Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Three separate days have been allotted to Steel Orchestras in the Large Band category for Trinidad & Tobago’s 2014 National Panorama Preliminaries.
Tobago and Eastern Regions bands will be visited by the adjudicators on Monday February 10, Northern Region’s turn will be on Tuesday February 11, while bands in the South/Central Region will be heard on Wednesday February 12. Judging will take place in the respective Pan Yards/Communities. Starting time in each area is 7:00 p.m. These additions are included in the Pan Trinbago, Inc. schedule of events 2014 for Carnival and beyond -see following info.
At the recent launch of Panorama, the theme, “Celebrating the Evolution of Pan” was unveiled - an apt one as Pan Trinbago explained. “Starting from 1963 and celebrating thereafter, the improvements that have taken place - such as the tonal quality of the instrument, improved dexterity of the players and enhancement of the arrangement - have come together to demonstrate the evolution of the instrument from what it was then to what it is now.”
Panorama 2014 will see over 150 (one hundred and fifty) steelbands competing in four categories i.e. Single Pan, Small, Medium and Large Conventional. First out the pan starting block is the National Single Pan Preliminaries, which runs from January 30 to February 2 at various venues throughout Trinidad & Tobago. Next are the National Conventional Steel Orchestra Preliminaries – Small, Medium and Large – in the four regions, East, North, South/Central and Tobago.
National Panorama Semi Finals for Small and Single Pan bands is scheduled for Saturday February 15, while that of the Medium and Large bands (aka “Savannah Party”) unfolds the next day, Sunday February 16 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in the country’s capital of Port of Spain.
Then it’s onto the National Panorama Finals (Small & Single Pan) at Skinner Park, San Fernando in south Trinidad on Thursday February 27, with the Panorama finals competition for the Medium and Large orchestras coming off at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain on Saturday March 1.
2014 will also see the Groovy Soca Pan Competition throughout the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, in which participating steelbands perform any original groovy soca composition while on the move; however, bands must have non-players not exceeding 50 persons complete with flags, rags and banners.
In August, Pan Trinbago, Inc. will be hosting the first-ever International Panorama. Pazzaz and the Pan in the Countryside series will continue, with the National Junior Steelband Music Festival scheduled for later in the year at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
Date / 2014
Cost (in TT Dollars)
|National Single Pan Preliminaries|
|Thur Jan. 30||6:00 p.m.||Eastern Region National Single Pan Preliminaries||Arima Velodrome||$60.00|
|Fri Jan. 31||7:00 p.m.||Tobago Region National Single Pan Preliminaries||Buccoo Integrated Facility, Buccoo, Tobago||$60.00|
|Sat Feb. 1||5:00 p.m.||Northern Region National Single Pan Preliminaries||The Paddock, Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain||$60.00|
|Sun Feb. 2||6:00 p.m.||South/Central Region National Single Pan Preliminaries||Petrotrin Sports Club Car Park, Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre||$60.00|
|Mon Feb. 3 to Fri Feb. 7||National Junior Panorama Preliminaries||Respective Schools/Panyards/ Communities|
|National Conventional Preliminaries (Small, Medium & Large steel orchestra)|
|Thur Feb. 6||6:00 p.m.||Eastern Region National Conventional Preliminaries (Small & Medium)||Arima Velodrome||$75.00|
|Fri Feb. 7||7:00 p.m.||Tobago Region National Conventional Preliminaries (Small & Medium)||Carnival City (next to the Dwight Yorke Stadium) Bacolet, Tobago||$75.00|
|Sat Feb. 8||2:00 p.m.||Northern Region National Conventional Preliminaries (Small & Medium)||The Paddock, Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain||$75.00|
|Sun Feb. 9||2:00 p.m.||South/Central Region National Conventional Preliminaries (Small & Medium)||Skinner Park, San Fernando||$75.00|
|Mon Feb. 10||7:00 p.m.||Tobago & Eastern Regions - National Large Conventional Preliminaries||Judging in respective Pan Yards/Communities|
|Tue Feb. 11||7:00 p.m.||Northern Region - National Large Conventional Preliminaries||Judging in respective Pan Yards/Communities|
|Wed Feb. 12||7:00 p.m.||South/Central Region - National Large Conventional Preliminaries||Judging in respective Pan Yards/Communities|
|Sat Feb. 15||12:00 noon||National Single Pan & Small Conventional Semi-Finals||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain||$100.00|
|Sun Feb. 16||12:00 noon||National Panorama Semi-Finals - Medium & Large||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain||
Grand Stand- $300.00
North Stand- $350.00
|Sun Feb. 23||9:00 a.m.||National Junior Panorama Finals||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain|
|Mon Feb. 24||7:00 p.m.||Arima Panorama||The Velodrome, Arima|
|Tue Feb. 25||7:00 p.m.||Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Pan Champs Finals||Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, Tobago|
|Thur Feb. 27||6:00 p.m.||National Finals - Small and Single Pan||Skinner Park, San Fernando||$100.00|
|Sat Mar. 1||7:00 p.m.||National Finals - Medium and Large||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain||
Special Reserve- $700.00
North Stand- $400.00
|Mon Mar. 3||6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight||Groovy Soca Steelpan Competition||All Regions - East, North, South/Central, Tobago|
|Mon Mar. 3||Pan On The Road||All Regions - East, North, South/Central, Tobago|
|Tue Mar. 4||Pan On The Road||All Regions - East, North, South/Central, Tobago|
|Sat Mar. 8||8:00 p.m.||Champs of Steel Plus||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain|
|TO BE DECIDED||5:00 to 10:00 p.m.||Pan In The Countryside||TO BE DECIDED|
|Sat Apr. 26||7:00 p.m.||Pazzaz - A Pan Jazz Experience||Pigeon Point, Tobago|
|Sat Aug. 2||International Panorama||Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain|
|National Junior Steelband Music Festival||National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port-of-Spain|
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