La Horquetta Pan Groove made a major leap from the Single Pan Band category to cop the Petrotrin National Panorama Small Band title last night at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
With a Kion Robinson arrangement of Winston Scarborough’s “In De Minor” the band vowed judges and patrons alike to score a total of 277 points, three more than its closest rivals, Laventille Serenaders and Arima Golden Symphony (tie). LH Pan Groove was among a line-up of fifteen (15) steel orchestras.
Our Boys placed highest among the Tobago bands. They came in fourth place tying with Fascinators Pan Symphony with 272 points.
After six hours of musical excitement, the judges, Frank Stanisclaus, Soluna Garnes, Joslynne Sealey, Maria Achaiba, Hetty Gannes and Vorbin Cordice, declared the Arima-based band victorious retaining its lead from the Semi Final stage.
Last night also saw the Junior Panorama 1st Runner-up St. Paul’s Anglican School Steel Orchestra opening the evening’s proceedings with a spirited performance of their Panorama tune, “Party Time Again.” One lucky patron, Tracy Husbands, won herself a return ticket for two to any Caribbean Airlines destination.
The placing are as follows:-
1 La Horquetta Pan Groove - In De Minor 277
2.Laventille Serenaders - First Place 274
2. Arima Golden Symphony - Champions 274
4 Our Boys - Good Morning 272
4. Fascinators Pan Symphony - Unforgetable 272
6. Tobago Pan-Thers - Cheers To Life 271
7. Petrotrin Siparia Deltones - Burn Dem 269
7. Tamana Pioneers - Dollar Wine 269
9. T&TEC New East Dide Dimension - Wine on Something 268
9. Tornadoes - Spankin 268
11. Uptown Fascinators - Good Morning 266
11. C&B Crown Cordaans - Flag Party 266
11. Old Tech - Ooh La La 266
14. Fusion Steel - Magic Drum 264
14. Longdenville Claytones - Soca Baptist 264