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Darryl Joseph's dispassionate account on why All Stars won in 2015  was spot on. What he did not mention in his article was the dedication of the Drill master and his drive for excellence. Additionally, the band had experts in the field who listened to  the practice sessions  and  provided  feed back to the Arranger and Drill master.

Also,  the band is blessed with  an arranger who is humble  enough  to willingly   accept feed back and to adjust his arrangement accordingly..

last but not least the band members never leave the yard with out the circle of prayer after each practice session.

When All STARS  plays..even the Gods are happy!!

Joan Gower de.Chabert   

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Comment by Anthony Achong on March 15, 2015 at 4:39pm

Want to know why All Stars really won(?) find it in my book "SECRETS OF THE STEELPAN"get it at Xlibris, Amazon, Barnes & Noble. "Smooth"as velvet.

Comment by Fitzy T. Spencer on March 15, 2015 at 9:55am

Brenda you are right about every you said, don't want to bring old sores  but I would like say that last year in my opinion All Stars won the panorama hands down, that performance was clinical, would like to hear what the panel thinks  if they can remember the performance. I respect the judges decision but that just my opinion 

Comment by Kathy on March 13, 2015 at 7:45am
Morning all. Well said, when players practice and drill until 3 am with a passion for playing pan that is dedication. All Stars "played" to win it was not given to them, that is a big difference to the 2014 results with Phase11.
Comment by Mercer Ramdoo on March 12, 2015 at 9:01pm

"Subject matter"? The lady gave her opinion and she is entitled. She may also be damn right too. Do "all" steelbands have "experts" to provide feedback? Really? ALL? That's my opinion, hope y'all like it, if not....I'll try another time.

Comment by Martin Maitland on March 12, 2015 at 7:41pm

Brenda Hosang….why so serious? I understand Joan Gower De Chabert’s philosophy. People sometimes say things in a lighthearted manner to exclaim on a point but not something literally. I know for a fact there are Arrangers who do not take kindly to anyone questioning their directions to their band... No names mentioned. As humble as anyone can be that is Leon Smooth Edwards… he does not seek the limelight for fame and fortune… you will never see him jumping up in front of All Stars pretending to conduct the band as others do… the professionalism of All Stars is they need no conductor. I grew up being around various steel bands visiting them during rehearsals and even playing with a few, and I can tell you some of the pan sides are a real joke. It is only when desperation sets in after the semifinals and they see their placings that the seriousness kicks in. Please don’t get me wrong there are as many dedicated and serious pan sides who take their craft very serious however, what I believe with All Stars is they are the complete package of Arranger; Gifted Players; Tuners; Drill Masters and a compact unit orchestra. As with your comments this is also just my opinion.  

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