Panorama 2020 launches Oct 20……Single pan starts next month
According to Pan Trinbago’s calendar of events Carnival/Panorama Festival 2020 schedule, the Panorama competition is set to be launched on October 20 at Hadco Phase II Pan Groove Pan Theatre on Hamilton Street, Woodbrook from 5.30 pm.
Following the launch, competition in the single pan category will run from November 4-6, with judging of the first set of 30 steelbands registered to take part in the northern region. Then it goes to the eastern region November 7-9, in south central on November 10-11 and in Tobago, November 12, then the following day there will be the opening of the score sheets for that category at City Hall, Port of Spain.
The qualifying rounds of the small conventional bands’ competition will run from December 9-18, with the semi-finals taking place on Park Street, Port of Spain, opposite Victoria Square, on Saturday, January 4, and the final on Saturday, January 11, at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre.
President of Pan Trinbago Beverley Ramsey-Moore will make good on her promise to have the medium band category final held in her hometown, Tobago.
Following the medium band preliminaries between Saturday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 29, there will be the opening of the score sheets on Thursday, January 30.
Then it’s the turn for the large conventional bands to compete for a place in the semis between February 1-4. On February 9, the national semi-finals Savannah Party is scheduled for the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
The medium and large band finals will then be separated with the Medium finals on February 16, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago, and Large final on February 22 at the Savannah.
By Joan Rampersad
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Newspapers