Joining the band

It's time to join!

UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra would like to extend an invitation to the campus community to come to New Members day on Tuesday, 11th September at the band's location in the Student's Union. Anyone who is interested in joining the band can come and audition at 5:00pm. Auditions will test one's ability to play according to a rhythm and although no prior knowledge of the steel pan is required, a musical background will be preferred.

There are 7 sections in the band: 1. Tenor, 2. Double Tenor, 3. Double Seconds, 4. Double Guitars, 5. Triple Cello, 6. Tenor Bass & Six Bass, and 7. Engine Room.

The Art of Steel: Routes

Come celebrate Jamaica's rich cultural legacy through a unique blend of steelpan and movement. Join Gay Magnus, the UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra, ASHE Performing Arts Company, Naala Nesbeth, Kerisha Brown and dance choreographer Michael Holgate as they explore the Jamaican experience from colonization to fifty years of independence.

TWO SHOWS ONLY!! July 7 & July 8 at 8 p.m. each night. See attached flyer.

Echoes of Blue

Allison Morris, past prime member of UWI Panoridim and the composer of our original song 'Steelpan Alley' took her love of steelpan to St. Elizabeth and in 1996, formed the Genesis Steel Band there. But steelpan can rarely be contained in one band.

Now Hampton, where Allison teaches, has an all-girls steelband, 'Blueprint' and they're coming to Kingston!

On June 30 and July 1, The Hamptom music department represented by the excellent Hamptom Choir, Blueprint and pianists will be performing an encore presentation of 'Echoes of Blue' at the School of Music, Edna Manley College. The performance was a hit in their home town of St. Elizabeth, and Kingstonians just had to get a taste!

Shows are 3pm each day and priced at $1000. A gala performance will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 7pm for $1200.

Don't miss it.