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San City plays first at ‘Savannah Party’
St Margaret’s Superstars and Katzenjammers Steel Orchestras scored the most points in their respective categories in the blink/bmobile National Panorama Small and Medium Conventional Bands Preliminaries.
The Junior Panorama winner 2009, St Margaret’s Superstars, appearing at position 11, played Calling Meh arranged by Shenelle Abraham. For its effort, the band amassed 271 points. In the Medium Band category, Katzenjammers, of Tobago, placed first with a total of 252 points. Their tune of choice was Edwin Pouchet’s arrangement of Wake Up.
The qualifying round, which was held over four days in Tobago, North, South-Central and East, saw a total of 87 steelbands vying for places in the semifinal round. While the 16 Large Bands were not judged, they played their Panorama piece and were subjected to a band count. At the end of the preliminaries, 44 bands will proceed to the blink/bmobile National Panorama semifinals, aka “Savannah Party”, on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, from 9 am. Tickets are priced at $300 North Stand and $260 Grand Stand. The outlets are NCC Ticket Booth, Queen’s Park Savannah, Skinner Park, San Fernando and Pan Trinbago Head Office, Port-of-Spain.
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