A former producer for Nickelodeon, Tom Berich began his steelpan experience as an employee of Ellie Mannette (“The Father of the Modern Steelpan”). His experience with the instrument has taken him to perform on national tours and recording projects. He’s had the privilege of performing on 2 Trinidad Panoramas (Silver Stars 2016, Sforzata 2017). He has started the university ensembles in Southern Oregon University and Southern Missouri University, and directed ensembles at Indiana University, Ohio University and the University of Montana. He has also performed in New York Panorama (Philadelphia Pan Stars, 2018) and Antigua Panorama (2019). In 2019 he performed with the PanRocks: RUSH in Burbank, CA, and was a performer with AZAGUNO for the 25th anniversary celebration of the National Theatre of Ghana. If he could retire and move to Antigua…he’d do it…right now.