ONTARIO STEELPAN ASSOCIATION

Pan Alive

RESULTS TOTAL SCORE SHEET

Friday, July 29, 2016

BAND                                                              SONG                                    TOTAL SCORE          PLACEMENT

 

Pan Fantasy                                                   Unforgetable                          258                             1st

 

Afropan                                                          Different Me                            248                             2nd

 

Salah Steelpan Academy                             Bass On Fire                           244                             3rd

 

Silhouettes                                                    Madd Music                            243                              4th

 

Brampton Golden Harps Int.                       Oil and Music                          238                              5th

 

JK Pan Vibrations                                        Free Up                                    238                              5th

 

Panatics Steelpan Network                         What Yuh Come Here For      232                              7th

 

New Dimension                                            Scene                                       226                              8th

 

Pan Masters Pan                                          Night and Day                         225                              9th

 

St. Jamestown Youth Ctr                            Breakthrough                          192                             10th

 

PAN FANTASY 1st PLACE 2016

Pan: A Medium for Social Good

 

By Lincoln Depradine

 

The contribution of the steel pan movement to the social good of society is often diminished and overlooked.

At their genesis and advent, and during their early formative years in their birthplace in Trinidad & Tobago, steelbands were exclusively the domain of men; and, because of the nature of the time, they were men who were overwhelmingly poor and Black, on the fringes of society, and who were assigned labels such as "hooligans" and "badjohns".

However, over the past few decades, a transformation in steel bands' membership has occurred; a scan of any steel orchestra anywhere - including among those in Canada that form part of the Ontario Steel pan Association (OSA) - will reveal bands' membership with a large percentage of boys and girls, as well as adult professional females.

The 2015 Pan Alive competition, organized by OSA, is scheduled for July 31 at Lamport Stadium, 1151 King St. West, Toronto. Certainly, none of the orchestras would be able to enter a sizeable outfit in Pan Alive, without the significant input of women and school-age boys and girls, who are pannists today.

As a medium for engaging youth in positive social and cultural activities, few other organizations attract as many young people - of diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds - as do steelbands in Ontario and Canada. Youth bond with one another and find camaraderie with their peers. And the bands' captains, managers and arrangers provide more than instructions in the art of penmanship to the youth; they often act as guidance counselors and mentors to the young people on issues of education, jobs and careers.

 

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