Laventille Serenaders leads small bands into pan semis
Laventille Serenaders with their arrangement of Winston Bailey’s “Shadow” topped the National Panorama Small Band Preliminaries with 279 points.
They were followed by South’s Golden Hands and “Trouble” with 278 points and Fascinators Pan Symphony of Tunapuna in third place with 274 points for their rendition of “Buss Head”.
Forty-three bands were judged by a four-man panel comprising Soluna Garnes, Joslynnne Sealey, Tommy Critchlow and Michele Dowrich.
Score sheets were opened on Wednesday at The Murchison Brown Auditorium, Port-of-Spain before the participants’ representative. Thirty bands will proceed to the Semi-Final round on Saturday, January 27 in front of Victoria Square, Park Street. Port-of-Spain at 1 pm. Admission is $100.
Last year’s winner, Fascinators Pan Symphony will play in position three.
ORDER OF APPEARANCE And SCORE
1.Trinidad Valley Harps: Feeling The Feeling 257
2.Antillean All Stars: We Are Conquerors 255
3.Fascinators Pan Symphony: Buss Head 274
4.Arima Golden Symphony: Du Du Yemi aka Natasha 265
5. Highlanders: Big Girl Now 260
6. Revelation Institute of Performing Education: Birthday Party 267
7. C&B Crown Cordaans: Unforgettable 256
8. Panasonic Connection: Surrender 259
9. Northolus: Lorraine 254
10 Simple Song: Bandoleros 258
11. Harvard Harps: Buss Head 269
12. Mt. Moriah Pan Movement: I Will Always Be There For You 263
13. Rock Block: Magic Drum 259
14. Tobago Pan-Thers: Far From Finished 254
15.Golden Hands: Trouble 278
16. Tokyo: Kaka Roach 261
17.. T&TEC New East Side Dimension: Big Girl Now 265
18. Fusion Steel Ensemble: Outta De Box 270
19. Laventille Serenaders: Dingolay 279
20. Cocorite West Wind: Roti & Talkarie 261
21. Alpha Pan Pioneers: Prophet of Pan 262
22. Jay Notes: Big Girl Now 269
23. Pleasantville Kalamo Kings: Shakin It 256
24. Old Tech: Doh Tell Ah Soul 267
25. Tunapuna All Stars: Fly 261
26. Uptown Fascinators: Free Up 268
27. Our Boys: Big Girl Now 262
28.LH Pan Groove: Magic Drum 262
29.Tunapuna Tipica: Full of Vibes 266
30. Tornadoes: Rack Me Rack Me 263