Panorama Medium and Large Bands Semi Finals results
A Tobago band topped the Medium Bands category in the National Panorama Semi Final round yesterday Sunday.
The competition/event aka “Savannah Party” took place at the Queen’s Park Savannah which saw fourteen (14) bands vying for places in the Grand Finals.
Performing at position 13, NLCB Buccooneers , one of four Tobago steelbands, amassed 271 points for its rendition of Cecil Hume’s composition “Gold”. A three point difference separated the second placed winner, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille. They played Alphonsus Cassell ‘s “Long Time”. NGC Couva Joylanders filled the third berth for the Kenneth “Panam” Clarke’s arrangement of “Band From Space” with 266 points.
One point separated the top three bands in the Large Band category. Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove led with 273 points for the Len Boogsie Sharpe’s arrangement of “More Love”, Republic Bank Exodus offering of Pelham Goddard’s arrangement of “Gold” received 272 while Neal &Massy Trinidad All Stars totaled 271 points.
Ten (10) Medium Bands will join an equal number of Large Bands for the Grand Finals which takes place at same venue on Saturday 9th February from 7:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $450 (Grand Stand General), $700. (Grand Stand Reserved) and $300.(North Stand) and are available at Ticket Booth, Queen’s Park Savannah, Atherly’s, Sutton Street, San Fernando, Electro Sounds, Dinsley, Tacrigua from Monday 4th February between 9:00 am – 5:00pm.
The qualifying bands for the National Panorama Finals are:-
|2.||Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille||Long Time||268|
|3.||NGC Couva Joylanders||Band From Space||266|
|4.||Pan Elders||We Come Out To Play||262|
|5.||Petrotrin Katzenjammers||Keshorn-Javelin Champions||258|
|6.||Curepe Scherzando||We Come Out To Play||255|
|6.||Carib Dixielnad||Shock Attack||255|
|8||Valley Harps||More Love||254|
|9.||Arima Angel Harps||We Come Out to Play||249|
|10.||Steel Xplosion||Tell Dem||248|
|1.||Petrotrin Phase 11Pan Groove||More Love||273|
|2.||Republic Bank Exodus||Gold||272|
|3.||Neal & Massy T’dad All Stars||Bounce And Drive||271|
|4.||WITCO Desperadoes||Hammer Time||270|
|5.||CAL Invaders||Dat Is Lie||265|
|6.||PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars||Shock Attack||265|
|7.||Junior Sammy Group Skiffle||Supna - The Dream||264|
|7.||bp Renegades||Shock Attack||264|
|10.||RBC Redemption Sound Setters||More Than an Oil Drum||255|