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Love City Pan Dragons to Host Fundraiser Friday, April 6
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Love City Pan Dragons is excited to announce a fundraising event which will be held on Friday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Mongoose Junction’s First Friday event.
The Pan Dragons, St. John’s only steel band and a non-profit organization, will perform in the courtyard at Mongoose’s main entrance throughout the evening while the shops and restaurants offer deals and fun activities. Volunteers will be on hand selling special Love City Pan Dragons t-shirts, bracelets, and bumper stickers, and they will also be accepting donations.
Funds are currently needed for air conditioners for the pan yard, parade trolley repairs, tuning the pans, and for travel to performances and competitions. The Pan Dragons relies solely on grants and donations to keep the doors open to its members, which currently range in age from 7 to 70. In addition to teaching music, the band provides island youth with a positive structured environment, a safe place to go after school, and lessons on how to work together as a team.
The band has been working on hard on popular favorites like Despacito and the 2018 soca hit Hello, as well as classics like High Mas and even an original piece arranged by the band’s instructor, Ikema Dyer. Come enjoy the sweet sounds of steel pan and support this special organization on Friday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those unable to attend in person can support the band by donating at www.paypal.me/lovecitypandrago