Definition of steel band in US English:

steel band


  • A band that plays music on steel drums.

    • ‘Pre-school children also performed in their own steel band to mark the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London at the weekend.’
    • ‘There's a gospel choir, steel band, the Derbyshire teenage group Forgotten and Loughborough University Tuxedo Swing Orchestra.’
    • ‘A host of entertainment is being planned, including a steel band, fire eaters, stilt walkers and unicyclists.’
    • ‘Shoppers and visitors to Williams and Griffin in Colchester High Street on Saturday were treated to performances by a steel band and fashion shows as the store held a fundraising beach party.’
    • ‘Everyone is welcome at the event, which features local singers, a steel band, gospel singers, dancers, poem recitals and special guest appearances.’
    • ‘The steel band were excellent and really created the right ambience for it.’
    • ‘We are going to have a steel band like last year and we will be trying to get local groups to take part.’
    • ‘Sounds of Steel, a steel band from Hampshire, were a late substitution for a steel band from Bristol.’
    • ‘For the children jugglers and clowns drew cheers and applause and the area was filled with the sounds of the Caribbean steel band and Skipton Brass.’
    • ‘Luckily for Dillon, he lived in a neighborhood that already had its own steel band.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Radcliffe pounded on, out on her own, oblivious, undistracted even by a steel band playing the theme from Grandstand.’
    • ‘Innovations would include performances by out-of-town steel bands to promote a new steel band being set up in Keighley.’
    • ‘Jimmy Finnie is associate professor of music at Indiana State University, where he teaches percussion, percussion ensemble and steel band.’
    • ‘Chelsfield Village Fair will be held on July 16, with daytime events from noon to 5pm including vintage cars, a steel band and dance groups.’
    • ‘As wake-up calls go, that should have been the equivalent of a steel band practising at the end of the bed.’
    • ‘The metal garbage can at the end of the barracks became alive like a steel band, as Sergeant Gonvea banged it with a stick.’
    • ‘Jugglers, unicyclists and a steel band also entertained spectators in the Parade Village, one of the best vantage points to see the action.’
    • ‘A live steel band will help ensure a carnival atmosphere surrounds the walk and, if previous years are anything to go by, scores of participants will be in fancy dress.’
    • ‘She created a steel band for children with special needs and it meant so much to them.’
    • ‘Accompanied by music from St Michael's Primary School, Welling's steel band and Beths Grammar School's Big Band, she chatted to many of the flag-waving crowds.’


steel band

/ˌstēl ˈband//ˌstil ˈbænd/