Bp Renegades has topped the preliminary round of the National Panorama Large Band competition.
The band playing Duvonne Stewart arrangement of “Year For Love” accumulated 264 points, two (2) points more than the second-placed Skiffle and Phase II Pan Groove (tie 262) for their renditions of Kess’ “Hello”.
Pan Elders, defending champs, scored the most points in the Medium Band category with an aggregate of 265 points.
They were followed by Petrotrin Katzenjammers, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille and Power Stars.
The three tied with 258 points each.
Reigning National Panorama Champions Desperadoes will be first in the Large Band category on Carnival Saturday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, with former multiple champion Republic Bank Exodus performing in the final position at number 11.
However, the first band on stage at 7 pm will be Pan-Demonium in the grand finale of the Medium & Large Conventional Bands Finals.
Twenty-one bands, 10 Medium and 11 Large bands will challenge each other in two categories.
After Tuesday’s draw for playing positions, the bands will appear in the following order:
Desperadoes has topped the big bands in the Panorama Semi-Finals held at the Queen's Park Savannah last evening into this morning.
Judges gave Desperadoes 282 points, one point more that Trinidad All Stars which placed second with 281.
Renegades was third with 276.5 points.
Pan Elders topped the Medium Band category and La Horquetta Pan Groove topped the Small Band Category.
Below are the results:
Sforzata and Republic Bank Exodus will appear first in each of their categories when the Pan Trinbago/NLCB National Panorama Semi Finals get on the way at 9 am on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Twenty-eight steel orchestras in the medium and large bands categories will join 30 small bands in the “Savannah Party” for places in the grand finals.
The draw for playing positions for the medium and large bands took place earlier this morning.
The draw for small bands will take place on Thursday.
Bands will perform in the following order.
The National Carnival Commission has announced limitations for the use of the North Stand for Carnival events.
The biggest event that the North Stand sees annually, takes place this Sunday - the Panorama Semi-Finals.
The following is a statement from the NCC:
"The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) advises of the following access limitations that will be in effect for all Carnival events at the North Stand of the Queen's Park Savannah for Carnival 2016.