Small Bands Preliminary Round begins on Monday ...
Five (5) Small Conventional Bands in the Northern Region ie West Stars. Merry Tones, Humming Bird, Harvard Harps and Flabej Now Ensemble will start the National Panorama Small Conventional Preliminaries 2020 on Monday December 09, 2019 from 7:00 pm at their respective panyards.
Continuing on Tuesday December 10 will be six (6) in that Region. Those being judged Tuesday are Blue Diamonds, Belmont 5th Dimension, St. Margaret Super Stars, Crescendos Musical, Road Block and Defence Force Steel Orchestras.
Come Wednesday December 11, the final five (5) will go through their paces. They are Tokyo, Highlanders, Xpress 21, Morvant Ebonites and T&T Music Stars. Starting time on both days is 7:00 pm.
The four-man adjudication panel will travel to the East where they will judge fourteen (14) bands over a three –day period. Then it’s onto South Central where another twelve (12) bands will be judged. The last grouping to face the panel is Tobago where eight (8) bands will be the focus.
In this category, bands are permitted to perform with between 40 to 60 players for a maximum of eight (8) minutes.
The judging order is as follows:-
Monday December 09, 2019 – NORTH –SMALL
1. West Stars Waterwheel Road, River Estate, Diego Martin
2. Merry Tones 1 Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin
3. Humming Birds Fort George Road, St. James
4. Harvard Harps Harvard Club, Roxy Roundabout, St. James
5. Flabej Now Ensemble Pembroke Street, Port of Spain
Tuesday December 10, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm
6. .Blue Diamonds George Street, Port of Spain
7. Belmont 5th Dimension St. Francois Valley Road, Belmont
8. St.Margaret’s Super Stars Myler Street, Belmont
9. Crescendos Musical Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain
10. Road Block Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain
11. Defence Force Tragarete Road, Newtown, Port of Spain (Desperadoes Pan Yard)
Wednesday December 11, 2019 Time 7:00 pm
12. Tokyo 2A Plaisance Road, John John
13. Highlanders Cor. EMR Williams Street, Success Village, Laventille
14.Xpress 21 80 Old St. Joseph Road, Success Village, Laventille
15. Morvant Ebonites Dos Santos Street, Morvant
16. T&T Music Stars Chinapoo Basketball Court, Morvant
A total of 54 bands will vie for the top 30 positions to compete in the National Semi Final round on Saturday January 04 2020 at Victoria Square, Park Street, Port of Spain.
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