Small Bands Judging Starting Tonite
Six (6) Small Conventional Bands in the Northern Region ie Merrytones, Cocorite West Wind, Humming Birds Pan Groove, Harvard Harps, Tokyo and Blue Diamonds, started the Preliminary judging at their respective pan yards last night Monday 15 January.
Continuing on Tuesday January 16 will be the final six (6) in that Region. Those being judged tonight Tuesday are Crescendoes (“Magic Drums”), Roadblock (“Magic Drum”), Highlanders (“Big Girl Now”), Xpress21, Laventille Serenaders (“Dingolay”), T&T Music Stars (“Full Extreme”).
The four-man adjudication panel will travel to Tobago on Wednesday 17 January to carry out a similar exercise. Seven (7) bands will perform their respective selections commencing at Canaan with C&B Crown Cordans and culminating in Speyside with Steel Sensations.
On Thursday 18, the panel will have a “rest” day before heading to the South/Central Region where thirteen (13) bands will be judged over a two-day period ie Friday 19 and Saturday 20th January.
The Eastern Region will be the last of the regions to be judged in this category. They have three (3) days, Sunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January to complete the exercise. Nineteen (19) bands in the zone have registered for this category defined as not more than 60 players but not less than 50 players.
The judging order is as follows: