National Panorama Single Pan Preliminaries will run off in all Regions over a four-day period.
A total of seventy (70) bands have registered.
The first competition comprising bands from the North carded for Friday January 16th 2015 takes place at The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 6:00 pm. In this zone, 32 Bands will perform their Panorama selection before the Adjudication panel.
The following day, Saturday January 17th, is earmarked for bands of the Eastern Region. Some 21 bands will go through their paces at The Arima Velodrome, Arima. Play-off time is 6:00 pm.
Sunday January 18th will see bands from South/Central. A total of twelve (12) bands will perform their tune of choice at The Petrotrin Sports Club Car Park, Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre. Showtime is 5:00 pm.
Bands from Tobago will have their day on Monday January 19th at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Buccoo, Tobago. Starting time for this event is 7:00 pm. Five (5) bands will compete in this Zone.
Price of admission to all venues is $60.
Single Pan Bands formerly “pan round de neck” shall comprise 45 players maximum with a minimum of 25 players.
For the purpose of the competition, each participating steelband may select and perform any calypso, as long as the same selection has not been played by said steelband in a previous Panorama Competition.
Bands will be judged by a panel of four (4) and will be awarded points for Arrangement (40), General Performance (40), Tone (10) and Rhythm (10).
Each of the Single Pans will be vying for thirty two (32) places in the National Semi Final Round (Single Pan & Small Conventional Bands) at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Saturday January 31st.
Theme of this year’s competition is “Reach for the Stars……. Pan in Ecstasy”.