Panorama Gold

Pamberi Steel Orchestra

2017 Tune of choice:  Gee Gee Ree  |  arranger:  Brian Villafana

 

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Founded in 1980: The band is a merger of two bands from the community of San Juan – Marsicans and Finland. The name is taken from the Zimbabwean word “Pamberi” which means “Forward”. We have adopted that as our motto.

The composition of Pamberi Stage-Side – Thirty members function year-round to carry out the annual programme. The average age of the membership is below twenty years old. The activities of this group include:

  • Practice Sessions and Performances (local, regional and international)
  • Organization and Planning of activities
  • Participation in Meetings and informal discussions
  • Music training for individual development • Participate in the Youth Programmes as Tutors
  • Represent the band at various activities/functions
  • Portray the image of the band in a positive manner The Road-Side or Panorama Band – One hundred players
  • Every day practice for more than a month • Comprised of alumni players, junior groove graduates and others
  • Each section multiplies by about four during this period

Panorama Record National Finals – Seventeen times
National Finals – Seventeen times
Highest Place – 5th 1989
National Semi-Finals – nineteen times
East Zonal Finals – sixteen times
East Zonal Champions – 2007
International Performances – 1991 to 2008
Europe – France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Asia – Japan, Hong Kong
Americas – USA, Canada, French Guiana
Caribbean – Grenada, Tobago, Martinique

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Discography
Trinidad – Carotte Label (1985 to 1991) LPs, Cassettes
Trinidad – Rituals (1999 to present) five CDs
France – Blue Moon (1991/1992 now defunct) LP, CD, Cassette
Japan – Starland
Japan – Polygram
Japan – Sunrise
National Semi-Finals – nineteen times
East Zonal Finals – sixteen times
East Zonal Champions – 2007Panorama Record
National Finals – Seventeen times
Highest Place – 5th 1989
National Semi-Finals – nineteen times
East Zonal Finals – sixteen times
East Zonal Champions – 2007

International Performances – 1991 to 2008
Europe – France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Asia – Japan, Hong Kong
Americas – USA, Canada, French Guiana
Caribbean – Grenada, Tobago, Martinique

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