"Real bad idea, I would think that a proper business plan would have been put in place before this decision was made."
For the last time: This TOBAGO PANORAMA FINALS has NOTHING to do WITH PAN or PROFIT. It is simply a POLITICAL STEPPING STONE for BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE. And the sad thing is that she has BIG HARD BACK MEN (who claim TO LOVE PAN) running all over the INTERNET trying to sell this selfishly motivated ploy to the gullible PAN PUBLIC.
Thank God for the likes of people like TREVOR COOPER and VALENTINE YOUNG and RUSSELL PROVIDENCE and AINSWORTH MOHAMMED -- and SHAME on all dem BIG HARD BACK "YES MEN" who are SHEEPISHLY supporting yet another FAILED PAN TRINBAGO ADMINISTRATION!!!
Valentine Young: I Dont Give Much Credence that at Some Meeting The PANMEN Voted for That. PRESIDENTS Have Power SO to Be in GOOD Graces with the PRESIDENT You Have to Vote with He or She.
As I Said Before: TOO MUCH YES MEN IN PAN TRINBAGO.
Tell Me What Benefits that will Be Derived to PAN TRINBAGO or The Pan Players By Hosting The MEDIUM BANDS Finals in TOBAGO.
I Would Never Condone that!!!
So Much Venues in TRINIDAD that Can Host that event and PAN TRINBAGO wants to Cross the Sea to Travel (64) Miles to Keep a PANORAMA when 85% of The Bands from Trinidad.
Does that make any Fiscal or Common Sense????
Panorama changes get general support
AFTER the announcement by Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore of sweeping changes to the Panorama schedule for 2020, a number of stakeholders support the move, while others have expressed concern.
All these decisions...Single Pan in November, Small Band in December and January...Tobago Medium Band Finals inTobago...were made before last week's meeting...Decisions were made at conception of the ideas...Last week was just the formal announcement...The most important decision, to allow panists to play with four (and ultimately more) bands, was made in time for this year's Panorama...Spreading out the Panorama is an effort to make it a lil more comfortable for panists to make their money...You think many steel band executives have the balls to vote against that?...
merrytonestothebone just open meh eyes!!!
"The most important decision, to allow panists to play with four (and ultimately more) bands, was made in time for this year's Panorama...Spreading out the Panorama is an effort to make it a lil more comfortable for panists to make their money..."
Ah love yuh parenthetical too bad, boy: "... AND ULTIMATELY MORE!!!"
Claude...PanTrinbago now permits panists to compete with one band in each category...Do you think they don't know that there are people performing with more than the allowed amount? I know a young man who played with THREE Single Pan bands...Do you think they have systems in place to guard against that?
Merrytones - Fete
Panman Jammin still...now is ah year round ting.
Merrytones Steel Orchestra - Full Extreme (Arr Anthony Eric McAllister)
Thanks for posting this ODW ...For 2019 Panorama Merry Tones performed with less than 40 players, most of whom showed up during the last four days before the prelims to learn what ended up being a six and a half minutes tune...Very surprisingly we went on the make the semi finals where some players never even came to perform at the semis...They had other bands to play for on that night... The disaster that is allowing people to perform infall four categories is that Small and Single pan bands will suffer simply because by mid January they are out of the way and players done get paid...Nobody is "joining" steel bands anymore...It's simply a matter of "putting dong a wuk" and getting paid for it...Learning a tune and executing it properly is irrelevant now...Yuh think I could continue support the rubbish that Panorama has become?...Not me brother!!...