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Lessons and Workshops

Worthing Steel and Blue Steel currently rehearse on a Monday evening, each Monday in line with the school calendar. This gives us a break approximately every six weeks and over Christmas and the Summer. Lessons are charged per 6-week half term.

There are plans to begin a Youth and Junior band at some stage in the near future as soon as rehearsal times and location can be organised. Look out for this in the Autumn 2018. We may also begin a daytime group for older members to join up and enjoy the steel pan experience at a leisurely pace.

Our established bands are always open to new members, but to join up with one of the existing groups you would need to be quite musical and therefore be fast-tracked in to learn the repertoire and perform with us as soon as you're ready. If you feel you might be able to do this (for example if you already play another instrument to a reasonable level), then do get in touch straight away.

Occasional workshops are organised to offer a chance to start up and see if you would like playing more regularly.

If you like the idea of playing with us in any way, please write to me to join our mailing list.


We are available in a variety of line-ups to suit whatever event you're staging. If it is a large outdoor community event we can provide anything from a 10-piece up to full strength 25-piece steel band. If you have a smaller indoor party or event I would recommend anything from a 5-piece up to 15-piece. For weddings and more intimate settings and for background music then a solo, duo or trio band would be most suitable.

Prices vary from approximately £100 up to £400 and the price quoted will be tailored to your requirements. We try to offer ourselves to community events for under £200 and if it is a commercial/private event then we may ask for a little more than that. For special causes or community events we sometimes will waive a fee altogether.

Caribbean Nights

At least twice a year we organise our own Caribbean-themed nights which are ticketed events, often to raise funds for a chosen charity. These nights are very special, with delicious Caribbean food, raffle and music for dancing all evening. If you would like to raise funds for your charity do ask us to provide a quote for helping you achieve this through one of our themed nights.