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Rule 7 - Antigua and Barbuda Steepan Association - National Panorama Rules and Regulations 2003

Started Aug 31, 2011 0 Replies

Adjudication a) A panel of seven (7) judges will be selected to adjudicate the National Panora 2003. Two judges shall serve as alternates, so thatin the event that one or more of the seven (7) judges…Continue

Antigua and Barbuda National Panorama:-

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 Information from source indicates that the authority within the Pan Association are fully aware of the position taken by the Carnival Development Committee with regards to adjucators. The source…Continue

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"2012 National Panorama – Thursday 02nd August LIME Hells Gate Steel Orchestra the 2011 ACB National Panorama Champions, will participate in the 2012 National Panorama on Thursday 02nd August. Rehearsals are already in progress. Tell Lou to…"
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"Antigua,1950 my family moved from Old Road to St. Johns where Xmas festivities included steelbands parading the streets. I remember Hell's Gate and Brute Force in particular. Check those sneakers....only ONE brand back then…"
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Stafford Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion "Panist" not "Pannist"
"Thanks for the timely correction my Brother. Being one who continue to study the Steelpan Artform and its history, I have publicly refer to myself as a "PANTHOLOGIST". I am further of the opinion, that the science of the Steelpan in any of…"
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TASPO | Sterling Betancourt | The 1951 Festival of Britain

""The power of the Steel Band as 'social cohesive force', from its inception to date, is matched by no other." Ungratefullness is indeed a most serious crime. Hence it is incumbent on all within the Steelpan…"
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"My Brothers and Sisters, it is obvious that we are fully aware of what the problems are. Additionally, we have collectively indicated a number of  commendable solutions which clearly show that the Steelpan Fraternity constitutes qualified,…"
Sep 23, 2011
bigsands commented on Stafford Joseph's blog post OUR MUSIC & OUR YOUTH
"Hi Stafford. A nice post, although there is no need to write in UPPER CASE, AS THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING!!! Having said that, one point that I really liked was your comment about the youth - THEY WANT TO EXPERIENCE NEW AND POSITIVE THINGS.…"
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"Know Thyself A person who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is foolish. Disregard him. A person who knows not , and knows that he knows not, is simple. Teach him. A person who knows not and believes he knows, is dangerous. Avoid him. A…"
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I am a Trade Unionist by profession and currently the General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Free Trade Union.

I am a member of the Hells Gate Steel Orchestra for the past thirty-nine years. My main instrument is the Alto Pan (Double Tenor). I served as Captain of the Orchestra for twenty-three (23) years, effective November 1980 to November 2003. I am currently the PRO of the Orchestra and function as a Steel Pan Tutor for the Advanced and Adult Pan Classes at the Eustace 'Manning" Henry Steelpan Academy, a subsidiary of the Hells Gate steel Orchestra. The Academy was established to ensure the preservation and continuity of the art form, through the training of our youth from ages 6 and upwards. We view the involvement the youth in the Steel Pan as a deterrent to deviance. Our Adult Class is specially designed to teach middle age and seniors to play and to perform on the Pan. The tutoring is voluntary. I have been tutoring the St.Joseph Academy High School (Catholic) for the past eleven (11) years. I have served as tutor to the Christ the King High School (Catholic), the Holy Family Cathedral Steel Orchestra (voluntary), and the Anglican and Moravian Churches (voluntary). I was instrumental in assisting with the revitalization of the Steelpan artform in Aruba (1996 - 1997), and establishing the Urban Steel Orchestra of John Marshall High School in Rochester New York (1999). I also function as a Mentor, Advisor, Rehearsal Driller and Metal Fabricator in the Hells Gate Steel Orchestra.

I have been compiling some data regarding Hells Gate Steel Orchestra and steel Bands (Orchestras) of Antigua, in general . I would be pleased to share my work with you when it is completed.

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OUR MUSIC & OUR YOUTH

Posted on August 28, 2011 at 11:30pm 1 Comment



MUSIC IS AN ART AND THE MUSICIAN IS AN ARTIST. THE IMPLICATION OF THIS ASSERTION IS THAT JUST AS EVERY ARTIST HAS THE GOOD OF THE ART IN HIS HEART, THE MUSICIAN WHO IS AN ARTIST MUST PROMOTE THE BEST INTEREST OF HIS FELLOWMEN, NOT THE OPPPOSITE.

OUR YOUTHS ARE HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE AND THEY THIRST FOR WISDOM. THEY WANT TO LEARN AND GROW. YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS AND ARE WILLING TO TAKE ON CHALLENGES. THEY WANT TO EXPERIENCE NEW AND…

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LIME HELLS GATE STEEL ORCHESTRA [ ESTB. 1945 ]

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 2:05am 0 Comments

 

                          LIME Hells Gate Steel Orchestra

                                Antigua and Barbuda

 

Hells Gate Steel Orchestra won sixteen (16) National Championships:- 1949; 1953; 1958; 1959 (4 peat); 1960 (5 peat); 1964; 1967; 1976; 1990; 1991; 2002; 2004 ( Independence Panorama); 2006; 2007; 2009; 2011. Additionally, Hells Gate Steel Orchestra won two (2) championships in St. Thomas USVI, during the early…

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The Members of LIME Hells Gate Steel Orchestra extends condolences to the family of Dr. Pat Bishop and the Steelpan fraternity. I can recall that subsequent to adjudicating the Antigua and Barbuda Na…

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The Members of LIME Hells Gate Steel Orchestra extends condolences to the family of Dr. Pat Bishop and the Steelpan fraternity.

I can recall that subsequent to adjudicating the Antigua and Barbuda National Panorama [1986 ], Dr. Pat Bishop returned to Antigua later that year to conduct a workshop, focusing on music thoery, arranging techniques, and performance. One evening, Dr. Bishop came to Hells Gate Panyard, unannounced. Our arranger Mr. Alan Micheal was present and we were…

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At 1:05am on August 22, 2011, Kuma Rodney said…

Hey Stafford, do your thing, its needed.

 

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