Commancheros and Associates have emerged as the major winners of the 2016 Children’s Carnival Frolic (CCF).
The St. Paul’s-based outfit copped four titles at this year’s event held last Saturday at the national Cricket Stadium at Queens Park, St. George’s.
Commancheros retained the Queen of the Band title on 219 points with its portrayal of the “Ice Cream Vendor” played by Reysher Sylvester.
The band also walked away with this year’s King of the Band title with 211 points from the portrayal of “Kite Season” played by Jahiem Stafford, dethroning last year’s winner, Helen Marie and Associates.
This year’s CCF saw participation from nineteen (19) bands – nine (9) fancy bands and ten (10) traditional mas bands.
Commancheros also took the Fancy mas band title with its portrayal “Kids like it so” on 525 points, followed by Helen Marie and Associates in second position with their portrayal “The world beneath the sea,” on 503 points, and Rainbow City Promoters in third place with their portrayal “Going to Rio” on 478 points.
Hermitage Shortknee finished in the first position in the Traditional Mas segment on 388 points.
They were followed by House of Justice in second position on 366 points and Coast Guard Youth in third on 363 points.
The Junior Panorama event was held following the parade of the bands with a total nine (9) junior bands vying for the title.
Defending champions “FLOW Commancheros” successfully retained the title on 267 points, after a thrilling performance of the song “Mas” by Kenrick “Japs” Austin.
They were followed by Republic Bank Angel Harps in second position, with their rendition of Edison “Ajamu” Mitchell’s “Ajamu on the road again” on 247 points and CBW Pan Ossia in third place on 244 points with their rendition “Set the Mood,” by Finbar Andrews (Short Pree).
For the very first time ever, the Spicemas organisers took the decision to exclude the Junior calypso Monarch competition from CCF, which was held as a separate event last week Thursday at Carnival City on The Carenage.