The First Academy Steel Drum program was started four years ago through a generous family donation of funds. Steel Drum classes and ensembles are offered for the following grade levels.
TFA’s Steel Drum program serves as a model program in Central Florida and has received superior ratings at the Florida Music Eduators Association’s Steel Drum Festival at UCF since the festival’s inception in the Spring of 2010.
Royal Steel has played extensively at school and outside events including professional appearances. The program is led with excellence by professional percussionist James McKey.