CASYM Steelpan Performance, Music and Arts School Programs = Success, Generations and Legacy

A When Steel Talks Exclusive Concert Review

“... CASYM will soon be closing in on thirty years of existence. It has not been without serious challenges, but we have been successful and it has been worth it. The key is the parents.”

— William Jones, President Emeritus and founder of CASYM

CASYM - Steelpan Music Youth Education Program
CASYM Steel Orchestra Youth Program

Brooklyn, New York, USA -  There are few steelpan music organizations that can match or rival the music educational  success record of New York’s CASYM Steel Orchestra.

The Big Apple steelpan music franchise has been a productive fixture within the New York educational system for years now. Indeed, the proof is in the results as year in and year out CASYM has been familiarizing scores of NY area youth with music education through the family of steelpan instruments.

Furthermore, CASYM’s music education approach is not just introducing the young students to musical concepts and theories - but also producing competent performing musicians at an early age with outstanding musicianship and thereby empowering them with a sense of high intellect and accomplishment.

CASYM Dancers
CASYM Dancers

On Saturday June 23 CASYM held its annual Pantastic Youth Explosion which celebrates the achievements of its steelband music performance classes - Class 1, Class 2, PS 161 and PS 267.  The CASYM dancers also took the stage.   As one watches the CASYM youth perform in front of an auditorium filled with adoring parents, grand parents, siblings and other family, friends and community members—many who were themselves CASYM players and/or students in their youth—there is a sense of community and established tradition.

CASYM Class 2
CASYM Class Two

The confidence, discipline, camaraderie and sense of community coupled with life experiences absorbed by these youth, make the CASYM school programs invaluable assets in the development of young people. And by the way, did we mention that these youth can really perform. Although many of the pint-sized performers could barely be seen above their instruments - from Elvis Presley’s I Can’t Help Falling in Love to Machel Montano’s De Vibes Cyah Done, the orchestras gave full accounts of themselves with competent performances that showcased both their musicianship and versatility.

CASYM Class 1
CASYM Class One

Lambada - CASYM Class Two

Anyone interested in joining or contributing to CASYM’s support team are urged to do so by contacting CASYM directly. Corporate entities interested in forming associations or partnering with CASYM can contact Mr. Jones directly at the following:

Contact CASYM at 1 (718) 735-6708 | Email -

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