The 2015-16 season started in less than ideal weather as three bands (Pans on Fire, Hot Pans and Angostura CaribVic Steelband) played at the Organic Market in Healesville on Saturday 29 August. By the time that CaribVic took the stage (i.e the tents), the weather had turned very wet. But the show must go on! A good rehearsal of songs for PANZfest 2015, the 2nd Australian & NZ Steelband Festival to be held in Brisbane on September 26-27.
That evening, members and friends of Pans on Fire, Hot Pans and Angostura CaribVic Steelband had a joint dinner at El Kanah in Marysville. A good chance to dry out, warm up and get to know each other better.
Pans on Fire, Hot Pans and Angostura CaribVic Steelband then held a joint rehearsal at the Taggerty Panyard on Sunday 30 August, where they practiced "Callin' Meh" the song to be performed as a Massed SteelBand performance at PANZfest 2015. A great day with lots of learnin' and laughin’.
Then it was time to kick back and do a bit of limin’.