A steelband ensemble may consist of between 2 and 25 players. Many of these steelbands are school, family or community based steelbands.


Professional and semi-professional steelbands of 5 to 25 players generally perform at concerts, weddings, private functions, fairs, carnivals and various other outdoor events.

Professional and semi-professional steelbands of 2 to 5 players generally perform at small functions or are used for background entertainment.