Chiswick School is an academy status secondary school located in Chiswick, Hounslow, England.
The school steelband has been running since 2007 and is called Chiswick School Steelband.
The steelband was formed when the current Head of Music, Ms Raven, joined the school. She had played in Nostalgia a traditional steelband, and therefore decided to start up a similar group at the school.
There are 3-4 groups depending on the year:
• Y7 Steel Pans
• Y8 Steel Pans
• Advanced Steel Pans, GCSE Steel Pans
Each group rehearses weekly either during break or after school. They are taught by the Head of Music.
The steelbands perform at the school’s Christmas Concert, Summer Festival, during some assemblies and occasionally at local events (e.g. fairs).
What the pupils say?
“I love playing the steel pans best because they just make you want to dance!”
Information supplied to My Panyard by Chiswick School