Pan United Youth Movement
 
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Our Mission:

Empower

As a non-profit organization, Pan United Youth Movement (PUYM) exists to empower middle school and high school aged youth with essential life skills through music education and performance.

 
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About Us

Pan United Youth Movement was founded in 2004 by Shawn Thwaites and is currently supporting its third youth orchestra: Youth Empowered Steel (YES) Orchestra.  YES is an all steel drum ensemble directed by Shawn Thwaites in cooperation with the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETS) program at Hiram W. Johnson High School. Shawn is a Trinidadian-American musician and educator originally from Washington, DC  residing in Sacramento, California.  

 

SHAWN THWAITES

Shawn Thwaites is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and has over 15 years of experience in music composition, performance, and education.

YES ORCHESTRA

YES!  The first youth steelpan orchestra in Sacramento is here! Click here to learn about the first YES Orchestra Benefit Concert.

PAN UNITED YOUTH MOVEMENT

Pan United Youth Movement has spread from its origins on the East Coast to the West Coast Capitol of California: Sacramento.

 
 
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