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19
Feb
2009
New champions for Small and Medium Bands Print E-mail

Two (2) new Panorama champions have emerged after last evening Small and Medium Band Finals at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
Arima Golden Symphony registered the first win of the season with their arrangement of Winston Scarborough's "A Blue Crescendo". The band from the east secured 439 points to take home the first prize of $400,000. and the bp Challenge Trophy plus replica.

In fact, the top four positions in the Small Band category went to bands playing De Fosto's "A Blue Crescendo".

CLICO Sforzata dethroned Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille in the Medium Band category winning $600,000.  Under the baton of Yohan Popwell, the band's scintillating arrangement of "Bandoleros" placed them ahead of the rest with 473 points.

With a difference of two points, NLCB Buccooneers of Tobago came in second with "Dangerous".

Over all eight bands each in two categories were judged by separate panels for cash prizes totaling $5,250,000.

The official results from Wednesday's competition are as follows:

    Small Bands            Medium Bands  
1. Arima Golden Symphony      439    CLICO Sforzata            473
2. San City Steel Symphony      434   NLCB Buccoonneers       471
3. Tornadoes                            432   Courts Sound Specialists of Lav  468
4. Panosonic Connection            431.5 Katzenjammers                  467.5
5. Tunapuna All Stars              414 Carib Dixieland                 465
6. Casablanca                          413 Valley Harps          460
7. Laventille Serenaders           408.5 Couva Joylanders            453.5 
8. Fascinators Pan Symphony     400.5 Arima Angel Harps            452.5

In other related news, Single Pan Bands will be in the spotlight on Friday 20th February at South Quay, Port of Spain when 16 bands play off for the coveted title and the $180,000. first prize. Admission to the stands is $40. payable on entry. Competition starts at 7:00 pm

The following day Saturday will see eight (8) Large Conventional Bands vie for the grand prize of one million dollars and the bragging rights of "Panorama Champ". Show time is 7:00 pm. Tickets are still available at the NCC Ticket Booth, Queen's Park Savannah, and Skinner Park.

Angela A.Fox

Media/Communications

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2009 13:27
 

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Steelpan Trivia

Who was the first arranger to have his own composition played at a Panorama competition?

[ Answer? ] Ray Holman. "Pan on the move" in 1972 with Starlift.

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