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.
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