VistaPan Trade Show Product Showing

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VistaPan’s Professional Hybrid Case

VistaPan's Professional Hybrid Case … [Read more...]

BEST Steel Pan Stand for Schools

Here is a quick showing of VistaPan's BEST Steel Pan Stands for Schools.  … [Read more...]

Economy Steel Pan Stand

Here is a quick showing of VistaPan's Economy Steel Pan Stands.   … [Read more...]

Professional Steel Pan Stand

Here is a quick showing of VistaPan's Professional Steel Pan Stand.   … [Read more...]

Setting up your instrument stand

Here are a couple of tips to help get your instrument stand set-up properly.      … [Read more...]

VistaPan in Guyana

The GBTI Buxton Pride Steel Band has just won the 2017 Panarama large band competition in Guyana with their VistaPan steel pans. Conducted by Fitzroy E Younge (Rollo).      VistaPan sells a full range of steel drums and carries all the accessories needed for steel pan performance.   We have Instructional Books available now, in addition to many accessories!     … [Read more...]

How to find Free Full-Band Music Scores for your Steel Pan Band (Steel Drum Band)

      How to find Free Full-Band Music Scores for your Steel Pan Band (Steel Drum Band)Here's a great tip for steel band music directors looking for music scores.  We want to thank Mark Curry for this.  He's the Music Supervisor at Clarke County Public Schools in Berryville, VA. VistaPan sells a basic book with full master scores and all the instrument parts for steel pan bands, but many people have noted that there are very few such books available and reasonable in price.  A great free solution is to use SATB vocal scores.   If your steel band is four voice, SATB scores normally fit the ranges of the steelpan instruments perfectly. • Soprano = Lead (Tenor) steel pans • Alto = Double Second & Double Tenor steel pans • Tenor = Cello & Guitar steel pans • Bass = Bass steel pansThere are different websites that have free SATB arrangements. A good one to go to is musescore.com, where you can find hundreds of scores absolutely free to print out.  In the search box … [Read more...]

Penny Mohammed

Introducing Penny Mohammed.Penny Mohammed is General Manager of our newest steel pan distribution and shipping center in Palmyra, Trinidad (the island nation that invented pan and is at the center of steelpan making and steel band performance).  Penny himself is an active performer on steel pan and guitar in communities in the south of the island.  He also co-directs the One Planet One People Pan Band, which is a youth oriented 20 piece steel band that seeks to bring together different cultures through their music.Penny is deeply involved in the betterment of his community and is chairman of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Palmyra.  A true "people person", he makes friends wherever he goes and enjoys helping others achieve their musical goals.      VistaPan sells a full range of steel drums and carries all the accessories needed for steel pan performance. We have Instructional Books available now, in addition to many accessories!    … [Read more...]

Gary Moore

Introducing Gary Moore. Gary Moore has made his mark as a steel pan mallet maker with his careful attention to detail and his use of unique materials designed to produce superior pan sound.  He has handmade all of the mallets sold by VistaPan for the last 8 years, including the exceptional and innovative Artist Series mallets.  Gary knew that players in a large steel band had very different requirements from that of the professional steel pan player, who is often in small or solo settings as well as  recording sessions where a pure, rich steel pan tone is most noticeable.  Performers have enthusiastically embraced Gary's Artist mallets for their clearer sound that is richer and fuller than that produced by traditional style wood or metal mallets.  Like everyone at VistaPan, Gary plays steel pans.  From the very start of the company, he has contributed greatly to the new ideas about product, service and shipping that has made VistaPan the first choice for steel bands and steel pan … [Read more...]