Dear Pan Players,

I’m passing on some exciting information for you. CaribVic is interested in registering the CaribVic Angostura All Stars Steelband, we just need to know at this stage, if you are interested in participating.

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You may be aware, that PANZ is planning the second Australian Steelband Festival, PANZfest 2015, to be held in Brisbane 2 to 5 October 2015.

Last week we learnt that their proposal to hold the public events at Roma Street Parklands Amphitheatre has been accepted. A lot of work has gone into finding a suitable venue so they are very excited.

They are hoping that all Australian and New Zealand Steelbands will take part to make this the music and cultural event of the year!

The CaribVic All Stars Steelband is now a Member of PANZ and the EOI form and early-bird registration form to take part in Festival must be submitted by Monday 7 July for huge savings.

If you would like to be included and be part of the CaribVic All Stars Steelband to take part in the Festival 2nd-5th October 2015 please let CaribVic know by return email so that we could register the band before 7 July 2014.

Note that the deadline for Early bird registration is Monday 7 July 2014.

Most Important: In order to apply for funds we need letters of support. Please can you send in your letter of support and approach your communities, tourist boards, educational establishments, Councils, governmental agencies etc as appropriate, to procure these and forward to me as soon as possible.

Please find attached the Festival document to pass on to supporters and prospective funding providers.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Pat Thomas at CaribVic 0424 715 530   or

Linda Fullerton

Festival Director and Secretary



0434 850 482; 07 3202 5508


PANZ is the steelpan association of Australia and New Zealand. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.