Is this action a questionable move?
Is there a rule or regulation that stipulates a band cannot change their song at any time?
Are there precedences for bands changing their songs during the event?
These are likely questions if this ruling goes to the courts, but these questions can be answered, can't they?
Exodus has a right to pursue whatever direction they wish regarding this issue.
RULES AND REGULATIONS PANORAMA 2019
Posted by Pan Times on January 19, 2019 at 3:29am in Uncategorized
6.1 Music Selection – For the purposes of the competition, each participating steelband may select and perform any Calypso/Soca or Chutney, providing that:
a)the selection has not been played by said steelband at a previous Panorama Competition.
6.2 Failure to Comply with Music Selection - Any steelband which selects a tune for the competition that fails to comply with clause 6.1 hereof shall be disqualified from the competition.
Pan Trinbago: Exodus cannot change tune
“The rule also states that where the rule is silent the executive committee can take a decision on it,” Ramsey-Moore said.
Ramsey-Moore said the possibility of a band changing its Panorama tune of choice is something that Pan Trinbago will look at, but not at this stage of the competition.
Any "Bush lawyer" on the forum challenging the PRESIDENT interpretation of the 2019 PT rules?
Maria Bhola - False Alarm (Calypso 2019)
MEDIOCRITY IS PUTTING BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE AS PRESIDENT!!!
In my opinion trying to stop a band from switching a song is a short sighted decision by the Pan Trinbago Executive because a new song does not stop the judges from properly judging the music and arrangement that the band presents in the final in any way if the judges are doing their jobs properly. Also many bands have changed songs in the middle of Panorama in the past including Phase II Pan Groove and Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra so a precedence has already been set.
I am in total agreement with Pan Trinbago,.........if they allow Exodus to change their song for the final,they(P. T. B) would loose control of the program going forward!!!......... THEY HAVE TO AMEND THE RULES GOVERNING THE PANORAMA ..........'Pelham' you just have to rearrange the song!! you are quite capable.....good luck!
Mr. Smith I have no problem with Pan Trinbago establishing a new rule that from Panorama 2020 the same song must be played from prelims to finals, but for this year, having had precedent established in past years, a new rule cannot be put forward in the middle of the competition obliging any band from changing. As has been said elsewhere, I don''t think it gives Exodus any material advantage, as a matter of fact its a distinct disadvantage, unless an arrangement was already prepared. Even so, their players will now have a matter of days to reset mentally. I believe reason should prevail and Exodus should be allowed to go on with their change and let us not get into the court bacchanal thing. Change the rule for 2020.
No money to pay players, now yuh getting in the way of a band trying to win the big dollars. The new Pres. seem to be making it a habit of getting on the wrong side of pan people.
So why cant Exodus put the same time and effort into changing their arrangement of Rag Storm as they would spend in coming with a entirely new song if they not happy? If they can come with a new tune with full arrangement they could adjust Rag Storm to their liking is that not so? What the hell is all this going to court nonsense, well I did not like the band I support playing Iron Love I wanted them to play Hooking Meh, they better change that quick if they want to win. Better yet all those bands that did not make it why not request another judging rounds with playing a different tune and see if they can qualify for finals now?