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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Orchestras Take The Spotlight This Weekend

Fourteen (14) Steel Orchestras will be vying for eight (8) places in this year’s edition of the National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful series this weekend.

The event, Orchestra Preliminaries, which runs over a two day period (Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October) will field seven (7) steelbands on each day at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Tickets are reasonably priced at $100. each night.
Each band will play the Test Piece, Leroy Calliste’s “Mr. Pan Maker”, and a Tune of Choice.

The line-up and tune of choice are as follows:-

 Saturday October 19th, 2013.

  Orchestra Tune of Choice
1 Republic Bank Exodus   Moods of the Maestro dedicated to Dr.Pat Bishop
2 T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps  Unnamed
3 CLICO Sforzata  Jupiter 
4 San City Steel Symphony  Sky Fall
5 Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille  The Force of Destiny 
6 bp Renegades  Academic Festival Overture 
7 Codrington Pan Family  The Pan with Love Our Gift to the World


Sunday October 29th, 2013.

  Orchestra Tune of Choice
8 CAL Invaders  Zampa Overture
9 Diatonic  Symphony 4
10 NGC Couva Joylanders  The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of The Rings
11 Pan Elders  The Barber of Seville Overture
12 UWI Festival Steel Orchestra               Pomp and Circumstance
13 Sangre Grande Cordettes  Egmont Overture
14 NGC La Brea Nightingales  L'hymme a l'Amour

 Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille at PIB XI

 

For the purpose of this competition, Orchestra shall mean any combination of pannists/musicians playing steelpan instruments and that combination contain no less than 35 players and not more than 50 inclusive of rhythm.

Band’s total playing time shall not exceed eighteen (18) minutes. A four-person panel will comprise the adjudication panel. Over one million dollars is at stake in this leg of the competition with the winner taking home $250,000. Results will be announced on the second day of the competition.

The Grand Finals of this category will be held at the Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road Extension, Port of Spain, on Saturday November 16th. Showtime is 7:00 pm.

 

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