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Mike Horan checks out one of the Solid Hoop pans at Panyard in 2007.  The Precision Series pans I make are almost identical to these.  Mike is the Band Director at Kekionga Middle School in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mike Horan checks out one of the Solid Hoop pans at Panyard in 2007. The Precision Series pans I make are almost identical to these. Mike is the Band Director at Kekionga Middle School in Fort Wayne, Indiana

With some of the students from Oberlin College who brought their pans to be tuned.

With some of the students from Oberlin College who brought their pans to be tuned.

This is the oldest surviving Tenor Pan that I am aware of.  This instrument came from Trinidad and was made in 1953 (the date is still stamped on the note surface).  It was acquired from Invaders Panyard by a Shell executive.  It is currently located in New England.  This is almost certainly an original Ellie Mannette pan from that time.

This is the oldest surviving Tenor Pan that I am aware of. This instrument came from Trinidad and was made in 1953 (the date is still stamped on the note surface). It was acquired from Invaders Panyard by a Shell executive. It is currently located in New England. This is almost certainly an original Ellie Mannette pan from that time.

The oldest surviving Tenor Pan that I am aware of.  This was made in 1953 and was acquired from Invaders Panyard by a Shell executive.  It is still in tune, and it was almost certainly made by Ellie Mannette.  There are other Mannete pans in existence that I am aware of from 1956.

The oldest surviving Tenor Pan that I am aware of. This was made in 1953 and was acquired from Invaders Panyard by a Shell executive. It is still in tune, and it was almost certainly made by Ellie Mannette. There are other Mannete pans in existence that I am aware of from 1956.

The Blue Flames steelband has the smallest rehearsal space of any band I have ever worked with!  And they are some of the nicest people I have worked with too.

The Blue Flames steelband has the smallest rehearsal space of any band I have ever worked with! And they are some of the nicest people I have worked with too.

My buddy Ant Caplan who I have known for forever came to visit me in April 2007 when I was still working at Panyard, Inc.

My buddy Ant Caplan who I have known for forever came to visit me in April 2007 when I was still working at Panyard, Inc.

Playing pan alongside Deighton Charlemagne with the Panyard Steel Orchestra in 2007 the Kekionga Middle School concert.

Playing pan alongside Deighton Charlemagne with the Panyard Steel Orchestra in 2007 the Kekionga Middle School concert.

Running a workshop at the National Trail HS Steelband Festival in New Paris OH.  I think we were rehearsing "Fire Down Below", the full Panorama arrangement by Boogsie.

Running a workshop at the National Trail HS Steelband Festival in New Paris OH. I think we were rehearsing "Fire Down Below", the full Panorama arrangement by Boogsie.

Playing Pan Round Neck on an old (1962)Invaders style pan.  I did this as part of the history portion of the show we put on.

Playing Pan Round Neck on an old (1962)Invaders style pan. I did this as part of the history portion of the show we put on.

A great moment with the Panyard Steel Orchestra at the National Trail HS Steelband Festival.  Scott Verlado, Chris Hanning (on kit), me, Ron Kerns, and Angel

A great moment with the Panyard Steel Orchestra at the National Trail HS Steelband Festival. Scott Verlado, Chris Hanning (on kit), me, Ron Kerns, and Angel

Dinner with Dave Lapio and his wife Ruth when I was down there tuning his pans.

Dinner with Dave Lapio and his wife Ruth when I was down there tuning his pans.

Tuning pans for Joe Braccio in St Peterburg.  Laurence Kanes stopped by to say hello.

Tuning pans for Joe Braccio in St Peterburg. Laurence Kanes stopped by to say hello.

With the inventor of the PanKat and his wife.

With the inventor of the PanKat and his wife.




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