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What started as an 8 member steel band back in the fall of 1997 has grown into a 15+ member ensemble. Our repertoire includes Latin and pop songs and an array of island tunes that will create an atmosphere of pure joy regardless of the setting in which we are playing. We have recorded 2 CD’s and are currently working on our third. Our appeal to audiences of all ages led us to be repeatedly invited to perform at Cricket Pavilion to entertain the crowd of party-goers prior to performances by the immensely popular Jimmy Buffett, as well as the annual Rock-N-Roll Marathon in Phoenix. 
The Desert Winds Steel Orchestra

The DESERT WINDS STEEL ORCHESTRA is available for performances ranging from sit down concerts to poolside parties, from luncheon and dinner entertainment to educational workshops and clinics. And should an individual have the desire to want to learn these captivating instruments, our rehearsals are open to the public where a potentially new steel drum player might come to see if they would like to become a member of our extraordinary ensemble. For information regarding the DESERT WINDS STEEL ORCHESTRA, please contact Jerry Lopatin. It is the goal of our steel drum program to enlighten and educate the public about this newly emerging art form known as “pan.”
Looking for a large Steelband? Look no further!

  •   We can provide 8 to 15 players
  •   Totally acoustic ensemble performing on authentic steel pans
  •   All styles of music: Pop, Latin, Caribbean, Calypso
  •   Large stage shows, concerts and dinner entertainment
  •   Festivals & pool parties​
  •   ​Clinics, workshops and educational seminars
Some of our history.....