Andre White of New
York’s ADLIB Steel Orchestra captured Aquarium’s annual steelpan
competition. This year’s contest focused on the male Double
Seconds category. The youthful and multi-talented Andre performed
his own arrangement of this year’s test piece. Andre White leads the upper
echelon contingent of New York Steelpan music players.
The 15-year old
Andre is currently a sophomore at Freeport High School where he is
majoring in music. He has been playing the pans since he was six
years old. Andre plays all of the different pan instruments and
also drums. His pan instruments of choice are the second and tenor pans.
In addition to playing in ADLIB steel orchestra Andre is also now
arranging. He looks forward to someday arranging for panorama
and majoring in music in college.
Each participant in the steelpan
competition was required to
perform the test piece - Lord Kitchener’s “Pan In ‘A’ Minor.”