The Steelheads - Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band
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starstarstarstarstarCongratulations to former Steelhead drummer Daru Jones for his brilliant performance with Jack White at the 2013 Grammies! Way to go Daru!!! starstarstarstarstar
“Absolutely one of the most musically cool, fun and challenging performances I have heard in many years...Wow!" - Gary Samulski, Music Adjudicator
"Totally awesome! This should get national attention! Thank you for a sterling performance. Keep loving it and smiling! Just plain incredible!" - Ronald A. Sutherland, Music Adjudicator

The Mott Middle College High School and Mott Community College Steel Bands are dynamic steel drum and percussion ensembles from the campus of Mott Community College in Flint. Nicknamed the “Steelheads”, the groups perform both separately and together in dozens of events each year throughout the community of greater Flint and across the state of Michigan.

Founded and directed by James Coviak, the “Steelheads” have performed in an impressive list of major venues across North America and Europe. The group is consistently recognized for musical excellence. Highlights have included showcase concerts at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Bands of America, and the Paris Conservatoire, as well as international jazz festivals in Montreux, Nice, Vienne, Syracuse, and Detroit.

The steel band curriculum was created in 1993 at Mott Middle College High School — a program operated by the Genesee Intermediate School District. Students who advance through the Middle College program have the opportunity to audition for the Steelheads.





Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

This Activity is Supported by
Michigan Youth Arts
and the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Michigan Youth Arts
Genesee Intermediate School District
Genesee Intermediate School District

Mott Community College
Mott Community College
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503


James Coviak - Steelheads Director
(810) 210-2855
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