All Stars captures Band of the Year title

By Multimedia Desk

Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra sprung a mild surprise when its presentation Sailors On Shore Leave A Tropical Fiesta was adjudged the winner of the George Bailey Band of the Year title.

All Stars, who missed out on the national Panorama crown by one point to Petrotrin Phase Two Pan Groove, amassed 2,365 points to clinch a rare Mas victory in the Large Band category.

Centerstage, the presentation of Paparazzi Carnival took second with 2,048 points while Legacy's Nature's Touch earned 1,976 points for third place.

The Medium Band title was taken by Jus Wee & Friend from the band carrying the same title. They totalled 2,073 points.

Filling the runner-up position with 2,052 points was Mas Passion's Tabanca. Reclamation presented by De Core T&T took third with 2,002 points.

And in the Small Band category, the top spot went to The Carethering On The Tribe, the Pow Wow presentation earning 2,302 points.

Cluadette Suinnette's Making A Pee Protest with 2,108 points and Return Of The Redhead Devils by 2001 Jab Malasie, 2,084 points, filled second and third, respectively.

Following are the results for Carnival Monday and Tuesday, as issued by the National Carnival Bands Association.

George Bailey Band of the Year:

1. Sailors On Shore Leave A Tropical Fiesta - Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra - 2,365

2. Centerstage - Paparazzi Carnival - 2,048

3. Nature's Touch - Legacy - 1,976

4. The Sultan's Palace - Trinidad Revellers Company Limited - 1,585

5. I Am - Dream Team Carnival - 1,494

6. ShowtimeThe Awakening Of Mas - Godfrey Enile - 981


Medium Band

1. Jus Wee & Friends - Jus Wee & Friends - 2, 073

2. Tabanca - Mas Passion - 2,052

3,. Reclamation - De Core T&T - 2,002

4. Saga Of The Open Seas - D Krewe Company Limited - 1,973

5. River Of Life - Imagre Nation - 1,846


Small Band

1. The Carethering On The Tribe - Pow Wow - 2.302

2. Making A Pee Protest - Claudette Sinnette - 2,108

3. Return Of The Redhead Devils - 2001 Jab malasie - 2.084

4. Things Mama Told Me Bout - Cherish Griffith's family - 1,952

5. Gas And Oil - The Belmont Jewels - 1,938

6. Black Indian Warriors - Warriors Of Hurracan - 1,925

7. D Debele Dolls From Africa - Lennox Trim - 1,522


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