2019 New York Steelband Panorama - Order of Appearance

Bands, Tunes, Arrangers



New York, USA -

Eight steel orchestras—not nine, as in the original line-up—will be taking the stage behind the Brooklyn Museum in little over one week from now on August 31, as seven attempt to dethrone reigning Panorama champions Despers USA Steel Orchestra. The latter will defend its title from position four. CASYM Steel Orchestra, which was last champion in 2013, is first in the line-up of competitors. Full order of appearance is below.

The bands selected their playing positions in the offices of event organizer W.I.A.D.C.A. (West Indian American Day Carnival Association) on Thursday August 22.  All but Genesis Pan Groove led musically by Sadé Constantine, were allowed to ‘pull’ numbers. Ms. Constantine was denied the opportunity to pull, ostensibly because W.I.A.D.C.A. said that Genesis Pan Groove would not have the minimum number of required musicians onstage - that number being fifty players. This, despite the fact there were officially eight days before the competition, and it is customary that some players go to the pan yards during the last week to ‘take music.’  But W.I.A.D.C.A. reportedly refused Ms. Constantine the opportunity to select a number for Genesis’ participation in its 2019 New York Panorama.

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Order of
Appearance
Orchestra Selection/
Performer
Arranger, Tuner, Captain

# 1

CASYM Steel Orchestra

Gyal Owner

(“Blaxx”)

Arranger:
Kendall Williams
Kendall Williams


Tuner:
Kyle Dunleavy - Pan Tuner
Kyle Dunleavy


 Captain:

Curtis Lynch
 

# 2

D’Radoes Steel Orchestra

Hookin’ Meh

(“Farmer Nappy”)

Arranger:
Terrance "BJ" Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle


Tuner:
Roland Harrigin
Roland Harrigin


 Captain:
Junior “Mann” Samuel 
Junior “Mann” Samuel
 

# 3

Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra

Party Start

(“Swappi” & “Ultimate Rejects”)

Arranger:
Andre White
Andre White


Tuners:
Khuent Rose, pan tuner
Khuent Rose

Augustus Peters, pan tuner
Augustus Peters



 Captain:

Wayne Bernard
# 4 Despers USA Steel Orchestra

Iron Love

(Nailah Blackman)

Arranger:
Odie Franklin
Odie Franklin


Tuners:

Clement Franklin

Roland Harrigin
Roland Harrigin


Captain:

Wayne “Bumpy” Inniss 
 
# 5 CrossFire Steel Orchestra

Trouble In The Morning

(“V’ghn”)

Arranger:
Kendall Williams
Damany “Bob” James



Tuner:
 
Andy A. Neils


Captain:
JB Williams 
JB Williams
 

# 6

Harmony Music Makers

Trouble In The Morning

(“V’ghn”)
Arrangers:
Michael Joseph - pan arranger
Michael Joseph
&
Ricardo C. Jerome


Tuner:
Ross Thomas


Captain:
Kelly Webb

# 7

ADLIB Steel Orchestra

Iron Love

(Nailah Blackman)

Arranger:
Marc Brooks - Pan arranger
Marc Brooks


Tuner:

Andy A. Neils


 Captain:

 Franklin Mayers
 

# 8

Philadelphia (Philly) Pan Stars

So Long

(Nadia Batson)

Arranger:
Yohan Popwell - Steelband Panorama Arranger
Yohan Popwell


Tuners:

Terrence Cameron
&

Learie Harrigin, pan tuner
Learie Harrigin

William “Billy” Sheeder- Pan tuner
William “Billy” Sheeder



 Captain:

Rondell Pompey
 

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