Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Defending champs BP Renegades top large bands in Panorama prelims

Defending Panorama champions BP Renegades is heading into the semi-finals on Sunday as the top large band to emerge from the preliminaries.

After days of judging in the medium, small and large categories, Pan Trinbago released the names of the National Panorama 2019 semi-finalists.

T&T Defence Force, T&TEC New Eastside Dimension, and Uptown Town Fascinators topped the listing in the National Panorama Small Band category with 278 points each. Thirty bands will compete on Saturday, February 16 at Victoria Square, Port-of-Spain from 4 pm.

In the Medium Band category, Pan Elders with their performance of Owen Reyes Johnson’s composition “The Will” amassed a total of 268.5 points to take the lead.

Bptt Renegades topped their Large Band category with 273 points. They played “Hookin Meh’ sung by Farmer Nappy (Daryl Henry) and arranged by Duvone Stewart.

The Medium and Large BanSemi-Finals will take place on Sunday, February 17 at Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain from 1 pm. Fourteen bands from each category will compete.

The Semi Finalists are: Small Conventional Bands

1.T&T Defence Force                              Maxi Dub                                     278

1.T&TEC New East Side Dimension         Hello                                           278

1.Uptown Fascinators                             Hulk                                            278

4.Laventille Serenaders                          Stranger                                      277

4.Fusion Steel                                        Sweet Fuh days                           277

6.Golden Hands                                      High On D Music                          276

7.Fascinators Pan Symphony                  Ah Come To Play To Party       274

7.Arima Golden Symphony                     Pan By Storm                              274

9.Our Boys                                             Hulk                                                 271

9LH Pan Groove                                     Year For Love                               271

9.C&B Crown Cordaans                           Sweet Fuh Days                         271

12.Jay Notes                                          Missing Generation                       270

12. Tornadoes                                        Pumpin                                           270

12.Tobago Pan-Thers                              Sweet Fuh Days                            270

15. Cocorite West Wind                          Talking About Pan                        269

15 Alpha Pan Pioneers                            Calling Meh                                  269

15 West Side Symphony                         Bacchanal                                    269

18 Moods                                               Incredible                                     267

19.Blue Diamonds                                  Blazing D Trail                              266

19. Crescendoes Musical                         Hookin Meh                                  266

19. Tunapuna Tipica                                         Year For Love                               266

22.Simple Song                                      Ah Feeling                                    265

22. West Stars                                        Trouble In The Morning                     265

24. Steel Sensations                               Gie Dem Tempo                            264

24. Merrytones                                       Hookin Meh                                  264

26. Highlanders                                      Hookin Meh                                  263

26. Old Tech                                          Somebody                                     263

26Motown                                              Hulk                                             263

26. Northolus                                         Music (Dingolay)                           263

30. Xpress 21                                         Iron Love                                      261


Medium Bands Semi-Finalists


1.Pan Elders                                 The Will                                       268.5

2.Curepe Scherzando                    Yuh Lookin For Horn                    268

3.NGC Couva Joylanders               Fire In The Area                           264.5

4.Sangre Grande Cordettes           Professor Say                               262

5.Petrotrin Katzenjammers           Stranger                                      261.5

6.Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille  The Phung-uh Nung Sweet          261

7. NLCB Valley Harps                    Music (Dingolay)                           259

8. NGC Steel Xplosion                  Sing In She Party                         257

9. Arima Angel Harps                    Iron Love                                     255.5

10Pamberi                                    Gyal Owner                                  255

11 Power Stars                             Iron Love                                     253

12. Melodians                               Hookin Meh                                 252    

12.San City Steel Symphony         Madness                                      252

14. St. Margaret’s Super Stars       Hookin Meh                                 248    


Large Conventional Bands


1.bptt Renegades                         Hookin Meh                                 273

2. Shell Invaders                          Hookin Meh                                 265

3. Massy Trinidad All Stars           So Long                                       264

4. HADCO Phase II Pan Groove      Party Start                                   261

5.Desperadoes                              Iron Love                                     260

5. First Citizen Supernovas           Hookin Meh                                 260

7. Republic Bank Exodus              Rag Storm                                   259

8. Nutrien Silver Stars                  Rag Storm                                   258

9. T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps     Rag Storm                                   255

10 Birdsong                                  Hookin Meh                                 254

11. CAL Skiffle                             Hookin Meh                                 253

12MHTL Starlift                           Alive & Well                                 252

13 NLCB Fonclaire                       Heart Ah Love                              251

14 NLCB Buccooneers                   Madness                                      250                                   


Draw for playing positions will take place at the N.C.C. V.I.P. Lounge tomorrow, February 14 for the Small Bands while the Medium and Large Bands will do so on the following at 10 am.

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