Shawn Fassig

by admin on July 16th, 2017

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Shawn Fassig (Director of “Lion Steel” Steel Bands & Leon Alumni ’08) is a percussionist, and has been a part of the “steel band world” ever since he played in his first steel band at Leon in 2006. He fell in love with “pan” during this time and pursued Music Education at Florida State University. Studying under Dr. John W. Parks, Fassig graduated in 2012 with his Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Mr. Fassig has performed with steel bands in many parts of the world, including the 2012/2015 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis and San Antonio, the Virginia Beach Panorama Music Festival in 2008, and in the homeland of the steel drum – the 2016 Panorama National Semi-Finals in Trinidad with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra, as well as numerous other gigs throughout the Southeast US and even Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Lion Steel program strives to be a leader in steel band education in the state of Florida and throughout the country. Currently, the program consists of 6 student bands, 1 small gigging ensemble, and 3 adult community bands!

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