National Panorama Competition (UK)

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The UK National Panorama Competition, a Saturday evening event that immediately precedes the Notting Hill Carnival, is a major showcase for Trinidad and Tobago Steel Pan, or (Steel Band), music.[1] Held at Emslie Horniman's Pleasance park in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea it typically involves approximately 1,000 performers, and attracts almost 5,000 spectators. Steel Bands from around the UK prepare a music performance, arranged to last for up to 10 minutes, and compete for the Panorama Championship.

Ebony Steel Band Trust has dominated this competition over the years winning nineteen times; although the crown has been passed on to Mangrove Steel Orchestra for 2011

From 2007-2009 the event was held at London's Hyde Park, and broadcast by BBC radio.[2]



Band Tune Arranger Position
Mangrove Steel Orchestra 'Is ah Trini' Andre White 1st
Ebony Steel Band 'It's Showtime' Earl Brooks 2nd
Caribbean Steel International 'Pan in De Panyard' Brent Holder 3rd
Croydon Steel Orchestra 'Do Something For Pan' Paul Dowie 4th
London All Stars 'Momentum' Frank Rollock 5th
Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra 'Calling Meh' Iman Pascall 6th

2018 [4][5][edit]

Band Tune Composer Arranger Position Points
Mangrove Steel Orchestra 'Hulk' Blaxx Andre White 1st 279
Ebony Steel Band 'Hulk' Blaxx Duvone Stewart 2nd 276
Metronomes 'Ignorance' King Crazy Leroy Clarke 3rd 269
Croydon Steel Orchestra 'Sweet Fuh Days' Patrice Roberts Paul Dowie 4th 238
Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra 'Mad Man' Marlon Abner Paul Jr Watson & Dani Richardson 4th 238
Phase One Steel Orchestra 'Hulk' Blaxx Stephon Phillip 5th 229


  1. ^ "Panorama UK 2010"; Retrieved 28 March 2011
  2. ^ "UK National Steelband Panorama Competition 2009"; Retrieved 28 March 2011
  3. ^ "UK 34th Steelband Panorama 2011 - BAS Notting Hill". Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  4. ^ "United Kingdom - UK 2018 Steelband Panorama Line-up". When Steel Talks/PanOnTheNet. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  5. ^ "UK National Panorama 2018 results". Soca News. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-09-12.

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