PAN-JUMBIE

Hatters look to youth to continue pan legacy

TT – One of the oldest playing steelband in San Fernando, Hatters Steel Orchestra, is also the last of two South bands which would have captured the somewhat elusive Panorama title, way back in 1975.

For a number of years, lady luck has not smiled on the band, which fell victim to thieves and was uprooted from its base at Lady Hailes Avenue in 2021 to give way to the Waterfront Development project.

Its base has been temporarily shifted to the Girl Guides Headquarters, Rushworth Street extension, until December, with the promise from project manager, the Urban Development Corporation (Udecott), to return to a permanent state-of-the-art pan theatre designed to complement the proposed ambience.

In the doldrums for a number of years, the band, under new management, is trying to revive its glory days and is looking to the youth to continue the legacy.

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