Written by George Grant on May 31, 2010
He urged them to promote culture in the parish and to utilise their skills to not only playing pan by "ear" but to be able to read music. He promised that the education of the players will not be sidelined and that efforts will be made to assist members with their school work.
Performing the blessing the new Steel Band, Rev. Junior E. Ballantyne of the Gouyave Anglican Church asked for God’s blessings on the direction of the movement and its members. He urged them to use their skills for their own upliftment and that of the parish.
Also witnessing the event was Mr. Marvin Andall, Principal of the Florida Government School, where the pans are presently based, Mrs. Oslyn Radix-Thomas, Principal of the St. John’s Anglican School ,Mr. Arthur Hosten, as well as the Management and players of the Grand Roy Steel band and scores of young persons who will make up the membership of the band.
Presently the band has a membership of 43 players most of whom are female.