Single Pan Bands - Finals Results - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2019

San Juan East Side Symphony Cops Single Pan Band Championship Title

2019 Panorama Info Complete

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Victorious San Juan East Side Symphony did the East region proud on February 3, and bested nineteen fellow participants in the Single Pan Band field of the 2019 Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama, to become champions in its category. In so doing, they denied defending champions Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony the chance to make it three-in-a-row. 

The latter had to settle for a fourth place-tie with La Creole Pan Groove. Newtown Playboys had been first on stage for the final round of competition which took place at the Arima Basketball Court in Arima. San Juan East Side Symphony performed Iron Man as its tune of choice, which was arranged by Carlon “Panman” Harewood, and maintained its lead from the preliminary round results; there were no semi-finals.  The band last topped the Single Pan Bands in 2015 with Duvone Stewart as arranger.

For Harewood - 2019’s winning Single Pan band arranger - he has returned to winner’s row for the fourth year running. Arranging for San Juan East Side this year, it had been Harewood who worked with Newtown Playboys for their back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2017. And back in 2016, he again led another Single Pan band to victory - Trinidad East Side Symphony - tying then for first place honors with Marsicans that year. So three different Single Pan bands in four consecutive years have benefited from the musical skill set of Carlon Harewood as arranger.  Harewood, incidentally, is also the current Vice President of Pan Trinbago, having been voted into office in October 2018.

San Juan East Side Symphony - 2019 Single Pan Band preliminaries
San Juan East Side Symphony performs at the 2019 Single Pan Band preliminaries, with Carlon Harewood at left

Adjudicators were: Mrs. Joslynne Sealey, Dr. Audley Timothy, Mr. Brendon Moore, Ms. Bernadette Roberts, Mr. Cuthbert Matthews and Mr. Vorbin Cordice.

The first National competition is now in the history books for the 2019 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama season. Following in the competitive spotlight will be the preliminaries for the Small, Medium and Large conventional steel orchestras. Nine small steel orchestras from the South/Central region kick things off on Tuesday February 5; venues are the bands’ respective panyards.

Below are the full results for the Single Pan finals.

Click the following links for the results (as they become available) in the other categories:

Single Pan | Small | Medium | Large | Results Summary

RESULTS - Single Pan Bands - Finals

Placing/
Score
Band Selection/
Performer
Arranger
283 pts

1st
San Juan East Side Symphony Iron Man

(Kitchener)
Carlon Harewood
Carlon Harewood
 
280 pts

2nd
Shades In Steel Both Ah Dem

(Mighty Sparrow)

Danté Pantin
Danté Pantin
 


274 pts

3rd
T&T Fire Service Mystery Band

(Lord Kitchener)

Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
 
273 pts

4th
La Creole Pan Groove Stranger

(Mighty Shadow)

thumbnail of Jamal Gibbs
Jamal Gibbs
 
273 pts

4th
Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony No No We Ain’t Going Home

(Chris “Tambu” Herbert)

Aaron Perriera & Richye Joseph
 
272 pts

6th
Uni Stars I Come Out To Play

(Mighty Shadow)

Kareem Brown
Kareem Brown
 
272 pts

6th
Trinidad Nostalgic Crapaud Revolution

(“Scrunter”)

Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo
 
270 pts

8th
Marsicans Rain-O-Rama

(Lord Kitchener)

Marlon White
Marlon White
 
270 pts

8th
Nu Pioneers Pan Groove Flag Woman

(Lord Kitchener)
Shaun Marcano
269 pts

10th
Woodbrook Playboyz Stranger

(Mighty Shadow)


Michelle Huggins–Watts
269 pts

10th
Metro Stars Pan By Storm

(“Designer”)
Cary Codrington - Steelpan Arranger
Cary Codrington
267 pts

12th
New Age Trendsetters Kaka Roach

(Lord Kitchener)
N. Joseph, M. Phillips, K. Sobers
266 pts

13th
Chord Masters Free Up

(Chris “Tambu” Herbert)

Kyshon Frith
265 pts

 14th
San Juan All Stars Whap Cocoyea

(Mighty Shadow)

Roenaldo De Peiza
 
263 pts

15th
Royal Pan Illusion Pan By Storm

(“Designer”)
Tony Williams
262 pts

16th
Brimblers Ah Going And Party Tonight

(Lord Nelson)
Aaron Clarke
261 pts

17th
La Famille United Janette

(Mighty Shadow)

Triston Marcano
Triston Marcano
 
260 pts

18th
Arima All Stars Different Me

(5 Star Akil)
Andy Neils - thumbnail
Andy Neils
258 pts

19th
Blanca 47 Fantastic Friday

(Super Blue)
Kieon Augustine
257 pts

20th
Edinburgh 500 Steel Ensemble Blue Fever

(Super Blue)
Andre Boldan

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