Global - Twenty-one small conventional steel orchestras took the stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain on February 15 for the 2014 semi-finals, all giving it their best shot for the chance to ultimately claim the title of champions. Only ten have made it to the finals, leaving eleven bands out of contention in the competition.
Supernovas Steel Orchestra with arranger Amrit Samaroo continues to set the pace with their tune of choice “In De Minor,” coming in first ahead of other challengers, including 2013 winners Arima Golden Symphony - for now in third place. But the playing field is leveled once again when the ten bands face-off for the 2014 title in less than two weeks.
The small steel orchestras were preceded by the thirty-two single pan bands which qualified for the semi-finals in their category. Finalists of both groups are up for their respective championships on Thursday February 27; that competition is being held at Skinner Park in San Fernando, south Trinidad.