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Antigua & Barbuda Independence School Steelband Panorama 2012 - RESULTS

St. Joseph’s Academy and Villa Primary Steel Orchestras Remain in Winner’s Row

A When Steel Talks Exclusive

Global - Fourteen Antigua & Barbuda primary and secondary school steel orchestras competed in the country’s Independence school Panorama, held on the evening of October 30 at the Yasco Sport complex in the twin-island nation’s capital of St. John’s.  The ranking system was used to judge the Panorama, which saw both defending champs in the primary and secondary divisions retain their respective titles. 

Playing a Veron Henry-arrangement of King Obstinate’s Children Melee, Villa Primary School held its own over second-placed Sunny Side Tetorial and four other music rivals in the primary category, to claim championship bragging rights for another year.  Together with Eustace “Gatux” Henry, arranger Veron Henry also undertook tuning responsibilities for all the steel orchestras which participated in this year’s Panorama.

St. Joseph’s Academy, the 2011 secondary school winners, trounced seven fellow steel orchestras which challenged them in the 2012 competition, coming out on top for yet another year, and while playing from position one in their category.  Their performance was still strong enough to impress the judges after all eight senior bands had performed.  Veteran arranger Victor “Babu” Samuel ably equipped the steel orchestra from St. Joseph’s for their musical task with his arrangement of Red Hot Flames’ Jammin’ Down Town.

Full results and details for the 2012 competition are below, provided courtesy Simon Toulon. 

2012 Antigua & Barbuda Independence School Panorama RESULTS

Results Primary Schools Tune Performer


1st Villa Primary School Children Melee King Obstinate
Veron Henry

Sunnyside Tutorial School

Pan Rhapsody Short Shirt
Curtis “CC” Cochrane
3rd Willikies Primary School Swinging Engine Burning Flames
Davidston David
4th Holy Trinity School/ Barbuda Jumbie King Obstinate
Everette Thomas
5th Pigotts Primary School Jesus is the Rock Gospel Emotions
Elvis “Kenya” Wetherill
6th Potters Primary School Where Land and Sea make Beauty Patriotic Song
Elvis “Kenya” Wetherill
Results Secondary Schools Tune Performer


1st St. Joseph’s Academy Jammin’ Down Town Red Hot Flames
2nd All Saints Secondary School Jumbie King Obstinate
3rd Antigua Girls High School Party in Space Mighty Swallow
Lorenzo “Gecko” Hodge
4th Antigua Grammar School Pan Rhapsody Short Shirt
5th Princess Margareth School (PMS) Cya Fail Me Tian Winter
6th Clare Hall Secondary School Work It Claudette Peters
Jeron “Hymo” Hopkins
7th Jennings Secondary School Musical Bomb Red Hot Flames
Foster “Spinach” Ralph & Cuthbert “Tiny” Thomas
8th Ottos Comprehensive School Laptop Calypso Val
Fitzroy “Blakie” Phillip

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