Created in 1973, the NIU Steelband was the first active steelband formed at an American university. The 35-member group, which is primarily comprised of steelpan and percussion majors at the university, has performed throughout the United States and around the world.
Directions: Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center – Mendelssohn Hall – 11/15/2012 - 406 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford, where it will become Jefferson St., one-way westbound. Turn right on IL 2, Wyman St., immediately after crossing the Rock River. After curving left, turn right on N. Main St. Mendelssohn Hall is on the northwest corner of S. Main St. and Park St.