American steelband benefactor passes

US – The steelband world in the United States and the Caribbean is mourning the loss of Lester Trilla, noted steelband supporter and benefactor, who died Wednesday April 21, at the age of 75 near his home in Suburban Chicago, Illinois. Trilla was a longtime patron of the famed Northern Illinois University Steelband programm, donating heavily to the university’s scholarship endowment.