PAN-JUMBIE

Musical twins lead Arima school band

TT – Most steel bands start out with its members typically meeting in the pan world, chance encounters at a musical event, or talented individuals connecting in the same high school classroom.

Then there are those bands whose genesis begins in the cradle, as with 20-year-old Malabar twins Melissa and Ana-Lissa Jack.

At their alma mater St Joseph Convent, St Joseph, the girls played football and cricket and were captains, they received the Principal’s Award for most outstanding all-round students and Ana-Lissa also received an additional business scholarship. She is currently studying law at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, while Melissa will be studying medicine at UWI in September.

Melissa plays pan, guitar, saxophone and keyboard, while her sibling plays percussion and guitar.

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