Hosted by Panmasters Steel Orchestra
The Panmasters Steel Orchestra, one of the popular steel bands in the DC area, will be hosting a Community Day on Saturday, August 21, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
The band, like many other performers in the area, has been impacted by the pandemic and is inviting all pan lovers to support their fundraising event.
For further information, please reach out to Marcus Adams @ 301-938-3837, or Lennard Jack Jr. @ 301-642-1433 or donate at:
Of course, the band will be in attendance to perform many of their exciting arrangements.
DID YOU KNOW
Who is Dr. Andre Cropper?
Andre Cropper was born on August 4th 1961. He grew up in St. James, Trinidad. His curiosity was not discouraged at Newtown Boy’s RC School or his parents. At Fatima College, his secondary school, he was excited by mathematics and fascinated by physics. He knew he wanted to be an electrical engineer.Click the link for his story http://icons.niherst.gov.tt/icon/andre-cropper-ci1/
EASTER PARADE PICTURES
Our virtual Children’s Easter Parade 2021 was held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, in loving memory of Mrs. Joyce Thompson, who passed away on May 16, 2020. Auntie Joyce, as she was fondly called, hosted this event for over 30 years. She was a dedicated member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington, DC (TTADC) and ardent supporter of the Pan Lara Youth Steel Orchestra. The Easter Parade was her pride and joy and the children as well as the adults looked forward to this event. There was always a debate among the adults as to who will be the Easter Bunny.
PanLara took the lead in hosting the parade live on Zoom and partnered with TTADC and the Trinidad and Tobago Working Women’s Committee (TTWWC) to put on a fabulous show. The response was tremendous, in fact, the online venue was filled to capacity that some folks were unable to view the event for which we sincerely apologize.
We would like to thank everyone who attended. Special thanks to Rev. Sandra Carter for providing the opening prayer, Guest Speaker Annette Achille, Announcer, Patricia Jones and Organizers, Debbie Lara and Claudia Carter, all of the parents and especially the children who participated in the program. We also want to send our thanks and best wishes to Mrs. Thompson’s son, Mr. Earl Holder and his wife Gloria for their continued support and providing us with the pictures of Auntie Joyce.
Special thanks also to all our sponsors who provided the beautiful Easter Baskets to the children:
Patricia St. Hill, TTWWC
Winfield St. Hill, WIAMA
Annette Achille, TTWWC
Patricia Phillip, TTWWC
Claudia Carter, TTADC
Nigel Scott, TTADC
Cherice Jones, PanLara
Debbie Lara, PanLara
Thanks to all who donated and you can still do so at ttadc.org. All funds received are contributed to PanLara to support the work they are doing with the youth in the DMV. Check out their Facebook Page “PanLara”.
Here are some pictures of the pretty girls and handsome boys who walked the virtual runway. See you next year!!