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BRENT

St Michael’s Steel Orchestra

Address: St Michael and All Angels, Hillside,

Stonebridge, NW10 8LB

Contact: smyplondon@gmail.com / 07837 019 620

 

CROYDON

 Steelband: Endurance Steel Orchestra

Address: The Waterside Centre,

South Norwood SE25 4DX

Contact: Marlon Hibbert / 07538 288 961

www.endurancesteelorchestra.com

 / info@endurancesteelorchestra.com

 

Steelband: Panash Steel Orchestra UK

Address: Stanford Primary School,

Chilmark Road, Norbury,

London

SW16 5HB

Contact: Varina Kellman 07956 824671

vkpanashsteel@gmail.com

 

Steelband: Croydon Steel Orchestra

Address: Fairchildes Primary School,

Fairchildes Avene New, Addington CR0 0AH

/ Woodside Primary School,

Morland Road, Addiscombe CR0 9NF

Contact: Paul Dowie 07956 47 582

paul@croydonsteelorchestra.co.uk 

www.croydonsteelorchestra.co.uk

 

EALING

 Steelband: UFO Steelband

Address: The hall @ Christ the Saviour Church,

New Broadway, Ealing W5 2XA

Contact: Natasha Taylor  07432 090 150 /

Fiona Hawthorne 07775 947 300

ufosteelband@gmail.com 

www.faceboook.com/ufosteelband

 

Steelband: Steel Pan Trust

Address: Cowgate Day Centre,

Middlesex UB6 8HQ

Contact: Ms S Gray 020 3659 2131

www.steelpantrust.com /

 s.gray@steelpanagency.com

 

HACKNEY

 Steelband: Pantonic Steel Orchestra

Address: St Thomas Church,

Oldhill Street , Clapton, London E5 9BW

Contact: Lynette Yearwood 07909975291

/ Akil Yearwood 07539 696299

pantonic_uk@hotmail.com 

www.Pantonic-uk.com 

 

Steelband: Eclipse Steelband

Address: Skinners Academy,

Woodbery Grove, London N4 1SY

Contact: David Ijaduola 07540 186 480

davidijaduola@yahoo.com 

 

HARINGEY

 Steelband: Pan Nation Steel Orchestra

Address: Holy Trinity School,

Somerset Rd, Tottenham, London NN17 9EJ

Contact: Chris Storey 07890818956 

pan.nationuk@gmail.com 

www.pan-nation.co.uk

 

Steelband: Haringey Steel Band

Address: Holy Trinity CE Primary School,

Somerset Road, London N17 9EJ

Contact: Chris Storey 07890818956

 

Steelband: Westside Steel Band

Address: Hornsey School for Girls,

Inderwick Road, Londo N8 9JF

Contact: Chris Storey 07890818956

 

KENSINGTON & CHELSEA

 

Steelband: Metronomes Steel Orchestra

Address: 156-158 Kensal Road,

London W10 5NB

Contact: +44 (0) 20 3478 8469

/ +44 (0) 7774 216 746  

info@metronomes.org.uk 

/metronomessteelorch@hotmail.com

 http://www.metronomes.org.uk

 

Steelband: Mangrove Steelband

Address: The Tabernacle,

35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY

Contact: 020 7243 9999 

mangrovesteelband@hotmail.com

 

 

Steelband: Nostalgia Steel Band

Address: Maxilla Social Club,

2 Maxilla Walk, (Under the flyover),

London W10 6SW

Contact: Sera Terry 07479 933056

www.nostalgiasteelband.co.uk

 

 

Steelband: Harrow Club Steelpan Classes

Address: The Harrow Club, 187 Freston Road

W10 6TH

Contact: Joelle Gardiner / 07534 703 878

/ info@choosetolive.org.uk

 

LAMBETH

 

Steelband: London All Stars Steelband

Address: The Panyard,

65 Loughborough Park, London SW9 8TP

Contact: 07909 616 964

https://www.londonallstarssteelband.com/

  

Steelband: Southside Harmonics

Address: Wilington Adventure Playground,

55 Willington Road, London SW9 9NB

Contact: Julian 07958 303 274

www.southsidesteelband.co.uk /

 

WESTMINSTER

 

Steelband: Ebony Steelband

Address: Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews,

London W9 2AN

Contact: 020 7266 4354 / 07737 947 238

/ http://www.ebony-steelband-trust.co.uk/

services@ebony.org.uk

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BATH & EAST SOMERSET

 

Steelband: Rainbow Steel

Address: Percy Community Centre,

New Kings St, Bath, BA1 2BN

Contact: 

Ms Dean Johnnie 07739 536 960

/ http://www.rainbowsteel.co.uk/

 

BRISTOL

 

Steelband: Pan Sonic

Address: Cotham School, Cotham Lawn Road,

Cotham, Bristol BS6 6DT

Contact:  pansonicsteelpans@gmail.com

 

 

Steelband: Panning for Gold

Address: Cotham School, Cotham Lawn Road,

Cotham, Bristol BS6 6DT

Contact:  panningforgold@virginmedia.com

 

BRIGHTON

Steelband: Euphoria Steel Band

Address: Same Sky Annexe,  43 Belmont St,

Brighton BN1 4HN

Contact:  rachel@steelpan.co.uk 

http://www.steelpan.co.uk/index.asp

 

COVENTRY

 

Steelband: Phase One Steelband

Address: Unit 46C Godiva Trading Estate,

Cross Road Foleshill Coventry CV6 5SP

Contact: http://www.phaseonesteelband.org.uk/ 

phaseonesteelband@hotmail.co.uk /

Mr Stephon Phillip 07976 256 248

 

ESSEX

 

Steelband: Harlow Steel Band

Address: The Redeemer Church, Bush Fair,

Harlow, Essex CM18 6PN

Contact: 07852 594 133

 

LEICESTER

 

Steelband: Panetiquette

Address: African Caribbean Centre,

Maidstone Road,

Leicester LE2 0UA

Contact: Pat 07814 563 958

 

LUTON

 

Steelband: Revellers Steelband

Address: UK Centre for Carnival Arts,

3 St Mary’s Road,

Luton, Bedfrdshire, LU1 3JA

Contact: Annika

revellers.steelband@gmail.com 

/ www.revellerssteelband.co.uk

 

LEEDS

 

Steelband: New World Steel Orchestra

Address: Leeds Carnival & Cultural Arts Centre,

82 Sheepscar Street North,

Leeds, LS7 3AF

Arthur France/Debbie Jeffers 0113 307 0001

nwso.adultclass@gmail.com 

debbiejeffers237@gmail.com 

 

NORTH TYNSIDE

 

Steelband: North Tynside Steel Band

Address: Langdale Centre, Wallsend,

North Tynside NE28 0HG

Contact: Jenny Gilberg 07887 865 844

http://www.northtynesidesteelband.org.uk/wp/

 

NORTHUMBERLAND

 

Steelband: KEVI Steel

Address: King Edward VI School,

Cottingwood Lane,

Morpeth Northumberland

NE61 1DN

Contact: Jenny Gilberg 07887 865 844

http://www.steelbandsnorth.org.uk/home.aspx

 

Steelband: Mango Music Shed

Address: Holy Trinity, Bell Tower Place,

Berwick-Upon-Tweed,

Northumberland TD15 1NB

Contact: Carly Robertson 07802 645 132

berwick@hotmail.com 

 

Steelband: Sunshine Panners Steel Band

Address: The Backyard,

Haydon Bridge High School,

Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6LR

Contact: Eileen Suckling 01434 220353

admin@sunshinepanners.co.uk 

www.sunshinepanners.co.uk

 

READING

 

RASPO –

Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra

Address: Caversham Centre, Archway Road,

Caversham, Berkshire RG4 8HX

https://culturemixarts.co.uk/education/music-academy/

 

SALFORD

 

Steelband: Salford Steel

Address: Swinton High School,

via back entrance on Cromwell Road,

Swinton M27 9SZ

Contact: Alison Home

mapas@scll.co.uk 

/ 0161 778 0256

 

WEST SUSSEX

 

Steelband: Sussex Steel

Address: The Littlehampton Academy,

Fitzalan Road,

Littlehampton BN17 6FE

Contact: Lee or Jane sussexsteel@gmail.com 

www.sussexsteel.com

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Steelpan
Musical instrument
Steelpans is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago.
Steel pan musicians are called pannists.
The modern pan is a chromatically pitched percussion instrument
made from 55 gallon industrial drums that formerly contained chemicals. 
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Instrument family: Percussion, Pitched percussion instrument
Place of origin: Trinidad and Tobago
Invented: Between 1880-1937
Other names: Steel drum, pan
Developed: 1880–1937
Classification: Percussion

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BRITISH DICTIONARY DEFINITIONS FOR STEEL BAND

steel band

noun

Music a type of instrumental band, popular in the Caribbean Islands,

consisting mainly of tuned percussion instruments made chiefly

from the heads of oil drums, hammered or embossed to obtain different notes

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The steel pan are a percussion instrument made from industrial drums, also referred to as pans, or steel drums. Steel pans originated in Trinidad and Tobago, after the French arrived in Trinidad with their slaves during the French Revolution. In 1880 percussion music was banned in the country and in the 1930s orchestras began to appear with instruments of dustbin lids and oil drums. When the U.S. Navy arrived in the early 1940s they were introduced to the steel pan and its popularity around the world spread. The first steel pans were made from used oil drums but are now manufactured as an instrument all on their own to specific requirements.
Interesting Steel Pan Facts:
Musicians who play the steel pan are referred to as pannists.
The early metal pan musicians used a variety of tools to create the sound of metal music – including kitchen utensils and metal containers.
When making a steel pan the bottom of the oil drum is pounded into the shape of a bowl. Further shaping and tuning is done with hammers that create surfaces that resonate to make distinct sounds.
Originally steel pan instruments were played in steel bands with instruments such as dustbins, biscuit tins, and soap boxes. Today steel bands include a variety of other instruments such as triangles, bongos, congas, vibraphones, other percussion instruments, and cow bells.
The most popular and well-known music played with the steel pan is Calypso music.
Early in the history of the steel pan in Trinidad steel bands competed with each other. Those who were members of steel bands were thought to be gangs members and street fighting was common. This resulted in steel bands being looked down upon.
In 1992 the steel pan became the official national instrument in Trinidad and Tobago.
Since the first steel pans and steel bands emerged the popularity of this music has grown. Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and many other non-Caribbean countries have steel bands featuring steel pan musicians.
The first ‘melody pan’ that could sound an entire melody was created by Winston ‘Spree’ Simon.
The first steel pan musician to wrap the sticks with rubber to soften the sound was Ellie Mannette. He also created the concave shape that still remains in the design today.
One of the first steel pan musicians to use a 55 gallon oil drum for creating the steel pan was Anthony Williams. He also invented the ‘spider web pan’ which is the popular choice for tenor pans.
The inventor of the double tenor pam was Bertie Marshall. He also recognized that the sun had negative effects on the steel pan and started using canopies for protection during outdoor play.
Steel pans only have about a one and half range octave which is not very much when compared to other instruments.
Bass steel pans are very large and difficult to move from place to place.
The World Steel Band Music Festival is held in Trinidad since 1964.
The largest competition for steel bands is held during Carnival in Trinidad – called Panorama.

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Steel Band Directory Steel band, also spelled steelband, Trinidadian music ensemble, particularly associated with Carnival, that is primarily composed of steel idiophones—called pans or steel pans—made from the bottoms of 55-gallon oil barrels. The barrel bottoms are hammered inward, different areas being shaped to yield distinct pitches. When struck with rubber-tipped mallets, the instruments produce bell-like tones. A steel band typically includes pans of various pitch ranges as well as a number of nonmelodic percussion instruments.

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The steel band originated on the Caribbean island of Trinidad about 1940, an invention of poor people in Port of Spain who played music during Carnival to represent their neighbourhoods and to compete with rival bands. Initially, metal buckets, cans, and other containers were integrated into ensembles of bamboo stamping tubes, called tamboo bamboo, which provided percussion accompaniment for masquerading and singing. Steel Band Directory One of the groups that was widely recognized for this line of innovation was Alexander’s Ragtime Band, from the Newtown neighbourhood of Port of Spain, which paraded on the road for Carnival with all metal, nonmelodic instruments in 1939.

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Carnival was suspended for several years during World War II (1939–45), but the musical innovations continued. When street celebrations resumed for Victory in Europe (VE) Day in March 1946, Winston (“Spree”) Simon presented a landmark performance of several popular melodies on his “ping pong”—a single, tuned steel pan. Steel Band Directory This event, which was documented in the Port of Spain Gazette, affirmed the status of the steel pan as a melody instrument, qualitatively different from its Carnival predecessors.

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