Croydon Steel Orchestra

About Us

Our Story

Picture of band on stage Croydon Steel Orchestra (est. 2000) is a youth and community steel band based in the London Borough of Croydon. We aim to promote "pan" as a style of music and the steel band as a family of instruments in their own right. We encourage the tuition of steel band in schools, enabling as many children as possible the opportunity to learn the art of pan. We have been competing in the UK National Steelband Panorama competition since 2003 and were proud to play at the Late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 at Buckingham Palace as a part of the UK All Steel Percussion Orchestra (UKASPO). Alongside performing at Panorama, we also regularly perform at fetes, fairs, carnivals, parties and other functions.

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