CaribVic Steel Band

The Caribvic Steelband is made up of 29 Steelpan drums played by 13 drummers.

This Melbourne based Steelband was formed in Northcote in January 2014 and in its inception many of its members had never played an instrument prior to joining the group.

In October of 2015, they competed for the first time in Brisbane, Queensland for the PANZFEST (Pans of Australia & New Zealand Festival) Panorama competition. It was here that their dedication, efforts and enthusiasm were realised as they finished in a commendable 4th place position.

Caribvic Steelband has been selected to take part in the Fifth PANZ destined to take place in Brisbane, Queensland between  20-22 September 2019. 

Whilst a Key element of the festival is the Panorama competition, the main focus is to bring Steelbands together from across Australia and New Zealand to strengthen Caribbean communities in this region by educating and promoting the Steelpan and associated music to the wider community

To date the Caribvic Steelband have performed @ several events including the following-

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 representing the West Indies team (Sydney Myer Music Bowl)
  • Caribvic Cultural day (Yarra Bend Park) 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Concert for patrons of Illawong Village (Patterson Lakes)
  • Windrush presentation with Boite Millennium Chorus (Hamer Hall)
  • PANZfest Panorama competition 2015 (Brisbane), 2017 (Cairns)
  • Jamaican Music and Food Festival (JMFF) 2017, 2018 (Williamstown)
  • Darebin Music Feast 2017 (Northcote)
  • Queen Victoria Summer Night Market 2017, 2018
  • Healesville market
  • Fairfield, Thornberry Street Festivals
  • Aotearoa NZ Steelband Festival 2018 (Auckland, NZ)

Coming Soon

  • Band members currently preparing to take part in Carnival/ Panorama 2019 (Trinidad).
  • PANZfest 2019 in Sep (Brisbane, Queensland).

Find out more ...

The Steelband is available to perform at events large or small and always welcomes new players into the band whatever the prior experience level.

The band practices twice a week. Tuesdays 7.00- 9.00pm and Saturdays 3.00-6.00pm in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria. Come and try as the first lesson is free!

Please contact the band leader Pat Thomas on 0424 715 530 or tenor pan player Daniel Agyeman on 0414 169 978 or email steelband@caribvic.com for further details.