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RC primary, secondary schools do well in Junior Pan

St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph placed third in the Secondary Schools category. Photo: Gerard-Paul Wanliss

The competition was fierce at last Sunday’s finals of the National Junior Panorama 2018 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. However last year’s winning bands were able to hold off the competition.

St Margaret’s Boys’ AC continued their title-winning ways earning 278 points and first place to retain the Junior Panorama title with Peter Ram’s ‘Good Morning’; 2. Tacarigua Presbyterian, ‘Full Extreme’ (MX Prime and the Ultimate Rejects) 272 pts; 3. Guaico Presbyterian ‘Toco Band’ (Kitchener) 271 pts; 3. St Mary’s Government ‘Free Up’ (Chris ‘Tambu’ Herbert) 271 pts; 5. St Paul’s Boys’ Anglican ‘Poom Poom’ 270 pts.

Two Catholic schools placed in the top ten, Malabar RC was seventh with ‘Hulk’ (Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart) with 263.5 points, and Rosary Boys’ RC, tenth with ‘Far from Finished’(Aaron ‘Voice’ St Louis) 254 points.

In the Secondary Schools category, St Francois Girls’ College was on top again with Peter Alleong’s arrangement of ‘Pan Break’ (Edwin ‘Crazy’Ayoung) scoring 283 points. The other bands rounding off the top five were: 2. Naparima Girls’ High and Naparima College ‘Fallin’ (Kes The Band) 268.5 pts; 3. St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph ‘Free Up’, 264 pts; 4. Providence Girls’ & Queen’s Royal College ‘Far From Finished’ 262 pts; 5. South East Port of Spain Secondary ‘Buss Head’ (Machel Montano/Bunji Garlin), 260 pts.

In the Elite Class, bp Renegades Youth also retained their title with 285 points playing Nailah Blackman’s ‘Sokah’,  while Desperadoes Youth  placed second with 274 points with ‘Buss Head’ followed by Massy Trinidad All Stars Youth with 269 points, ‘Inside the Festival’ (Ultimate Rejects).