Welcome

Welcome to the website of Triangle Community Steelbands Inc.

This group was established in 2009 after the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires in the Marysville and Triangle District (including Buxton, Narbethong and Taggerty), as a means of facilitating community and social recovery in the region. Since then, six steelbands have been established:

   -   Pans on Fire

   -   Hot Pans

   -   Jammin'

   -   Buxton Primary Steelband

   -   Alexandra Secondary Steelband

   -   Dindi Moon

In 2016, Pans on Fire and Hot Pans merged into a single band, Pans on Fire. Jammin’ stopped playing in 2014, when band leader Werner Egger moved to Thailand. The school steelbands have discontinued after the disruptions caused by COVID. Dindi Moon is a small combo, including some members of Pans on Fire. In 2019, a new cohort of players joined Pans on Fire and have spent the past few COVID-disrupted years catching up on the existing repertoire.

Each of these bands had been started from scratch. With one exception, no-one had previously played a steel pan, and most had never even seen a steel pan. Most of the band members had no formal musical training. And yet they have now played over 190 gigs together, and produced two CDs. So it goes to show that anything is possible if you are enthusiastic and committed.

If you would like to enquire about Triangle Community Steelbands, or you would like to join one of the bands, or you would like to hire one of the bands for a function, please use our Contact page.

We welcome you on our voyage of musical discovery and recovery.

BREAKING NEWS

During COVID, our regular Monday night rehearsals were suspended. But we kept busy by making, or participating in, several pan videos.

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“Stand by Me”, the 2nd CD by Pans on Fire, has been released. You can order a copy here.

Listen to a sampler here.

The early history of Triangle Community Steelbands has  been captured in a book

"The First 5 Years".

"Recovery" has gone to a second release. See where to get your copy here.

Listen to a sampler here.

Our next gig will be at the

Anne Kantor Memorial

on Saturday 11 February.


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