South-Central Panorama Finals
February 20, 2001
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ALWYN DE COTEAU
JOINT reigning champions Trinmar Hatters will be the first conventional band on stage for the South-Central Panorama Finals today at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
They will be followed by the other joint holders, Tornadoes. Petrotrin Deltones will play in position number three.
The draw for playing positions was made at the San Fernando City Corporation Conference Room, Harris Promenade, in the presence of Pan Trinbago officials and representatives of bands and the media.
There are eight bands in the finals for conventional bands and four in the Single Pan category.
Yesterday, zone president Withfield Weekes said this year’s production,which begins at 7.30 p.m., is called “Celebrating with Steel” will be a tribute to the unsung south pan heroes.
He said the show will portray panorama from the old days to the present.
The actual programme will start with “From then”, featuring a monologue by Deborah Jean-Baptiste Samuel, followed by the Akhenaten Dance Theatre Company, accompanied by tamboo bamboo, traditional steelband and moko jumbies.
Superblue will perform during the interlude.
Then comes the Traditional Steelband competition, followed by “To Now”with a junior steelpan soloist and entertainment by Big B.
Awards will also be presented to Trinmar Hatters, Bertram Kellman, an old time panman by the name of Driller and a post humous award to Errol moore.
Weekes said after the presentation the Conventional Bands competition will take place with the bands being introduced by masqueraders from various bands in San Fernando.
Here’s how the bands will appear:
1. Trinmar Hatters.
3. Petrotrin Deltones.
4. Panasonic Connection.
5. Tropical Angel Harps.
6. Southern Marines.
7.TCL Group Skiffle Bunch.
TRADITIONAL BANDS (Single Pan Bands)
1.Shades in Steel
2. Trinmar Marines.
3. La Romaine Super Vibes.
4. Rio Claro Koskeros.
SOUTH/CENTRAL ZONAL CONVENTIONAL RESULTS
1. Tropical Angel Harps 270
2. TCL Skiffle Bunch 231
3. Trinmar Hatters 266
4. Fonclaire Steel Orchestra 243
5. Tornadoes 242
6. Panasonic Connection 237
7. Petrotrin Siparia Deltones 224
8. Southern Marines 220
SOUTH/CENTRAL ZONAL TRADITIONAL RESULTS
1. Rio Claro Koskeros 244
2. La Romaine Super Vibes 231
3. Shades In Steel 226
4. Trinmar Marines 202
5. Jah Roots 194
6. New Age Trendsetters 193