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Good luck Renegades.
Looks like #10 is in the Air just waiting to cause a massive tornado come this Saturday . I can just anticipate the enormous power it already has as it begins that movement to the Savannah Stage . As you all know the Motto is BP ie Be Prepared and of this I have no doubt that you guys are . So Best of Luck for the Stage is now yours . Thanks .
I agree it could be 10 this year so long as it does not go WEST...because as it seems if given the chance everything for carnival would be on the other side of savannah.you vould see that they setting up Sharpe for it just like how Machel is for Soca Monarch.A DESPERADO I am........ play mas in All Stars every carnival monday and knows Duvonne has it in him to GIVE THEM JUDGES IT GOOD.......GOOD LUCK DUVONNE AND RENEGADES....CHARLOTTE STREET BAND NO LONGER BEHIND THE BRIDGE BUT IN FRONT OF IT NOW......GOOD LUCK......GOOD MUSIC.
"Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation.
Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace.
Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.........."
I read this quote somewhere years ago; meant and continues to mean a lot.
As a witness to Renegades' continued journey, it certainly rings true.
In confidence I say "here's to no. 10!"
I observe in the daily newspapers that out of the top 5 positions coming out of Panorama semis, it's only (our) Renegades sponsor, bp, that did not extend any form of support to it's pan partner congratulating us on having returned to, at least, the 'creme de la creme' of pan...giving us some extra energy to fuel us up for tonight.
At the date of penning this (Feb 18th, the day of wreckoning, Panorama final), I also have not observed a good-luck wish either.
We did not scrape in the finals, we actually came 4th (by points) but 5th (by amount of bands), and I firmly believe, given our accomplishment thus far for the season, a measure of corporate responsiblity at this time goes beyond the external (financial support) but internal (motivational support).
Sufficing to say, as the article stated, "restoring strength, raising self-esteem and rebuilding healthy team spirit" were some areas considered and worked upon leading up to and during this Panorama 2012 season, thus, a major factor, against all odds, was to dig deep and re-establish who we are and what we can be...and we found our self and are creating a better brand - an elite brand - a brand that speaks to being BIG, truly big.
Not the damaging big but the eduated, maturing and responsible big.
A brand that encourages self-motivation, action and growth - expand perimetre of potential and strengths.
In that regard, having not cited the beautiful green and yellow, flower-like trade mark representing bp, neither congratulating, nor wishing us well for tonight, once again, springing into action became necessary.
In the attempts to ensure professional and personal discipline are encouraged and maintained, in the absence of president, Michael Marcano and under the watch of captain, Candice Andrews, this new and rejuved mindset, lead to an in-house gesture. Through a series of discretely proposed and laid-down criteria, a short, spontaneous, very orderly, casual recognition affair last night in the yard saw certain members being awarded with cash and a recognition certificate while sections, with cash.
Not to be left out, a surprise was also in store for our captain. Being the first female captain to grace the Renegades stage - voted in in 2011 - her orientation was nothing short of heart-breaking, devastating yet strengthening, following her first big undertaking in that of Panorama 2011 that to many, seemed a failed attempt.
Nonetheless, she did her homework and from all appearances, proving well, thus far. Her surprise recognition award was a lofty fruit hamper.
Bearing in mind muchwork still has to be done on many pannists aimed at a smooth transition of paradigm, to create an environment conducive to affording such is necessary, this, to be followed-up on during this year.
In wishing all competitors well for tonight's showing, being off my pans, I will lay my injured self in front of my television and soak in the competition.
A special good luck to Renegades.
Go give them VIBES!
I love Renegades, and this year I felt the band seemed rejuvenated in a big way. Duvone had fantastic arrangement with great moments for the whole orchestra, and I thought really captured the sound of Renegades' glory days while still being original and new. The pans sounded better than any other band in my opinion, the engine room is arguably the tightest on the island, and all together I felt like the band was really alive this year. I hope Renegades breaks a leg tonight and gets the top results they deserve! Sandra, I looked for you in the yard this year but was sad to find out you couldn't play! I hope all is well and will see you and the band next year!
Correction to piece dated Saturday: Renegades female captain was installed in 2010 and not 2011.