PANISTS PASS MUSIC EXAMS
Grenada - It was a proud moment for 15
panists who successfully passed their Grade 1 music exams and were
awarded their certificates at the Band Fete of the NCB Angel Harps.
The 15 young panists came from three steel orchestras on the island,
namely: Rainbow City All Stars, River Road Pan Wizards, and Angel
Harps Steel Orchestra.
The candidates were tutored by Mr. Andy Chichester
who obtained his BA in Music from the University of the West Indies and
is now sharing his knowledge with his fellow panists. The panists
did their exams in June with the Associated Board of the Royal School of
The results are as follows: seven panists
received distinctions, five received merits and three others, passes.
The outstanding panist was Ms. Reena Andrews from Angel Harps Steel
orchestra with 97 marks, followed by Ms. Ria Delves of Angel Harps and
Jane Nelson of Pan Wizards. The outstanding male panist was
Mr. Kester Joseph of Pan Wizards with 92 marks, and Mr. Jevon Andrews of
Angel Harps with 91 marks.
Mr. Gerard Tamar, captain of Angel Harps Steel
Orchestra presented the panists with their certificates and encouraged
them to continue to strive for excellence in their music. Eleven
panists were from Angel Harps, three from Pan Wizards and one from
Rainbow City All Stars. The panists start their classes for Grade 2 in
September, and a new group of panists will start the Grade 1 program.