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Tropical Angel Harps Steel Orchestra

2017 Tune of choice: Single  | arranger:  Clarence Morris

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The Tropical Angel Harps Steel Orchestra has been operating under its present name since 1977. Formerly the members of the present steel orchestra belonged to two separate steelbands namely, Enterprise Angel Harps and Golden Glow Tropical Melody.

Since the merger, the steel orchestra has been in the forefront of the development and promotion of steel band music in Central Trinidad. Following are the major achievements of the Orchestra in recent times:-

  • 1988: Finalist - Pan Is Beautiful V - Fifth Place Overall
  • 1989: Tour of Curacao
  • 1990: Fourth Place - South/Central Zone Panorama
  • 1991: Champions - Best of the Rest, Champions - Pan Ramajay, Fourth Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Tour of Puerto Rico
  • 1992: Second Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist - National Panorama, Finalist - Pan Is Beautiful VI - Fourth Place Overall
  • 1993: Champions - South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist-National Panorama Third Place - Pan Ramajay
  • 1994: Champions - South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist - National Panorama, Third Place - Pan Ramajay, Finalist - Pan Is Beautiful VII, Tour of Haiti
  • 1995: Second Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist - National Panorama Third Place - Pan Ramajay
  • 1996: Second Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Sixth Place - National Panorama Finalist - Pan Ramajay
  • 1997: Finalist-South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist - National Panorama
  • 1998: Champions - South/Central Zone Panorama, Finalist-National Panorama
  • 1999: Champions - South/Central Zone Panorama, Fourth Place - National Panorama
  • 2000: Third Place - South/Central Zone Panorama
  • 2001: Champions - South/Central Zone Panorama, Fourth Place - National Panorama
  • 2002: Second Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Sixth Place - National Panorama, Tour of Tennessee, USA
  • 2003: First Place - South/Central Zone Panorama, Sixth Place - National Panorama Tour of Tennessee, USA
  • 2007: Fifth Place- National Panorama
  • 2008: Eighth Place- National Panorama
  • 2009: Finalist- National Panorama
  • 2012: Finalist-National Panorama

The Orchestra is led by Phillip Morris. The arranger is Clarence Morris. Its tuners are, Herman “Guppy” Browne, Andrew Morris, and Neville Elder. Mr. Clarence Morris was the reigning Champion Soloist in Trinidad and Tobago for the period 1982-1984.

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Additional info below posted with special permission from the  BestOfTrinidad.com by Ronald C. Emrit - check link for updates


The Tropical Angel Harps Steelband was founded in 1977 in Central Trinidad with the merger of Enterprise Angel Harps and Golden Glow Tropical Melody steelbands. The band is led by Phillip Morris and its arranger is Clarence Morris who was the reigning Champion Soloist in Trinidad and Tobago from 1982 to1984. Its tuners are Herman "Guppy" Browne, Andrew Morris, and Neville Elder. The band has toured Curacao (1989), Puerto Rico (1991), Haiti (1994), Tennessee, USA (2002, 2003) and qualified for the Panorama Finals in 2007 (5th), 2008 (8th), 2012 (10th), 2014 (10th-Tied), 2015 (6th).
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit

 

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