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Single-Pan Band Finalists: Trinidad & Tobago Panorama - 2011

PanOnTheNet logoTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - San Juan East Side Symphony continued its winning streak with 277 points at the end of the National Single Pan Semi Finals last Saturday evening.

The San Juan band under the baton of Duvone Stewart playing Burning Flames’ composition “The Magician” maintained its lead by five points over its nearest rival Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra.

The “Army” band went with Robert Tobitt’s arrangement of “Battle Zone” to gain the judges’ nod and a place in the finals.

Third place was captured by the Trinidad & Tobago Fire Service Band with 270 points. Their tune of choice was Winston Soso’s “I Don’t Mind”.

Sixteen Single-pan steel bands qualified for inclusion in the National Panorama Finals along with ten Small Conventional Bands which comes off on Thursday 3rd March, 2011 at the Larry Gomes Stadium Car Park, Malabar, Arima, east Trinidad. Competition gets under way at 7:00 p.m.

Among the 16 finalists were five bands which tied for eighth place, and a two two-way ties in sixth and fifteenth positions respectively.

The Single-Pan Band finalists are:

1. San Juan East Side Symphony 277 Magician (I Command You) Duvone Stewart
2. Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force 272 Battle Zone Robert Tobitt
3. Trinidad & Tobago Fire Services 270 I Don’t Mind Terrence “BJ” Marcelle
4. La Horquetta Pan Groove 267 Dead or Alive Kion Robinson
5. La Creole Pan Groove 261 The Hammer Yohan Popwell
6. Gonzales Sheikers 260 Somebody Clive Telemaque
6. Hope Pan Groovers 260 Showtime Tony “Pan Jumbie” Williams
8. Uni Stars 258 Pantrix Kareem Brown & Avis Bruce
8. All Aces 258 Fire Down Below Nigel Diaz
8. Nu Pioneers Pan Groove 258 Misbehave Sean Marcano & Simon Marcano
8. Scrunters Pan Groove 258 I Don’t Mind Aaron Clarke
8. Marsicans 258 Calling Meh Marlon White
13. Self Help Marines 257 Nah Leaving Jason Baptiste
14. United Sounds 256 Jump And Wave Akua Leith
15. Pan Fanatics 255 This Melody Sweet Gerard Belfour
15. Curepe Polyphonics 255 Jump Darryl Reid

From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago
Angela A. Fox - Media/Communications

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