steel band


: a band of steel drums

Examples of steel band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without particularly planning it, The Force has taken on the lilt and rhythmic contours that Vincent-Brown soaked up as a child playing in Catholic church services and accompanying steel band orchestras. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, 7 May 2024 From puppet shows to steel band music to flower crown lessons, there really is something for everyone. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 There’s a 15- piece steel band. al, 10 June 2022 While most variations come with a steel band, this all-black version comes with a black alligator leather strap as well as a rubber strap. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 1 Mar. 2023 She’s been a steel band player since the early 1990s and is also a part of their management team. Marthe Van Der Wolf, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2020 This organization, named after a woman who was deeply involved in the West Indian steel band music community in the UK, works to help youth get involved in the performing arts. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 9 Jan. 2023 The next morning, the newlyweds hosted an all-day brunch in their garden that went until the evening with a coffee truck, Bloody Mary station, ice cream van, lobster rolls, and pizza, plus DJs and a steel band—a fun, festive way to end the weekend. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2022 For over two decades Mr. Douglas was a leader in Brooklyn’s steel band scene, playing his music everywhere, mentoring generations of young players and keeping steel-pan music a vibrant part of New York’s cultural life. Sam Dolnick, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steel band was in 1949

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“Steel band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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