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, five steelbands have been established:
- Pans on Fire
- Hot Pans
- Buxton Primary Steelband
- Alexandra Secondary Steelband
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.
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 150 gigs together, and produced two CDs. So it goes to show that anything is possible if you are enthusiastic and committed.
This website is designed to let you know more about steel pan bands in general, and specifically about the steelbands in the Triangle region. It contains a description of each of the bands, some examples of their work, and a list of past and future gigs for each of the bands.
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 Us page.
We welcome you on our voyage of musical discovery and recovery.