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Single Pan Band Finalists: Trinidad & Tobago Steelband Panorama 2013

Global - 2012 Single Pan Band champs San Juan East Side Symphony is the band to beat - literally - going into the 2013 finals on February 7 in San Fernando.  Results from the Single Pan Band semi-final rounds attested to the East-zone band’s ability to stave off challengers – up to this point – from thirty-two competitors.  That field has narrowed to fifteen after the January 26 semi-finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.  If San Juan East Side Symphony wins, it would be a hat-trick for the band.  It threw its hat into the competitive ring with Duvone Stewart one more time as arranger, and his re-working of Get Something And Wave.

Contenders like Woodbrook Playboyz, Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force, Gonzales Sheikers and more will give the title their best shot at Skinner’s Park in San Fernando, the final venue for yet another year.  The Single Pan Band category’s 2013 season started off with sixty-three groups representing the East, North, South/Central and Tobago regions.  Also part of the February 7 event, are the 2013 finals for the small conventional steel orchestras.

1. San Juan East Side Symphony 279 Rant and Rave Duvone Stewart
2. Trinidad East Side Symphony 276 Johnny Carlon Harewood
3. Marsicans 274 Dollar Wine Marlon White
4. Trinidad Nostalgic 271 Dus’ in Yuh Face Amrit Samaroo
5. Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force 270 Iron Man Robert Tobitt
6. Woodbrook Playboyz 269 Bacchanal Time Michelle Huggins-Watts
7. Chord Masters 268 We Ain’t Going Home Akua Leith
7. Curepe Polyphonics 268 Party Time Kenneth “Panam” Clarke
9. Gonzales Sheikers 267 Pan By Storm Darren Sheppard
9. La Creole Pan Groove 267 We Come Out to Play Yohan Popwell
11. Fyzabad 4th Dimension 265 Jab Jab (Wine on Something) Richard Gittens
11. Nostrand Symphony 265 Ethel Cary Codrington
13. Bar 22 264 Signal To Lara Akiba Joseph
13. City Sun Valley Pan Groove 264 Jump and Breakaway Dane Gulston
13. Scrunter’s Pan Groove 264 By All Means Aaron Clarke
16. Uni Stars 262 Kaka Roach Kareem Brown
16. Shades In Steel 262 Suck Meh, Soucouyant Kenneth Guppy


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