TT – Small conventional steelbands from around the country that have been selected for Saturday’s semi-final round of competition had been hard at practise since last year to get one of the 14 spots up for grabs in the grand final next Friday.
Saturday’s semis will see 31 bands performing in front of Victoria Square, Park St, Port of Spain, starting at 4 pm.
For this phase of the competition, the judging panel will be increased to six people. They are Ezra Joseph, Joanna Shortt, Kenrick Noel, Vorbin Cordice, Richard Pierre and Roger Sardinah.
Produced by Pan Trinbago, the NLCB National Panorama Small Bands final will be held at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 7 pm on January 17.