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I stand corrected. Is it the first music festival in Trinidad. Or the first festival run by the steelband body themselves . My information is that the first festival was held in 1952 and the prelims were held at theCocorite youth centre on march 5th 1952 The judges were. Harry Pitts, Vivian Comma and Sgt. Watson of the Police band
I think that the Band from Carenage won,think the name is Our boys, or Boys Town
You are right,Kelvin. In 1952, the Trinidad Music Association decided to include a steelband and steelpan soloist category in their biennial amateur music festival competition. Dudley Smith won the Ping Pong Solo and Boys Town won the Steel Orchestra category that year.
After 53 years, what is being done to continue the work of those visionaries who saw value in the work produced by the Steel Orchestras??? Steelband Music Festival RIP.
David Rudder - Dedication
Lord Kitchener - Steel Band Music
Good question odw, nothing I would say.