When the Petrotrin/Pan Trinbago National Panorama Small Band Finals gets on the way at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Thursday 23 February, defending Small Conventional Band Champion Arima Golden Symphony will perform at position 10 in the musical battle to retain the title for another consecutive year.
Under the baton of arranger Terrence “BJ” Marcelle, the Arima -based band will perform “Champions” composed and sung by Winston Scarborough aka De Original De Fosto.
The San Fernando event is the first of two Finals in which the top steel orchestras by an elimination process vie for the coveted titles. The other is the Medium & Large Bands Finals carded for Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Judges in this category are Frank Stanisclaus, Soluna Garnes, Joslynne Sealey, Maria Achaiba, Hetty DeGannes and Vorbin Cordice.
Fifteen (15) of the best of the small bands will be jamming in the “Park”.
The following is order of appearance of the bands with their tune of choice and arrangers:-
|1||Tobago Pan-Thers||Cheers To Life||Kenneth Panaam Clarke|
|2||Old Tech||Ooh La La||Sean Ramsey|
|3||Our Boys||Good Morning||Anslem Campbell|
|4||La Horquetta Pan Groove||In De Minor||Kion Robinson|
|5||Tornadoes||Spankin||Shervon Shev Edwards|
|6||Tamana Pan Pioneers||Dollar Wine||Richard Gittens|
|7||Fusion Steel||Magic Drum||Steve Jemmot|
|8||Laventille Serenaders||First Place||Dike Samai|
|9||Uptown Fascinators||Good Morning||Ojay Richards|
|10||Arima Golden Symphony||Champions||Terrence BJ Marcelle|
|11||C&B Crown Cordaans||Flag Party||Khari Codrington|
|12||Petrotrin Siparia Deltones||Burn Dem||Carlton Zana Alexander|
|13||Longdenville Claytones||Soca Baptist||Steve Salcedo|
|14||Fascinators Pan Symphony||Unforgettable||Yohan Popwell|
|15||T&TEC New East Side Symphony||Wine on Something||Ken Professor Philmore|
One lucky patron will walk away with a return ticket to any Caribbean Airlines destination.
Tickets priced at $100. are on sale at WACK 90.1fm, Atherly’s on Sutton Street, Pan Trinbago South/Central Regional Office, Park Street, PANVESCO Office, Victoria Park Suites, Park Street (opposite Victoria Square) and on the day of the event at the Venue.
This year’s theme is “Transformation In Steel”.