& Tobago, W.I. - The preliminary
stages for the Single Pan Band
competition have been completed.
In the Eastern region, San Juan
East Side Symphony under the
baton of Duvone Stewart topped
the category. In Tobago,
Hope Pan Groovers with arranger
Tony ‘Pan Jumbie’ Williams took
first place honors in this rounds.
Eleven bands, and three bands
from these two regions, respectively
- move on to the semi-finals.
Playing at position nine, San
Juan East Side Symphony
caught the judges’ fancy with
their rendition of Burning Flames’s
“The Magician” to amass 280.5
points in the recently-concluded
East Zone National Single Pan
Preliminaries 2011 last Friday
Defending Single Pan Band champion
L. H. Pan Groove has to settle
for second spot with 276 points.
Their tune of choice was Shurwayne
Winchester’s “Dead or Alive”.
San Juan All Stars came in third
with 271.5 points for their
performance of “Bacchanal Time”
composed and sung by Super Blue
Eleven East bands in order of
merit will proceed to the next
round of the competition which
comes off at the Saturday 26
February 2011 at Victoria Square,
The results are as follows:-