Virginia Beach, VA
Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the oceanfront in beautiful Virginia Beach!
Workshop: Our guest clinicians will workshop a mass band/ensemble song to perform with all bands participating in the PANFest Friday Workshop. Each steel band will be divided up by sections (high pans, middle pans, & low/bass pans) to get instruction from some of the foremost teachers in the steel band community before coming together to perform a mass band tune. These cross-ensemble sectionals will give your students the opportunity to meet and perform with a wide range of players from around the US, all while developing the techniques needed to execute a high level of musicianship.
PANFestival: All ensembles have the opportunity to perform in our Virginia International PANFest competition that is free and open to the public! We will be celebrating this incredible art form with live performances that will feature 15 – 20 minute long live performances of steel bands from across the US, ending the day with performances from our Opening and Headlining entertainment.