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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Keisha and Golden Hands Top Prelims

Eight (8) Soloists and six (6) Ensembles have been chosen to move forward to the Grand Finals of the Trinidad & Tobago Steelband Music Festival…. Pan Is Beautiful XII at NAPA, Port of Spain, on Friday 8 November 2013.

The finalists were selected from among twenty-one (21) and ten (10) competitors in the respective categories over the weekend of the Preliminaries at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Topping the Soloist Competition with 275 points is the “young” veteran Keisha Codrington of the Codrington Pan Family with her arrangement of the Aldwyn “Lord Kitchener” Roberts’ classic “Pan in Harmony”. Also making the cut was sibling Khari Codrington who placed third. His score was 262 for his rendition of another Roberts’ composition, ”Pan Night and Day”. He tied with Anthony Phillip. Defending champion Micahai Felician had to settle for eleventh spot.

Adjudicators were Ms. Joanna Shortt, Dr. Anne Marion Osbourne, Ms. Joslynne Sealey and Mrs. Michelle Huggins-Watts.

The results in the Soloist Category are:

  Soloist Selection Score
1 Keisha Codrington Pan In Harmony 275
2 Joshua Jabari BedeauJoshua-Labari-Bedeau-PIBXII Call Me Hero 264
3 Khari CodringtonKhari-Codrington-PIBXII Pan Night and Day 262
3 Anthony PhillipsAnthony-Phillip-PIBXII La Vie Sur La Paix (Life at La Paix Road)    262
5 Megan TaittMeagann-Taitt-PIBXII Written in August 255
6 Kern SumervilleKern-Sumerville-PIBXII Rainorama 253
7 Dachelle MorrisonDachelle-Morrison-PIBXII Faddle Faddle 252
8 Avery AttzAvery-Attz-PIBXII Faddle Faddle 248
9 Jonathan Emile GrantJonathan-Emile-Grant-PIBXII Mm….Hmm 247
10 Ashley WeeksAshley-Weeks-PIBXII Turkish March 244
11 Kristin MurrellKristin-Murrell-PIBXII Cell O Vibes 241
11 Micahi FelicianMicahi-Felician-PIBXII Fantasie Impromptu 241
13 Louis RogersLouis-Rogers-PIBXII William Tell Overture 239
14 Opal MurrellOpal-Murrell-PIBXII The Little Cloud 238
14 Brenton JosephBrenton-Joseph-PIBXII Tempest 238
16 De Jean CainDeJean-Cain-PIBXII Carmen Suite No.1 Los Toreadors 236
17 Luke WalkerLuke-Walker-PIBXII Czardas 233
18 Tamara SilverthornTamra-Silverthorne-PIBXII Asturias 230
19 Wendell NewsamWendel-Newsam-PIBXII Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 215
20 Shenelle GeorgeShenelle-George-PIBXII Gypsy Rondo 212
21   Steffon ThomasPIBXII-Logo-500 Pan Talent 205


Four (4) South/Central Bands made the cut to the Finals of the Ensemble category. Bands were required the Test Piece, “Respect The Steelband” composed and sung by Leroy Calliste aka The Black Stalin and a Piece of Choice. Taking the lead is Golden Hands for their arrangement and execution of “Earth Song” composed by Michael Jackson with 561 points. Second placing went to Fusion Steel 535 points while Petrotrin Hatters placed fourth with Longdenville Claytones in fifth position. The other places were filled by Stryke Stars and Success Stars Gems. 

Adjudicators were Mr. Lambert Phillip, Ms. Joslynne Sealey, Mrs. Michelle Huggins-Watts and Mrs. Merle Albino De Coteau.
The results in the Ensemble category are as follows:-

  ENSEMBLE  TUNE OF CHOICE TUNE OF CHOICE SCORE   TEST PIECE SCORE   TOTAL
1 Golden Hands Golden-Hands-PIBXII Earth Song 281 280 561
2 Fusion SteelFusion-Steel-PIBXII Pan Patterns 261 274 535
3 Stryke StarsStryke-Stars-PIBXII Journey To the Promise Land   264 257 532
4 Petrotrin Hatters Petrotrin-Hatters-PIBXII The Renewal 266 268 523
5 Longdenville ClaytonesLongdenville-Claytones-PIBXII Tenderly 262 254 516
6 Success Stars GemsSuccess-StarsGems-PIBXII Pan In A Minor 251 251 502
7 St.Margaret’s Super Stars   StMargaret-Super-Stars-PIBXII Nagala Soobax 252 244 496
8 Tamana PioneersTamana-Pioneers-PIBXII Pan Romance 251 244 495
9 Flabej Now EnsembleFlabej-Now-PIBXII-2 Serenade 237 238 475
10 Tobago Serenity Vibes Tobago-Serenity-Vibes-PIBXII-2 Finlandia Overture 238 236 474

 

 

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