The spirit of Christmas will be brought to the people of Grand Roy, St. John’s and its environs by its own steel orchestra, Grand Roy Pan Angels.
In what is dubbed as “Nine Nights of Christmas,” which begins tomorrow (Saturday, December 10th), the steel band has taken the initiative to present various forms of cultural presentations as part of the Christmas Season to various areas within the community.
In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, one of the organisers, Kacey Frederick said a six-hour concert will be held in order to bring the Christmas cheer to the community as a means of giving back, while at the same time building a bond with the village.
Frederick who is the Secretary of the band said they are hoping that the event will be able to raise some funds as the steel band is one of the few on the island that remains unsponsored.
He said the Christmas Concert will be used to showcase the new members of the band who were recruited from September.
According to Frederick, the new members are as young as six years old, with the oldest being ten.
Patrons to the event can expect to experience a different activity on each night such as dance, drumming, poetry and presentations from the Churches in the village at the Grand Roy Junction.
The steel band will also join forces with the Grand Roy School to serenade throughout the villages of Black Bay and Marigot, and also through Mt. Plaisir.
The event climaxes on December 18th with the lighting of a Christmas tree.
Grand Roy Pan Angels which was formed in 2005, has a band membership of 50.