‘Hero’ brings home Starlift in tight pan competition

VC – The competition was so tight in the 2019 St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) community-based steel bands competition on Sunday, that one point separated the first and second place winners as well as the second and third placed bands.

And with a score of 257, Starlift Steel Orchestra once again took the community-based bands title, ably led by band leader Kingsley ‘Hero’ Roberts and playing “Take me” by Rassum Shallow.

“I am happy for the youths; they are the ones that did it,” Roberts told SEARCHLIGHT after the results were announced at Carnival City, Victoria Park.

He said he is not sure exactly how many times Starlift has won the junior pan title, but he knows that the band has lifted the trophy about, “20 something times.”

On Sunday, night, 56 Starlift players competed against four other community-based bands.

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