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Finals Results for Small Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2018 - Arranger Vanessa Headley Leads Golden Hands Steel Orchestra Straight To The Top!

Update:  Full RESULTS Summary

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  Victory! For first-time champions Golden Hands Steel Orchestra in the small conventional band category of the 2018 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama competition, at the same time doing the country’s South/Central region proud! Led musically by arranger Vanessa Alexandra Headley and performing at position eight out of fourteen, Golden Hands played Headley’s own composition, Trouble.  She is also an ace solo steelpan performing artist, and an excellent vocalist in her own right. For the past few years, Headley has composed and sung the tunes performed by Golden Hands in the annual national Panorama in the small steel orchestra category. The band’s highest ranking before its 2018 championship title was second place back in 2010, its first entry in Panorama competition.  Golden Hand’s instruments are manufactured and tuned by the legendary Bertram “Birch” Kelman.

With its 2018 triumph and 279 points, Golden Hands Steel Orchestra trounced the other thirteen finalists, including 2017 champions La Horquetta Pan Groove. There was a mere one-point difference between first and second place, and the latter took the second spot in a tie with Laventille Serenaders. Of the five bands representing Trinidad’s sister isle of Tobago, Uptown Fascinators’ rendition of ‘Free Up’ as arranged by Ojay Richards came in the highest at position five scoring 274.

These fourteen small steel orchestras took the stage for final night competition at Skinner Park in San Fernando, south Trinidad, on Thursday 8 February. They had made the final cut out of the original forty-three participants from the preliminary phase of the competition.  The Small Steel Orchestra Finals were organized by Pan Trinbago.

Below are the full results for the fourteen 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 279 -  Golden Hands Trouble Vanessa Headley
Vanessa Headley
2nd 278  -  La Horquetta Pan Groove Magic Drum
Kion Robinson
2nd 278 -  Laventille Serenaders Dingolay Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
4th 275 -  Arima Golden Symphony Du Du Yemi (Black Beauty - Natasha) Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
5th 274   Uptown Fascinators Free Up
Ojay Richards
6th 270 -  Fascinators Pan Symphony Buss Head Yohan Popwell
Yohan Popwell
6th 270 R.I.P.E. (Revelation Institute for Performing Education) Birthday Party
Danté Pantin
8th 267 -  Fusion Steel Outta De Box
Dike Samai
8th 267 -  Harvard Harps Buss Head
Renaldo de Pieza
8th 267 -  Our Boys Big Girl Now Anslem “Moon” Campbell
 Anslem “Moon” Campbell
11th 266 Old Tech Steel Orchestra Doh Tell Ah Soul Sean Ramsey
11th 266  -  Tobago Pan-Thers Far From Finished Kenneth “Panam” Clarke
Kenneth “PanAm” Clarke
13th 264 -  New East Side Dimension Big Girl Now Ken “Professor” Philmore
Ken “Professor” Philmore
14th 262 -  Alpha Pan Pioneers Prophet Of Pan
Marina Marfan
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