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Steeldrums (Steelpans) waiting to be played at Nottinghill Carnival in London 1987.
BIRDSONG STEEL ORCHESTRA TO OFFER INTERNATIONAL
PROGRAM 2018 PANORAMA WITH NEW ARRANGER
Birdsong Steel Orchestra, after several successful years, will be once again hosting its international program that welcomes players from all over the world to perform with the group for the upcoming 2018 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama competition.

This year’s program will include a new arranger, Rudy “TwoLeft” Smith, who previously arranged for the band on multiple occasions, taking them to the finals on numerous occasions. Smith takes over for Mia Gormandy, who arranged for the band for the 2017 Panorama.

The 11-day program will feature three two-hour masterclasses with Smith, Willard “Lord Relator” Harris and Peter Minshall, rehearsals and performances for preliminary and semi-final rounds of Panorama, and excursions to major attractions in Trinidad, including Las Cuevas beach and downtown Port-of-Spain.

For more information, visit birdsongtt.org or contact director Dennis Phillip at dennis.phillip@yahoo.com.

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RESULTS NATIONAL PANORAMA STEELBAND COMPETITION TRINIDAD/TOBAGO 2017

February 25th, 2017

Venue: Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
Results National Finals Large Conventional Steelbands
Range - Points - STEELBAND - Arrnger- Tune

  1 - 286 - TRINIDAD ALL STARS - Leon "Smooth" Edwards - Full Extreme
  2 - 283 - DESPERADOES / Carlton "Zanda" Alexander / Good Morning
  3 - 280 - RENEGADES / Duvone Steward / Good Morning
  4 - 277 - EXODUS / Pelham Goddard, Terrance "BJ" Marcelle / Good Morning
  4 - 277 - CARIBBEAN AIRLINES INVADERS / Arddin Herbert / Full Extreme
  6 - 276 - SILVER STARS / Liam Teague / We Are Congueros
  7 - 274 - SKIFFLE / M.Brooks, K.Williams, O.Franklin / Good Morning
  8 - 272 - PHASE II PAN GROOVE / Len "Boogsie" Sharpe / Red, White & Black
  8 - 272 - MHTL STARLIFT / Robert Greenidge / Good Morning 
10 - 271 - SOPERNOVAS / Amrit Samaroo / Rumble In The Jungle
11 - 270,5 TROPICAL ANGEL HARPS / Clarence Morris / Single


February 25th 2017
Venue: Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Results National Finals Medium Conventional Steelbands
Range - Points - STEELBAND - Arranger - Tune

1 - 282 - PAN ELDERS - Duvone Stewart / Roti
2 - 275 - CUREPE SCHERZANDO - Yohan Popwell -
3 - 272 - BUCCONEERS - Seion Gomez - Rhythm Run Things Stranger
4 - 270 - KATZENJAMMERS - Terrance "BJ" Marcelle - Good Morning
4 - 270 - MELODIANS / Amrit Samaroo, Marlon White - Um-Ba-Yao
4 - 270 - HCL VALLEY HARPS - Michelle Huggins-Watts - Total Disorder
7 - 268 - NGC COUVA JOYLANDERS - Kareem Brown - Band Of The Year
8 - 267 - NGC STEEL XPLOSION / Arddin Herbert / Wet Me Down
9 - 264 - COURTS SOUNDS SPECIALISTS OF LAVENTILLE / Rudo Forteau / Dangerous
9 - 264 - PAN-DEMONIUM / Akua Leith / Cheers To Life 

January 28th, 2017
Arima Velodrome, Trinidad
Results National Finals Single Pan Steelbands
Range - Points - STEELBAND - Arranger - Tune

  1 - 292 - NEWTOWN PLAYBOYS - Carlon Harewood - Get Something and Wave
  2 - 289 - SAN JUAN ALL STARS - Atiba Joseph - Johnny
  3 - 287 - WOODBROK PLAYBOYZ - Michelle Huggins-Watts - Total Disorder
  4 - 285 - PAN JAMMERS - Robert Tobitt - Different Me
  5 - 284 - DEFENCE FORCE - Kion Robinson - Get Something and Wave
  6 - 283 - SHADES IN STEEL - Danté pantin - Showdown
  7 - 282 - LA CREOLE PAN GROOVE - Jamal 'Meck Meck' Gibbs - This Sweet Melody
  7 - 282 - MARSICANS - Marlon White - Thunder
  9 - 281 - D'ORIGINAL WOODBROOK MODERNAIRES - A. Paul -
Jump on the Count of Four
  9 - 281 - FIRE SERVICES - Terrance 'BJ' Marcelle - Ethel
11 - 279,5-TRINIDAD EAST SIDE SYMPHONY - J.Lett&S.Harewood - Pan In Danger
12 - 279 - TRINIDAD NOSTALGIC - Amrit Samaroo - Flag Party
13 - 278 - BRIMBLERZ - Kevin 'Bones' Holder - War
14 - 277 - STARDUST - Jason 'Peanuts' Isaac & Simeon Superville - Tourist Elsie
15 - 276 - LA FAMILLE UNITED - Triston Marcano - Pan By Storm
15 - 276 - UNI STARS - Kareem Brown - Magic Drum
17 - 275 - NU-PIONEERS PAN GROOVE - Shaun & Simon Marcano - Drive It
17 - 275 - T&T PRISON SERVICE - Terrence Sealy - Nah do Dat
19 - 272 - BRAZIL RXç - Akil Browne - Kaka Roach
19 - 272 - HIGHLIGHTERS - Jason Farrell - Fete
21 - 271 - ST.JAMES TRIPOLIANS - Dereck Boucaud - Fire Down Below
                      

February 23th, 7 p.m.
Venue: Skinner Park, San Fernando, Trinidad.
Results National Finals Small Conventional Steelbands
Range - Points - STEELBAND - Arranger - Tune

  1 - 277 - LA HORQUETTA PAN GROOVE - Kion Robinson - In De Minor
  2 - 274 - ARIMA GOLDEN SYMPHONY / Terrance "BJ" Marcelle / Champions
  2 - 274 - LAVENTILLE SERENADERS / Arddin Herbert / First Place
  4 - 272 - FASCINATORS PAN SYMPHONY / Yohan Popwell / Unforgettable
  4 - 272 - OUR BOYS / Anselm "Moon" Campbell / Good Morning
  6 - 271 - TOBAGO PAN-THERS / Kenneth "PanAm" Clarke / Cheers To Life
  7 - 269 - SIPARIA DELTONES / Carlton "Zanda" Alexander / Bun Dem
  7 - 269 - TAMANA PIONEERS / Richard Gittens / Dollar
  9 - 268 - NEW EAST SIDE DIMENSIONS / Ken "Professor" Philmore / Wine On Something  
  9 - 268 - TORNADOES / Shervon "Shev" Edwards / Spankin' - A Tribute
11 - 269 - CROWN CORDAANS / Khari Codrington / Flag Party
11 - 269 - OLD TECH / Sean Ramsey / Ooh La La
11 - 269 - UPTOWN FASCINATORS / Ojay Richards / Good Morning
14 - 264 - FUSION STEEL / Dike Samai / Magic Drum 
14 - 264 - LONGDENVILLE CLAYTONES / Keith Salcedo / Soca Baptist      
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SHORT FILMS OF EUROPEAN STEELBANDS DESIRED

Dear European Steelbands

Please find an email I received from Kim Johnson (T&T), author of the book
"The Illustrated Story of Pan", published 2011 and co-author of the film
"Pan! Our Music Odyssey", released 2014:

Hi Mathias. We met a long time ago. What I would like is some HD film footage of a steelband performing. About 30   seconds to one minute.  It is to be used in a a documentary about pan which I am making. I need images of different steelbands from around the world that illustrate the statement "pan has spread to North America, Europe, Japan, Australia by small steelbands sprouting like wildflowers". It has to be HD (cinematic quality, at least 1080p) and the band should visibly be non-Caribbean. And I would need a written copyright release. If you can get that for me it would be greatly appreciated. It will be around 200-300MB in size but you could send it to me by dropbox or any of the ways large files are transferred to > eshu55@gmail.com. Perhaps you could ask some of the other Swiss bands to do the same. Kim.
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BIRDSONG STEEL ORCHESTRA TO OFFER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM 2018 PANORAMA WITH NEW ARRANGER

RESULTS NATIONAL PANORAMA STEELBAND
COMPETITION TRINIDAD/TOBAGO 2017

SHORT FILMS OF EUROPEAN STEELBANDS DESIRED