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SVG Players shine in Junior Mas

SVG Players shine in Junior Mas


The young masqueraders of SVG Players International captured the Junior Band of the Year title last Saturday in an event which saw thousands of excited youngsters decked out in their costumes dancing and prancing onstage at Victoria Park for Junior Carnival before making their way on to the streets of Kingstown for a their street jump-up.

Appearing in 12 different bands, the youngsters showcased their vibrant colours and creativity before judges and spectators in a show that at times seemed lengthy.{{more}}

SVG Players International was triumphant with their retrospective of winners who dominated local Carnival mas competitions over the years. Their presentation was entitled, “History of the Band of the Year Competition in SVG 1962-2005.”

Their unique historic reflection amassed 737 points while Dragons Cultural Organisation took the second spot earning 731 points with an environmental depiction called “Man and His Natural Surroundings.” Third place went to Blondie Bird & Friends who paid tribute to the musical champions of Vincy Carnival with “King of the Road.”

In the individual 5-9 year old category, Jelani Niles of Blondie Bird & Friends’ dynamic portrayal of “Butt” took the first spot; second was Jevorne Prescott of Dragons with “Fire Storm” and Shanygne Constance of Nelson Block placed third with ‘Geisha.”

Dominating the individual 10-15 year old category was Sheriffa Smith of SVG Players International with the depiction “Amerindian”. Second was Amurick Martin of Blondie Bird & Friends with “Sweeter Than This”. The third spot also went to Blondie Bird & Friends with Kemisha Horne’s replica of “Go Right Up In Dey.”

Best Junior Section went to the Dragons Cultural Organisation with “Rains Came Down”. Second was Blondie Bird and Friends with “Mambo In the Disco”, and third was SVG Players International with “Great Amerindian Civilization.”

Junior Queen of Carnival was captured by Nikiesha Saunders of Blondie Bird & Friends with the depiction of “10 Years” with a total of 399 points; second, with a score of 397 was Donique John of SVG Players International with her presentation of “In the Hands of Our People” while Aaliya Smith recorded third with 394 points for Dragons Cultural Organisation with “Universe.”

The Junior King of Carnival title went to Atron Lockhart of Blondie Bird & Friends with “Mouth in Me Moma” with 420 points. Second with 373 points was Emery James of SVG Players International with “It’s Just My Imagination” and third with 365 was Chavez Smith of Dragons Cultural Organisation.