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It’s FINALS Time for Single Pan Bands and Small Steel Orchestras - Order of Appearance - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2014

Global -  When the Single Pan and Small Steel Orchestra 2014 Panorama Finals get underway at Skinner Park in San Fernando, Trinidad, on Thursday February 27, defending Single Pan Champion San Juan East Side Symphony will lead the charge—literally, as the band plays in position one—in the musical battle. Under the baton of arranger Duvone Stewart, the San Juan-based band will perform the 2013 hit “Fantastic Friday” composed and sung by Austin Lyons aka Superblue. In ninth position coming out of the preliminaries, San Juan East Side Symphony made up ground as expected and were first after the semifinals. The band is going for their fourth consecutive championship.

From the preliminary rounds which fielded sixty-three hopefuls in the Single Pan Band category, sixteen are in the finals and all vying for the title and the prize purse of TT $200,000. Second and third prizes are worth TT $120,000 and TT $95,000 respectively. Fourth and fifth place competitors will both leave with TT $80,000, while fifth and sixth place take home TT $70,000 each. In the same vein, those in eighth and ninth place are expected to each pocket TT $65,000. Bands occupying positions eleven through sixteen will be awarded TT $60,000. The order of appearance for the finals is below.

Following the Single Pan Band competition, ten small steel orchestras take the stage in succession of which nine will attempt to unseat title-defenders Arima Golden Symphony, who will be going for an unprecedented sixth, yes, sixth consecutive championship that evening. They will be playing De Fosto’s “In De Minor” arranged by Terrance “BJ” Marcelle. Contenders for the title will give it their best shot, especially Supernovas Steel Orchestra which has led the pack in both the semifinals and preliminaries; they too have as their tune of choice “In De Minor” ably arranged by Amrit Samaroo. The order of appearance for the small steel orchestras is below.

As in 2013, the top prize in 2014 for the small steel orchestras is TT $400,000 along with Pan Trinbago and bp Challenge Trophies, while the 1st and 2nd runners-up receiving TT $350,000 and TT $300,000 respectively. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-placing bands take away TT $250,000, TT $200,000 and TT $150,000 in that order, while those in positions seven through ten will be awarded TT $100,000 each. In total, twenty-six bands will transform Skinner Park, San Fernando, into a musical battle zone for pan supremacy. The action starts at 6:00 p.m. 

The San Fernando event is the first of two steelband Panorama Finals; the contenders in the medium and large steel orchestra categories compete March 1 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

Patrons attending the San Fernando showcase will have an opportunity of winning two Return Economy Class tickets to any destination courtesy Caribbean Airlines. Admission is TT$100.00. Gates open two hours before the show.

Finals - Single Pan Bands - Order of Appearance

Plays at:
Band
Selection
Arranger
#1 San Juan East Side Symphony Fantastic Friday Duvone Stewart
#2 Trinidad & Tobago Fire Services Rainorama Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
#3 D’Original Woodbrook Modernaires She Want Me To Sing In She Party Arddin Herbert
#4 Trinidad Nostalgic Jericho Amrit Samaroo
#5 Uni Stars Woman Is Boss Kareem Brown
#6 Scorpion Pan Reflections Fire Coming Down Akiba Joseph
#7 Hope Pan Groovers Both Ah Dem Tony 'Pan Jumbie' Williams
#8 Scrunter’s Pan Groove Breakaway Aaron Clarke
#9 Brimblers Ah Want It Earl Brooks, Sr
#10 Curepe Polyphonics Bacchanal Time Kenneth “Panam” Clarke
#11 Woodbrook Playboyz Spankin’ - A Tribute Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
#12 Shades In Steel Ah Going And Party Tonight Kenneth Guppy
#13 Pan Jammers This Melody Sweet Nicholas Singh
#14 Trinidad East Side Symphony Poom Poom Carlon Harewood
#15 Pan Elites Spankin’ - A Tribute Anselm “Moon” Campbell
#16 La Creole Pan Groove Carnival Tabanca Yohan Popwell
 

 

Finals - Small Steel Orchestras - Order of Appearance

Region  Color Key East Zone Region North Zone Region South/Central
Zone Region
Tobago Region    

 

 

  Plays at:   Pan yard addresses   BAND SONG Orchestra Symbols and Logos ARRANGER
#1   1 Lammie Street, Tunapuna   Fascinators Pan Symphony Big In De Dance Fascinators Pan Symphony band logo - When Steel Talks thumbnail of Darryl Reid
Darryl Reid
#2   Apartment 1-3 Bath St.,
East Dry River
  Codrington Pan Family E.P.I.C. Codrington Pan Family logo Cary Codrington
Cary Codrington

Keisha Codrington - Pan arranger
Keisha Codrington

#3 Cor. St. Babbs Road & Laventille Road,
Laventille
Laventille Serenaders Pan Scandal Laventille Serenaders - When Steel Talks Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
#4   3 Norfolk Street, Belmont   Pandemonium Pan In Yuh Pwefen Pandemonium Steel Orchestra - When Steel Talks Akua Leith
#5 Neville Jules Crescent,
Phase 5, La Horquetta
La Horquetta (LH) Pan Groove This Melody Sweet LH Pan Groove band logo - When Steel Talks
Kion Robinson
#6 Corner Belmont Circular & Belle Eau Road, Belmont Crescendoes Musicale Spankin - A Tribute Crescendoes Musicale - When Steel Talks  Curtis Edwards
Curtis Edwards
#7   Priority Bus Route, (next to Licensing Office), Arima   Arima Golden Symphony In De Minor Arima golden Symphony Steel Orchestra Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
#8 Railway Road
Siparia
Siparia Deltones Play More Local Siparia Deltones logo

Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander

#9

Lopinot Road, Surrey Village, Arouca Supernovas In De Minor Supernovas Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo

#10

Saldenah Terrace, (Community Centre), Curepe Moods Shakin’ It Moods Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks Ken “Professor” Philmore
Ken “Professor” Philmore





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