Mr. Byer is a retired Petrotrin Senior Technical Supervisor
who started his steelpan career as a player with Siparia Deltones in 1980. He later became
Manager of Deltones in
1994 before being elected Assistant Secretary of the South
Central Region of Pan Trinbago. Mr. Byer subsequently held
the post of Chairman of the South Central Region of Pan Trinbago before being elevated to the post of Vice President
of Pan Trinbago a position he served for ten (10) years.
Mr. Byer has held numerous
other positions including Vice Chairman of Vision 2020
Culture and Attitudes Committee, Chairman of the Ellis
Knights Commemorative Committee, Manager of Silver Stars
Steel Orchestra and General Secretary of the Caribbean
Steelpan Association (a position he continues to hold at
present). Mr. Byer has been
responsible for a number of major projects in the steelpan
industry, including the first and only Caribbean panorama to
date held in Grenada and the first and only Caribbean Junior
Festival to date held in Antigua. He is the founder of
Diatonic Pan Institute.
Mr. Dimsoy is currently
employed as a CME Foreman with the Ministry of Works. Mr.
Dimsoy is a sports enthusiast and an accomplished football
coach. He served as coach of the Fyzabad Composite secondary
school before ascending to the position of coach of the
leading team in Siparia, the Siparia Spurs, a position he
still holds. Mr. Dimsoy has coached the Siparia Spurs to
several league and league cup titles and narrowly missed out
on promotion to the super league in 2010. In addition, Mr
Dimsoy served as the assistant manager of Siparia Deltones
Steel Orchestra for many years, and was a member of the
Ellis Knights Commemorative Committee that erected the only
statue of a living pan legend and the only statue to date to
be erected in Siparia.
Janelle Parris is a professional Secretary with
one of the leading ammonia producing companies in Trinidad.
She has served as secretary in a number of Steelband
related organisation and projects including secretary to the
Siparia Deltones Steel Orchestra and The Ellis Knights
Commemorative Committee. Ms Parris is highly regarded for
her ability on the bass pan, and was a major performer with
bands like Siparia Deltones, CAL Invaders, NLCB Fonclaire
and PCS Silver Stars to name a few. Ms Parris has an
excellent command of the Steelband movement as a direct
result of an almost two year stint with the south central
region of Pan Trinbago as office assistant.