Carriacou Steel Band

Carriacou Steel Band
As well as having a wonderful tradition in ‘Big Drum’ and Quadrille, Carriacou also had a brilliant Steel Band. The band was made up of members of ‘The Sunblisters’ plus others from town and Bishop’s College. The main conductor and arranger, I seem to remember, was Rodge Gay.
The Steel Band sported a bright red uniform jacket with dark trousers. They performed in a variety of events and inter island competitions. They did not just play calypso. On one occasion I gatecrashed one of their rehearsals and was somewhat amazed to hear they were practising a piece composed by Chopin.
The photos attached to this file relate to one of the presentation days held in Carriacou. Unfortunately, I cannot remember which day it was. So I call upon my blog followers to help me in this matter. What were the presentations for, who are the individuals receiving the trophies and who are the band members?
If any of you have any stories, memories or anecdotes relating to the Steel Band please send them in so I can publish them with this post.
Thank you.

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