Five of the fourteen 14 finalists in Friday’s NLCB National Panorama Small Band Final hail from Tobago.
They are Uptown Fascinators, T&TEC New East Side Dimension, Fascinators Pan Symphony, West Side Symphony, Tobago Pan-Thers and C&B Crown Cordaans.
The Tobago five will join their Trinidad counterparts on Friday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, for the grand finals under the theme Celebrate De Pan.
Tickets go on sale on the day of the event at the ticket booth, Queen’s Park Savannah, from 10 am.
Prices are $100 general and reserved $200.
The names of the finalists were announced in order of merit after eleven hours of scintillating pan music from 31 bands.
Ezra Joseph, Joanna Shortt, Kenrick Noel, Richard Pierre, Roger Sardinah and Vorbin Cordice adjudicated the bands.
The following is the order in which the bands will perform:
BAND SONG ARRANGER
1. La Horquetta Pan Groove Trouble In the Morning Kwesi Paul
2.T&TEC New East Side Dimension Savannah Grass Kersh Ramsey
3.Tobago Pan-Thers Trouble In the Morning Michael Toby
4. Arima Golden SymphonY Madness Terrence BJ Marcelle
5. Fascinators Pan Symphony Trouble In The Morning Yohan Popwell
6.T&T Defence Force Boots Duvone Stewart
7.;Golden Hands Oil And Music Vanessa Alexander
8. ;Genesis Pan Groove Doh Back Back Arddin Herbert
9. Highlanders Surrender Kareem Brown
10.Uptown Fascinators I Don’t Mind Ojay Richards
11.C&B Crown Cordaans Thunder Koreece Graham
12. Roadblock Savannah Grass Dejean Cain
13.Harvard Harps Mystery Band Liam Teague
14. West Side Symphony Smile Mickiel Gabriel