Weald of Kent Grammar
Weald of Kent Grammar School (WOK) is a grammar school with academy status, and is located in Tonbridge, Kent. The female pupils are aged between 11 and 18, and the male pupils are between 16 and 18.
The school has a well equipped, lively and expanding Music Department which boasts two steelpan groups.
The groups have been operating since 2006 after acquiring a set of pans by chance.
The steelbands perform under the name 'WOK Steel Pans'.
The pupils rehearse for 40 minutes at lunchtime on different days, but mainly on Tuesdays.
The pupils are taught by the music staff, and are also encouraged to lead and direct the steelband as part of their musical development.
The groups are desperately in need of a specialist tutor to take over in order to improve the skills of the pannists.
WOK Steel Band has recently performed at their school sports day in July 2013 and at the Tonbridge School Chapel for their Christmas Celebration in December 2013.
Information supplied to My Panyard by Weald of Kent Grammar School