Hi panpeople around the world!
Where ever; on the Caribbean islands, in North America, in England, Europe,
In June '93, some young Swiss pan people had the idea to publish an
authentic "Pan Newspaper" of high quality. At first, their goal has been to
make the communication in the Swiss pan movement better than it is.
The "Panyard" was published twice under this idea. But then, there was
another aspect we forgot...
During my visit to Port of Spain (Sept./Oct. '93), discussing with people in
the pan scene (players, tuners, university, Bureau of Standards, the 'little
man') I saw, that the Panyard should be international and should be
published in more than one language.
With this point of view, the Panyard becomes now international and is not
only for Switzerland and its nearest neighbours.
The Panyard is a news sheet for all the pan movements who are on the
Every reader has the right to bring ideas and to write articles for the
The Panyard would like to reach as much pan players as possible as well
pantuners, panmakers, panscientists, interested people. We would like to
inform them on what's happening in the world of pan.
The first step, to realize this idea of a world wide pan newspaper, we
already did with the third issue you are holding in your hands now.
We translated every more or less important article in English, or we put a
little English summary under each article, so that the readers will
understand the meaning of the articles.
We would appreciate if you send us any ideas how to do the Panyard better,
or if you write us articles and/or letters on what's going on in the pan
movements around the world.