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Order of Appearance for Semi Finals - Medium and Large - Panorama 2013

Global - The Carnival ‘now start’ as the semi finalists of the Medium and Large Conventional bands rage a musical battle for Pan supremacy.  Fourteen Medium and seventeen Large steel orchestras will compete on Sunday 27 January, at the “Big Yard,” Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, from 12 noon. The play off is the highly anticipated National Panorama Semi Finals, and will follow those for the Single Pan Bands and Small Steel Orchestras on Saturday 26.

Selections include current and traditional music with the majority of steelbands opting for the latter. These include Winston Scarborough’s We Come Out to Play (3), Clive Telemaque’s Bounce and Drive (2), and Shock Attack from Edwin Pouchet & Alvin Daniell (4).

Unlike the Large steel orchestras, the elimination round for Medium Bands was held in four zones over a four-day period. Trinidad’s sister isle of Tobago is represented by defending Medium category champs Katzenjammers, along with Buccooneers, Steel Xplosion, Dixieland and Redemption Sound Setters.

Large conventional steel orchestra 2012 champs Trinidad All Stars will face the judges in position 12 in their category on Sunday. Their tune of choice is Bounce and Drive composed by band member Clive Telemaque with arrangement by Leon “Smooth” Edwards.

Tickets for the semi-finals aka “Savannah Party” are on sale at the advertised outlets for the North Stand and North Greens at TT $350.00, respectively, and the Grand Stand at TT $300.00. 2013 commemorates the 50th anniversary of Panorama and is in tribute to the late Bertie Marshall ORTT.


The bands in appear in the following order:


  1. Arima Angel Harps              
  2. Sangre Grande Cordettes                                    
  3. Pan Elders                                                              
  4. Steel Xplosion                              
  5. Power Stars                                              
  6. Sound Specialists of Laventille     
  7. Dixeland                                                        
  8. Katzenjammers                                          
  9. Couva Joylanders                                      
  10. Curepe Scherzando
  11. Pamberi                                                         
  12. Melodians
  13. Buccooneers
  14. Valley Harps                                 


  1. Humming Bird Pan Groove                              
  2. Renegades 
  3. Silver Stars            
  4. Harmonites                                                           
  5. Siparia Deltones                                    
  6. Invaders                                                         
  7. La Brea Nightingales                                      
  8. Desperadoes                                                  
  9. Redemption Sound Setters                                  
  10. Tropical Angel Harps                                     
  11. Phase ll Pan Groove                                  
  12. Trinidad All Stars                                   
  13. Skiffle                                                     
  14. Exodus                                              
  15. Starlift                                                                                  
  16. Birdsong                                                                          
  17. Fonclaire                                                               



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Comment by pat davis on January 27, 2013 at 5:25pm

i enjoyed that silver stars good job wow and this is jus the start

Comment by Mz.Renegades !! on January 27, 2013 at 4:40pm

Lovin D Panorama Semi's 2k13>>>> Bp Renegades D Real Shock Attack   Mash up d Stage in D Bigg Yard !!!!!!!

Comment by Edwin john on January 27, 2013 at 4:35pm

renegades next

Comment by Mz.Renegades !! on January 27, 2013 at 1:19pm

D Bestest of Luck to >>>>>Bp Renegades Give dem d real Shock Attack ..........

Comment by Judy Benjamin on January 27, 2013 at 7:28am

As a pannist of yester year may all bands have a great day today including my daughter....be bleesed... 

Comment by Sweet Eustace on January 27, 2013 at 3:47am

fear not traverse, the only problem Pro has is to build back the band to its old strength, when he started he was green and the band was regrouping itself, wire did a masterfull job leading the band back and with the injection of the youths from Pleasantville they grew with him and he turned into a power arranger, he had been bouncing around after fonclaire and now back in fonclaire without his leutenants to assist him its a task and they can only get stronger, he drew 1st position in 1986 in his first fonclaire attempt and the crowd did not get there as yet but he pulled off a third, pandemonium played last in the prelims with sailing and almost win, to an empty north stand and a few stragglers waiting for results, wire knows how to take the crowd out the game and in this case to play without the crowd, the only problem last year was the Tobago band was a show stopper in the semis, and it was a hard act to follow, tornadoes did it to desperadoes in 1985 semis, but despers came back and won, this is one helluva a panorama and people will wait to hear exodus and birdsong, fonclaire is sure to bring the house down playing after a lesser experienced and laid back Birdsong, and Patrick watch yuh mout, yuh real congosah

Comment by patrick on January 25, 2013 at 9:04pm

Ray Holman is going to bring South alive. South lack power arrangers. Need to beat Boogsie if you need to compete with North bands

Comment by Michaele on January 25, 2013 at 8:23pm

Good wishes to all the bands !  Enjoy your wonderful efforts. Don't worry...play pan...be happy.

Comment by Barry Linton on January 25, 2013 at 6:18pm

Mr. Traverso, with all due respect, I read your comment with great interest hoping that somewhere in there, you were going to offer a solution. Something, anything that I, and everyone who has taken and will take the time to read your comment, would say, yes, you have a point and this is feasible. What is the solution? Please offer us one. We are waiting.

Thank you.

Comment by kenrick wharff on January 25, 2013 at 3:53pm

I dont think the south bands are getting a bad deal that is the number they pull so that is not a bad deal.may the best band win.peace

Comment by Anike Richardson on January 25, 2013 at 2:05pm
Fonclair is gettin a "raw deal" as you put it, purely out of coincidence Mr. Traverso...(or as we like to say they lil bad lucky for the past two years lol). But it comes with the territory. Unfortunately distance between payard and competition site does not warrant a "blighe" with respect to order of appearance. But if you look at it, whether they hold competition in the the Savannah, the Eddie Hard Grounds or Skinner Park somebody will always be at a disadvantage. I think there were many lessons learned in 2008 Finals and maybe a decision was made that the Savannah was the lesser of the two evils so to speak (mainly more economic). Don't get me wrong I mean I feel for the bands eh...cause is alot of logistics that go into it. So hats off to them as well. But you have to admit as it stands the Savannah is situated in the heart of "Carnival City", there is ample storage space for all the bands to set up and its a tried and true method that works. Not saying it should always stay that way but I don't think that's gonna change anytime soon.
Comment by anella bobb on January 25, 2013 at 1:58pm

Good luck and best wishes to "White Oak Starlift".

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