February 2013

When the Pan Strikes 10

UWI Panoridim's Panfest 2013

A musical (and whimsical) production surrounding the numbers 1 to 10. With tributes to the late Dave Brubeck, and the voice of Sesame Street's Count von Count, the late Jerry Nelson.

Featuring guest performances by:
& The Portmore Chorale

Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA)

Thursday April 11 to Sunday April 14, 7pm nightly
4pm shows on Saturday & Sunday

Students 2-for-1 on THURSDAY only!

Children 1/2 price at the gate


Panfest 2013 Committee

The Panfest Committee has their hands full planning our concert season. The committee comprises playing members of the band, and this has always been the case. These members are learning and drilling music along with the rest, as well as producing the show. Oh, and of course, juggling school work and/or paid jobs. But planning our own concert seasons is part of the Panoridim tradition, and the members are up for the challenge. The ideas are sometimes radical, and execution sometimes difficult, but we can't wait to see the final product in April. Let the magic that is music come alive.

Band Camp

We had our first band camp for Panfest 2013 on Saturday, Feb 2. It was a full day of pan music from 9am to 9pm. Our arrangers came in and worked with the band on their pieces in 2-hour stints. I have to report that it was indeed a good day, with focused and dedicated learning. The band covered much of the Panfest repertoire. Band camps are taxing and we have scheduled only 2 for the rehearsals leading up to Panfest. The next one is scheduled for the first weekend in March.