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Preliminary Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2018

Preliminary Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2018

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Renegades Steel Orchestra topped the preliminary round of the 2018 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama competition. With this round now relegated to the history books, it is now official which fourteen bands will move on to the semi-finals slated for this coming weekend, Sunday January 28 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. birdsong Steel Orchestra and Genesis Pan Groove are the two which were eliminated in the preliminary.

The steel orchestras are all attempting to dethrone the 2017 champions Trinidad All Stars, which has for the second year running returned to the Panorama arena with an Ultimate Rejects-selection - “Lightning Flash.”  In fact, of the fourteen large band participants in Sunday’s competition, five are performing selections by this immensely popular music group.

According to event organizers Pan Trinbago, adjudicators in the preliminaries of the medium and large steel orchestras were: Martin Albino, Lorna Conyette, Ezra Joseph, Richard Pierre (Medium), and Corrine Soo Ping Chow, Damion Phillip, Roger Sardinah and Lennox London (Large). The draw for playing position in the two categories will be conducted at Trinidad & Tobago’s CNMG (ctv) on Thursday morning.

Following are the full results for the preliminary phase of competition for large conventional steel orchestras.

Large Conventional Steel Orchestras

    TUNE BAND SONG ARRANGER
1st
264
Renegades
Renegades Steel Orchestra logo
Year For Love Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
2nd
262
Skiffle
Skiffle Steel Orchestra
Hello Kendall Williams, Marc Brooks, Odie Franklin
Marc Brooks
Kendall Williams
Odie Franklin
2nd
262
Phase II Pan Groove
Phase II logo
Hello Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
4th
261
Tropical Angel Harps
Tropical Angel Harps logo
Sweet Fuh Days Clarence Morris
Clarence Morris
5th
260
Desperadoes
Desperadoes Steel Orchestra logo
Year For Love Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
Carlton “Zanda” Alexander
5th
260
Supernovas
Supernovas Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Sweet Fuh Days Amrit Samaroo
Amrit Samaroo
7th
259
Trinidad All Stars
Lightning Flash Leon “Smooth” Edwards
Leon “Smooth” Edwards
8th
258
Invaders
Invaders Steel Orchestra logo
(ITF) Inside The Festival Arddin Herbert
Arddin Herbert
9th
257
Silver Stars
Silver Stars Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Lightning Flash Liam Teague
Liam Teague
10th
255
Starlift
Starlift Steel Orchestra band logo - When Steel Talks
Full Of Vibe Robert Greenidge
Robert Greenidge
11th
253
Exodus
Exodus Steel Orchestra logo
Sweet Fuh Days Pelham Goddard
Pelham Goddard

&

Terrance “BJ” Marcelle
Terrance “BJ” Marcelle

12th
251
Fonclaire
Fonclaire Steel Orchestra logo
(ITF) Inside The Festival Leon Foster Thomas
Leon “Foster” Thomas
12th
251
La Brea Nightingales
La Brea Nightingales
(ITF) Inside The Festival Richard Gittens
Richard Gittens
  14th
245
Redemption Sound Setters

Long Time

Micheal Toby
Micheal Toby
15th
236
 
birdsong
birdsong Steel Orchestra
Pan Break Rudy ‘Two Lef’ Smith
Rudy ‘Two Lef’ Smith
16th
195
Genesis Pan Groove Magic Drum Renwick Lewis

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I felt like ALL STARS was way up on top. I was also very impressed by Exodus.

I though phase 11 and all stars would have been on the bottom. All stars music is just a copy of last years, same siren etc  

From what I heard, I really thought Renenegades were the best.  This is going to be a competitive Panorama.

I was impressed by Renegades. I thought Phase II was over arranged. Skiffle was good.

Any results for Medium and Small bands?

IN MY OPINION RENEGADES EARN THE "TOP SPOT"..."...... SKIFFLE,TROPICAL ANGEL HARPS " MY  BAND"DESPERADOES " AND PHASE 2  WERE ALL OUTSTANDING........THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT PANORAMA TO SCORE "BECAUSE ALL THE BANDS ARE PERFORMING WELL"... ANYONE OF THESE BANDS  THAT MAKE THE  FINAL" COULD WIN THIS PANORAMA, ....BUT DON'T  YOU FORGET THAT DESPERADOES IS ALWAYS THE BAND TO BEAT IN A PANORAMA. FINAL...THIS YEAR IS NOT THE EXCEPTION!...THEY ARE ONLY FOUR POINTS BEHIND........ ......HERE COMES THE INTRO AND THE ENDING FOR THE FINAL NIGHT.........GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!

After hearing Renegades I told my wife that they would be hard to beat this year. The replication of gunshots, even on crappy computer speakers was simply brilliant. I am looking forward to hearing this piece live. Having said that, there are some final night horses in this race who just won't give an inch including Duvone himself. He is the real deal. Pan Family we have an exciting night of pan ahead. I will be there on the 3rd in the Grand Stand.

Great, happy with Phase 2 performance, super position to win the panorama 2018 title.

 Excellent judging.

Some of the bands may have some surprises, their arrangers have the spaces for them

Good luck everyone.

Looks fair, except I had Skiffle on top. A nice toss up. Had the Phase in 4th, a lil generous, I think.

Mercer: Yuh tie up meh head!!! We know that NO SOUTH BAND cannot win -- why you make meh listen to SKIFFLE? But they are THE BEST this year. Yet, ALL STARS is a TOWN BAND with PLENTY SUPPORTERS. The winner should  come from SKIFFLE or BOOGSIE -- a re-energized approach to integrating CALYPSO into the PANORAMA EXPRESSION.

Imagine we have to BRING CALYPSO back into the PANORAMA!!! But at least ah might live to SEE THE DAY!!!

Tell Port-of-Spain, the Mayor of San Fernando, coming to rule the Panorama, this year!!!

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