Everyone should stop by the Steamtown Mall and experience the Electric City Steel Drum Project. Whether or not you have a musical bone in your body, you will be playing in the steel drum band in minutes! It’s just like painting by numbers but instead this is playing music by the numbers!

Attorney Scartelli was impressed by the mission of this non- profit start up and dropped by last week with a donation for the project and to play the drums! Watch the Video:

Founded by long time area musician and band director, Frank Torquato, the Electric City Steel Drum Project is a fantastic initiative providing hands-on musical instruction and inspiration to people of all ages. Steel drums are lesser known percussion instruments made from large industrial 55-gallon drums.

Having no musical talent at all, Melissa Scartelli grew up in the shadow of an older sister who became a musician and music instructor. “My sister would laugh at me when I was forced to practice piano. Frank said anyone can learn to play the steel drums so I decided to put this to the test. Within minutes of arriving, I was playing in a band! If I can do it anyone can!”

We invite you to visit their website to learn more about how to get involved in this group as a donor, participant, or player. Located on the second floor  in the Marketplace at the Steamtown Mall in downtown Scranton, the Electric City Steel Drum Project meets regularly for practices and special events.

Scartelli Olszewski PC is proud to be a donor and friend of this creative initiative. We look forward to seeing more from the Electric City Steel Drum Project as it continues to expand and entice new people to get involved in music. Stay tuned for more exciting news and events from this up-and-coming local group!