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Junior Panorama kicks off for the Trinidad & Tobago 2011 Panorama season

PanOnTheNet logoTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - It is the turn of the nation’s Junior National steel orchestras to be in the spotlight in a music showdown, the first round of which runs February 21—24, 2011.  Some forty-seven bands in the Primary (18), Secondary (15), and Non-School (14) categories registered to be part of this year’s Ministry of Education National Junior Panorama 2011 - being held in collaboration with Pan Trinbago and the Pan in Schools Coordinating Council.

On Monday, the Diego Martin Boys R.C. School in North Trinidad kicks off the qualifying rounds of performances at 9.30 a.m.  All the bands will be adjudicated at their schools or panyards.  At stake at this stage: slots through to the Finals in the respective categories:  12 (Primary); 10 (Secondary) and; 8 (Non-Schools).  These final thirty orchestras move on and have their chance of glory in the Finals this Sunday February 27 at the Queen’s Park Savannah beginning 9:00 a.m.

St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive Steel Orchestra in 2006
St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive Steel Orchestra in 2006

Ministry of Education National Junior Panorama 2011 Qualifying Schedule


  Primary School Category Secondary Category Non-School Category
Monday 21 February Tuesday 22 February Wednesday 23 February
9:00 a.m. Diego Martin Boys’ R.C. Tobago Schools San Juan Commanders Youth Steel Orchestra
9:40 a.m. Patna School Symphony Steel   Harmonites Junior Steel Orchestra
10:30 a.m. Margaret’s A.C Steel Orchestra   Music Stars (Chinapoo Community Centre)
11:15 a.m. Nelson Street Boys’ R.C. Steel Orchestra   Success Stars Pan Sounds
12:30 p.m. Febeau Pan Giants   Trinity All Generations Steel
1:15 p.m. Tunapuna Boys R.C. Steel Orchestra   Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra
2:00 p.m. Malabar R.C.   Starlift Junior Steel Orchestra
      Casaetal Steel Orchestra
  Tuesday 22 February Wednesday 23  February Thursday 24 February
9:00 a.m. St. Francis Erin R.C. Corpus Christi College Morne Diablo Philadelphians
9:50 a.m. Santa Flora Government Steel Orchestra East Mucurapo Secondary School Steel Orchestra San Fernando West Old Tech Youths
10:30 a.m. Siparia Boys’ R.C. Steel Orchestra Goodwill Industries Southern Marines Steel Band
12:00 p.m. Grant Memorial Presbyterian Woodbrook Secondary School Pan Orchestra Tropical Angel Harps Youths
1:15 p.m. Central Schools Combine St. Francois Girls’ College Steel Orchestra Sforzata Juniors
2:15 p.m. Las Lomas Lions South East POS Steel Orchestra St Augustine Secondary (Exodus)
    San Juan North & South Secondary  
  Wednesday 23 February Thursday 24 February  
9:00 a.m. Santa Maria R.C. Steel Orchestra Mayaro Secondary School  
9:50 a.m. St Mary’s Government Steel Orchestra Grande Combine (Cordettes)  
10:30 a.m. Fifth Company Rising Stars El Dorado West(Fascinators)  
12:00 p.m. Mafeking Government Primary El Dorado East Secondary (BIRDSONG)  
1:15 p.m. Cunapo St. Francis R.C. BATCE Steel (Sforzata)  
    Mt. Hope Secondary Steel Symphony


Related links:
2006 Junior Panorama Finals
2006 Junior Panorama Finals in Pictures

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