• International Project 2018

    Once again we're making the call to the international steel band community to come to Tunapuna, Trinidad to participate in the International Project for Panorama 2018.  As a participant in the  International Project, not only are you afforded the opportunity to participate in the real live Panorama competition, but we've also arranged a additional optional activities including; master classes and workshops, excursions to major attractions the Island has to offer and special fêtes in your honor as well as loads of good Trini style hospitality.

    Short Stay
  • $400
  • A thirteen (13) day programme (January 17th – January 30th) designed to provide an educational and Panorama performance experience to participants

    Additional Package Options:
    • Master Classes - $100
    • Recreation - $100
    • (All prices are quoted in USD)

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    Medium Stay
  • $600
  • A thirty (30) day programme (January 17th – February 17th) designed to provide a Panorama performance experience for participants

    Additional Package Options:
    • Master Classes - $100
    • Recreation - $100
    • (All prices are quoted in USD)

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    Extended Stay
  • $800
  • The standard package (January 4th – February 28th) for musicians wanting to rehearse and perform with birdsong for the entire Panorama Season

    Additional Package Options:
    • Master Classes - $100
    • Recreation - $100
    • (All prices are quoted in USD)

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    Meet The Arranger

    In a career spanning six decades, Trinidadian steelpan player, arranger and composer Rudy "Two Left" Smith has built a reputation exploring and bridging the world of Jazz with steelpan, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with many artists and musicians from all corners of the universe. Although Two Left is mainly known for his contribution to Pan in Jazz, he is no stranger to Panorama and even less so to birdsong having arranged for the band for several years. Rudy Smith promises music that, according to BBC the has clear reference to Trinidad neigbourhoods with hints of Venezuelan Tonada, Afro Cuban Jazz, Samba, flamenco and even Bach.

    Packages

    The standard package for musicians wanting to rehearse and perform with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra for Semi-Finals and Finals competition includes:

    • Housing
    • Birdsong instrument use
    • Airport transportation
    • Prelims / semi-final / finals attire
    • A farewell Party (Incl. food and drinks)

    Round-trip airfare to Piarco International Airport (POS) Port of Spain, and food not listed in the program inclusions will be the responsibility of the individual participants.

    Accommodation

    All accommodation provided is double occupancy .Your rooms are furnished with bedding and pillows but you will need to provide you own towels for shower and the beach. All of the rooms are in apartments within walking distance from the birdsong panyard (20 - 30 min. walk max). We may also be utilizing some of the dorm facilities at the University of the West Indies, depending on apartment availability (10 - 15 min. walk to the panyard).


    Short Stay

    (17th Jan - 30th Jan)
    $400 USD

    This is a thirteen (13) day Program that is designed to provide participants with an educational and performing experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform at the Panorama Preliminaries and Semi-Finals.

    This package includes:
    • Thirteen (13) days exposure to the Panorama Experience
    • Double occupancy housing (includes all amenities including free WiFi)
    • Preliminary/Semi-Finals/Finals performance attire
    • Birdsong instrument use
    • A farewell party in your honour (food and drinks provided)
    Optional package options:
    • Three (3) (two (2) hour) Master Classes - $100 USD
    • Recreation (Excursions to major attractions in Trinidad)- $100 USD

    Round-trip airfare to Piarco International Airport (POS) Port of Spain, and food not listed in the program inclusions will be the responsibility of the individual participants.

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    Medium Stay

    (17th Jan - 17th Feb)
    $600 USD

    This program provides full month (30 days) exposure to the full Panorama Experience level. In addition to the competition practice with the band, you will have the opportunity to perform at the National Panorama Semi-Finals and Finals.

    This package includes:
    • 30 days performance and educational exposure to the Panorama Experience
    • Double occupancy housing (includes all amenities including free WiFi)
    • Preliminary/Semi-Finals/Finals performance attire
    • Birdsong instrument use
    • A farewell party in your honour (food and drinks provided)
    Optional package options:
    • Three (3) (two (2) hour) Master Classes - $100 USD
    • Recreation (Excursions to major attractions in Trinidad)- $100 USD

    Round-trip airfare to Piarco International Airport (POS) Port of Spain, and food not listed in the program inclusions will be the responsibility of the individual participants.

    Registration Form

    Extended Stay

    (4th Jan - 28th Feb)
    $800 USD

    This is the standard package for musicians wanting to rehearse and perform with birdsong Steelband for the Panorama Semi-Finals and Finals.

    This package includes:
    • Double occupancy housing (includes all amenities including free WiFi)
    • Preliminary/Semi-Finals/Finals performance attire
    • Birdsong instrument use
    • A farewell party in your honour (food and drinks provided)
    Optional package options:
    • Three (3) (two (2) hour) Master Classes - $100 USD
    • Recreation (Excursions to major attractions in Trinidad)- $100 USD

    Round-trip airfare to Piarco International Airport (POS) Port of Spain, and food not listed in the program inclusions will be the responsibility of the individual participants.

    Registration Form
    Your generous gift will directly support us in areas such as infrastructure development, exam fees, tuition and training, instrument acquisition and performances and other operating cost.