Single Pan Bands - Finals Results - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony Wins Single Pan Title

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - In the first title up for grabs in a Panorama season which appeared at times uncertain to come off in the land of pan, Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony became Single Pan champions as they musically trounced the twenty other finalists in the competition. 

With several ties along the way, the last year’s dual-champions—Marsicans and Trinidad East Side Symphony—were both unceremoniously dethroned and had to settle for seventh and eleventh places, respectively.

There was a change in proceedings leading up to the finals, which took place at the Arima Basketball Court in east Trinidad.  There were no semi-finals, but instead a selection of the twenty-one bands coming out of sixty-seven which participated in the preliminaries.

A ‘newbie’ to the single pan band competitive line-up this year was the T&T (Trinidad & Tobago) Prison Service led musically by Terrence Sealey.  Happy that they had qualified for the finals, they tied for seventeenth position overall. The champion band Newtown Playboys is also fairly ‘new,’ relatively speaking, having come on the single pan scene in 2015.

As is customary, the majority of participants in the Single Pan category opt for playing tunes from yesteryear, and 2017 was no different.  Favorites like Get Something and Wave, This Melody Sweet, Nah Do Dat and more - were the musical order of the competition, and kept music lovers dancing.

With the Single Pan band component now in the history books, pan music lovers are eagerly looking forward to the conventional steel orchestras as they kick in to high gear, with the first round of preliminaries beginning January 30 in the Eastern, Tobago and South/Central regions.

Prize monies will be distributed at a later date.

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Following are the full results:

RESULTS  -  Single Pan Bands -  Finals

Single Pan Bands


  Arrangers Tunes of Choice Tuners
Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony
292 pts.    1st

Carlon Harewood
Carlon Harewood
Get Something and Wave n/a
San Juan All Stars
289 pts.    2nd

Akiba “Panman” Joseph
Akiba “Panman” Joseph
Johnny n/a
Woodbrook Playboyz
287 pts.   3rd

Michelle Huggins–Watts
Total Disorder n/a
Pan Jammers
285 pts.    4th

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Robert Tobitt
Different Me n/a
T&T Defence Force
284 pts.    5th

Kion Robinson
Get Something and Wave Jason Holder
Shades In Steel
283 pts.    6th

Danté Pantin
Showdown n/a
La Creole Pan Groove
282 pts.    7th

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Jamal “Meck Meck” Gibbs
This Melody Sweet Desmond “Mappo” Richardson
282 pts.    7th

Marlon White
Thunder n/a
D Original Woodbrook Modernaires
281 pts.    9th

Ankoina “Bobby” Paul Jump on the Count of Four n/a
T&T Fire Service
281 pts.    9th

Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Ethel   (1981) Terrence Sheppard 
Trinidad East Side Symphony
279.5 pts.   11th

Jerod Lett & Sheldon Harewood Pan In Danger n/a
Trinidad Nostalgic
279 pts.    12th

Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo
Flag Party n/a
278 pts.    13th

Kevin “Bones” Holder War n/a
277 pts.    14th
Jason “Peanuts” Isaac


Simeon Superville
Simeon Superville

Tourist Elsie  Desmond “Mappo” Richardson
& Bertram Kelman
La Famille United
276 pts.    15th

Triston Marcano
Triston Marcano
Pan By Storm Sherwin Pierre
Uni Stars
276 pts.    15th

Kareem Brown
Kareem Brown
Magic Drum (2009) Gabriel “Doyle” Robley
Nu-Pioneers Pan Groove
275 pts.    17th

Shaun Marcano & Simon Marcano Drive It n/a
T&T Prison Service
275 pts.    17th

Terrence Sealey
Terrence Sealy
Nah Do Dat n/a
Brazil RX4
272 pts.    19th

Akil Browne
Kaka Roach n/a
272 pts.    19th

Jason Farrell Fete n/a
St. James Tripolians
271 pts.    21st

Dereck Boucaud Fire Down Below n/a


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