• Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
    Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
    Guest Entertainer
  • Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra
    Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra
  • Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc
    Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc
  • Melo Groove Steel Orchestra Inc
    Melo Groove Steel Orchestra Inc
  • Pantastik Steel Orchestra
    Pantastik Steel Orchestra
    2015 Panorama Winner
  • Resurrection Steel Orchestra
    Resurrection Steel Orchestra
  • Sticks ’N Tones
    Sticks ’N Tones
Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
Guest Entertainer

Desperadoes, T&T’s  Panorama 2016 Champion Steel Band will be performing at Miami Broward Carnival  on Friday October 7th, Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th 2016. The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra “Despers” was formed in Laventille in 1945. They were initially named The Dead End, a reference to the Dead End Kids films. They became notorious for regular clashes with other bands and the police. In the early 1950s, Wilfred “Speaker” Harrison and Donald Steadman joined, bringing a more professional focus that saw the band sign a sponsorship deal with Coca Cola in 1962 with the band name changing to the Coca Cola Gay Desperadoes at the same time, the name chosen from the movie Desperadoes starring Glenn Ford that was shown in Port of Spain at the time.

They dropped ‘Gay’ from the name in the 1970s. The orchestra has worldwide appearances and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1972, Carnegie Hall in 1987, and performed with the Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti in Barbados in 1996.

Despers have won the National Steelband Panorama competition of Trinidad and Tobago a total of eleven times in their history. Their most recent win took place in 2016, where they won with a total of 285 points.

Desperadoes have also toured some of Trinidad & Tobago’s motherlands; such as Africa, India, China, England and Grenada. The band has qualified for the most Panorama finals, 49 of 53, was a finalist for 36 consecutive years 1976 through 2011, has the highest winning percentage victory every 4.8 years, has won every entered competition, and has a total of 25 combined victories out of 69 various competitions, from 1965 to 2016.

 
Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra

    About Our Steel Band

     

    Contact

    Captain:Clifford Caines | Heinrick Duberceau: 786-704-5944 |sagaboys@hotmail.com |

    Musical Selection: Pan is Mines

    Arranger: Lemmy Rogers | Tuner: Fitzroy ‘Fox’ Alleyne

    Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc

    About Our Steel Band

    Lauderhill Steel Ensemble originated in 2003 in collaboration with the City of Lauderhill department of Parks and Recreation. Its mission is to cultivate cultural awareness in the community by providing musical training on Steel Pans, as a means of fostering the preservation and advancement of Caribbean culture in the community. Lets view video of Lauderhill Steel Ensemble in action. 

    Contact

    Captain: Ian Franklyn | Musical Selection: Big people Party | Arranger: Brandon Gonzales

    Tuner: Michael Kernahan

    Contact # Selvon Nanan at 954 557 5703 | snanamd@yahoo.com

     

    Melo Groove Steel Orchestra Inc

    About Our Steel Band

     

    Contact

    Captain: Glen Philips| Musical Selection: People by Kes | Arranger: Spencer De Verteril & Gerard Boucoud

    Tuner: Fitzroy  “Fox” Alleyne

    Contact # Bryan Heyliger at 954 591 402 | tabbymoh@gmail

    Pantastik Steel Orchestra
    2015 Panorama Winner

      About Our Steel Band

       

      Contact

      Captain: Allan Harrylal & Sato Edwards | Musical Selection: Mystery Band

      Arranger: Beverly Griffith | Tuner:Roland Harrington

      Contact:Beverly Griffith | 954-624-2761 | tabbymoh@gmail.com

      Resurrection Steel Orchestra

      About Our Steel Band

       

      Contact

      Captain: Leah Cassie | Musical Selection: The Hammer | Arranger: Sherwin Deverteuil

      Contact Sherwin Deverteuil  at 754-214-5524 | sherwindeverteuil@gmail.com

      Sticks ’N Tones

      About Our Steel Band

      Sticks ‘n Tones is one of South Florida’s newest additions. Started in 2014, this band has a unique membership of hand-picked individuals that create a balance between experienced, talented veterans and moldable youths; a combination that complements the organization’s vision and fresh outlook.

      The primary purpose behind the inception of Sticks ‘n Tones was to create an outlet for Kobie Alleyne, the band’s teenaged arranger, so that he may channel his musical energy and talent in the direction of arranging. Thus, at 14, Kobie joined the ranks of arrangers when he made his historical debut in this arena. He is, to date, the youngest arranger on the South Florida panorama circuit.

      The core of the band is Kobie’s immediate family members as his two older siblings and both parents play. His father, Fitzroy “Fox” Alleyne doubles as the band’s tuner, and mother, Gail Clarke-Alleyne functions as the administrator. Sticks ‘n Tones placed 4th in the panorama competition in 2014 with their rendition of Spanking by Super Blue and placed 4th again in 2015 when they played Ah Feelin’ by Lead Pipe & Sadist. This year Sticks ‘n Tones will play Kobie Alleyne’s arrangement of Temperature by Machel Montano.

      Contact

      Captain: Gail Clarke-Alleyne at 954-818-2526 | sticksntones1@gmail.com

      Musical Selection:Temperature/Machel Montano |Arranger:Kobie Alleyne | Tuner: Fitzroy “Fox” Alleyne