WST Steelband Panorama 2017 logo

Preliminary Results for Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Update:  Full RESULTS Summary

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  In what has been a Panorama season which brought a complete change as to how the preliminaries were conducted, the Medium steel orchestra grouping maintained one constant from 2016; that being the number of bands moving on to the semi finals in the category.

Fourteen steel orchestras out of the twenty-eight which managed to get out of the gate, will grace the stage at the Big Yard at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, this coming weekend on Sunday February 12 in the next phase of competition.

The ‘change’ was the judging in the pan yards of the medium (and small) steel orchestras - instead of meet-ups at  'regional' venues.  This style has been used for the last few years in the case of the large conventional steel orchestras, where judges visited those pan yards, generally with a caravan of supporters in tow.

With multiple ties in the scores along the way, the first was at third position (255), between Valley Harps and Curepe Scherzando, with Pan Elders (263) and Pan-Demonium (259) taking first and second place, respectively.  Pan Elders are the title defenders in this category, and in 2016 kept their lead from the preliminaries through finals.  The steel orchestra is heading for four titles in a row, musically led by arranger Duvone Stewart.

Score sheets of the Medium and Large steel orchestras were opened in the presence of the bands’ representatives at Pan Trinbago’s Conference Room on Park Street, Port of Spain, on the morning of Monday February 6.

The draw for semi-finals playing positions in the two categories will be conducted at CTV (the television arm of the state-run Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG)) tomorrow Tuesday, February 7 - at 7:30 a.m.

Tickets for the National Panorama Semi Finals are on sale at NLCB (National Lotteries Control Board) outlets throughout Trinidad & Tobago, and on the day of the event at the venue.

Following are the full results for the preliminary phase of competition for medium conventional steel orchestras.

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


Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras

1st 263 -  Pan Elders Roti Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
2nd 259 -  Pan-Demonium  “Cheers To Life Akua Leith
Akua Leith
3rd 255 -  Curepe Scherzando Stranger Yohan Popwell
Yohan Popwell
  3rd   255 Valley Harps Total Disorder Michelle Huggins–Watts
Michelle Huggins–Watts
5th 253  -  Buccooneers Rhythm Run Tings Seion Gomez
Seion Gomez
5th 253  -  Melodians Um-Ba-Yao Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo


Marlon White

  7th   252 Katzenjammers Good Morning Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
7th 252 Sound Specialists of Laventille Dangerous
Rudo Forteau
  9th   250 Western Stars Philharmonics Stranger”  Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Listen to "We Kinda Music" 249 -  Arima Angel Harps Far From Finished
Aviel Scanterbury
  11th   248 Steel Xplosion Wet Me Down”  Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
12th 247 Couva Joylanders Band Of The Year Kareem Brown
Kareem Brown
  12th   247 Sforzata Ducking Jeannine Remy
Jeannine Remy
14th   244 Pamberi Gee Gee Ree
Brian Villafana
15th 239 San City Steel Symphony Good Morning Damian St. Clair 
  16th   237 Dixieland She Want Me To Sing In She Party  Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
17th 236 St. Margaret’s Superstars Bacchanal Shenelle Abraham
Shenelle Abraham
18th 235 Flabej Now Ensemble


  18th   235 -  Southern Marines Steelband Foundation Big People Party
Malomo Joseph
20th 233 Panatics People Reynold Huggins
Reynold “Pro” Huggins
  20th   233 West Stars Scene”  Lincoln “Fats” Waldron
  22nd   232 -  Sangre Grande Cordettes Cheers To Life

Anthony Hailey
Anthony Hailey

  23rd   231 Trinidad Valley Harps Good Morning Steffon “Redo” Thomas
  24th   230 West Side Symphony Max It Up Mickiel Gabriel
Mickiel Gabriel
25th 229 Hatters Engine Room Steelband arranger Kevin McLeod
Kevin McLeod
  26th   227 Tokyo Drive It Richard “Worm” Jerry
  26th   227 Xpress 21 Chords N/A
28th 225 - Parry’s Pan School Mash It Up 
Selwyn “Parry” Paul

click for more on Trinidad and Tobago Panorama 2017

Leave a comment in the WST Forum



When Steel Talks (WST)
T-Shirts are now available!

Get your
When Steel Talks
Everybody Listens!

Tee shirt now!

WST TShirt

Click to order!