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Miss Kimberli St. Clair will again lead Tunapuna All Stars as their arranger for Panorama 2016. She will be joined by Vanessa Headley, of Golden Hands, Shenelle Abraham, of St. Margaret’s Superstars, Jeannine Remy, of Hatter and Michelle Huggins-Watts, of Valley Harps as other female arrangers of conventional steel orchestras in 2016. Can you name who was the first woman to arrange a panorama tune and for what band? Can you name the first woman to lead a major orchestra to a panorama championship and what band? And can you name the first female panist to have accompanied a Calypsonian?
Answer -- Daisy McClean is the first female panist to have accompanied a Calypsonian—Brother Mudada—for a Dimanche Gras performance.
Merle Albino-de Coteau arranges for Chase Manhattan Savoy - first woman to arrange a panorama piece.
Glenda Gamory, as president of New York’s Pantonic Steel Orchestra becomes the first woman to lead a major orchestra to Panorama victory.