Pan Trinbago will be celebrating Steelband Month in August.
This year’s program will coincide with the celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago Independence.
In this regard, a number of events and activities have been planned commencing with the Visit to the Foundation Stone, St. Paul Street, Port of Spain, on Friday 3rd August 2012, at 2:00 pm.
Highlight of the month’s program is the Annual Pan Trinbago Awards Function. The formal affair is scheduled for Friday 10th August at The Festival Ball Room, Crowne Plaza, Wrightson Road., from 7:00 pm. This event is held in honour of individuals, companies and groups who have made sterling contribution to the development of the Steelpan and the Steelband Movement.
Other events include Arrangers’ Seminar at Community Development, La Fantasie Road, St. Ann’s, on Wednesday 8th August at 9:00 am, Pan on de Boardwalk, Chaguaramas, on Sunday 12th August, from 4:00 pm, Defenders of the Pan, aka Pioneers’ Day at the Renegades Pan Theatre, Charlotte Street, Port of Spain on Wednesday 15th August between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Pan Night & Day- 20th Anniversary of the Declaration of Steelpan as the National Instrument in all regions on Thursday 30th August.
Junior steelbands have their own day, Youth Rally, on Saturday 18th August at The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 10:00am – 6:00 pm.
Several other fringe events have been included on the itinerary - Laventille Street Parade on Sunday 5th August, Laventille Road,4:00 pm, Laventille, Len” Boogsie” Sharpe in Concert, Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th August, Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, 8:00 pm, Steelfestt Parade, around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Monday 20th August, 4:00 pm, Woodbrook Centenary Parade- Pan on de Avenue, Saturday 25th August, 5:00 pm and Independence Day Brunches, Friday 31st August at various panyards.
The curtain comes down on Saturday 1st September at the Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Pan Yard, where the band will be hosting its Independence Fiesta, from 5:00 pm.