By: Northern Lights Steel Orchestra  09-12-2011
Keywords: concerts, Steel Pan

Community Events


Concerts are what we do best. Typically, in an outdoor venue the orchestra performs three to six 45-60 minute sets with 30 minute to 2 hour breaks in-between. But don’t let that limit your imagination; we are always willing to come up with a new plan to suit your needs. So, whether your event is a summer afternoon in the park, or an evening concert in the Performing Arts Centre, the NLSO is great way to capture your audience’s heart.


Clinics are a casual introduction to the steel pan that can be provided in conjunction with our concerts. They are usually conducted between sets (during breaks) and last for about 45-60 minutes. Clinics allow people the opportunity to dabble & get a feel for the steel pan. Some people realize after a clinic that they are interested in learning more on the steel pan, so for them the clinics are a starting point on the exhilarating journey of learning a steel pan. For others, it is just a light moment, a fun little jaunt out of the ordinary, a chance to stretch their imaginations & try something different.


Workshops offer a group experience in which individuals learn to play several songs on the steel pan. Our standard program for these workshops includes 12 sessions that span the course of 6 weeks. These classes are lead out by a head instructor with individual instructors for each person. By the end of these classes you will have learned to play several songs together with your fellow classmates as a band.

Keywords: concerts, Steel Pan

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Northern Lights Steel Orchestra at Your School

We feel privileged to be able to go into schools & introduce kids to the bright, lively sound of the steel pan, to awaken student?s minds to their creative nature, while promoting the development of motor, learning & listening skills. We also offer these performances by themselves for schools that may not have enough time or space to dedicate to a complete workshop, but would still like to show their students something new & exciting.


Workshop Performance

It is a great opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the steel pan & to expose students to instruments & music they may not be familiar with. Although, we prefer to open with at least a small concert to help inspire students minds, we are willing to work it in at a different time if needed. We like to open school workshops with a live performance by the orchestra. This will help us to decide on the size of the NLSO Performance Group.


Northern Lights Steel Orchestra Workshop Options

Any or all of these options can be combined together to customize the perfect program for your school. The following options are available for school workshops. It might help to think of it like an ala carte menu.



We do realize that sometimes our scheduled community workshops don?t always work out for everyone who is interested in playing the steel pan. So on those special occasions we can schedule private lessons at our campus. Private lessons are another situation we evaluate on an individual basis. Interested in learning to play the pan.



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