The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall had a capacity audience when the finals of the Republic Bank-sponsored Pan-O-rama Steel Pan competition got underway yesterday. Several schools were among the finalists but only two were able to come out on top.
The most outstanding performances were delivered by the West Demerara Secondary which was named number one in the small steel pan group while the large steel pan group went to the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School.
The schools competing were all tasked with performing a selection from Guyanese artiste, Adrian Dutchin, and the majority did not disappoint with their upbeat tempo presentations that had the audience responding with in-tune moves.
But perhaps the most astounding and most tuneful performance of the night was delivered by the mature National School of Music Steel Orchestra which was rendered a ‘Tribute to the Greats’.
The event served as an entertaining event for families which turned out in their numbers to support and enjoy an event that has been ongoing since 2009 as a calendar activity leading up to Republic Day.