St. Luke's Steel Band was started in the fall of 1999 when Fr Victor Rogers and a group of supporters from New Haven's historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church purchased a set of steel pans from a band based in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the group has attracted a dedicated membership of players of all ages. Many of the members or their families come from the West Indies. the band regularly performs during services at St. Luke's Church and also plays for concerts, festivals, benefits and private functions throughout the region. Their repertoire includes soca, calypso, reggae, classical, sacred, jazz, popular and Island folk music.