Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Unlike its senior counterpart (the National Panorama), the 2019 Junior Panorama registered an increase in the number of participants for this year’s competitions.
A total of 60 junior steel orchestras attached to Primary and Secondary Schools across Trinidad & Tobago have registered to compete.
A total of 14 Non-School orchestras [21 and under] will also be participating in this year’s competition – there is no qualifying round in this category – all orchestras will participate in the finals.
Held under the aegis of The Multicultural Music Program Unit (MMPU) of the country’s Ministry of Education, Pan Trinbago Inc. T.C. and the Pan In Schools Coordinating Council, 2019 marks the 44thedition of the Junior Panorama.
Qualifying rounds start on Monday February 11, 2019 with the Port of Spain-based schools culminating on Thursday February 14 in Tobago.
Popular tunes of choice include a number of this year’s compositions such as “Hookin’ Meh” (9), “Iron Love” (10), and “Party Start” (4). Shadow’s (Dr. Winston Bailey) “Dingolay” and “Stranger” as well as Kees Dieffenthaller’s “Hello” and Marge Blackman and Aaron “Voice” St. Louis’ “Full of Vibe” are among the tracks also on the playlist of the entrants.
Coming out of this exercise, twelve Primary Schools, nine Secondary Schools and fourteen 21-and-Under will proceed to the Grand Finals on Sunday February 24 at Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Starting time is 9:00 a.m. Admission is free.
The 2019 participants and preliminary judging schedule according to category are:-
Bigup to Marcus Ash and his team for getting this info out to share with the national and global steelband community.