and Massy Trinidad All Stars perform at Queen’s Hall on Friday night
at the final for Ensembles.
talented ladies of Ensemble champion Exocubs focus on conductor
Photos: Lester Forde
Twelve of the nation’s top steel orchestras are listed to contest
Saturday’s final for local participants in the World Steelband Music
Festival (WSMF), at Jean Pierre Complex.
Representatives of the bands are expected to draw for places today on
Dateline, at the Maraval Road studios of NBN-TTT, at 11 am.
Representatives are requested to be at the venue half an hour before
the live draw.
participating band is required to play two pieces, one being the
mandatory Test Piece—Kitchener’s Pan in ‘A’ Minor.
Saturday’s final is scheduled to begin promptly at 7 pm and is also
being billed as Pan is Beautiful X. The international finals for the
WSMF are scheduled for London, England, in June 2005.
champions were crowned when the local leg of WSMF finals continued on
Friday evening at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Under the astute direction
of Desmond Waithe, Exocubs won the Ensemble category, ahead of seven
other participants. Runners-up to the junior ensemble of St
Augustine’s Exodus Steel Orchestra were Stryke Stars and Golden
Already crowned Solo category champion, ten-year-old Keisha
Codrington was again in winners’ row on Friday as part of the
victorious Pan Family, in the Quartet category. She was joined by her
father (Cary Codrington) and siblings Khari and Kareem, to play the
well loved William Tell Overture.
Tickets for Saturday’s final, priced at $75 and $100, are available
at Pantac, Queen’s Park Savannah. Bookings can also be made by
calling 624-8143 or 623-1940.
Starlift proudly represented Woodbrook at Friday night’s Ensemble
final, at Queen’s Hall.
by Kenneth Guppy, Stryke Stars missed out on the Ensemble
championship by just one point playing Jim Webb’s Up, Up and Away.
Jamaica’s Panoridim selected the theme from James Bond flick Die
Another Day as its Tune of Choice.
World Steelband Music Festival final orchestras
Saturday, August 28—Jean Pierre Complex
Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille
Parry’s Pan School
Group Skiffle Bunch
Tropical Angel Harps