The Kekionga Steel Drumz group is putting on a dinner and a show Saturday, March 10, to help raise money for a trip to participate in the Panorama Caribbean Music Fest and Competition in Virginia Beach,
Virginia. The Caribbean Pan Jam dinner and concert will be at Wayne High School with dinner served from4-7 p.m., followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, roasted red potatoes and baked apples.
Tickets can be purchased from members of the Steel Drumz or from the front office at Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Road. Tickets are $12 for the dinner and concert; $8.50 for dinner only; and $5 for the concert only. Students can attend the concert for free.
The band members with Steel Drumz will be leaving for their trip to Virginia May 11-12. The festival and competition is sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Virginia Arts Festival and the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. While there, students will perform for a three-judge panel, attend workshops for high, middle and low pans and participate in a mass steelband performance. The students will also attend evening concerts performed by Tom Miller, Maureen Clement, Dr. Lennard Moses and Etienne Charles & Kaiso.