North-West Communities

East Dry River, Port-of-Spain

Entertainment

Calypso: Calypsonian Singing Sandra was born in East Dry River.

Steelbands: The following is a listing of the steelbands that functioned in East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, broken down by type: traditional (pans supported around the neck); and conventional (pans supported mechanically).

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Boston Symphony Conventional Defunct  
City Symphony Conventional Defunct Functioned from the 1950s to the 1960s and had a hit recording with its rendition of Cole Porter's "Night and Day."
City Syncopators Conventional Defunct Formed in 1950, this band functioned from the 1950s to the 1960s under the leadership of Philmore Davidson, who was the band's captain from 1950 to 1955, and Kenny Hart, who became captain in 1955 when Davidson left for England. The band took 2nd Place in the 1966 Steelband Music Festival with "Poets and Peasants."
Joyland Synco Conventional Defunct  
Laventille Pan Strummers Traditional Lovel & Tibury Place  
Melo Stars Conventional Defunct  
Stereophonics Conventional Defunct  

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Rose Hill RC School Primary 6 La Coulee Street Roman Catholic 232 pupils in 2002.

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