Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Panorama getting in gear

The National Steelband Panorama competition is getting into gear for the Savannah Party (pan semis) scheduled for February 16. Before this however, on February 10 judges and Pan Trinbago officials will visit the large conventional bands registered for Panorama 2014.

All bands in this category will proceed to the National Semi-finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Fourteen Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras will also be judged on the same day. Starting time is noon.

On Monday, two judges will visit each of the zones to “listen” to the bands and give their comments while Pan Trinbago officials will conduct the head count.

This will take place at the band’s respective panyards and/or theatres.

Fifteen bands comprising three from the east, seven from the north, four from the south and one from Tobago will perform over a three- day period. The order and dates are as follows:-

Tobago – Monday, February 10 – 6 pm

Rbtt Bank Redemption Sound Setters—Excitement - Clive Telemaque/Shirlane Hendrickson - Michael Toby

Eastern Region – Monday, February 10 — 7 p.m

Birdsong - We Kinda Music - Andy Narell - Andy Narell; Republic Bank Exodus - Pan Is Carnival - Pelham Goddard/Alvin Daniell - Pelham Goddard; Solo Harmonities - Men of Steel - Kenneth Charles - Seion Gomez

Northern Region – Tuesday, February 11— 7 p.m.

N&M Trinidad All Stars – Excitement - Clive Telemaque/Shirlane Hendrickson - Leon “Smooth” Edwards; bp Renegades - In De Minor - Winston Scarborough - Duvone Stewart; WITCO Desperadoes - Spankin - Austin Lyons - Robert Greenidge; PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars - The Reason - Tony Barclay - Liam Teague; CAL Invaders - Jam It - Arddin Herbert/Ricardo Jones, Roland Yearwood - Arddin Herbert; Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove - Jump High - Len “Boogsie” Sharpe/Nigel Rojas - Len “Boogsie”Sharpe; White Oak Starlift - Happiest Man Alive - Machel Montano/Skinny Fabulous - Keith Salcedo

South/Central Region – Wednesday, February 12 — 7 p.m.

NGC La Brea Nightingales —Pan In The Atmosphere - Winston Scarborough - Terrence BJ Marcelle; NLCB Fonclaire - Big In The Dance - Brian “Bean’ Griffith - Ken “Professor” Philmore; Skiffle Steel Orchestra - The Wedding (Shaadi) - Ray Holman - Ray Holman; T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps - In De Minor - Winston Scarborough - Clarence Morris.