Located in the Heart of East Flatbush is
Crossfire Steel Orchestra. Founded and organized by Martin Douglas in the fall of 1999 to educate young people of diverse
backgrounds about the art form of Steel pan music.
Crossfires aim is to create a multi-cultural,
multi-ethnic program for the young people of Caribbean and Non-Caribbean backgrounds in Brooklyn.
With this aim in mind, Crossfire Steel Orchestra
has been relentless in the outreach to youth of diverse backgrounds and talents ranging for ages 5 to 25 years.
Under the guidance of the Steel pan virtuoso
Jeffery Pierre who has mastered the art form; and who is also credited with introducing the Steel pan culture to the Japanese
people, has arranged the orchestras repertoire as multicultural as the members themselves. These include soca, calypso, jazz,
Pop, R&B, Reggae, Ballads and Classical music.
The Orchestra has performed throughout
the New York Area and various part of the United States of America Some of Crossfire s achievements have included 1st
place for best playing band in the 2001 Jouvert competition, which was arranged by one of the young members of the band, Sundiata
King. On April 14th 2002, Iman Pascall-Evanson won 1st place in the Female Single Tenor Pan Competition.
In support of the young
leadership, the parents and members of Crossfire Steel Orchestra we hope to prosper and expand in the coming years, through
unity and strength, our motto.