World Wide and T&T Defence Force Steel Orchestras Are Best Playing Bands in De Sancoche
Number 13 proved lucky for the winners of the Single Pan and Small Bands in “Pan in De Sancoche” at Carnival City, Queen’s Park, Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, last Saturday.
Worldwide and Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestras both captured the “Best Performing Band” titles in their respective categories.
The bands were awarded cash prizes donated by The National Flour Mills Ltd for their scintillating renditions of popular vintage calypsoses. In addition, D’Original Woodbrook Modernaires and Road Block took the titles of Best Flag Wavers sponsored by Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation as well as gift bags donated by KAMCO in concert mode after a hiatus of two years.
Selections ranged from the catalogue of The Roaring Lion, Lord Kitchener, Sparrow, Stalin, Baron (Winsford DeVines), Shadow, David Rudder, Second Imij, Arrow, Lord Nelson and Blue Boy/Super Blue among others. Single Pan Band, Mt. Hololo, Cascade -based World Wide Steel Orchestra winning medley included “Lazy Man”, “ Netty Netty”, “ Oh No Mr. Fox”, “Steelband Clash”, “Ice Ice”, “My Pussin” into “Drunk & Orderly”.
Playing at number 13 in the Small Band category, T&T Defence Steel Orchestra under the baton of Duvonne Stewart captivated the panel of adjudicators with their rendition of “Disco Daddy”, Meh Lover”, “Papa Chunks”, “Soki Soki” and “All Aboard”.
Patrons and viewers were also treated to a “lil bit of dis and a lil bit of dat” featuring ole time traditional mas characters, ”Pan Talent” sung by Pharaoh, Joshua Regrello on the KFC Spicy Pan and Tobago’s “Metro Stars” and Alpha Pan Pioneers.
Next Saturday, 26th February will see the Medium and Large Conventional Bands in the “Musical Showdown In De Big Yard” starting at 5:00 pm.
Auditions for selection started on Sunday and will continue until Tuesday. Tickets for the event are priced at $300. General Seating at the Grand Stand ONLY are available at the National Carnival Commission Head Office, Gray Street, and oneline via Ticketgiveaway.com