Ebony Steelband Trust

Ebony Steelband Trust

Charity information

Ebony Steelband Trust

Ebony Steelband trust has been providing and promoting steelpan music and carnival arts in north Kensington for nearly 50 years. Ebony Steelband Trust comprises of:
The world renowned Ebony Steel Orchestra
Ebony Youth Steelband
Ebony Cubs (juniors)
Ebony Mas (Carnival Costumes)
Provides steelpan music/workshops classes for children and young people.

Founded 1969

  • Mission statement

    Founded in 1969, Ebony Steelband exists to engage children and young people with steelpan music and so develop their creativity, musical ability, social skills and aspirations. It is based in North West London and its catchment area comprises North Kensington, North Westminster and parts of Hammersmith and Brent. Ebony is a registered charity and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.   It currently has a board of five trustees and a voluntary operational director.   At present, it has no paid staff other than music tutors, paid at sessional rates.  
    Ebony is currently providing 6 steelpan music classes per week at the Yaa Centre as well as twice weekly band practice sessions and occasional workshops and other activities.  
    Pupils from the classes are encouraged to join with Ebony Steelband once they are able. There are three sections to the band: Children’s, Youth and Young Adult.   The band gives performances at community events and festivals throughout the year.

  • Aims

    Ebony Steelband Trust aims to:

    • To continue to raise awareness of and advocate for the steelpan instrument and carnival arts culture
    • Improve life chances, community engagement and community cohesion
    • For children and young people to enjoy and achieve to become aspiring musicians
    • NEW AIM To promote healthier active lifestyles by providing healthly and nutrious food, cooking and nutrition workshops and offsite trips
  • Overview

    Established: October 1969

    Registered Charity Number: 1098408

    Board members: 6

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 02072664354

    Address: Yaa Centre w9 2an

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