Friday 10 July, 2020

Golden Hands takes small bands title

It was “Trouble” literally when the results of the National Panorama Small Band Finals were announced last night Thursday at Skinner Park, San Fernando just after 11:30 pm.

When the dust cleared, Golden Hands led by Franka Hills-Headley with a Vanessa Alexander Headley arrangement of her composition “Trouble Sans Humanite” emerged victorious with the top score of 279 points.

Finishing behind the San Fernando based band was Laventille Serenaders with 278 points for their performance of Winston Bailey’s “Dingolay” arranged by Arddin Herbert.

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They tied with La Horquetta Pan Groove and “Magic Drum” arranged by Kion Robinson.

Fourteen bands competed for the title and after almost eight hours of musical rivalry, the judges, Tommy Crichlow, Bernadette Roberts, Joslynne Sealey, Michele Dowrich, Rogelle Granger-Morton and Vorbin Cordice, handed down the results as follows:-

1.Golden Hands                                                          Trouble                                 279

2. Laventille Serenaders                                            Dingolay                               278

2. La Horquetta Pan Groove                                     Magic Drum                           278

4. Arima Golden Symphony                                     Du Du Yemi aka Natasha      275

5. Uptown Fascinators                                              Free Up                                  274

6. Fascinators Pan Symphony                                  Buss Head                            270

6. Revelation Institute of Performing Education   Birthday Party                       270

8. Fusion Steel Ensemble                                          Outta De Box                       267

8. Our Boys                                                                 Big Girk Now                        267

8. Harvard Harps                                                        Buss Head                            267

11. Tobago Pan-Thers                                               Far From Finished                266

11. Old Tech                                                               Don’t Tell Ah Soul                 266

13. T&TEC New East Side Dimension                    Big Girl Now                           264 

14. Alpha Pan Pioneers                                             Prophet of Pan                     262



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