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Monday, November 20, 2017

Marsicans leads by 17 Points to Take Single Pan Title

Seventeen (17) points separated the first and second placed winners at Pan Trinbago’s National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful X11 Single Pan Band Finals at NAPA, Port of Spain, on Sunday evening.

Arima- based Marsicans took the title with the highest score of 555 points for their execution of “Black Man Man Feelin’ to Party” and “Donkey Kong Country 2” to take home the $90.000.00 first prize and bragging rights. The band also amassed the top score (281) for their test piece”. Led by Cindy Rosemin, the band was conducted by Marlon White with adaptations by Frank Alleyne & Marlon White.

Coming in at second place was Uni Stars whose total score of 538 points earned for them $80,000.00. They performed a Kareem Brown composition, “Tempest”, for their tune of choice which was adjudged best (281) in that category.  The band is captained by Avis Bruce and is situated at the Cor. Of McAllister Street & Old St. Joseph Road, Success Village, Laventille.

 D’Original Woodbrook Modernaires ran third with 532 points. The Woodbrook based aggregation performed “The Eleventh Hour” composed and adapted by Arddin Herbert who also conducted the band.

A total of nine (9) bands took to the stage in a keenly contested event. Single Pan Band for the purpose of this competition was defined as any combination of pannists not exceeding 25 players.  Each band was required to play the test piece “Black Man Feelin’ To Party” composed and sung by Dr. Leroy Calliste aka The Black Stalin and a Piece of Choice. Total playing time should not exceed fourteen (14) minutes.

Mr. Lambert Phillip, Mrs. Joslynne Sealey, Mrs. Michelle Huggins-Watts and Ms. Joanna Short served as adjudicators.

The next leg of the competition is the Orchestra category which takes place at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Saturday 16th November 2013, at 7:00 pm. Tickets cost $200.and $250.

The National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful XII is under the patronage of His Excellency Anthony Carmona ORTT, SC.





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