My name is Irene, I’m 17 years old and I’ve been playing steelpan since kindergarten and have been in this band for the past 6 years. I am a pretty busy person if you must know. I play as many sports as I am allowed to play in school, play competitive volleyball, go to greek school, fitness training, and of course steelpan. I have loved sports all my life. I’ve played football, basketball, soccer, frisbee, field hockey, swimming, baseball and volleyball, you name it. I especially loved volleyball at a young age so when I got old enough to play on a competitive team I did and have been playing for 7 years. As you can probably tell by now, I have more of an athletic background than a musical one, not including my two years playing the piano and trying to do ballet. That was tragic. Steelpan on the other hand wasn’t. I loved it the moment I played it. Imagine 6 year old Irene having to stand on a wooden block to reach the pan and playing O Canada. Trust me it was funny. I am glad I enjoyed it as much as I did because I continued it throughout my high school years going to Germany, Austria, Chez Republic, Australia, and soon Spain! Another thing you should know about me is my love for travelling, only to warm places of course. Greece is my all time favourite place to go because it is scorching hot and I am from there! Every summer I visit my family and the stunning islands of Greece. If there is a beach, you know I’m there. Spain, sadly will be my last trip with the band. It will be an amazing experience and I wouldn’t wanna end my steelpan experience any other way. Salmon and the friends who I have made will always be a part of me no matter what. They have taught me so much over the past years and still do, like how to dance. Not my specialty if I have to admit. Other than the occasional tease I get from my friends for not dancing, my experience with the band has been nothing but spectacular. I am so grateful for this experience and the opportunity I got to be a part of this band. I will never forget it!