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Finals Order of Appearance for Small Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  When the 2017 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama Small Steel Orchestra Finals organized by Pan Trinbago gets underway way at Skinner Park in San Fernando, south Trinidad, on Thursday 23 February, defending champion Arima Golden Symphony will perform at position 10 in the musical battle, in its effort to retain the title for a fourth consecutive year.

Under the baton of arranger Terrance “BJ” Marcelle, the Arima-based band will perform Champions composed and sung by Winston Scarborough aka “The Original De Fosto Himself.”

The San Fernando event is the first of two Finals in which the top steel orchestras by an elimination process vie for the coveted titles. The other is the Medium & Large Steel Orchestra Finals carded for Saturday 25 February at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

Judges in the Small Steel Orchestra category are Frank Stanisclaus, Soluna Garnes, Joslynne Sealey, Maria Achaiba, Hetty DeGannes and Vorbin Cordice.

The original field saw forty-five participants in the preliminaries, which was then reduced to thirty going into the semi-finals.  Now, fifteen of the best of the small steel orchestra will be jamming in the “Park.” Following is order of appearance of the bands with their tunes of choice and arrangers:

Tickets priced at TT $100.00 are on sale locally at WACK 90.1fm, Atherly’s on Sutton Street, Pan Trinbago South/Central Regional Office, Park Street, PANVESCO Office, Victoria Park Suites, Park Street (opposite Victoria Square) and on the day of the event at the venue.

This year’s theme is “Transformation In Steel.”

Click the following links for the corresponding Order of Appearance for respective categories:

Small  | Medium | Large

Following is the appearance order for the Small conventional steel orchestras.

Region  Color Key East Zone Region North Zone Region South/Central
Zone Region
Tobago Region    


Small Conventional Steel Orchestras

#1 Tobago Pan-Thers
Pan-Thers Steel Orchestra
Cheers To Life Kenneth “Panam” Clarke
Kenneth “PanAm” Clarke
#2 Old Tech Steel Orchestra
Old Tech Steel Orchestra - When Steel Talks
“Ooh La La” Sean Ramsey
#3 Our Boys
Our Boys Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Good Morning Anslem “Moon” Campbell
 Anslem “Moon” Campbell
#4   La Horquetta Pan Groove
LH Pan Groove band logo - When Steel Talks
In De Minor
Kion Robinson
#5 Tornadoes
Tornadoes Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Spankin’ - A Tribute Shervon “Shev” Edward
Shervon “Shev” Edwards
#6   Tamana Pioneers
Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra -  When Steel Talks
Dollar Richard Gittens
Richard Gittens
#7 Fusion Steel
Fusion Steel band logo - When Steel Talks
Magic Drum
Dike Samai
#8 Laventille Serenaders
Laventille Serenaders - When Steel Talks
First Place Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
#9 Uptown Fascinators
Uptown Fascinators Steel Orchestra - When Steel Talks
Good Morning
Ojay Richards
#10   Arima Golden Symphony
Arima Golden Symphony Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Champions Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
#11 Crown Cordaans
Crown Cordaans Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Flag Party Khari Codrington - Steelpan Arranger
 Khari Codrington
#12   Siparia Deltones 
Siparia Deltones band logo  - When Steel Talks
Bun Dem Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
#13 Longdenville Claytones Soca Baptist Keith Salcedo
#14   Fascinators Pan Symphony
Fascinators Pan Symphony band logo - When Steel Talks
Unforgettable Yohan Popwell
Yohan Popwell
#15 New East Side Dimension Wine On Something Ken “Professor” Philmore
Ken “Professor” Philmore

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