Steel Pan Faculty, Alums Take Over Trinidad's Panorama

Congratulations are in order for the NIU Steelpan faculty and several alumni!

As many readers know, the NIU Steel Band (and steelpan program) in the School of Music is regarded world-wide as the exemplary program for training and performance. This year this is evident in the significant number of NIU steelpan faculty and alumni who have been chosen as arrangers of the leading steel bands in Trinidad and Tobago for the annual Panorama competition, the world's most significant steel band competition.

 Cliff Alexis
 Liam Teague

We are also incredibly pleased to announce that at this year's Panorama, NIU's Cliff Alexis will be honored with an award and will serve as the Guest of Honor at the finals of the competition. Cliff's award will be presented by Pan Trinbago, the world governing body for steelpan.

NIU folks who are arranging/directing for Panorama include:



  • Professor Liam Teague: Silver Stars
  • Alumnus Seion Gomez - NICB Bucconeers and Solo Harmonites
  • Alumna Jeannine Remy - Hatters
  • Alumna Mia Gormandy - Symphony of Saints
  • Alumnus Harold Headley - Tipica
  • Alumnus Barry Mannette - Xpress 21
  • Alumnus Khion DeLas - Kaloma Kings and Sangre Grande Cordettes 
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