Revellers Steel Band
Revellers Steel Band are a small group comprising of both young children and adults, originating from Luton – Bedfordshire. We play a musical repertoire on Steel Pans. Though small, we strive to maintain and support the cultural identity of the Steel Pan and raise their awareness within the local community. Through our presence, Revellers Steel Band brings instant enjoyment, wonderment and enhancement to a multitude of audiences. We are based at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts www.carnivalarts.org.uk and usually practice on Tuesday & Thursday nights.
What is a Steel Pan?
The Steel Pan originates from Trinidad & Tobago and is a musical instrument made from an oil drum. The drum is cut and hammered out into musical notes. Dependent on where the drum is cut, will determine the pitch of the notes. One full drum can make bass notes. Other drums are cut into Tenor Pans, Double Seconds and Double Guitars. The term “double” means that the range of notes are covered over two pans. The pans are played with sticks, with a rubber tip on the end. The sticks are use to strike or roll on the hammered notes. Arranging the pans together in a Band produces unique music enchanting to the ear.
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