47 pan sides select playing position
By LEISELLE MARAJ Wednesday, February 15 2012
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Defending 2011 Panorama champions, Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars, will perform at position number six in Saturday’s final at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Forty-seven pan sides yesterday drew for position in the finals of the single pan band, small, medium and large conventional competitions at the National Carnival Commission’s VIP lounge at the Savannah. Sixteen single pan bands and ten small conventional bands will take part in the finals scheduled to take place tomorrow at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
The first band to take the stage will be Carib Woodbrook Playboyz in the single-pan band category, while Nu-Tones will play first in the small conventional band category.
On Saturday night, Sangre Grande Cordettes will lead off a pack of ten in the medium conventional band category before making way for the large band finals which will begin with the Petrotrin Siparia Deltones. Solo Harmonites, performing in position number 11 will end the night.
President of PanTrinbago, Keith Diaz said the organisation noted the largest number of participants in the history of the competition. He said there were 167 steel bands participating which translated to over five thousand players being involved in the competition.
This year, a People’s Choice prize, sponsored by Financial Concepts Limited (FCL), will be awarded to a band in the Medium and in the Large band categories.
FCL Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Lambert, announced that the award will be $10,000 for the top band in each category.
He explained that members of the public will be able to vote for their favourite band via text messages from Friday at midday. The position for bands in each category are as follows:
PETROTRIN Single Pan & Small Bands Finals
Skinner Park, San Fernando
Thursday February 16, 2012
Single Pan Bands Finalist
1 Carib Woodbrook Playboyz
2 Metro Stars
3 World Wide
4 Trinidad East Side Symphony
5 Arima All Stars
6 Scrunters Pan Groove
8 Trinidad Nostalgic
Small Conventional Bands Finalist
1 Nu Tones
2 Codrington Pan Family
3 Simple Song
4 La Horquetta Pan Groove
5 Super Novas
Medium & Large Conventional Bands Finals
Saturday February 18, 2012
Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain
Medium Conventional Bands Finalist
1 Sangre Grande Cordettes
2 Power Stars
3 West Side symphony
4 NLCB Buccooneers
5 Curepe Scherzando
7 Valley Harps
9 Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille
Large Conventional Bands Finalist
1 Petrotrin Siparia Deltones
2 Bp Renegades
3 Republic Bank Exodus
4 PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars
5 RBC Redemption Sound Setters
6 Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars
7 Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove
8 Caribbean Airlines Invaders
9 TTEC Tropical Angel Harps
10 NLCB Fonclaire
11 Solo Harmonites