Pan Trinbago’s president Beverley Ramsey-Moore has been issued a pre-action protocol letter for unfair and unjust decision not to allow Exodus steelband to change their tune of choice for Panorama finals 2019.
The letter stated that the steelband’s captain filled out a Panorama 2019 questionnaire indicating the band, its region and category.
The song choice, however, was not yet indicated but listed as to be advised.
The song choice was later indicated to be “Rag Storm” composed by Austin “Superblue” Lyons on the Panorama 2019 questionnaire submitted on January 3rd.
Four-time Panorama champions Republic Bank Exodus Steel Orchestra has changed their tune of choice for the upcoming Panorama finals, as arranger Pelham Goddard believes the judges are not interpreting his arrangement of Austin "Super Blue" Lyons' Rag Storm the way he would like them to.
Instead, Exodus will now be playing Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass in the final on March 2.
Exodus will be entering the Panorama finals in the second to last position with 265 points.
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.