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Panorama Finals Shocker: BP Renegades and Massy Trinidad All Stars tie for First Place

By Published February 11, 2024

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The Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain was filled with the sound of steelpan music on Saturday night as the best bands in the country competed for the coveted title of National Large Conventional Steelband Panorama Champion 2024. The event, which was broadcast live on local TV and online via TEGO TV (TTT) and PPV via WACK Radio/TV, attracted thousands of spectators and fans who cheered for their favorite steelband orchestras.
 
The competition featured 11 large bands, each playing a tune of their choice for a panel of judges. The bands were judged on criteria such as arrangement, performance, tone, and rhythm. The large bands category was especially fierce, as the defending champions, Renegades Steel Orchestra, faced off against rivals such as Desperadoes, Phase II Pan Groove, Massy Trinidad All Stars, and Exodus.
 
After a thrilling night of music and entertainment, the results were announced before an exuberant crowd comprised of rabid fans of the respective bands. The results saw a tie for first place with the bands that placed first and second in the semis: BP Renegades, last year's winner, and Massy Trinidad All Stary tied for first place with a score of 285 points. The third-place winner was Republic Band Exodus. There was a celebratory quietness and faded cheers as the results were announced. There were two ties tonight, with Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra and Desperadoes Steel Orchestra tied for fourth place along with the tie for first place. Go figure this one, Phase II Pan Groove played first and placed last; as a matter of fact, the first two bands that played last night placed at the bottom of the result list. Yes, there will surely be gnashing of teeth as players gather on Sunday to review the previous night's proceedings. 
 
The winners received trophies, cash prizes, and the honor of being the best steelbands in the land. The panorama finals were a celebration of the culture and creativity of Trinidad and Tobago and a showcase of the talent and passion of the pannists. The event was a success, despite the surprise tie for first place and the financial challenges for these large steelbands, proving that their love for the Steelband prevailed, and it is a testament to the resilience and spirit of the people. Congratulations are extended to "BP Renegades and Massy All Stars" and their fans.
 
The results announced were as follows:
Name of Band
01. BP Renegades
01. Massy Trinidad All Stars
03. Republic Band Exodus
04. Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra
04. Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
06. Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra
07. Nutien Silverstars
08. T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps
09. First Citizens Supernova Steel Orch.
10. Fonclaire Steel Orchestra
11. HADCO Phase II Pan Groove
Name of Song
01. DNA
01. Inventor 
03. Long Time
04. Pan in A Minor 
04. DNA
06. Free Up
07. Inventor
08. DNA
09. Wet Meh Down
10. This Party is it 
11. Gimme Everything
Points 
01. 285
01. 285
03. 283
04. 280
04. 280
06. 278.5
07. 277.5
08. 277
09. 276
10. 275
11. 274
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Event: National Panorama Finals, Large Bands Finals
Origin: Grand Stand, Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Genre: Steelband Music
 
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