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Fascinators first of 58 in Savannah Party

Published: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A bass player from T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps steel orchestra during the band’s preliminary round appearance last month. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL

Fascinators will the first steelband on stage in the National Panorama semifinals tomorrow at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.

The El Dorado-based orchestra, playing a Yohan Popwell arrangement of Unforgettable, leads a line-up of 58 small, medium and large conventional bands taking part in the competition which kicks off at 9 am.

There will be 30 small bands, followed by 28 medium and large steel orchestra taking part in the Savannah Party, which is what semifinals round of the competition is popularly called. They will be vying for places in the grand finals of Panorama 2017.

ORDER OF APPEARANCE

SMALL CONVENTIONAL BANDS

1. Fascinators—Unforgettable

2. Tornadoes—Spankin

3. Steel Sensations—Vibes

4. Arima Golden Symphony—Champions

5. Pleasantville Kalamo Kings—Peter Pan

6. Tobago Pan-Thers—Cheers To Life

7. C&B Crown Cordaans—Flag Party

8. Petrotrin Siparia Deltones—Burn Dem

9. T&TEC New East Side Dimension—Wine on Something

10. Merrytones—Full Extreme

11. Moods—People

12. Highlanders—Single

13. Longdenville Claytones—Soca Baptist

14. Alpha Pan Pioneers—Magic Drum

15. Golden Hands—Push

16. Road Block—Stranger

17. Tunapuna Tipica—Pan Magic

18. Old Tech—Ooh La La

19. Simple Song—In De Minor

20. Our Boys—Good Morning

21. Uptown Fascinators—Good Morning

22. La Horquetta Pan Groove—In De Minor

23. Philadelphia Funk-a-Delic—Bum Bum

24. Tamana Pioneers—Dollar Wine

25. Revelation Institute of Performing Education—Say Say

26. Blue Diamonds—Miss Tourist

27. Fusion Steel Ensmble—Magic Drum

28. Laventille Serenaders—First Place

29. Harvard Harps—Gee Gee Ree

30. Crescendoes Musical—Abundance

MEDIUM CONVENTIONAL BANDS

1. Sforzata—Ducking

2. NGC Couva Joylanders—Band of the Year

3. NGC Steel Xplosion—Wet Me Down

4. Arima Angel Harps—Far From Finished

5. Pan-Demonium—Cheers To Life

6. Curepe Scherzando—Stranger

7. Petrotrin Katzenjammers—Good Morning

8. Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille—Dangerous

9. NLCB Valley Harps—Total Disorder

10. Western Stars Philharmonics—Stranger

11. NLCB Buccooneers—Rhythm Run Ting

12. Pamberi—Gee Gee Ree

13. Pan Elders—Roti and Talkarie

14. Melodians—Umbaya

LARGE CONVENTIONAL BANDS

1. Republic Bank Exodus—Good Morning

2. Caribbean Airlines Invaders—Full Extreme

3. bpTT Renegades—Good Morning

4. Skiffle—Good Morning

5. Phase II Pan Groove in Assoc with HADCO—Red, White & Black

6. NGC La Brea Nightingales—We Are Conquerors

7. Birdsong—Pan Kingdom

8. Desperadoes—Good Morning

9. PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars—We Are Conquerors

10. FCB Supernovas—Rumble In The Jungle

11. MHTL Starlift—Good Morning

12. NLCB Fonclaire—Panorama Soldier

13. T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps—Single

14. Massy Trinidad All Stars—Full Extreme