Curating Our Culture, Building a Legacy: NGC Supports Three Sponsored Steelbands
19th February 2019
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) recently hosted panyard limes for three NGC-sponsored steelbands and their communities – NGC Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra, NGC La Brea Nightingales Steel Orchestra and NGC Steel Xplosion out of Tobago, ahead of Panorama 2019.
This was done in an effort to drum up support for the bands for upcoming Panorama participation while providing an opportunity for employee engagement. Invitees to the panyard limes included band members, NGC employees and members of the community.
NGC’s focus on the national instrument is one of over two decades’ standing. Beyond provision of capital, efforts are made to support sustainability of the bands in order to secure their future. The bands are provided with capacity-building training for the management teams in order to increase operational efficiency, music literacy funding to train band members to read sheet music, and support to participate in steelband competitions, Panorama and beyond, in order to grow their profile.