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Welcome to

Contrast Steel Band (CIC)

A Musical Expression with a Difference


Active since 1974, Leicester based Contrast Steel Band have performed countrywide and overseas playing at a wide range of private, corporate, community and charity events. Now recently established as a community interest company (CIC), the mission of the band is to instil the steel pan in the heart of the community of Leicester and enrich lives through music education and cultural experiences, fostering a sense of community and creativity. 

Contrast Steel Band CIC are available to hire for community based workshops, are preparing to launch community based classes and are also available to hire to perform for your events.

What we do

contrast steel band workshop Credit: Dean Leivers


Book Contrast to provide a workshop for your group. Perfect for corporate settings, team building and parties!

We can cater for small or large groups with up to 30 people, and are suitable for all ages!

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Classes and rehearsals

Community band classes and rehearsals will be updated here, click here to find out how you could be a part of the Contrast family by joining one of our community bands!

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Band Hire

We are also a fully professional steel band catering to a wide variety of events across the UK and Europe. Contrast Steel Band are available to hire for all private, public and community events from weddings and corporate events to fetes and carnivals and everything in between.

Make a donation

Community is at the heart of what Contrast do. Please feel free to make a donation to the band to help us continue to carry out our community projects and provide the resources needed to bring steel pan music to the community of Leicester.


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