Dave Holmstrand is the founder of the Caladesi Steel Band- along with Johnny Lowery, they have been playing together since the mid 90’s when they were in the Busch Gardens steel drum band. Besides representing Busch Gardens at events all over Florida and the country, they have been featured on Nickelodeon, the Jack Harris show and the Jack Hanna Show.
They are both original members of the Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra. The Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra was featured with the Florida Orchestra for a series of pops concerts in 2005 and 2009. The Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra has performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Mahaffey Theater, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Palladium Theater, Largo Cultural Center, and First Night St Pete.
Currently, Caladesi Steel Band performs at resorts and events all over central Florida, and are preferred vendors at the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach, and the Loews Don CeSar on St. Petersburg Beach.