There is a sound that describes the spirit of the Caribbean—a melodic resonance that serenades without the need for words. Within four bars, this musical sound communicates its essence and message, prompting the audience to respond instinctively.
This captivating symphony is none other than the resounding richness of steelpan music. It creates an ambiance of profound contentment, exuding a vibe that resonates across generations. The irresistible energy of steelpan music compels everyone to rise from their seats, and this is precisely what defines the ANSA McAL Parkside Steel Orchestra.
ANSA Mc AL Distribution Inc. is beyond proud to support this young vibrant band, giving players the opportunity to showcase their musical gift nationally and internationally.
The Parkside Steel Orchestra is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 that seeks to provide opportunities for youths and young adults to have an enriching musical education and opportunities beyond what the local schools offer.
Over the years, the band has established an impressive track record after winning the National Steelband Competition ten times (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. In addition, the group also runs a youth steelpan and music literacy program titled “The Pan Wave Academy”, launched in 2000, which provides young children with the opportunity to learn steelpan.