Thursday, July 30, 2015

'More prize money an incentive for mas'

Carapichaima chairman: Bandleaders will be pleased at awards function today

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CARAPICHAIMA Carnival Committee chairman Lewellyn Mc Donald has said bandleaders will be pleased with the increase in prize money, when they attend today's prize-giving function.

Mc Donald said since he took office in 2007, the Band of the Year prize has gone from $8,000 to $13,000 this year.

He said the money will be an incentive to the bands that have worked hard over the past 57 years to bring the Carnival alive in Carapichaima.

Carnival Monday saw a large turnout of spectators and masqueraders at the Old Train Station in Wyaby Road, Carapichaima.

For a second consecutive year, the Chase Village Carnival presentation, At the Movies, placed first in the large band category.

Mc Donald said although the celebration has grown since its inception, it can be better.

He said: "The celebrations have improved by leaps and bounds but still, it has room for improvement. We would like to see the bleachers covered and the judging area elevated a little higher. The mas has certainly improved."

Distribution of prizes will be held at the Old Train Station in Wyaby Road today, at 10 a.m.

CARAPICHAIMA

Carnival results



Calypso Monarch



1st—Vernon Berrow—"They Never Thought"

2nd—Ato Osie—"The Patriot"



Carnival Monday Mas 2013 Band Of The Year—Adults



1st Chase Village Carnival—At the Movies...............229

2nd Central Elite—Relics of the Scorpion King...........223

3rd Watap Promotions—Reign of 'D' Sun Gods........212

4th Sword & Associates—D 4 Elements...................199

5th Madness Crew—Dance to the Rhythm...............194



Traditional Mas Bands



1st Vintage People—Satinka Magical Dancers.........223

2nd Sailors Astray—Sailors.........................................219

3rd The Original Jab Jab—Jab Jab............................197

4th Roseanne & Associates—Clean Sweep.............189

5th Drunken Master Promotions & Sampson Street

Presentation—Drunken Devils Demonds............163



Band of the Year—Juniors



1st Creative Expressions—Remember When..........162

2nd Leslie-Ann Morgan—Egyptian Empire................156

3rd Late Limers—Some Current Holidays.................144

4th Carapichaima Anglican Primary School—

A Blast from the Past............................................143

5th Rising Stars—Celebration Time 50th..................131