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Single Pan Finals

Single Pan Finals

For the first time in a number of years, the National Panorama Single Pan Bands Finals will be held as a separate event.

Come Sunday January 29th, the sounds of steel from the (“pan round de neck/traditional bands”) will resound at the Arima Basketball Court, Arima, as twenty one (21) steelbands will vie for bragging rights, the Pan Trinbago Challenge Trophy and prize monies. Competition starts at 4:00 pm. Admission is $100. anywhere.

In 2017, bands proceeded from the Preliminary Round to the Finals with Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony scoring 278.5 points. They topped the Preliminary round, followed by San Juan All Stars (276.5) and Woodbrook Modernaires (275.5) points.

After eight (8) intense days of steelpan music from fifty two (52) bands in the four (4) zones, the qualifiers were announced at Port of Spain City Hall on Friday before the bands’ representatives.

Adjudicators in this category are: Tommy Crichlow, Rojelle Granger-Morton, Vorbin Cordice, Audley Timothy, Brendon Moore and Mark Brewester.

Bands will be judged on the basis of Arrangement (40), General Performance (40), Tone (10) and Rhythm (10) points.

Single Pan Steelbands are permitted to perform with 20 players in the Qualifying Round with a maximum of 30 players for the Finals.

For the purpose of the competition, each participating Single Pan band may select and perform any calypso/soca or chutney providing that the selection has not been played by the said steelbvand at a previous Panorama competition with a performance time of six (6) minutes.

Both defending champions, Marsicans and Trinidad East Side Symphony, placed seventh with 273.0 points and as such will defend their title.

The following is order of appearance with their scores:-

1 T&T Fire Services Ethel Terrence BJ Marcelle 275
2 Marsicans Thunder Marlon White 273
3 T&T Defence Force Get Something & Wave Kion Robinson 273
4 Stardust Tourist Elsie Simeon Superville 265
5 La Famille United Pan By Storm Jason “Peanuts Isaac 267
6 Pan Jammers Different Me Robert Tobitt 275
7 Trinidad East Side Symphony Pan In Danger Jerod Lett/Sheldon Harewood 273
8 Shades in Steel Showdown(Band Meets Band) Dante Pantin 274
9 Woodbrook Modernaires Jump On the Count of 4 Ankoma “Bobby” Paul 275.5
10 La Creole Pan Groove This Melody Sweet Jamal Mec Meb Gibbs 264
11 Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony Get Something & Wave Carlan Harewood 278.5
12 Brimblers War Kevin “Bones” Holder 270
13 Nu Pioneers Pan Groove Drive It Shaun & Simon Marcano 263
14 Trinidad Nostalgic Flag Party Amrit Samaroo 272
15 Highlighters Fete Jason Farell 263
16 St. James Tripolians Fire Down Below Dereck Boucaud 263
17 Woodbrook Playboyz Total Disorder Michelle Huggins-Watts 270
18 San Juan All Stars Johnny Atiba Joseph 276.5
19 Brazil RX4 Kaka Roach Akil Browne 264
20 T&T Prison Service Nah Do Dat Terrence Sealy 265
21 Uni Stars Magic Drum Kareem Brown 268
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