May 2011

Pan Players receive UWI Awards for Culture

The University of the West Indies (UWI) encourages all-rounded students, and recognizes their contributions in extra curricular activities as well as academic performance at the UWI Student Awards. Two Panoridim players received awards at this year's Student Awards Ceremony held on April 9, 2011. Shanel Taylor (right), a linguistics major and one of Panoridim's Public Relations Officers, received one of the highest awards - Excellence in Culture - in recognition of her exemplary contributions not only within the band, but in the wider University community.

Lunch Hour Concert - March 2011

All societies of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) on the UWI Mona Campus stage free lunch hour concerts during the school year for the benefit of the Campus Community. Panoridim uses this opportunity to showcase the student members of the band, both old and new. For the new members especially, the Lunch Hour Concert is their first major performance with the band. This year, with prizes and surprises facilitated through the Orchestra's Facebook page, many audience members were already in queue before the doors opened on March 31.

Giving music for Christmas

After having had a successful Christmas season at the Philip Sherlock Centre in 2009, UWI Panoridim decided to take the music to streets for 2010. Three venues were treated to free musical performances by the orchestra. On -- , the Orchestra drew a medium sized crowd in the Portmore Amphitheatre while others swayed to carols on the steelpan while carrying out their Christmas shopping. There was only standing room left however at Emancipation Park on -- when the Orchestra played to a full-sized gathering in the public space.