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Champion Panorama Arrangers - Trinidad and Tobago

They are the single most important contributor to the musical fortunes of a performing steel orchestra. It is a position that is not for the faint of heart or casual practitioner. Deep in tradition and tales of glory, these select men and women compete for a title that only a handful have ever been so honored to claim.

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Comment by evan lobo on February 5, 2019 at 8:49am

great info

 ian  has it all

Comment by michel joseph on February 9, 2018 at 4:41pm

Have anyone notice that Phase 2 and All Stars did not win a panorama in nineties? Very interesting but if you look back at the results from the pass, you can definitely say that both bands should have had more wins. Just my opinion.

Comment by DJ on February 27, 2017 at 8:48pm
Congratulations to Leon 'Smooth' Edwards for tying with the late Jit Samaroo with 9 wins, not counting the win in the International Panorama in 2015 which would bring his total to 10. A champion and a gentleman.
Comment by cedric mcintosh on February 10, 2016 at 7:20pm

Can anybody name the arranger who has won every zone in the history of panorama?

Comment by kelvin junior stowe lyder on January 29, 2016 at 5:25pm


Comment by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on October 23, 2014 at 3:03pm

Bradley's win win Despers outside carnival was with Ordinary people, Pan in the 21st century.What year?

Comment by Sheldon C Brown on October 22, 2014 at 8:47am
Didn't E Pouchet win in small band also? When silver stars was in that category.
Comment by Sheldon C Brown on October 21, 2014 at 10:03pm
The select few who sit where the feeling is rear
Comment by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO on October 21, 2014 at 6:05pm

Boy Ian Franklin you really did your homework here because the second places are always forgotten and that's absurd because sometimes the difference is by one or two points.

Comment by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO on October 21, 2014 at 5:49pm

No offense to Jit Samaroo and the great town  Amoco Renegades but we all know by now that the true Panorama champions of the 1990 Large Conventional Bands were in fact NLCB Fonclaire from the southland with their rendition of one of the greatest Panorama songs'' Pan By Storm" arranged by  Ken Professor Philmore.  I had to bring this up because as recent as yesterday I was listening to their rendition on You Tube and I was there personally on the side of the savannah stage live during their exciting performance when both  the North and Grand stands were rocking. But we have to accept the judges decision .

Comment by San Juan East Side on March 5, 2014 at 8:44pm

Ian Cox, I agree with you.

Comment by Pan Times on January 15, 2014 at 8:15pm

The information is correct Mr. Pinheiro. Check it again. It is broken up into categories,

Comment by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on January 15, 2014 at 5:22pm

You got something wrong. Edwin Pouchet won in the large bands 2009 1st in the line, 2010  Battle zone.

Both were his compositions. He made the jump to large bands 2 years before.withot a sponsor.

 Jit Samaroo is the most successful arranger, winning his first in '82 long after other top arrangers already won. He's the only one to pull off a hat trick.'95-'97.

Comment by bigmacttwi on February 17, 2013 at 11:32am

What about winners of the Small Band competitions that were held before the categories were introduced?....and I'm not speaking here about "Best of the Rest"...

Comment by Pan Times on February 17, 2013 at 7:51am

@ Stephen Howard

A few points.

  • Bradley died in 2005.
  • Tunes outside of the calypso genre are not allowed in Trinidad and Tobago national panorama. 
  • And Bradley's last win in Trinidad/Tobago panorama was in 2000.
Comment by Pan Times on February 17, 2013 at 7:44am

@ Stephen Howard that was done many, many moons ago. Just click on the "History of Pan" tab.

Comment by Stephen Howard on February 17, 2013 at 7:26am

Didn't Bradley win the 2007 Panorama Competition with Desper's rendition of Don't Cry For Me Argentina?  I stand to be corrected.


Comment by Stephen Howard on February 17, 2013 at 7:25am

It would be nice if WST would list the Panorama winners in NY & other places.  Thank you.


Comment by Ian Franklin on January 20, 2013 at 11:15am

1985 first collaboration victory. JUST SOME TRIVIA ABOUT PANORAMA'S SECOND BEST:

STEVE REGIS-1963, GERALD CHARLES-1972/1973, MILTON & RUDIN AUSTIN-1975,                         EARL BROOKS & LAURENCE GUERRA-1977, WILLIAM CUMBERBATCH-1983,                                            KEN PHILMORE-1989/1990/1991 AND EDDIE QUARLESS-1994


Comment by Char Burgess on January 17, 2013 at 4:17pm

I didn't realise that Jit Samaroo is the winningest arranger of Panorama with 9 wins!!!  Good for him - a great legacy with Renegades.  Let's hope that Devon can continue the legacy once he settles in with the Rens.

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