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.