“Outta De Box composed by Mark Loquan, Sion Gomez & Gregory Ballantyne and sung by Shanaqua is the Panorama tune of choice of six (6) steel orchestras in the National Small & Medium Conventional categories scheduled for this weekend.
The song is played by Pandemonium, UTT La Horquetta Pan Groove, Valley Harps, Tokyo Steel Orchestra, Nu Tones and St. Margaret’s Super Stars.
Others opting for 2015 selections include Humming Birds Pan Groove & Tunapuna Tipica (“King Birdie”), Laventille Serenaders & Highlanders (“Chords”), Merrytones (“Steelband Coming Down”), SupaNovas (“Dr. Samaroo”), Belmont Fifth Dimension (“Rave”),Siparia Deltones (“Ola”) and Tamana Pioneers (“Ah Feeling”).
The rest, which is the majority have chosen music of yesteryear from 1973 to 2014.
Fifty four (54) Small Bands and twenty five (25) Medium Bands will be competing in their respective categories.
Judging of the two categories will be conducted by separate panels on the same day.
The National Panorama Preliminaries – Small and Medium Conventional Bands category will commence with (a) North bands on Friday23rd January at The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain from 6::00 pm, (b) East Bands on Saturday January 24th January at the Arima Velodrome, Arima, at 6:00 pm (c) South/Central bands on Sunday 25th January at Skinner Park, San Fernando, from 4:00pm and (d) Tobago bands on Monday 26th January 26th at the Parade Park, Opposite D#1 Hardware, Bacelot, Tobago at 7:00 pm.
Tickets cost $75.00 and are sold at the regular outlets, Regional Offices and on the day of the event at each venue.
Patrons attending the National Panorama Small & Medium Conventional Bands Preliminaries can use one ticket to any one of the same advertised competitions at any of the four venues.
From the news desk of Pan Trinbago
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