Preliminary Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2018
Update: Full RESULTS Summary
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Renegades Steel Orchestra topped the preliminary round of the 2018 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama competition. With this round now relegated to the history books, it is now official which fourteen bands will move on to the semi-finals slated for this coming weekend, Sunday January 28 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. birdsong Steel Orchestra and Genesis Pan Groove are the two which were eliminated in the preliminary. Reportedly, the pan yard of Harmonites Steel Orchestra - which was registered to compete - was shuttered when judges and pan lovers turned up to see and hear them perform. The fourteen large semi-finalists join fourteen in the medium category - that competition which also unfolds on Sunday.
The steel orchestras are all attempting to dethrone the 2017 champions Trinidad All Stars, which has for the second year running returned to the Panorama arena with an Ultimate Rejects-selection - “Lightning Flash.” In fact, of the fourteen large band participants in Sunday’s competition, five are performing selections by this immensely popular music group.
According to event organizers Pan Trinbago, adjudicators in the preliminaries of the medium and large steel orchestras were: Martin Albino, Lorna Conyette, Ezra Joseph, Richard Pierre (Medium), and Corrine Soo Ping Chow, Damion Phillip, Roger Sardinah and Lennox London (Large). The draw for playing position in the two categories will be conducted at Trinidad & Tobago’s CNMG (ctv) on Thursday morning.
Following are the full results for the preliminary phase of competition for large conventional steel orchestras.
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