Education Minister, Anthony Garcia says he will seek to ensure that the national instrument, the steelpan, is taught in the nation’s schools to develop more expert pan players in the future.
He gave the assurance at the National Schools Panorama and Junior Soca 2018 Prize Giving Ceremony at the Education Towers on Tuesday.
La Horquetta Pan Groove made a major leap from the Single Pan Band category to cop the Petrotrin National Panorama Small Band title last night at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
With a Kion Robinson arrangement of Winston Scarborough’s “In De Minor” the band vowed judges and patrons alike to score a total of 277 points, three more than its closest rivals, Laventille Serenaders and Arima Golden Symphony (tie). LH Pan Groove was among a line-up of fifteen (15) steel orchestras.
While thousands are at the pan theatres nightly preparing for the Panorama Finals, fans who turned up to see the Chicago Bulls play this past week, got to hear the US national anthem played with steel pan.
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Cassie Bradley published the video on her Youtube page with the words;