Statue of Ellis Knights, Siparia

Panorama 2006
The Siparia Deltones Steelband was founded in 1962 by pan pioneer Ellis Knights and, in 2023, functioned at the Ellis Knights Complex on Railroad Road, Siparia. The band initally competed as a small conventional steelband before making the leap to the Large Steelband category in 2009 with arranger Carlton "Zanda" Alexander. In August 2009, the band travelled to Canada to perform at the Barrie Caribbean Festival (Caribfest). In May 2014, the band collaborated with world-renowned trumpeter Hugh Masekela to produce the album "From Siparia to Soweto." The band has made the Panorama Finals for Large Steelbands in 2009 (7th), 2011 (7th-Tied), and 2012 (11th). In 2023, the Deltones Steelband competed in the South/Central Region of the Medium Conventional Steelbands category at the annual National Panorama competition. The steelband finished among the top three steelbands in the Conventional Steelbands Panorama competition:
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Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit