Semi-Finals Order of Appearance for SMALL Steel Orchestras - Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama 2020

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The thirty-one small steel orchestras which qualified for the semi-finals after panyard judging, have drawn their playing positions for that next stage of competition on Saturday January 11, 2020 beginning 4:00 p.m.  Forty bands had eventually faced the panel of  judges in preliminary competition from the four regions: Northern, Eastern, South/Central and Tobago.  The panel - Ezra Joseph, Joanna Shortt, Kenrick Noel and Vorbin Cordice - travelled to the individual panyards on a daily basis.

One of the bands from the Eastern region, Perfect Cadence, playing Ken “Professor” Philmore’s classic Pan By Storm as arranged by Mark Holder,  will lead off this phase at the venue, Victoria Square, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.  When Steel Talks’ Pan Tune of The Decade, ‘Trouble In The Morning’ is currently the front-runner as tune of choice by the steel orchestras in this category, at this point of competition, with nine performing the track as their Panorama tune of choice.  In fact, the judges will hear four versions of the song back-to-back, when La Horquetta (LH) Pan Groove, Swavic, Simple Song and Alpha Pan Pioneers play in positions 6 through 9.

The short timeframe over the Christmas period until the semi-finals, will surely see the competitors brushing up and re-working their arrangements, in part possibly based on judges’ comments, if they were shared.  Among them, the 2019 defending champion in the small category, T&T Defence Force Steel Orchestra will appear in position 23 out of 31.  Champion arranger Duvone Stewart returned to work with the band, preparing them for their presentation of ‘Boots.’

Click here to see how the semi-finalists scored coming out of the preliminaries.  Fourteen are expected to move on to the finals in the following week of January.

Following is the Order of Appearance for semi-final competition in the 2020 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama - for the SMALL conventional steel orchestras.

Color Key East Zone Region North Zone Region South/Central
Zone Region
Tobago Region

Small Steel Orchestras - Order of Appearance

 Updating in real time
  #1 Perfect Cadence

Pan By Storm
Mark Hosten
Mark Hosten
  #2 Motown

Trouble In The Morning
Richard Gittens
Richard Gittens
  #3 Our Boys

Top Striker
Anslem “Moon” Campbell
 Anslem “Moon” Campbell
  #4 Genesis Pan Groove

Doh Back Back
Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
  #5 Northolus


Arthur “Bolo” Peters
  #6 La Horquetta Pan Groove

Trouble In The Morning
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Kwesi Paul
  #7 Swavic Steel Orchestra

Trouble In The Morning
Dionne Kerr
#8 Simple Song

Trouble In The Morning
Kendal Bowen
  #9 Alpha Pan Pioneers

Trouble In The Morning

Keishaun Justin Julien

Marina Marfan
  #10 Crown Cordaans

Koreece Graham - Steelband Arranger
Koreece Graham
  #11 Tamana Pioneers

Woman On The Bass
Michael Antoine
  #12 Merry Tones

This Melody Sweet
Jamal “Meck Meck” Gibbs
Jamal Gibbs
  #13 Nu Stars

Trouble In The Morning
Irwin Louis
  #14 Hill Toppers

Far From Finished
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Akil Browne
  #15 Kalomo Kings

Gyal Owner
Jason Farrell
Jason Farrell
  #16 Tokyo 

Nobody Go Run Me
Richard “Worm” Jerry
  #17 Uptown Fascinators

I Don’t Mind

Ojay Richards
  #18 Tobago Pan-Thers

Trouble In The Morning
Micheal Toby
Micheal Toby
  #19 Golden Hands

Oil And Music
Vanessa Headley
Vanessa Headley
  #20 Arima Golden Symphony

Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
  #21 West Side Symphony

Smile (Dais We)
Mickiel Gabriel
Mickiel Gabriel
  #22 West Stars

Music In We Blood
Kevon Duncan
  #23 T&T Defence Force 

Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
  #24 Plymouth/Bethesda Steel Sensation

Let Us Build A Nation Together
 Augustus Melville
  #25 St. Margaret’s Superstars 

Trouble In The Morning

Sheldon Peters 
  #26 Panosonic Connection

Party Start

Junior Sean “Wiggy” Hinds
  #27 Highlanders

Kareem Brown
Kareem Brown
  #28 New East Side Dimension

Savannah Grass
Kersh Ramsey
  #29 Harvard Harps

Mystery Band
Liam Teague
Liam Teague
  #30 Roadblock

Savannah Grass

Dejean Cain
  #31 Fascinators Pan Symphony

Trouble In The Morning
Yohan Popwell
Yohan Popwell

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