Music and Political Satire: Performance by the Capitol Steps
High School Inaugural Scholars will enjoy music and political satire performed by The Capitol Steps, a Washington-based troupe of congressional staffers turned songwriters who have recorded over 30 albums and have been features on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and National Public Radio.
Who are the Capitol Steps?
The Capitol Steps was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
Although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Desperate Housemembers. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Watch a performance from the Capitol Steps: