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Congratulations to the members and management of Silver Stars.

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1st Silver Stars - 469
2nd Phase II Pan Groove - 468
3rd Trinidad All Stars - 460
4th Desperadoes - 458
5th Renegades - 457
6th Exodus - 456
7th Siparia Deltones - 450.5
8th Redemption Sound Setters - 442

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No. I am not a musician. But I do have an ear for good music. I am a supporter of Renegades since '76 and more importantly - and I make no apologies for this - a Jit Samaroo devotee! It is because of his style, structure and cohesiveness in the entire orchestra's constant involvement that I can assuredly state that I am acquainted with and have a deep appreciation for musical excellence.
I have to agree with you on Phase II this year...the arrangement was 'ordinary' to say the least...and it had nothing to do with the tune Magic Drum...It's a great composition, but I believe Boogsie thought he would win regardless of what he did or didn't do to the tune...I watched the show from home and when he was interviewed after the performance he was brimming with confidence, saying that "this was the easiest Panorama to win" ...you should have seen his face when they announced Silver as winners...Over confidence is a dangerous thing...
After now having had time to watch the DVD and listen again - I would agree with you Merrytone this was not Boogsie's best work. He was very safe. I didn't get any of the old taking chances Boogsie
PHASE 2 WAS ROBBED OF VICTORY. AND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY MANY OF YOU ON THIS POST WHO DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE MUCH TO SAY ABOUT SILVER STARS PERFORMANCE, OTHER THAN THEY HAD A NICE INTRO.
PHASE 2 INTRO WAS 10 TIMES BETTER. AGAIN PHASE 2 WAS ROBBED. THE STEELBANDSMEN ARE CLOSE SO NO ONE WILL WANT TO DISPUTE THE JUDGES DECISION AND TALK THEIR MIND. THEY BEHAVE EXACTLY LIKE THE CALYPSOIANS (EXCEPT GYPSY), KEEPING THEIR MOUTH SHUT. THAT'S WHY THE JUDGING WILL NEVER BE FAIR. SILVER STARS GOT A FREE GIFT. GO BACK AND LISTEN TO THE 2009 PANORAMA LARGE BAND PERFORMANCES AND I BET ALL OF YOU ON THESE POSTS, NOT ONE WILL TELL ME SILVER STARS WON THAT NIGHT. THE ONLY THING NICE ABOUT SILVER STARS WINNING, A NEW BAND FACE IS SHOWN, AND ALL THIS IS A RESULT OF SOME FOOL THAT INTRODUCED THE MEDIUM BAND, SMALL BAND ETC. THE FOOL KILLED EVERYTHING. BOOGSIE TOOK THIS SAME PHASE 2 YEARS AGO, A VERY SMALL BAND AT THAT TIME AND ALMOST HALF KILL THE LARGE BANDS IN THE SAVANNAH WITH RAGS TO RICHES. BRADLEY NOT LONG AGO TAKE SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS AND WIN PANORAMA WITH NUTONES (HIGH MAS). PANTRINBAGO AND PAN SUPPORTERS WAKE UP. SERIOUS JUDGING IS URGENTLY NEEDED, SIZE DOES NOT MATTER. MOST WOMEN WOULD AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT. EVERYBODY CANNOT WIN AND WORST YET FEELING SORRY FOR A LOSER AND GIVING THEM THE PRIZE.
Turn off your caps lock please...
Smalley - all you provide is empty words - this is costing you nothing so youh free with your keyboard. Meanwhile Silver Stars has been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in pan tuning etc. Arranger and players have put in hundreds of thousands of hours.
Can't you at least take the time to be specific about what was so good about phase II - was it the way Boogsie opened up the chords, phrased the runs, changed the key, emphasized the mid range pans what, what, what????????????. What was so bad about Silver Stars - was it the quality of their pans, the tempo, lack of imagination, originality, creativity WHAT?????????????
Should we take you seriously just because you are a Phase II supporter who has never taken the time to listen carefully to another band?
Patrick Robinson, I too have nothing to say
Somebody help! Just watched Silver Stars video on panonthenet this aft, thrilled by it.No wonder they won. Nice to hear the beginning. Couldn't hear that the night of the competition. I go back to see it again, can't find it! Where is it? It should be up here for a long time.

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