Nekwan Sprauve remembered at pan-o-rama

A huge crowd packed the Cruz Bay waterfront on Saturday afternoon, June 5, for an emotional Pan-O-Rama, officially kicking off this year’s St. John Festival.

The first event of “Enjoy Our Cultural and Musical Trend for Festival 2010” was a tribute to 15-year-old Nekwan Sprauve, a Love City Pan Dragons member who died last month. A total of 12 local steel bands filled the waterfront with their sweet pan rhythms. The Kerwan Terrace Wess Stars Steel Orchestra members wore t-shirts featuring Sprauve’s picture and the Love City Pan Dragons dedicated its performance to their former member.

Senior citizens will take the spotlight next for Festival 2010 with the Senior Variety show on Friday, June 11.