ways Northwestern State University enriches life in our community. Fork just ‘em Demons!