A SECTION of the Hennessy Starlift Steel Orchestra fully engaged in their winning performance on the night of Thursday July 4, at Steel and Glitter
For the second time this carnival season at a pan competition, only one point separated steel orchestras from the first and second positions.
The Hennessy Starlift Steel Orchestra played their way into first place at Steel and Glitter, gaining 277 points for their arrangement of L Pank’s ‘Whole Night’.
This resulted in last year’s winners, the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra having to settle for a close second, scoring 276 points for their arrangement of the same song.
The third position went to the Symphonix Steel Orchestra with their rendition of ‘Lovin’ Can’t Done’ by Touch.
Other orchestras which participated in this year’s Steel and Glitter show were Ebony Pan Jammerz, the South East Steel Orchestra, Elite Steel Orchestra and National Properties Ltd Epic Sounds Steel Orchestra.
This is the second time that Starlift has won for the season, with the first being on June 30 at the 2019 St Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) junior steel band competition.
In the community division, they scored 258 points, one point ahead of Symphonix Steel Orchestra, who placed second.