Junior National Steelband Panorama Finals - Results - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2016

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - It's hats off and congratulations to the three sets of winners—steel orchestras and respective arrangers—in their categories in Trinidad & Tobago's 2016 Junior National Panorama competition. The junior musical steelband festival came off Sunday January 31 at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

Tacarigua Presbyterian (first time in the Junior Panorama competition) with arranger Keva-Ann Blackman (Primary Schools) - St. Joseph's Convent, St. Joseph (Secondary Schools) led musically by arranger Anders Kappel Øvre, and Renegades Youth (21 & Under) with their champion arranger Andrew Charles - all tasted the sweetness of success for 2016. For Charles and Renegades Youth it was an extremely special occasion, having achieved a hat trick together, the collaboration copping the championship title for the third year in a row, 2014 and 2015 being their time as well. 

Thirty-two junior steel orchestras in all took the Savannah stage full of enthusiasm and determination for their turn in the spotlight.  They were the finalists in three categories:  Primary Schools (12), Secondary Schools (10) and 21 & Under (10).  With the watchwords for Panorama 2016 being ‘Excitement and Excellence,’ both were very much in evidence, bringing life to the very frequent saying that "Pan is in good hands," in this case, those of the nation's youth.

Final Results for the 2016 National Junior Panorama in the three respective categories follow.

Placing Score PRIMARY SCHOOLS TUNE Arrangers
1st 270 Tacarigua Presbyterian Max It Up Keva-Ann Blackman
2nd St. Margaret’s Boys Anglican Like Ah Boss The Raza Boys of St. Margaret's Youth
3rd 261 Malabar R.C. Spontaneous Gillian Tobias
Gillian Tobias
4th 254 Febeau Government. Pan Giants
One Family
Gregory Joseph
5th 253 Diamond Vale Government
Like Ah Boss
Sheldon Peters


6th 252 The Renaissance Steel Orchestra Real Unity

Akinola Sennon
Akinola Sennon

7th 249 St. Mary’s Government Remedy Aquil Arrindell, steelpan arranger
Aquil Arrindell
8th 248 St. Paul’s Boys’ Anglican Fever Curtis Jones
9th 236 Guaico Presbyterian Place In Life Kayle Noel
10th 227 Point Fortin Anglican Be Careful Damyon Alexander
11th 216 St. Stephen’s Anglican Pan Rising

Richard Gittens
Richard Gittens

11th 216 St. Pius Boys RC/St. Finbar’s Girls’ RC I is Ah Trini Martin Milton

Placing Score SECONDARY SCHOOLS TUNE Arrangers
1st 262 St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Joseph Guitar Pan Anders Kappel Øvre
Anders Kappel Øvre
2nd 256 Bishop Anstey & Trinity College East (BATCE) Steel Orchestra Bum Bum Aviel Scanterbury
3rd 255 Providence/QRC I Believe Koreece Graham
4th 253 St. Francois Girls’ College Soca Have Dem So Peter Aleong
5th 248 South East Port-of-Spain Jump & Wave Kern Keizer
6th 241 East Mucurapo Secondary Different Me Alicia Thomas/Curtis Edwards
7th 231 Goodwill Industries Raze Lisa Goodridge
8th 216 Bon Air Secondary Misbehave
Mark Hosten

9th 209 St. Joseph Secondary Pop Ah Bottle Brandon Valley
10th 204 Pleasantville Secondary Dus' In Dey Face David Goddard
David Goddard

Aquil Arrindell, steelpan arranger
Aquil Arrindell

Placing Score

21 & Under

TUNE Arrangers
1st 288 Renegades Youth Calypso Music Andrew Charles
2nd 280 Invaders Youth High Mas

thumbnail of Jamal Gibbs
Jamal “Meck Meck” Gibbs

3rd 270 R.I.P.E. (Revelation Institute
for Performing Education)
Pan By Storm

Dante Pantin

3rd 270 Success Stars Pan Sounds Roxanne

Mickiel Gabriel
Mickiel Gabriel

5th 264 St. Margaret’s Youth Hooked Shaquille Noel
6th 260 Tropical Angel Harps Youth Bum Bum (Party) Curtis Jones
7th 259 LH Pan Academy Like Ah Boss Aviel Scanterbury
8th 258 San City Juniors Ah Feeling Kenlica Boswell & Jorder Lewis
9th 252 Exocubs Vagabond Earl Brooks, Jr.
10th 248 birdsong Academy Love Up T&T Nicholas Jones

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