Where it all began
In 2007 we started as a community band comprised of parents, teachers and community members. Created to complement the steel pan music program at Holy Name School located in the heart of the Danforth community, Toronto
The impact of Souls and the music program was so powerful within the school, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the local community that a decision was made in 2009 to incorporate into a not for profit steel orchestra dedicated to the instruction and performance of the steel pan.
We have since evolved to a 24 piece orchestra of accomplished musicians capable of high caliber performance.
By fusing culture and building sustainable bridges we endeavor to further foster the concept and spirit of diversity using this art form as an instrument of cross-cultural communication.
Our goal was to create a steel orchestra with a large community base that included the school faculty, alumni and the local community. It all began ‘On the Danforth’ a vibrant Toronto community known for its numerous restaurants, boutiques and strong Greek heritage. Soul’s of Steel has evolved to be as unique and organic as its musical performances and group of members.
Our steel pan performances are fused with traditional instruments such as the trumpet and piano and vocalists to provide true musical experiences and original musicality. Our musical scores are diverse and range from jazz to contemporary to classical and to dance. Souls of Steel Orchestra have provided entertainment support for corporate functions, public relations and promotional events, community groups and musical festivals. Always a crowd pleaser, Souls of Steel Orchestra’s presence in the city continues to draw acclaim, quickly establishing itself as one of the leading steel pan performance groups in Toronto.
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– Tashia Antoine from The Caribbean Camera; Feb 1, 2019