Members of the Panache Steel Orchestra are playing extra sweet tunes following a recent boost to their finances. The popular pan group received a timely donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank.
“Sixty per cent of their members are under the age of 20 and they have also established the Panache Pan Academy in 2011 which has over 200 persons enrolled. Add to this the fact that in only their second year in the Panorama Competition, they were joint winners last year with Zahra Lake, the first female arranger ever to achieve this feat, and you will understand why CIBC FirstCaribbean felt it was important to offer our support,” she said.
Ms. Maurisha Potter, Secretary and PRO of Panache thanked the bank for its contribution and assured that the steel band will be going all out to retain its Panorama title on Friday night.
She noted that the band will be approximately 80 strong and will be playing Ricardo Drue’s song, The Good Life.
Zahra Lake will once again be the arranger.