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Glenda Marvray liked Claude Gonzales's discussion Congratulations to MARCUS ASH and LIAM TEAGUE -- WHAT A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE!!!
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Ann Kathleen Mc Lean liked Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
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evan lobo commented on Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
" well has anyone realised that is the annual trek  whoever wins  or loses there will always be grumbles"
Feb 19
Mercer Ramdoo commented on Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
"Are we willing to "do the right thing" or just accept it as it is and "enjoy the music"?  Back to the same 'old chestnut" ' we like it so'.. After the dust has settled on the Savannah Grass, critics and…"
Feb 19
Mercer Ramdoo commented on Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
"Excellent comment. Are all judges aware of stories that arrangers try to tell in their music? I wonder how many judges listen to the music after prelims/ semis?"
Feb 19
Randi Curvan commented on Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
"Not this old chestnut again! Point 1) All Trinibagonians have their favourite bands and arrangers. They can never be totally objective 2) Unless you stumble across someone who is musically knowledgeable and at the same time without allegiance then…"
Feb 19
Mercer Ramdoo commented on Glenda Marvray's blog post Glass Ceiling?
"Nothing to add/subtract. In a nutshell.. Judges, it seems, judge arrangers not arrangements."
Feb 19
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Glass Ceiling?

So have we in 2019 reached that dreaded 'glass ceiling' where bands that are outside that 'big 5' sacred circle are thrown under the bus? The message that this sends to every other band is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how  proficiently, well-arranged and executed, no matter how 'top drawer' a performance, the answer will always be a resounding 'No'. Unless judges don't get overly swayed by popularity and/or fan enthusiasm, unless they dare to use objectivity and make independent…See More
Feb 18
Glenda Marvray replied to Pan Times's discussion Ken "Professor" Philmore has passed
"Deepest condolences to his family and extended family, which is all of us! It's just so sad. May all of us be comforted by the memories of the 'sweet pan' moments that he shared. Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Professor!."
Sep 30, 2018
Glenda Marvray left a comment for Claude Gonzales
"Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Dr. Ellie Mannette. We have lost a steelband statesman indeed! Condolences to his family and to all of us steelband lovers."
Aug 30, 2018
Glenda Marvray replied to odw's discussion Trini broadcast veteran Von Martin honoured in the US
"A well-deserved tribute!! Congratulations, Von!!"
Sep 17, 2017
Glenda Marvray liked odw's discussion Trini broadcast veteran Von Martin honoured in the US
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Glass Ceiling?

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 6:53pm 5 Comments

So have we in 2019 reached that dreaded 'glass ceiling' where bands that are outside that 'big 5' sacred circle are thrown under the bus? The message that this sends to every other band is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how  proficiently, well-arranged and executed, no matter how 'top drawer' a performance, the answer will always be a resounding 'No'. Unless judges don't get overly swayed by popularity and/or fan enthusiasm, unless they dare to use objectivity and make…

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