Secrets of the Sky (1973)

A La Carte (1975)

A La Carte (1975)

A La Carte (1975)

Berkeley (1980s)



2001

WAYNE  KENNETH  BERKELEY

DATE OF BIRTH: 1940
PLACE OF BIRTH: Belmont, Trinidad
EDUCATION: St. Mary's College
CAREER:                                           Berkeley grew up in Belmont, Port-of-Spain, opposite the headquarters of bandleader Harold Saldenah. He rose to fame in 1965 when he designed the costume for Pauline Figueroa who won the Jaycees' Carnival Queen contest. He formed his own Carnival band in 1974 and won nine Band-of-the-Year titles (1973, 1974, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994). The following is a listing of Berkeley's Carnival presentations:
  • 1973 - "Secrets of the Sky," 1st (with Bobby Ammon)
  • 1974 - "Kaleidoscope," 1st
  • 1975 - "A La Carte," 2nd
  • 1976 - "National Heraldry," 2nd
  • 1977 - "Hawaii"
  • 1978 - "All That Jazz," 3rd
  • 1979 - "The Ritual," 3rd
  • 1980 - "Genesis," 1st
  • 1981 - "Masquerade," 3rd
  • 1989 - "Hero Myth," 1st
  • 1990 - "Nineteen-Ninety," 1st
  • 1991 - "Swan Lake," 1st
  • 1992 - "Titanic," 1st
  • 1993 - "Strike Up the Band," 1st
  • 1994 - "Mirage," 1st
  • 1995 - "Origami," 2nd
  • 1996 - "Showboat," 2nd
  • 1997 - "Les Bijoux," 2nd
                                     Berkeley also had winning presentations in the other Caribbean islands of St. Maarten and St. Vincent. He retired from presenting bands after Carnival 1997 but continued to design for Earl Patterson whose Masquerade band won the 1998 Band-of-the-Year award with "Amaranth - The Secret Garden." However, his involvement in Carnival was curtailed in February 2000 when he suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his right side. He resumed designing in 2002.
AWARD:
  • 1974 - Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Gold (for Carnival Development)
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit