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If you’re looking for an authentic Caribbean experience, why not join a steel pan band?
Steel pans are the essence of the Caribbean, with a sound that is pure and timeless.
You will need to join a few month prior to the carnival to start the practice!

West London

Ebony Steel band

Ebony is Europe’s leading steelband and was one of the first steelbands to be set up in the UK.  They’re 20 times winner of the Panorama competition held at the Notting Hill Carnival

Classes:
Adults, children and disabled people.
Enquiries:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email: [email protected]

Location:
YAA Centre
1 Chippenham Mews
London
W9 2AN

CSI Steel band

CSI – aka Caribbean Steel International, is based in West London.
The CSI family is made up of people of all ages and all levels of ability. They perform all over UK and Europe, and run weekly classes in their panyard in London W12. Everyone is welcome!

Classes:
Adults and children
Enquiries: 
Facebook
Email:[email protected]

Location:
Randolf Beresford Early Years Centre,
Australia Road
White City,
W12 London

Ufo Steel Band

They are based in the centre of Ealing near Ealing Broadway tube station. If you join them on time, you might be able to play with them, at the Notting Hill Carnival 2015!
Classes
Steelpan lessons for all – including complete beginners.
Enquiries
Facebook
Email: [email protected]

Location
Christ The Saviour Church Hall,
New Broadway
W5 2XA Ealing
London

Metronomes Steel Orchestra (MSO)

Metronomes Steel Orchestra (MSO) was formed in 1973 by Phil Dubique and Irvine Corridan. This family based steel band has contributed to the art form for more than thirty years.
Classes
Free beginners classes for people of all ages.
Enquiries
Website
Facebook
Email: [email protected]

Location 
Eversley Mills
Metronomes Steel Orchestra
156-158 Kensal Road
London
W10 5NB

Mangrove Steelband 

The Mangrove Steelband is one of the most prominent in Europe. Formed in 1980 from a ‘Pan Round Neck’ group of the traditional type they have established themselves as a fully-fledged modern orchestra. The Mangrove Steelband is for the whole of the local and wider community, young and old, whatever race, colour, creed, sex or ability to participate and work together within the band towards a mutual goal

Classes
Free of charge but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Enquiries
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email: [email protected]

North West London

St Michaels Youth Project and St Michael and All Angels Steel Orchestra

St Michael and All Angels Steel Orchestra (SMA3SO) are Brent’s leading steel orchestra and are based in North West London. Our SMA3 family consists of all people from ages 8 upwards.
The orchestra performs at events, festivals and concerts across Britain and Europe. Benefiting from superb musical leadership and professional level attitude, it is indeed something special. We welcome all to join our steel orchestra and be a part of something amazing.

Classes:
Adults and children
Enquiries: 
www.twitter.com/smyplondon
www.Facebook.com/smyplondon
Email:[email protected]

Location:
St Michael and all angels church,
Hhillside, Stonebridge,
NW10 8LB

East London

Pantonic Steel Orchestra

Based in Hackney, East London Pantonic Steel Orchestra was founded on 1988.
The band runs classes and workshop and has enjoyed some success in the Panorama competition to date.
Pantonic  consists of 20 players with a mixture of adults and mostly youths.  It is growing rapidly and is very active with bookings from private gigs to local community gigs such a Black History and Christmas events and other festivals.

Enquiries:
Pantonic Steel Orchestra website

South London

Croydon Steel Orchestra

Croydon Steel Orchestra is a youth and community steel band based in the London Borough of Croydon which was set up in 2000.  The Orchestra aims to promote “pan” as a style of music and the steel band as a family of instruments in their own right.

Classes
[email protected]
Enquiries:

Website

Endurance Steel

Endurance Steel Orchestra are based in South East London.
A very active orchestra, they have performed for the London Marathon and the BBC.
Their street performances are always met with a lot of enthusiasm!
If you have had previous experience playing steel pans and would like to join, do get in touch.

Classes
The orchestra offers classes for children aged between 6 and 16 years old
Enquiries
Website
Twitter

Location
The Waterside Centre
26 Avenue Road
South Norwood
SE25 4DX

Plymouth

Real Steel

Part of the dynamic Soundhouse community music organisation.
They say: Real Steel’s music is superb, dynamic, and distinctive, and presented in a devastatingly good-looking style.

Classes
Find out their schedule on this page
Enquiries
Website

Location
The Soundhouse
Miller Way
Estover
Plymouth
PL6 8UN
UK

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