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The First Steelband Music Festival 1964 - Trinidad History

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For the 'princely' sum of $4.50!!

Look again, it's $1.50

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

Boys Town from Pt. Cumana. You are correct.

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.

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