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Evolution of Steelpan Sticks/Mallets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertel Gittens Mar 28, 2014. 53 Replies

Hi everybody,I know lead sticks started out as just sticks without rubber and then people started wrapping bike tire tubing around the sticks. One of the things I don't know though, is how did sponge…Continue

Tamboo Bamboo - legal or not?

Started Apr 19, 2012 0 Replies

Hello everybody,Can anybody provide proof that Tamboo Bamboo was ever illegal?According to panonthenet.com's timeline of the steelpan (…Continue

Does anybody know this pan?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Gray Oct 14, 2011. 31 Replies

Hi everyone,I recently purchased an old pan that seemed to be a rather old Invaders style tenor. Once I had some time to really go through the pan I discovered that there are only 13 notes around the…Continue

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NIU Steelband Concert November 14th

Started Nov 8, 2010 0 Replies

Hey everyone,Just wanted to make sure everybody knows about the NIU steelband concert coming up.  They are putting on a concert this Sunday, November 14th at 3:00 pm CST.  We all know what Liam…Continue

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Caribbean Mass Concert at First Congregational Church

March 8, 2020 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Spring choir concert featuring our own Vestry Adult Choir and Jubilate Adult Handbell Choir. Potts and Pans Steelpan Band will accompany the Vestry Choir in Glenn McClure's "Caribbean Mass". Free will offering, childcare available during the concert. Dinner to follow in benefit of FCC's Youth Programs.Stream available at …See More
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Illinois' Largest Steelpan Festival Returns!

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 12:26pm 0 Comments

Region’s Largest Steelpan Festival Returns to Chicagoland

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival Returns to Crystal Lake for 2015

Potts & Pans is proud to announce that the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is coming back to Crystal Lake on April 11, 2015. At this one day only festival, attendees will have the opportunity to hear bands from across the midwest, a 50+…


2014 Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

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Region’s Largest Steelpan Festival Returns to Chicagoland

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival Returns to Crystal Lake for 2014

Potts & Pans is proud to announce that the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is coming back to Crystal Lake on April 12, 2014. After an incredible inaugural year in 2013, the Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is back and even bigger than before! At this one day only festival, attendees will have the…


Incredible experience in Brooklyn

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:34pm 5 Comments

I'm back home after an amazing week in Brooklyn tuning and playing for Steel Xplosion. I cannot believe how great that last week was, albeit quite frustrating at times. It is always great to go out and play pan with Freddy Harris III and his band, but tuning for them was an irreplaceable experience that has changed the expectations that people, including myself, have for me. Freddy admitted to me that he wasn't quite sure what to expect when he asked me to come tune for him, but that I…


Review of 2013 Great Lakes Steelpan Festival

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:27pm 3 Comments

Here is a review that somebody wrote up about the first annual Great Lakes Steelpan Festival.

Steel would Pan out nicely wouldn’t it?

Raff Stapp

Festivals have always been around. Whether you are part of the star-trek society at college or the lead singer in an infamous hip hop band from New York, you will find a festival which suits your needs. However, when the issue of steelpan education in the Chicagoland area was concerned there…


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At 8:50am on February 28, 2017, Fitzy T. Spencer said…


My name is Fitzy Spencer from the republic of Trinidad & Tobago and would like to get in contact with the manager of the Steelband store.

Thank you


At 10:53am on January 12, 2012, Bertel Gittens said…

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the interest again. I am not Ramario, although I think I know who you refer too.

My email begittens@gmail.com or you can contact me at any of the #s on the flier attached. I am very open to doing business with the Pan Store.Lets see whats possible.

Thank you.Fliers%20Tree.jpg. I hope the info on the flier is readable. 

At 1:51pm on January 11, 2012, Bertel Gittens said…

Hi Steelpan Store, Thanks for the interest in my work. I can supply some printed jerseys of Pan Art like Pan Jam or The Sentinel on my profile. I have many jersey prints, also I can supply some canvas prints of Pan Art and Local Trini scenery to be framed if you wish. Presently I own a kiosk at the Cruise Ship Complex Trinidad, so that if you are in Trini for the BIG JAM you can contact me at 359 3090. or leave a message on my WST profile.

Thank you.

At 8:44am on September 25, 2011, Theron Urbano said…
Whats up Matt its your boy urbanot. It was nice playing with you this year hope you come thru next year. Rolling with Sesame again. Dont forget the sticks I need a couple more.
At 1:24pm on September 19, 2011, charlotte said…
Thank you so much for inviting me as your friend........Of course one of my loves is TRINIDAD AND PAN!!!!!! xx
At 12:03pm on August 27, 2011, Terry Alfred said…
Thnx for the friend request,most happy to accept..Yeahh my first Friend on here..:D
At 10:15pm on August 24, 2011, Layne Clarke said…

Thanx for the invite;



At 11:17am on July 4, 2011, ken king said…
kinda late coming from me , thanks all the same.
At 5:38pm on September 3, 2010, Barbara said…
I appreciate your birthday greeting, thank you very much. I'll visit your site to see what you offer. Perhaps we can do an interview on "SteelpanVibes, It's More Than Music!" broadcasting locally in Palm Bay, Florida.
At 10:43pm on July 15, 2010, ritson douglas said…
sounds like a good idea,please send details.



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