If I had my way, I'd have the steelbands in T&T focus all their energy on making money over the Carnival season which is prime time for pan, Instead of chasing after the lottery ticket that is a Panorama win.
I would take the money that is budgeted for steelband by the T&T government, the majority of which is shared by a few top bands as prize money , and use it as seed money to assist all bands in adequately preparing to participate in the Carnival celebrations and parade.
If I had my way, panmen would create a market for their music by playing the type of music that would prove pan is an indispensable part of CARNIVAL.
I would then need to be patient, as it would take a few carnival cycles for my changes to bear fruit, since it may take a while to re-convince the public that pan can deliver more than just a panorama tune at Carnival.
If I had my way, Panorama would be at a different time of year from Carnival. It would still be Panorama, and would give panmen another opportunity during the year to make a dollar.
I would have a month long Pan festival including all aspects of pan, and the climax would be the Panorama. There is no reason why this festival couldn't generate enough funds to pay the prize money, and then some.
And, oh yes, I'd have professional marketing people advise me as to the best way to market and profit from all this pan activity.
You may feel free to agree or disagree, but that's some of what I'd do, if I had my way.