Established in 2006 as a school steelband, KEVI Steel has grown considerably and now has 47 members and runs 4 classes each week, including a community band. The band has taken part in competitions, festivals and overseas tours (Assisi in 2014 and Salzburg in 2016) and regularly performs at events across the North East of England.

King Edward VI High School (KEVI) in Morpeth, Northumberland, is the home of KEVI Steel, which each year benefits from a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic pannists coming from the two local middle schools. It's fair to say Morpeth has a healthy pan scene.

We provide a high standard of tuition and a variety of performance opportunities for all our members. We support and encourage our players in developing as musicians and as confident and skilled performers. Over the years, KEVI pannists have won regional awards as soloists, as members of small ensembles and as a large band. We are very proud of their success.

We encourage and provide opportunities for players to contribute their ideas and musical arrangements and to act as young leaders supporting other band members.


We have strong links with other bands in the North East and many of our pannists play with the regional Northern Steel Orchestra and have enjoyed success at national level in the UK Junior Panorama competition.
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