2024 Panorama Info Complete

Results - Large Conventional Steel Orchestra Semi-finals - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2024

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - And then there were more - ties. Five sets in the preliminaries, and now four going into the finals of the ‘big band’ competition - including the four steel orchestras in fourth position...  Yes - Desperadoes, Invaders, Starlift and Tropical Angel Harps are for now, all yoked together with identical scores of 275.

The semi-finals in the large conventional steel orchestra category delivered these, along with three more.  At the end of it all, defending champion Renegades Steel Orchestra looks set to surpass Desperadoes as the band with the most national Panorama titles - if it maintains its lead and snags number thirteen in the finals set for February 10. Exodus Steel Orchestra which was on top after the preliminaries slipped to third, while Trinidad All Stars stayed the course in position two, laying in wait presumably for that title last clinched in 2017.

This year is probably one of shock for Skiffle Steel Orchestra, missing the final night cut by just a single point, and not being in the finals for the first time since 2012. It is also the first change in arranger(s) the music organization made since 2016, when they contracted the threesome of Kendall K. Williams, Marc Brooks and Odie Franklin. For 2024 André White became the band’s choice moving forward.

Definitely moving in the right direction - up - was Starlift, from twelfth, to being part of that four-way tie in fourth. It was a competition of enjoyable music for many, from music lovers, to many a joyful steelpan musician on that Queen’s Park Savannah stage. And the North Stand which housed so many of those music lovers was at capacity again, and at one point reportedly closed to any more aspiring ‘North Standers.’

As in the Medium category, there was one less band than expected in the actual competition on this night. This was due to  the non-participation of Harmonites Steel Orchestra in the semi-finals. Harmonites was expected to play in position one, so fifteen rather than sixteen semi-finalists competed in the large category.  With the final performance from Desperadoes ending around 1:53 AST (Atlantic Standard Time), results came in less than  thirty minutes.

Now - some pan yards are already shut down for the 2024 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama season. Those steel orchestras moving on in the respective categories (ten medium and eleven large) have a bit of time to pull out whatever stops desired  - or - just fine-tune a good thing - as they all prepare to take one last musical swing, aiming to triumph over their fellow bands.

Following are the results for the semi-finals leg of competition for Large conventional steel orchestras.


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

Large Steel Orchestras - Full 2024 Semi-finals RESULTS

  Plc./ Pts BAND SONG ARRANGER
  1st
282
Renegades

DNA
Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
  2nd
281
Trinidad All Stars

Inventor
Leon “Smooth” Edwards
Leon “Smooth” Edwards
  3rd
279
Exodus

Long Time
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
  4th
275
Desperadoes

DNA
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
  4th
275
Invaders

Free Up
Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
  4th
275
Starlift

Pan In “A” Minor - Remastered
Danté Pantin
  4th
275
Tropical Angel Harps

DNA
Clarence Morris
Clarence Morris
  8th
274
Fonclaire

This Party Is It
Darren Sheppard
Darren Sheppard
  8th
274
Phase II Pan Groove

Gimme Everyting
Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Dr. Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
  10th
273
Silver Stars

Inventor

Ojay Richards

&
kersh-ramsey
Kersh Ramsey
  10th
273
Supernovas

Wet Me Down
Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo
 

The following bands did not move forward...

Color Key East Zone Region North Zone Region South/Central
Zone Region
Tobago Region
 
  12th
272
Skiffle

Inventor
André White
André White
  13th
269
Buccooneers

 
Fire Coming Down
Seion Gomez
Seion Gomez 
  13th
269
Siparia Deltones

Nah Leaving
Akinola Sennon
Akinola Sennon
  15th
268
Redemption Sound Setters

DNA
Micheal Toby
Micheal Toby
         
    Harmonites Steel Orchestra

Jahaji Bhai
Mickiel Gabriel
Mickiel Gabriel
 


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