About us

PANZ is the focal point for all steelbands and pan players throughout Australia and New Zealand.

For location and contact details of steelbands, tuners, arrangers and other useful information see our Strategic Plan, correct as in 2017; for any additions or corrections to the listing, please contact the webmaster.

Key Events

PANZ' key event is PANZfest, a biennial festival for all steelbands and pan players throughout Australia and New Zealand.

PANZ mission

Within Australia and New Zealand, PANZ aims to:

  1.  Provide a focal point of contact for steelbands and steelpan players.

  2.  Promote and foster steelbands.

  3.  Plan steelband development activities such as workshops which may include visiting overseas pan  players.

  4.  Plan and produce regular steelband festivals, and other regional events.

  5.  Work with educational authorities to promote and develop steelbands in schools.

  6.  Seek and secure funding to assist with the association’s activities.

 

PANZ history

 

At the inaugural Australian Steelband Festival in Marysville, Victoria, a decision was taken to create a regional steelband association. 

 

In July 2013 PANZ (Pan Australia and New Zealand) was formed and PANZ Inc became an incorporated association, registered in Queensland in August 2013, with Lennox Jordan as the first president.

Details of the development of steelpan in Australia and New Zealand are in the history page.

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