Preliminary Results for Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017
Update: Full RESULTS Summary
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - In what has been a Panorama season which brought a complete change as to how the preliminaries were conducted, the Medium steel orchestra grouping maintained one constant from 2016; that being the number of bands moving on to the semi finals in the category.
Fourteen steel orchestras out of the twenty-eight which managed to get out of the gate, will grace the stage at the Big Yard at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, this coming weekend on Sunday February 12 in the next phase of competition.
The ‘change’ was the judging in the pan yards of the medium (and small) steel orchestras - instead of meet-ups at 'regional' venues. This style has been used for the last few years in the case of the large conventional steel orchestras, where judges visited those pan yards, generally with a caravan of supporters in tow.
With multiple ties in the scores along the way, the first was at third position (255), between Valley Harps and Curepe Scherzando, with Pan Elders (263) and Pan-Demonium (259) taking first and second place, respectively. Pan Elders are the title defenders in this category, and in 2016 kept their lead from the preliminaries through finals. The steel orchestra is heading for four titles in a row, musically led by arranger Duvone Stewart.
Score sheets of the Medium and Large steel orchestras were opened in the presence of the bands’ representatives at Pan Trinbago’s Conference Room on Park Street, Port of Spain, on the morning of Monday February 6.
The draw for semi-finals playing positions in the two categories will be conducted at CTV (the television arm of the state-run Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG)) tomorrow Tuesday, February 7 - at 7:30 a.m.
Tickets for the National Panorama Semi Finals are on sale at
NLCB (National Lotteries Control Board) outlets throughout Trinidad &
Tobago, and on the day of the event at the venue.
Following are the full results for the preliminary
phase of competition for medium conventional steel orchestras.