Norfolk Perspectives with Bob Batcher - December 11, 2015
Dr. Anthony Hailey and two of Mosaic Steel Orchestra's adult class students talk with Bob Batcher about Mosaic's steelpan classes. Learn about our classes for all ages, and hear the adults play one of our favorite songs "La Samba!" To watch the full video visit the Norfolk Perspectives YouTube Page.
"Mosaic of pan energizes Virginia youth" - Trinidad Guardian, November 19, 2015
In August of 2015 Mosaic Steel Orchestra took its Stage Side Ensemble and a group of community steelpan players to Trinidad and Tobago for the Inaugural International Panorama. Mosaic's appearance at this event inspired journalists Andrew Martin and Ray Funk to write an article. To learn more about Mosaic Steel Orchestra and their Panorama performance visit the Trinidad Guardian article Mosaic of pan energizes Virginia youth.
"Man of Steel" - Suffolk Sun, November 4, 2015
Journalist James Thomas Jr. sits in on Mosaic Steel Orchestra's Senior and Junior steelpan classes at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts to learn about the origin of steelpan and how students learn to play. To read James Thomas Junior's full article visit The Suffolk Sun.
"The Panyard On Church Street" - AltDaily, July 7, 2015
In June of 2015 Mosaic Steel Orchestra held a Band Launch to introduce its members to the community. This event featured performances by all of Mosaic's classes including the Junior, Senior, Adult, and Stage Side ensembles. To read more about this event and Mosaic Steel Orchestra's Norfolk home, the Attucks Theatre visit the AltDaily article "The Panyard On Church Street" written by Tami Burke.
Live Music Friday - The Hampton Roads Show, July 3, 2015
To promote Mosaic Steel Orchestra's upcoming trip to the 2015 International Panorama, ensemble members made an appearance on WAVY 10's Hampton Roads Show. As part of Live Music Friday, Mosaic members brought their steelpans along to play a few tunes. To watch the video of this performance visit Live Music Friday's webpage.
Norfolk Perspectives with Bob Batcher - July 2, 2015
Mosaic Steel Orchestra's Executive Director, Dr. Anthony Hailey and two of the Stage Side Ensemble members visited Bob Batcher and Norfolk Perspectives to talk about the Stage Side ensemble's upcoming trip to Trinidad, the birthplace of steelpan. While they were there they also took the opportunity to play a few tunes and talk about how to play steelpan. To watch the full interview and performance visit the Norfolk Perspectives YouTube page.
"Music in Norfolk will steel your hear away" - The Virginian Pilot, January 11, 2015
Interested in the history and culture of the steelpan, Virginian Pilot journalist Sandra Pennecke visits Mosaic Steel Orchestra's Adult Steelpan class to learn about the instrument. While at the rehearsal she also decided to talk to a few Mosaic members to find out what made them fall in love with the steelpan. To read the article and learn about our steelpan classes visit The Virginian Pilot.
"Reck on the Road" - The Hampton Roads Show, February 4, 2014
Sharing his passion for steelpan, Dr. Anthony Hailey visited the Hampton Roads Show to talk about the history and culture of steelpan and to perform for the community. To view thesegment visit the Hampton Roads Show YouTube page.
Norfolk Perspectives with Bob Batcher - January 27, 2014
Mosiac Steel Orchestra is lucky to have a partnership with the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center. Housed in the Attucks Theatre in downtown Norfolk, the CACC helps to provide arts education to students of all ages throughout Norfolk. To discuss the classes offered through the CACC, Dr. Anthony Hailey and two other arts instructors were featured in an interview on Norfolk Perspective with Bob Batcher.
Camp Rise National Award, November 19, 2012
The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center was also the recipient of the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. This national award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, honored 12 of the country's most outstanding programs for young people. To read the full article visit the White House's website.
Hampton Roads Show - December 13, 2012
To bring a bit of Holiday Cheer to Hampton Roads, Mosaic Steel Orchestra was featured playing a few Holiday Classics on the Hampton Roads Show. To view the full performance visit the Mosaic Steel Orchestra YouTube page.
Caribbean Heritage - Jet Observer, July 14, 2011
To honor of Caribbean Heritage month, Dr. Anthony Hailey was asked to be a guest speaker for the Naval Ocean Processing Facility. As the guest speaker, Dr. Hailey provided a history lesson and performed for crew members of the NOPF. To read the full article visit the Jet Observer website.
"Jump right in at these local drumming classes" - The Virginian Pilot, February 10, 2011
Mosaic Steel Orchestra is visited by Virginian Pilot journalist Patty Jenkins who joins in at the Adult Steelpan class to learn a new instrument. Learn about her experience and Mosaic Steel Orchestra's classes by reading her article in The Virginian Pilot.