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Published on January 13th, 2016 | by Angela Fox


Pan Trinbago Single Pan Panorama Semi Finalists 2016

Defending Champions, San Juan East Side Symphony, has once again topped the National Panorama Single Pan Bands Preliminaries with 265 points.

The San Juan East Side based steelband under the baton of Duvone Stewart played the Christopher Tambu Herbert’s composition, “No No We Eh Going Home”.

Coming in second with 262 points is Trinidad East Side Symphony with their rendition of Kelvin Pope’s “Total Disorder”. They tied with T&T Defence Force whose tune of choice was “Don’t Stop This Party” composed and sung by Antiguan Rupert Philo known in the calypso world as Swallow.

There was a three-way tie for the fourth place between Arima All Stars, Woodbrook Playboyz and Gonzales Sheikers. They amassed a total of 258 for their arrangement of “Kaka Roach”, “Free Up”, and “Like Ah Boss” respectively.

Platinum, the all -female competitor came in at position seven along with Pan Jammers.

There were several two, three, four and five-way ties among the qualifiers. At the end of the exercise, thirty two (32) bands made it to the Semi Finals which will take place in front of Pan Trinbago’s Head Office, Park Street, Port of Spain, opposite Victoria Square. Admission is free.

A total of sixty two (62) Single Pan Bands performed their tune of choice before the panel of judges over a period of four (4) days at zonal venues in Trinidad & Tobago.

Two (2) Tobago based bands are in the running ie Hope Pan Groovers and Metro Stars.

Representatives of each of the participating bands were invited to witness the opening of the score sheets earlier today Tuesday at City Hall Auditorium, Port of Spain.

The following is the list of the semi-finalists:-


Results – Single Pan Bands – PRELIMINARIES

1          San Juan East Side Symphony           No No We Eh Going Home             265

2          Trinidad East Side Symphony           Total Disorder                                      262

2.         T&T Defence Force                           Don’t Stop This Party                            262

4.         Arima All Stars                                   Kaka Roach                                            258

4          Woodbrook Playboyz                                   Free Up                                         258

4.         Gonzales Sheikers                             Like Ah Boss                                          258

7.         Platinum                                              Unknown Band                                     257

7.         Pan Jammers                                       Somebody                                              257

9.         Marsicans                                           Say Say                                                    256

10.       Shades in Steel                                   No No We Eh Going Home              253

11.       Nostrand Symphony                          Pop Ah Bottle                                      251

12.       Metro Stars                                         Like Ah Boss                                        250

13.       T&T Fire Services                             Rebecca                                                 249

14.       Pan Stereonettes                                Pan In Danger                                  248

15        Newtown Playboys                           On The Road/Ah Com                    245

15        Uni Stars                                             The Jammers                                     245

17.       D’Original Woodbrook Modernaires On The Road                              244

18        King’s Row Retro Riddum                 Fire In The Back                           243

18.       New Age Trendsetters                      Wine On Somethi                          243

20        Nu Pioneers Pan Groove                  Teaser                                              241

21        Pan On The Move                             Like Ah Boss                                   240

22        Magic Notes Rebirth                          Pan Earthq                                   239

22.       Tiger Tank Fyzabad 4th Dimension   Get Something & W             239

24        Trinidad Nostalgic                              Gimme More                               237

24.       City Sun Valley Pan Groove                        Commess                            237

24        Harlem Syncopators                          The Will                                        237

24.       Stardust                                               Nah Do Dat                                   237

24.       Hope Pan Groovers                          Lucy                                                 237

29.       Self Help Marines                              Ah Have It Hard                         236

29.       Pan Elites                                            Signal To L                                   236

29.       North Eastern All Stars                      Party Time Again                     236

29.       Scrunters Pan Groove                                   Party                                  236


For the full results check Pan Trinbago’s website www.panorama2016.com



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