birdsong Steel Orchestra announces its International Panorama Project 2020. International Panists are invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity to experience performing at the National PanoramaCompetition with a 120 piece steelband under the musical direction of multiple Champion Panorama arranger and Grammy award winner Robert Greenidge.
The trip of a lifetime, a trip that didn’t seem possible, with the odds against us–how could we have possibly made it happen just as we’d hoped? A dream of playing in Panorama which had existed in OSteel for decades… it was happening! - Oberlin Steel
The birdsong Panorama Experience Package is constructed around the first 2 events in our competitive Panorama calendar:
Basic Package Extended
Over the years it has been our experience that many persons may wish to stay beyond our Basic Package. In addition to the Basic Package of $600USD, the incremental cost per week or any part thereof before or after the Basic Period will be $250USD.
- Double Occupancy Accommodation with Wi-Fi
- Transportation to & from Airport
- Practice & Competition Shuttles
- Band T-Shirt
- Use of Birdsong Instruments
All accommodation provided is double occupancy .Your rooms are furnished with bedding and pillows but you will need to provide you own towels for shower and the beach. All of the rooms are in apartments within walking distance from the birdsong panyard (20 - 30 min. walk max). We may also be utilizing some of the dorm facilities at the University of the West Indies, depending on apartment availability (10 - 15 min. walk to the panyard).
There were lights! Cameras! A jazz band blaring in the stands! People whining! People sitting! People laughing! The pressure was on!!! This was it, this was the moment… and ten minutes never went by so fast or in such a blur! Everything sounded so great as the immersion of sound filled the semi-finals stage - Oberlin Steel