Sesame Flyers International STEEL PAN ORCHESTRA

The Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Orchestra was founded in 1985 by Winston Monroe. The steel drum, the only instrument invented in the 20th century, beams with cultural identity and musical expression which build the pride, self esteem and confidence our youths need. Called the Ambassadors to Sesame Flyers, the Steel Orchestra has outreached to an international audience, carrying the name Sesame Flyers to all who are touched by their performances. The orchestra over the years have traveled to Canada for the Caribana Festival, Hartford, Connecticut and Cape Cod and all over the Tri State Area.

This band won the very first competition it ever entered in 1995, placing first. Adding to their achievements, the band has received a congressional award from Congressman Floyd Flake, a certificate if Commendation from City Comptroller Hevesi, New York City Council DREAM Award from New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, a Certificate of Appreciation from Patrol Borough Brooklyn South and the 67th Precinct, just to name a few.

Sesame Flyers Youth Steel Orchestra has performed for such note worthy people as former First Lady and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Assemblyman Nick Perry, City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Councilwoman Una Clarke, Councilman Lloyd Henry, Grace Foods, Sandals Hotels, BWIA, Air Jamaica, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Law School, Macy's and Fox 5 Morning show, to name a few.

As participants in the Annual Panorama Competition for Labor Day, our Steel Orchestra can grow up to sixty (60) players. However, all during the years, twenty five (25) members participated on a regular basis. Our players must also maintain a grade point average of 85 in their respective schools to remain an active member of the band.


Main Office & Cultural Center
Address: 3510 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-693-0500
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Beacon Programs & SONYC
Winthrop Beacon: 718-221-8880 ext 1100
Bildersee Beacon: 718-241-3847
Compass Program: 347-579-8575

Center For Family Support
Phone: 718-221-8881 ext 2100


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