GENERAL PERFORMANCE - 40 point
Interpretation: The ability of the band to creatively execute the arrangement with all the nuances therein. This includes the initial appropriate melodic and/or harmonic statement of the calypso, and development of the arrangement to climatic points. Dynamics: The effective execution of crescendos, contrasts, phrasing, and other musical expressions in the arrangement. Balance: The ability of the band to distribute their instruments on stage to allow for the best possible audio reception by the judges.
TONE - 10 points
Blending of Pans: Blending is the overall tone/color of the pans, including the consistency of tuning within the steelband.
RHYTHM - 10 points
Application of Rhythm Section: The ability of the arranger to effectively utilize the engine room – drum set, congas, iron-beaters, and applicable percussion instruments – during the performance. Also, the ability of the entire steelband to maintain a consistent rhythmic flow throughout the performance.
Rules and regulations as posted by Pan Trinbago the governing steel organization of T&T