Cavaliers Steel Orchestra logo  Cavaliers win Panorama with the tune Melody Mas – Bobby Mohammed (arranger)

Easter Sunday – Desperadoes become the first steelband to play in church – see more

Musicians (20 pan players) chosen for National Steelband to participate in the Commonwealth Arts Festival in the UK.  Players:

Roderick Toussaint (City Kids); Gordon Barrow (Scherzando); Steve Regis (West Stars); Hugh Borde (Tripoli); Glenford Sobers (Cross Winds); Cabot Paul (Trinidad Symphony); Dean Kirton (Kintups); Pedro Pereira (Blue Diamonds); Edward Towine (Desperadoes); Clunis Clarke (Casbah); Lennox Mohammed (Cavaliers); Herman Johnson (Sunjets); David Edwards (Gale Stars); Herman Collins (Sun Valley); Rudolph St. Louis (Renegades); Sylvester Garcia (Tropical Harmony); Emmanuel Riley (Invaders); Betram Kellman (Southern Marines); Morrison Romeo (Starlift – Tobago); and David La Barrie (Starlets)

 

National Steelband players participate in the Commonwealth Arts Festival (September 10–October 14)

The Daily Mirror in the UK proclaims: “The steel orchestra was the greatest thing that ever happened to music in recent years.  This was the view of the music experts in England!” **

ESSO Engro Steel Orchestra wins St. Vincent Panorama