East bands prepare for action for Single Pan competition
Multiple compositions by Dr. Winsford “Joker” De Vines, Dr. Leroy Calliste, Neil Iwer George, Machel Montano, Austin "Superblue" Lyons and Dennis Franklin Williams aka Merchant have been selected by bands in the Eastern Region for their tunes of choice as the National Panorama Single Pan Band competition continues this weekend.
Four of the competing bands: Cocorite Road Pan Groovers (“This Melody Sweet”), Arima All-Stars (“This Melody Sweet”), Pan Elites (“Ah Feeling It”), and Pan Steronetts (“Say Say), have opted to play DeVine’s compositions as sung by Timothy “The Baron” Watkins.
While George, Lyons, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Calliste and Montano have two selections each. Other composers such as Winston Bailey, Pelham Goddard, Rupert Philo, Errol Ballantyne, Pelham Goddard, Machel Montano/McCartha Lewis and The Ultimate Rejects make up the bands’ playlist.
Preliminary Judging in the East for 21 bands continue on Sunday, January 7 and Monday, January 8 at the respective panyards from 2 pm and 7 pm respectively.
The order of appearance is as follows:-
Sunday, January 7 at 2 pm
1.Trinidad East Side Symphony - Nah Do Dat
2.Platinum - Soca Baptist
3.Pan Jammers - Signal To Lara
4.Chord Masters - Stranger
5. San Juan All Stars - Iron Man
6. San Juan East Side Symphony - Dis Party Is It
7. Curepe Polyphonics - Leave Me Alone
8. T&T Prison Service - Doh Stop This Party
9. St. Thomas Silver Stars - Single
10. Marsicans - Party Time Again
11. Nu Pioneers Pan Groove - Black Man Feelin to Party
12. Trinidad Nostalgic - By All Means
13. Pan On the Move - Nah Do Dat
14. Cocorite Pan Groovers - This Melody Sweet
15. Arima All-Stars - This Melody Sweet
16. Pan Elites - Ah Feeling It
Monday, January 8 at 7 pm
1: Magic Notes Rebirth - Pan In Danger
2: Pan Stereonetts - Say Say
3: Star Sapphire - Black Man Feeling To Party
4: East Phonics - Full Extreme
5: North Eastern All-Stars - Pan In Danger
Judging for South/Central and Tobago Single Pan Bands continues on January 9, 10 and 11.