ONTARIO STEELPAN ASSOCIATION
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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