Semi Finals Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2016
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Phase II Pan Groove leads the pack going into the last night of competition in the finals, carded for Saturday February 6th at the Queen's Park Savannah in the country's capital of Port-of-Spain. And according to the latest revision of the Panorama rules from event organizer Pan Trinbago, nine others will follow Phase II into that arena. Again, another shock for many, not least for the band itself, former champion Exodus Steel Orchestra, missed the cut by one point with a score of 262 being judged only good enough for position 11. Band musicians had confidently pegged their Panorama fortunes on their execution of the musical collaboration between David Rudder and arranger Pelham Goddard "De Big Yard."
Supernovas Steel Orchestra led musically by Amrit Samaroo made the jump from small to large band for the 2016 Panorama season, and had a very good presentation which finds the band at position number two going into the final fray. Desperadoes Steel Orchestra with a change in arranger for 2016 in the person of Carlton "Zanda" Alexander tied with defending champion Trinidad All Stars for third place.
Following are the full semi-final results for the Large conventional steel orchestras.