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Meyer Levin’s Steelband Program Shines at 2018 Winter Concert

From student to steelband teacher: Damany “Bob” James adds new chapter in musical career...

One of the steel orchestras of Meyer Levin performs during the 2018 Winter Concert at The Meyer Levin School of the Performing Arts
One of the steel orchestras of Meyer Levin performs during the 2018 Winter Concert

New York, USA - ....Again at this year's concert - educators, parents and community residents saw the brilliance, growth and genius of their youth. One of these promising youth of the very recent past has come full circle. The name Damany James is already firmly established as one of the up-and-coming steelband arrangers who will challenge the global cadre of steelband arrangers. And it is this writer's opinion that Damany is blessed with the talent, disposition and work discipline to potentially end up as one of the steelband music greats. In addition, he represents what can happen when schools like Meyer Levin are supported and given the necessary resources to nurture, and support the genius and talent of their students.

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