Pantempters Steel Orchestra in Antigua Guatemala

Pantempters Steel Orchestra in Antigua Guatemala (Photo by Darrin Brown)

Pantempters Steel Orchestra is Belize’s most dynamic and entertaining steel band and they played this past weekend at the stage next to the Cathedral.

The Pantempters Steel Orchestra first begun in 1992 as a university steel band at the University College of Belize, under the directorship of the then Dr. Colville Young (now Governor General of Belize). From a humble beginning with no more than ten members, the band rose in the entertainment circles becoming one of Belize’s premier steel orchestra. Today, Pantempters is one of the largest steel bands in the country performing both locally and internationally with a culturally dynamic repertoire of music including punta, brukdong, soca, reggae, bassa nova, sala, jazz, classical and many more.

The band is currently managed by Ms. Therese Martinez and directed by Mr. Herschel Armstrong. (source: Pantempters Steel Orchestra fanpage in Facebook)

Photo by guest contributor Darrin Brown

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