Pan In The Community Inc./ St. Veroncia's Youth Steel Orchestra

  • The mission of Pan in the Community (PITC) is to expose the youth of Baltimore City to the music and culture of the Caribbean through the medium of music. Using the steel drums PITC aims to enhance academic achievement, encourage social/civic consciousness and promote cultural awareness for the youth of Baltimore city.
  • Band Practice Everyone Mon, Wed, Fri, see Schedule for more details
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We are deeply saddened by the loss of a vested member of St. Veronicas Youth Steel Orchestra, Ashley Brown, who passed on Wednesday October 22. She was a music lover, an avid pannist, a kind and caring person who contributed to the teaching of the pan and the sharing of her culture with others. Born in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to the USA. While living in Trinidad she was a member of Southern Marines Steel Orchestra of Marabella where she mastered the "tenor pan." She was a member of STVYSO for more than 10 years and led the band to numerous victories at the Virginia Arts Festival and The Harbor View Festival. She was part of the "Front Line" as they were referred to by members of other steel bands.

Ashley was responsible for teaching many young people how to play the steel drums and become members of STVYSO. She was very sociable and enjoyed having a good time with the other members of the "alumni" who became a family. A special "Thanks" to those alumni, led by Sade, Antoinette, Patrice, and Missy who have taken the responsibility of ensuring that all arrangements be made on her behalf.

She has left to mourn, her parents, other family members, friends, her fiancée, Wayne and her newly born son, Emmanuel. She will be missed but not forgotten. Her tenor pan has been "put to rest". God has taken his angel and we must be at Peace.

Please be advised that the Funeral and Burial Services for our own Ashley Brown is as follows:

Viewing: Friday October 31st, 5:00pm - 7:00pm at March Funeral Home. 4300 Wabash Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Funeral: Saturday November 1st. Wake - 10:30am; Service 11:00am at March Life Tribute Center, 5610 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21244

Burial: King Memorial Park, 8710 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Reparse: March Life Tribute Center, 5610 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21244 ( held after the burial)

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We are looking for a drummer or two who has basic drumming skills and is willing to learn and progress in this art. Preferably persons under the age of 16 years but not limited to that, male or female.

Also pan players for the low base, triple chello and four chello, young players with or without experience and willing to learn.

Contact should be made with Anthony Mc Farlane 410-292-6814.
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