Dragons, Players, Sion Hill and GHS light up Victoria Park
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June 29, 2010
Dragons, Players, Sion Hill and GHS light up Victoria Park

The youngsters came out in full force over the weekend for their time in the spotlight.{{more}}

That light is expected to shine once again this afternoon in the finals of the Junior Calypso and Soca finals at Carnival City Victoria Park.

Eight artistes are expected to contest the Primary category of the calypso competition: Sonettte Williams of the CW Prescod Primary, Ottis Caine of the Fair Hall Government, Roxelle Michael of the Calder Government, Alexia Alexander of the Fancy Government, Dellan Matthews of the Greiggs Primary, Teishanna Franklyn of the Kingstown Anglican, Dalisha Williams of the Park Hill Government and Kritina Christopher of the Layou Government.

The secondary category will also be contested by eight students: Sasha Joseph, Alexandra Small and Shade Baker of the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown, Phylicia Alexander of the Intermediate High, Syprian Isaacs of the St. Vincent Grammar School, Donella Power of the Girls’ High School, Cachley Yorke of the Campden Park Secondary and defending champion Cassian Lavia of the Sandy Bay Secondary.

Last weekend the light shone brightest on the members of the KFC Heineken Dragons Mas Camp and SVG General Services Players International, the Girls’ High School and the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra.

On Saturday the young Dragons and Players captured the Junior Band of the Year title in a tie for first place with their portrayals of ‘Warriors, Myths and legends’ and ‘Myths of Eden’ respectively.

‘King of Pop- Tribute to Michael Jackson’, presented by Guinness Y De Lima, HITZ FM 103.7 Blondie Bird and Friends took the third position, while Digicel, HITZ FM 103.7, Nelson Bloc Mas Camp’s ‘We are… a Celebration of Wise Choices’ placed fourth and ‘Ole People Say’, a First Caribbean, WE FM, KBB Shipping Singer Lynx presentation placed fifth.

The uptown judging was won by Players International, with Dragons placing second and Nelson Bloc coming in third.

The judges gave the Junior Queen of Carnival nod to Reneisha Rose of Players International, who portrayed Messenger of Light, while Jelani Niles of Blondie Bird and Friends won the Junior King of the Band title portraying the Wizard of Oz.

On Sunday the future pan men and women played their hearts out in the Junior panorama, which saw the Girls’ High School taking the top position in the school’s division with their rendition of Winston Soso’s ‘Carnival’.

They beat last year’s winners the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown into second place; they played a cover of ‘Ship Sail’ by Poorsah, while the CW Prescod Primary School and their rendition of ‘Cardo’ by Alston Becket Cyrus placed third.

The Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra took first place in the Community Based Category with Johnny Rebel’s Musical Ride.

In second was Genesis with their rendition of Winston Soso’s Pan Yard, and third was South East Steel Orchestra with the Field Marshall Hit ‘Cocaine Jumbie’.(JJ)