10. The next ICP should be in September when all other panoramas are over and done with. It's unfair to the other countries who have their panoramas in August, including but not just Grenada...
11. Ensure more participation from the Caribbean. Hells Gate in particular were very conspicuously absent.
Yea Noah -- an international panorama without Hells Gate or Angel Harps or New Dimension of Grenada just don't feel right.
True talk, Bugs
I'm not sure September would work, only because the children, college students and teachers who played would be back in school. It may be tougher to draw players with schools in full swing.
True. So perhaps before is better, in June...
Bugs, I would like to see emphasis placed on LARGE bands on the road for carnival.
Cecil -- I too would like to see that, but getting a commitment from such a large number of players seems undoable at the moment. Large steelbands on the road are not part of the Trinidad carnival psychic. With time maybe.
Bugs , a band of about sixty to seventy players is fine for the road.
I doubt many bands had more than that, even back in the glory days.
Also a return to the road will also mean a far more professional approach by the steelbands , which should probably include some kind of a "shift" system for players making it necessary for larger numbers.
Then arrangements will have to be made between Pan Trinbago, the government and the NCC to facilitate the steelbands i.e. DJ free routes, or times etc. etc.
That is, If we're serious about the culture, and the steelband, of course.
There will never be a packed Grand Stand for Small & Single pan panorama. Greens & swimming pools do not affect panorama. WACKfm is a private entity.
Even the past winning panorama arrangement wasn't sufficient to 'win' the ICP.
Who do you think will "play" in the Small band?
Supernovas is very, very serious.
ICP should be held every four years.
ICP should be held every FOUR YEARS in a DIFFERENT COUNTRY/CITY!!!
Excellent suggestions, fellars.