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Do you think 13 days between Panorama Semis and Finals is too long?

I once posed this question to Pan Trinbago and received a professional reply. Also, do you think the medium and large bands should be slated for the same night?

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Comment by BEDE LOPEZ on February 7, 2014 at 6:19am

I like the idea of Medium and Large the same night, medium, large, medium, large, etc in that order so the patrons will be at the show early and they will stay to the end.

Comment by C. Dalrymple on February 4, 2014 at 7:21pm

Greetings to all,  DO YOU ALL  REMEMBER WHEN THE SEMI FINAL WERE HELD ON THE THURSDAY  NIGHT  AND THE  FINALS  ON THE SUNDAY NIGHT ( DIMANCHE NIGHT ) ? AND BANDS WERE ABLE TO DO A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF THEIR TUNE?

Comment by Devon Seales on January 26, 2014 at 1:35pm

Like everyone else besides Pan Trinbago recognizes this,the week after semis,most panyards are

 almost empty.I remember a few years ago asking Keith Diaz why they don't switch semis with school panorama and his answer was that Tobago bands needed more time to bring their instruments.Now if it is kept a week before wouldn't they remain here for finals,but that is just the level and thinking of the people that is in control.

Comment by garvin adams on January 24, 2014 at 10:37pm
Two weeks is killing pan after semi there is nothing to do go back to one week.
Comment by Ian Franklin on January 24, 2014 at 8:58pm

Val that was my subjective sentiments exactly to Pan Trinbago (lol)

Comment by VALENTINE YOUNG on January 24, 2014 at 8:18pm

Lovers from North America and elsewhere will have an opportunity to be present for both occasions, it will also bring more revenue to Pantrinbago which will make Keith Diaz very happy. But seriously one week before the Finals is ideal for everyone.

Comment by VALENTINE YOUNG on January 24, 2014 at 8:14pm

I think that from the Semis to the Finals should be a week. Reason when Panorama Semis are held Most of the Pan

Comment by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on January 24, 2014 at 7:23pm

13 days are just about right. First off the some players get a well earned rest, while others get to perform in other catergories.While all this is happening the arrangers and captains are trying to conform to the judges comments. Also some bands have to come up to full strength with players from bands who did not make it to the final. Just as important, adding an introduction and cleaning up the ending.It is just too much to have Medium and large bands on the same night.As much as we love Pan after a while one can suffer "acoustic tiredness". More importantly the show never gets to start on time. Its no fun listening to a performance at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning especially if we are part of the audience.

Teddy Pinheiro

Comment by Salah Wilson on January 24, 2014 at 3:32pm

Hi Ian,

I believe that the 13 days between semis and finals are justifiable as it gives a more level playing fields for bands to elevate their presentations for the finals.

@ Garvin Smith,....  the different categories are also justifiable in my opinion because it gives  more room for bands to express themselves with the amount of players they could muster as well as the different levels of abilities and presentations.

Salah

Comment by gavin smith on January 24, 2014 at 3:23pm

Once upon a time we use to have a Panorama winner, those were the glory days - now we have 4 Panorama winners single pan band, small band, medium band, large band - water down panorama winner.....who are the real panorama champ?

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