Ten (10) steelbands took part in the recently-concluded St. Lucia Panorama 2012 competitions with five (5) competing in the Small Band category and the five (5) in the Large Band category.
At the end of the exercise at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds, Babonneau Steel Orchestra and Harmonites Steel Orchestra emerged victorious in their respective categories.
Both bands retained the titles for the second consecutive year to take home the Pan Trinbago Trophies.
Babonneau Steel Orchestra’s won with their rendition of “Never Say Never” while Harmonites tune of choice was “We Shall Hop”.
The judges were Reynold Huggins, Ezra Joseph and Kareem Brown from Trinidad & Tobago, with Tony Wilkinson and Mahurney Augier of St. Lucia completing the adjudication panel.
Bands competed for EC$40,000. (Large Bands) and EC$20,000. (Small Bands) first prize.
The results are as follows:
1st. Babonneau Steel Orchestra 443
2nd. Pantime Steel Orchestra 431
3rd. Diamond Steel 429
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1st. Harmonites Steel Orchestra 402
2nd.St. Lucy’s Steel Orchestra 364
3rd. Pan Exodus Steel Orchestra 344