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2018 Junior/Schools Panorama Finalists Set for February 4 Competition - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago (Youth Arm) in collaboration with Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Education will co-host the National Schools Panorama Finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, on Sunday 4 February 2018. Starting time is 9:00 a.m. and entry is free.

Bands will be judged in three categories i.e. Primary School, Secondary School and Elite (non-school).

2018 is the 43rd anniversary and to mark the occasion, and in commemoration of this milestone, Roland “Moose” Joseph, accomplished Steelpan arranger/composer /tuner/teacher with over 51 years of professional musical experience will be honoured for his dedication and contribution.

Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Education, The Honourable Anthony Garcia, will deliver the feature address with Ms. Marceline Peters giving the Opening Remarks. The Minister of Community Development, Culture and The Arts—Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly—is among the specially invited guests.

The finalists in three categories were selected after several days of judging at the competitors’ schools, pan yards and communities throughout the country. Those going forward are (12)  Primary School, (9) Secondary School, and (15) Elite (non-school) steel orchestras.

The 2018 Finalists according to category are:-

Primary Schools Category
  Steel Orchestra Tune of Choice
1 St. Paul’s Boys Anglican Poom Poom
2 Carenage Boys Government Full Extreme
3 Rosary Boys RC Far From Finished
4 Fifth Company Baptist Buss Head
5 Tacarigua Presbyterian Full Extreme
6 Point Fortin Anglican Primary Full of Vibe
7 Malabar RC Hulk
8 Bien Venue Presbyterian Dis Feelin’ Nice
9 St. Margaret’s Boys Anglican Good Morning
10 St. Mary’s Government Free Up
11 Guaico Presbyterian Toco Band
12 Couva Anglican Good Morning

Secondary Schools Category
  Steel Orchestra Tune of Choice
1 Bishop Anstey High & Trinity College East Kings & Queens
2 Trinity College Moka Year For Love
3 South East Port of Spain Secondary Buss Head
4 Goodwill Secondary (Tobago) This Melody Sweet
5 St. Joseph’s Convent (St. Joseph) Free Up
6 Naparima Girls’ High & Naparima College Fallin’
7 St. Francois Girls’ College Pan Break
8 East Mucurapo Secondary Free Up
9 Providence Girls’ Catholic
   & Queen’s Royal College
Far From Finished

ELITE (Non-Schools) CATEGORY
  Steel Orchestra Tune of Choice
1 Supernovas Youth Sokah
2 St. Margaret’s Youth Steel Orchestra Kings & Queens
3 Old Tech Youth Steel Orchestra Sweet Fuh Days
4 Desperadoes Youth Steel Orchestra Buss Head
5 St. Joseph’s Convent San Fernando
 SJC Blue Steel Combined
Band From Space
6 Skiffle Steel Youth Orchestra Good Morning
7 Harmonites Junior Hello
8 Laventille Road Police Youth Club Full of Vibe
9 West Stars Youth/ Diego Martin Combined Hello
10 Trinidad All Stars Youth Inside the Festival
11 Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra Sokah
12 Starlift Junior Inside the Festival
13 Invaders Youth Steel Orchestra Year For Love
14 Success Stars Pan Sounds Bonnie & Clyde
15 Tropical Angel Harps Youth Steel Orchestra Chutney Bacchanal

In addition to the competition aspect, patrons will be entertained by Next Level Fusion Steel Ensemble.

Click here for reporting and results from Trinidad & Tobago’s 2017 National Junior Panorama

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Pan Trinbago

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