PAN-JUMBIE

Expired: Small bands in action at pan semis

TT – Pan Trin­ba­go pres­i­dent Bev­er­ly Ram­sey-Moore says the sweep­ing changes the or­gan­i­sa­tion has im­ple­ment­ed for Panora­ma 2020 to pre­vent pan events clash­ing with oth­er Car­ni­val shows are bear­ing fruit.

Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia dur­ing the Panora­ma small band se­mi-fi­nals and af­ter the cheque dis­tri­b­u­tion for the sin­gle pan win­ners for 2019-2020 at Vic­to­ria Square, Port-of-Spain, Sat­ur­day, Ram­sey-Moore said “Things are work­ing out, our mem­bers are giv­ing us full sup­port de­spite the chal­lenges.

“What we did for the changes this year is that we have sep­a­rat­ed the cat­e­gories, we pre­sent­ed the sin­gle pan prizes and the event was held in No­vem­ber.

“Now we’re hav­ing the small band semis, then we move on to the medi­um bands where we have the Sa­van­nah Par­ty with the medi­um and large bands on Feb­ru­ary 9, but we hold the medi­um band fi­nals in To­ba­go on Feb­ru­ary 16.”

She said on Feb­ru­ary 22 the large band fi­nals will be a stand-alone event at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah.

Ram­sey-Moore said there was now a wider cross-sec­tion of play­ers avail­able, one of the pos­i­tives was the play­ers can now par­tic­i­pate in all the cat­e­gories.

She said be­cause of the amount of pro­fes­sion­als now in­volved in Panora­ma, the qual­i­ty of the mu­sic had im­proved sig­nif­i­cant­ly, it was pure ex­cite­ment and she wouldn’t want to be a judge.

Mar­si­cans and San Juan East Side Sym­pho­ny tied for first place in the sin­gle pan cham­pi­onship and T&T Po­lice Ser­vice came third.

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