Last Friday, the Harneys Pan Hitters, our BVI office’s all-star steel pan band, shared some early Christmas joy with the residents of the Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly in Road Town.
The band was formed following Harneys’ recent partnership with the Elmore Stoutt High School, which was established to provide the students with the resources to enable them to take part in the school’s various ensembles, including the ever-popular Senior Pan Ensemble. To celebrate the partnership, our CSR team encouraged staff members to learn the steel pan under the guidance of Mr Ronnie Crawford, a teacher at Elmore and a steel pan instructor, who made learning the instrument fun and easy. Before long, the band was born.
The Christmas concert for the Adina Donovan residents was the group’s first show, and they were given just two weeks to learn two songs: ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Silent Night’.
The Harneys Pan Hitters’ performance was a banging success and was much appreciated by the audience. The band plans to stay together and continue to learn new songs for future community performances!