National Small Conventional Steelband Semi-Finals 2024 | Panorama

The air crackled with anticipation as the National Small Steelbands Semi-finals blessed the island with sweet Steelpan music. In the heart of Port of Spain, Victoria Square pulsed with the vibrant rhythm of steel, ready to witness the National Small Steelbands Semifinal for the Panorama Competition. Thirty steel orchestras, representing the pulsating soul of Trinbagonian culture, prepared to unleash their musical firestorms.

Each band, a microcosm of passion and dedication, entered the arena like warriors adorned in the vibrant tapestry of their communities. Young faces gleamed with nervous excitement, seasoned veterans radiating the stoic focus of champions. The iconic pans, glinting under the stage lights, promised stories yet to be told – tales of resilience, joy, and the unyielding spirit of Trinidad and Tobago.

The competition roared to life. The first band, their energy raw and untamed, unleashed a torrent of sound. The pan yard transformed into a battlefield, every ping and boom a deliberate strike, forging a sonic narrative that pulsed through the audience. Each subsequent band brought their unique flavor – the lilting melodies of the East Coast, the fiery rhythms of the North, the pulsating bass lines of the South.

Judges, faces etched with concentration, meticulously assessed each performance. Every note, every nuance, every innovative arrangement weighed against the standards of excellence. But the true judge was the crowd. A sea of vibrant enthusiasm swayed and pulsed, responding to the music with an almost primal passion. Hands clapped, feet stomped, and voices rose in exuberant choruses, transforming the square into a living, breathing organism pulsating with the rhythm of the pan.

Order of Appearance:
  1. Old Tech Steel Orchestra
  2. Plymouth Bethesda Steel Sensation
  3. Kalomo Kings Steel Orchestra
  4. West Side Symphony 
  5. Arima Golden Symphony
  6. Motown Pan Theatre Steel Orchestra
  7. Fusion Steel
  8. St. Margaret's Super Stars 
  9. Golden Hands
  10. Nu Stars
  11. Simple Song
  12. Our Boys 
  13. First Citizens Tobago Pan - Thers 
  14. Jay Notes
  15. West Stars Steel Orchestra                                  
  16. Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra 
  17. La Horquetta Pan Groove
  18. Augmented Groove
  19. Cadenza
  20. Highlanders Steel Orchestra 
  21. Havard Harps Steel Orchestra 
  22. C&B Crown Cordaans 
  23. Alpha Pan Pioneers 
  24. T&TEC New East Side Dimension 
  25. Tokyo 
  26. Perfect Cadence
  27. Road Block Steel Orchestra
  28. Uptown Fascinators 
  29. Panasonic Connection
  30. Fascinators Pan Symphony
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Competition: National Small Conventional Steelbands Semi-Finals
Governing Body: Pan Trinbago
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Steelband Music

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