Isango Ensemble in Flint to Visit MMC Musicians

Isango Ensemble Comes to Flint to Visit MMC Musicians
Posted on 10/16/2019
Isango ensemble with MMC students

Flint, Mich – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to welcome the Isango Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed South African theatre company, to its Mott Middle College (MMC). The Isango Ensemble visited with members of MMC’s Steel Drum Band, Tuesday, October 15th.

The Isango Ensemble is scheduled to perform this week at the University of Michigan’s Power Center in Ann Arbor as part of their U.S. tour. To make the most of the trip to Michigan, the University Music Society arranged for the group to have a special visit with MMC’s Steel Drum Band. The band was selected for the honor as a result of its collaboration earlier this year with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

“The band has been working very hard,” said James Coviak, MMC Steel Band Director. “They are very excited to share their talents with such an amazing group.” 

Member of the Insango Ensemble help Mott MIddle College students on the steel drums.Members of the Isango Ensemble will work with young musicians in MMC’s Concert and Intermediate Steel Bands. The “master class” took place in room 1053 of the Mott Memorial Building. Local media came out to capture the entertaining experience.