Single Pan Bands - Order of Appearance - Semi-finals 2019-2020 - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama

2020 Panorama Info Complete

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The sounds of steel will resonate at the Basketball Court, Arima, on Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., as thirty-one Single Pan Bands vie for positions in the finals carded for one week later at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Admission is TT $100.00 on entry.

With the theme “Celebrate De Pan,” this Single Pan Semi-final is one of the innovations by the new Pan Trinbago Central Executive led by President Beverley Ramsey-Moore.

As Mrs. Ramsey-Moore explained: “The most far-reaching effort of the new Executive so far has been the reorganization of the Panorama competitions with each category given its space.”

The Single Pan Prelims saw a total of forty-six bands facing an adjudication panel of Damion Phillip, Jeanette Johnson, Kenrick J. Noel and Michele Dowrich at their respective panyards.

Defending champions, San Juan East Side Symphony, emerged with the highest score of 266 points for their rendition of the Aldwyn Roberts’ composition “Guitar Pan” arranged by Carlon Harewood. They will perform at position number 16. First off the starting block is Stardust with Errol Ballantyne’s “Party Time.”  Two Tobago-based bands, Metro Stars and Royal Pan Illusion made the cut and will play at numbers 5 and 24, respectively.

After several intense days of steelpan music, the qualifiers were announced at Murchison Brown Auditorium, Port-of-Spain City Hall, on the morning of Wednesday November 13, in the presence of bands’ representatives.

The draw for playing positions took place the following day, Thursday, at Pan Trinbago’s Head Office, corner of Melbourne & Duke Streets, Port-of-Spain.

Interestingly, there is a father-daughter duo challenging each other in this Single Pan semi-final arena.  Veteran arranger Cary Codrington is taking Metro Stars in front the judges at position five, immediately after Gonzales Sheikers with his daughter Keisha Codrington having arranged “Fantastic Friday” for the band, would have taken the stage. Definitely back-to-back performances to look out for.

Order of Appearance - Single Pan Bands - 2019-2020 Semi-finals

Appearance Order Band Selection/
#1 Stardust Party Time


Simeon Superville
#2 Nostrand Symphony Fiery Curtis Edwards
#3 Shades In Steel Golo

(Second Imij)

Danté Pantin
#4 Gonzales Sheikers Fantastic Friday

(Super Blue)

Keisha Codrington
#5 Metro Stars Um Ba Yao

Cary Codrington
#6 Platinum Johnny Brandon “Shoes” Johnson
#7 La Famille United Fiery
Arddin Herbert
#8 San Juan All Stars Mystery Band

(Lord Kitchener)

Renaldo De Pieza
#9 Pan Elites No No We Eh Going Home

(Chris “Tambu” Herbert)

Sheldon Peters
#10 All Aces Symphony Bounce
Chuma Watson
#11 New Age Trendsetters Poison Nicholas Joseph / Myles Phillips
#12 La Creole Pan Groove Say Say


Jamal Gibbs
#13 Pan Angels So Long

(Nadia Batson)
Ricardo Dennis
#14 Chord Masters Jump And Wave Kyshon Frith
#15 Marsicans Johnny Marlon White
#16 San Juan East Side Symphony Guitar Pan

(Lord Kitchener)
Carlon Harewood
#17 Pan Stereonetts Love In The Cemetery

(Lord Kitchener)
Akil Brown
#18 Nu Pioneers Pan Groove Unknown Band

(Blue Boy)
Shaun Marcano
#19 Brazil RX4 Party Time

Anselm Campbell
#20 World Wide Music - (Dingolay) Noel “Mico” Skair
#21 Arima All Stars All Dem Tobago Gal

(Mighty Sparrow)
Mikhail M.A.X. Neils
#22 T&T Prison Services Big Belly Man
Terrence Sealey
#23 T&T Fire Service Pan In ‘A’ Minor

(Lord Kitchener)

Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
#24 Royal Pan Illusion This Melody Sweet

Tony “Pan Jumbie” Williams
#25 Uni Stars Suck Meh, Soucouyant


Kareem Brown
#26 Trinidad Nostalgic Tribute To Spree Simon

(Lord Kitchener)

Amrit Samaroo
#27 Brimblers Me Eh Fighting

Aaron Clarke
#28 Woodbrook Playboyz Fiery Michelle Huggins–Watts
#29 T&T Police Service Mystery Band

(Lord Kitchener)

Kern Sumerville
#30 Pan Jammers Ah Want It

(Johnny King)
Robert Tobitt
#31 Edinburgh 500 Steel Ensemble Madness

(David Rudder)
Andre Boldan

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