Band Leader: Lionel McCalman
Website Manager: Aisha Phipps
All band enquiries: 07944 349253
Nostalgia Steel Band offers workshops in the instrument to all groups, whether corporate bonding sessions, hen night events, schools, musical groups and fun-day events for firms and their employees. We can offer instruments for 15 – 20 individuals, with two professional steel pan tutors. We have a wide range of musical tunes, from popular calypso, rock, jazz and Xmas songs. We aim to provide the authentic Caribbean sound – within the genre, with all participants being able to accomplish a simple tune at the very least.
Copyright: Ivan Rojo Gonzalez (2010)
Copyright: Ivan Rojo Gonzalez 2010-17
The workshops we run can be for a duration of three hours, to an all day session. We can ensure that participants perform their pieces at the end of the workshop, thus showing to an audience their accomplishment. The tutors will also perform before and after the workshop to provide a festive feel to the day. We are also happy to give a talk to the class on the history of the instrument, and its passage through time. Smaller groups of Children can also take part in other forms of drumming, i.e. African djembe drumming, which are also brought to the session.
Nostalgia Steel Band is happy to carry out regular workshop sessions, which could be once a month over a year, or once a week over a term or half term. This will be determined by the number of children and the storage facilities for the steel pans. A regular spot could allow
more children/adults to get more closely involved with the steel pan, or to allow some children to progress to a higher standard. This service is offered to schools where there is a rolling programme of musical activities. Nostalgia will provide two professional tutors to facilitate all their workshops. Teachers are CRB approved and are able to able to work with children and young adults. The band also has a valid Public Liability Certificate. We are happy to provide prospective clients with references.