Published on March 25th, 2013 | by Robbie Joseph


Harris Academy Beckenham Steelband serenades Craft Fair Audience

Harris Academy Beckenham steelband entertained all visitors to their first Craft Fair held recently on Saturday 23rd March 2013.  Playing some well known tunes their rendition of   ‘In My House, left Pan Podium tapping his feet to the melodic rhythm.

The Harris Academy steelband was formed in October 2012 following the appointment of Mohamed Doukali as musical director. This followed a period of two years where the steelpans had laid dormant due to funding issues. After the conversion of the school into Harris Academy Beckenham however, the new leadership team was keen to promote all types of music within the school thus the steelband was established.

The band has performed regularly within the academy and also has engagements booked within the local area over the coming months.

The current players in the band are:

Obed Koomson – Tenor

Jordan Butler-Swaden – Double Seconds

Gergio Panyko – Cellos

Neidet Beheet – Bass


Mr G Meredith

Subject Co-ordinator

Interested in hiring this band then email –


About the Author

Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑