Potts & Pans Steelband

We are chicagoland’s largest steelpan organization and are home to some of the best steelpan performers and educators in the midwest. Specializing in weddings, private parties, corporate events, and more!

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Find us on WeddingWire

Potts & Pans Reviews, Best Wedding Ceremony Music in Chicago - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner


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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!Responds quickly to client requests

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Personal Reviews

Macy’s On State Street

Hello Potts & Pans, THANK YOU for an amazing performance at our American Icons event. We’ve received such great feedback from the store and customers who were enthralled with you music.  We greatly appreciate your time and effort, and hope to have you back for other opportunities in the future. I’ll be sure to pass […]

Carl Sandburg High School

Awesome, Unique Band! We hired Potts and Pans to play at our Homecoming Dance, and they were AWESOME! They were incredibly professional, and the students loved the music. We had a three-piece band, and the music was both traditional and modern. Meghan S Orland Park, IL

Wedding in Merrillville, IN

Matt was very prompt in replying within 24hrs and very personable and professional. He fit perfectly into our Island themed Bon Voyage wedding reception and even wore our colors. Our guests loved the steel pans during cocktail hour and we would definitely hire him again! Nakia

Immanuel Lutheran School

Amazing School Assembly! The students thoroughly enjoyed the music played during their lunch periods. We even celebrated by letting them dress up Jamaican style! The assembly was very good – it tied right in with our unit on sound and musical instruments through both information and demonstration. The student involvement was awesome – several students […]

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News, updates and thoughts from the band members

Edu-tainment! An Awesome Assembly

Edu-tainment! An Awesome Assembly

Last week, THE Potts & Pans Trio drove up to Kenosha, WI to present at Mahone Middle School. We frequently do these in school performances through our new company, Culture, Arts & Music, and are always excited for a new opportunity to teach. This time around, we were at the start of the day, bright […]

Using Pan To Help Fundraise

Using Pan To Help Fundraise

This past weekend, The Potts & Pans Trio headed out to The Onion Pub to help out a local school. The school was SS Peter and Paul Catholic School, which all of our loyal followers might recognize that we did an assembly at this school towards the end of the last school year! The school has an […]

Ursäkta mig! Time to Talk Steelpan

Ursäkta mig! Time to Talk Steelpan

Potts & Pans frequently gets invited to cultural events. We’ve been known to play at general cultural fairs and parades, frequently have performed at Caribbean festivals, and have even found our way into repeated Oktoberfest events. Yesterday, we were thrilled to be part of the Swedish Cultural Society of Chicago’s October Meeting. After club organizer […]

Cool Evening, Great Wedding!

Cool Evening, Great Wedding!

Let me start this off by congratulating Maggie and Aaron again on their beautiful wedding. Now, let’s get into some details. To start off with, Aaron called me in the middle of September and explained his situation. Originally, him and Maggie planned on getting married later but circumstances forced them to make it happen sooner. […]

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