Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Thanks Mr. Steve Regis for history. This is what we need; speculation and hearsay must be replaced in our pan world (lol). I am curious, your 85 points and Mr. Beverly Griffith's 84 placed 2nd and 3rd respectively at the first Panorama in 1963. Were you ever contacted by Pan Trinbago for any sort of recognition 50 years later.
This was not drawn out at all. It was quite interesting. I always wondered what became of the band called Sundowners that came second in the first Panorama.
@Garvin Adams. Hello Garvin, I am back in Florida. Yes, I Knew which Selwyn Mr. Regis was talking about.
By the way, how is Selwyn? I see that you placed 1st and 6th (lol)
This is Debbie Espinal, Henry Hart's Daughter, the eldest in the last three girls.. I always boast about Daddy being the Manager of Sundowners but never realized he organized the sponsorship for the band. I've never forgotton crying as a little girl to go on the bus when your'll made it to the finals nor my Father quarreling that they tief allyuh when the bus returned. Brought back great memories of my Mom, Babsie, saying"ah tired of this ping,ping in my head" when your'll were practicing for Panorama next door. How fondly I remember Miss Passey and the rest of the Family and i still see Joan sometimes as my Husband and I are great pan lovers. Sadly, Mom died in 2000, Jackie in 2009 and Dad in February 2011. Thanks for the memory.
Awesome story Mrs. Espinal. Thanks for sharing.
Mr Regis,can you tell me if Milton (squeser ) Lyon was a member of your band, and if he ever won The Tenor solo competation.
@ Terry Greene: I am sometimes impatient when one puts comments, but are slow to respond to asked questions. Many a time we do not return to all postings. As per your question to Mr.Regis About Mr. Milton Lyons, my research says that he won the 1960 Soloist competition and was member of Southern Marines.
My name is Dr. Andrew Martin and I am writing a book on the US Navy Steel Band. Can you tell me more about the film 18 on steel and the role you and Sundowners had in it?
Andrew Martin, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Music
Inver Hills College