Pantonic Steel Orchestra
New York - August 18th, 2004
Pantonic Steel Orchestra, the reigning New York Panorama champion will defend its crown on the night of September 4, 2004. The annual competition will be held at the Brooklyn Museum grounds at 8:00pm. Pantonic will take the stage at position one to defend its crown against twelve other contenders.
The world famous organization goes into the event as a favorite, having won the competition three times in a row. Pantonic routinely attracts the players and fans from every section of the globe who participate, or witness its panorama performance. The panorama is a major part of the special events held over the three-day weekend celebration that attracts close to 4 million people yearly.
The four-time New York Panorama Champions expect to continue their winning ways. Their tune of choice is the popular soca hit "Bonnie and Clyde" (aka "Celebrate") by Destra Garcia. The orchestra is led by Captain Keith Roberts. Band Arranger is the master himself - Clive Bradley. Pantonic is one of the largest and best steel orchestras in the world.
The orchestra is located at 1021 East 48th St., between Farragut Road and the "dead end." Practices are open to the public. Rehearsals typically go late into wee hours of the morning as the musicians prepare for this event. The public is encouraged to visit the band's panyard practices to experience a complete panorama adventure.
People interested in purchasing tickets for the Panorama competition can contact Pantonic at 1-718-434-0231.
Music majors and ethnomusicologists are especially encouraged to attend the rehearsal sessions, in order to experience first hand, a unique cultural happening. Pantonic's critically acclaimed CDs - Tonic for the Soul & Pantonic Live! will be available.
Members of the press requiring special audio/video arrangements are urged to contact Pantonic management in advance or sign up to attend Pantonic's Media Night...
Make Pantonic's practice area/pan yard a must-be-visited New York destination - up to September 3, 2004 when in the city, and experience one of the true musical wonders of the world.
Click to see sample of last years yard performance>> http://www.panonthenet.com/bands/pantonic/2003/tonicvid2003.htm