Our Bands

North Tyneside Steelband currently operates 4 bands:

Performance Band

The players here have mostly risen through the ranks of our training and junior bands to become part of the flagship senior performance band. If you are a musician and/or have some experience of playing steel pan and want to get involved Contact us here to find out more. Meets each Tuesday evening during the academic term at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend.

Junior Performance Band

When players have shown their commitment by regularly attending the practice sessions of the training band and when they are ready to showcase their talents, they may be asked to take part in the Junior Performance band.

Training Band

For beginners from the ages of around 10 and upwards. This is where we teach the talent of the future. Everybody is welcome, whether a musician already or wanting to have a go at making music for the first time. With practice and dedication, players move up to the junior performance band and eventually the performance band. The training band currently meets each Wednesday evening (academic term time only) at the Langdale Centre in Wallsend. Contact us here if you want to know more.

Precious Metal

A relaxed group of like-minded adults of varying ages who just love to make steel pan music. Meets every Wednesday evening to chat, laugh and occasionally practice playing some great classics at the Langdale Centre after the training band have finished. Precious metal is made up of parents of those who play in the junior bands, committee members and those that simply decided they would like to have a go at playing steel pans. Contact us here if you want to know more.

If you’re interested in joining any of the bands click here to fill out our joining request form