Single Pan prelims begin Monday

TT – Defending Single Pan Panorama champions San Juan East Side Steel Orchestra is ready to face all challengers for its title.

However, Music Makers of Picton Road, Laventille is set to make history as the first band to play in the 2020 Panorama competition when judging begins on Monday in the Northern Region. Thirty bands are scheduled to compete in this region. Celebrate the Pan is the Panorama theme.

The prelims have been been brought forward to this year in a move that is aimed at giving “greater prominence and recognition to each category” of pan, said Pan Trinbago president Beverley Ramsey-Moore.

While some may argue that we are in the Christmas season, Ramsey-Moore declared that there was “no season for pan” at the launch of Panorama 2020 on October 20 at Phase II’s Pan Theatre, Damien Street, Woodbrook.

Overall, some 51 bands will be judged in the prelims which end on November 12 in Tobago. Thirty bands will be selected for the semi-finals round at the Arima Velodrome on November 17.

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