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Finals Results for Small Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017 - La Horquetta Pan Groove Takes First Place With Arranger Kion Robinson

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. La Horquetta Pan Groove pulled off a major victory playing De Fosto’s ‘In De Minor’ arranged by Kion Robinson.  The pan musicians are the new champions in the Small steel orchestra category for their country’s 2017 Panorama season.  Winning arranger Kion Robinson has worked with the band since 2011, while the  music organization itself is no stranger to winner’s row, having had a five-year reign as Single Pan Band Champions from 2006–2010.  They moved up to the small steel orchestra category in 2011 in the then-first-time Panorama collaboration with Robinson. 

In winning the title, La Horquetta Pan Groove dethroned 2016 title-defenders Arima Golden Symphony which had to settle for second place. Tying for second were Laventille Serenaders which came second for the second year in a row.  The fifteen small steel orchestras were those who were successful through to the finals, after the semi-finals, and from the original field of forty-five which participated in the preliminaries.

The musical battle came off on the evening of Thursday 23 February  and played out at Skinner Park in South Trinidad. 

For the first time in years, it appeared that there was neither an online or even audio stream available, so that pan lovers around the globe were unable to enjoy the show while rooting for their favorite performers. Another change-up was the appearance of the small steel orchestras in final competition by themselves instead of the customary combined musical showcase with the Single Pan Band finals. The latter instead wrapped up their 2017 competition season back on January 29.

Following are the full results for the fifteen Small Steel Orchestra finalists.

Click the following links for the results in the other categories:

Single Pan | Small | Medium | Large | Results Summary

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


Small Conventional Steel Orchestras

1st  277 La Horquetta Pan Groove
LH Pan Groove band logo - When Steel Talks
In De Minor
Kion Robinson
2nd  274 Arima Golden Symphony
Arima Golden Symphony Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Champions Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
2nd  274 Laventille Serenaders
Laventille Serenaders - When Steel Talks
First Place Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
4th  272 Fascinators Pan Symphony
Fascinators Pan Symphony band logo - When Steel Talks
Unforgettable Yohan Popwell
Yohan Popwell
4th  272 Our Boys
Our Boys Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Good Morning Anslem “Moon” Campbell
 Anslem “Moon” Campbell
6th  271 Tobago Pan-Thers
Pan-Thers Steel Orchestra
Cheers To Life Kenneth “Panam” Clarke
Kenneth “PanAm” Clarke
7th 269 Siparia Deltones 
Siparia Deltones band logo  - When Steel Talks
Bun Dem Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
7th 269 Tamana Pioneers
Tamana Pioneers Steel Orchestra -  When Steel Talks
Dollar Richard Gittens
Richard Gittens
9th  268 New East Side Dimension Wine On Something Ken “Professor” Philmore
Ken “Professor” Philmore
9th  268 Tornadoes
Tornadoes Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Spankin’ - A Tribute Shervon “Shev” Edward
Shervon “Shev” Edwards
11th  266 Crown Cordaans
Crown Cordaans Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Flag Party Khari Codrington - Steelpan Arranger
 Khari Codrington
11th  266 Old Tech Steel Orchestra
Old Tech Steel Orchestra - When Steel Talks
“Ooh La La” Sean Ramsey
11th  266 Uptown Fascinators
Uptown Fascinators Steel Orchestra - When Steel Talks
Good Morning
Ojay Richards
14th  264 Fusion Steel
Fusion Steel band logo - When Steel Talks
Magic Drum
Dike Samai
14th  264 Longdenville Claytones Soca Baptist Keith Salcedo

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