Grenada 2022 Panorama Results - Commancheros Steel Orchestra Takes Top Honors with champion arranger Andre Greenidge


St. George’s, Grenada, W.I. - Commancheros Steel Orchestra which copped its last title in 2018, emerged on top in Grenada’s 2022 Panorama competition with its performance of Andre Greenidge’s arrangement of 10,000 Masqueraders by “Miney” - bringing the orchestra its seventh championship. The soca piece was popularized in 2008.

The band was not the only competitor to go ‘back-in-time’ as second-placed Angel Harps Steel Orchestra, led musically by veteran champion arranger James Clarkson, reached even further back - to 1997 in fact - opting for chutney soca  Chala Baiti by “Tanglar” as its tune of choice.

The defending champions New Dimension Steel Orchestra had to settle for the third spot, with Cordel Byam’s arrangement of Skinny Banton’s Wrong Again.

The national Panorama - the first event since 2019 due to COVID - was held at the National Stadium on Saturday August 6, with an ‘after party’ following the steelband competition. The overall event was dubbed “Pantastic Saturday Ultra.”


2022 Panorama Results - Grenada

Placing/
Points
Band /
 # of Players
Selection/
Performer
Arranger / Tuner
1st
272

** (#5)
Commancheros Steel Orchestra

 

10,000 Masqueraders
 
(Miney)
Arranger:
Andre Greenidge
2nd
269

** (#6)
Angel Harps Steel Orchestra

60 players

Chala Baiti
 
(Tanglar)

Arranger:
James Clark, arranger for Grenada's Angel Harps Steel Orchestra
James Clarkson

Tuner:
Dudley Dickson
 

3rd
266

** (#1)
New Dimension Steel Orchestra

60 players

Wrong Again
 
(Skinny Banton)
Arranger:
Cordel Byam, arranger for New Dimension Steel Orchestra of Grenada
Cordel Byam

Tuner:
Terrence Shepherd

4th
238

** (#4)

Pan Wizards Steel Orchestra

 

Soca Nice

(V’ghn)
Arranger:
Michael Robertson
5th
236

** (#3)

Rainbow City All Stars

 

Open Up The Door

(Ajamu)
Arranger:
Othniel St. Clair
6th
222

** (#2)
Florida All Stars
More Steelband

(Randy Isaac)
Arranger:
Dashki Phillip

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