Foxwood Panyard is a collection of Leeds steelbands, band leaders, teachers and players.

What we have in common is 1. our method of teaching [a combination of Foxwood Songsheets and aural/visual technique], collaborations, some shared tunes. while each band also retains its own identity in terms of repertoire. 2. that we link up with each other if one is short of players at a perticular event.

Foxwood Steel Band 1987/8 with banner made by Trish Senior

The birth of the Panyard was with Foxwood Steel Band at Foxwood School in the mid eighties. It was started by Head of Music and Expressive Arts, Victoria Jaquiss, who was then joined by Charlotte Emery. Then Charlotte left in early nineties to become Head of Music at Merlyn Rees High School, where she formed Pantazia which became South Steel when Merlyn merged with Mathew Murray. This then became an adult band, and the new school band was Panzinit.

Foxwood Steel Band became Foxwood Steel Bandits when Foxwood School closed in 1996.

The city-wide high school steelband is the Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows, led by Victoria Jaquiss, assisted by Chris Greer.

North Steel is led by Ben Nunn

Horsforth Steel is led by Victoria Jaquiss

Mean Steel is led by Victoria Jaquiss and Wanda Thorpe

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