Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Steeling' for a Hot Summer

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM

By Drew McCullough

Apocalypso, a steel band from Tucson, Ariz., originally was formed in 1999, and has been together ever since. Apocalypso plays shows around Tucson at various venues, such as the restaurant Sakura.

Don Cox, Apocalypso's drummer, has played every steel drum that exists.

"[I love] showing the community something unique and fun," Cox says, "something that really makes an impact on the people."

Outside of playing with Apocalypso, Cox formed one of the first steel bands within an elementary school.

Although the steel band program no longer exists, Cox said that he is very proud of what he created, and that he will never be a part of something quite like that again.

Cox said that he and his bandmates experience lots of joy by, "making people happy," with the music that they play.

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