Angostura Newtown Playboys Again!!
Angostura Newtown Steel Symphony retained the National Panorama Single Pan Band title last night. The band from the West performed a reenergized Carlan Harewood arrangement of David Rudder’s “Hammer” to amass a total of 286 points, eighteen (18) points more than they scored in the Preliminary Round.
Coming in a close second was Pan Jammers (Signal To Lara) with 285 with a tie for third place between Marsicans (Party Time Again) and T&T Fire Service (DuDu Yemi) with 282 points. Front-runner in the Preliminaries, Woodbrook Playboyz tied with San Juan East Side Symphony for the sixth spot with a total of 278 points.
Before a sizeable crowd of pan aficionados at the Princess Royal Basketball Court, Arima, on Sunday, twenty (20) bands competed for the coveted title. Dr. Audley Timothy, Messrs. Brendon Moore, Dexter Asson, Cuthbert Matthews, Vorbin Cordice and Mrs. Joslynne Sealey served as adjudicators.
At the end of the competition, Angostura Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony was presented with the Pan Trinbago Trophy by Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister Community Development, Culture and The Arts, Mr. Colin Lucas, Executive Chairman of the National Carnival Commission and Mr. Keith Diaz, President, Pan Trinbago Keith Diaz. Her Worship The Mayor Lisa Roxanne Morris-Julian and the Arima Borough Councillors were also in attendance.
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MAIN PHOTO CAPTION: Members of Angostura Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony play their way to victory at Sunday's final of the National Panorama Single Pan Band Competition.