“Pantonic All Stars” Steel Orchestra is a Stockport based group of talented young people, dedicated to playing steel music. They were formed in 1985 and now usually comprise up to 25 players aged between 12 and 25. The group has gained recognition as one of the Country's leading youth Steel Orchestras, having been presented with the Outstanding Performance Award twice in the National 'Music for Youth' Festival and performed at many School Proms concerts including St. David's Hall, Cardiff, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, where they have been fortunate enough to make four appearances since 1989. They have also been featured several times on radio and television in arts festival and youth programmes including Blue Peter. The style of music is deliberately varied to re-create the traditional sound of the Caribbean, whilst demonstrating the wide versatility of steel pans. Easy listening and modern tunes are mixed with a selection of calypsos and some of the well known classics. The Orchestra has performed in Europe on many occasions, most recently in Denmark in August 2009, toured Barbados in 1998 and regularly appears at Caribbean evenings, shows, carnivals and shopping centres throughout the Country.
I was greatly impressed listening to the Pantonic Steel Orchestra on a recent visit to Llandudno Much appreciated by visitors who appreciated the music played by the young musicians Make sure to take a listen
“ Thank you Michael. We appreciate comments like this since its the public opinion that make the players feel appreciated for the hard work they put into playing. Adrian Botham ”- Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
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