Fifth Element, Blackbird Productions on top for Junior Kadooment 2019
For the fourth year in a row, Fifth Element Band has walked away with the title Best Junior Band in this year’s Consolidated Finance Junior Kadooment, held at the Kensington Oval on Saturday.
Led by Kevin Small, and under the theme Protect Our Coast, the seven-section band also took away the Environment category, Best Community Band prize, Best Junior Queen and the Best Individual in the 3-7-age category.
But it was Blackbird Productions’ – Celebrating the Arts – Barbados’ future through Orange Economy, led by Sanka and Sonia Price was the best Topical band. Its depiction of the opportunities open to Barbadians in Performing Arts; the Visual Arts; the Culinary Arts; and the Literary Art helped it to cop the Robert Weekes Award for Best Festival Designer.
Veteran Bandleader, Gwyneth Squires with band Celebrating the Seasons in Bim was also in winners’ circle, taking the prizes for Best Flag Person, Best Couple overall, and Best couple in the 8-12 and 13 – 18 categories; while another veteran, Betty West with her band Once upon a Rhyme was judge most Colourful.
Not to be left out were the school bands as The Springer Memorial School took away the Historical Category with their interpretation of Goodly Heritage. ST Mark’s Primary School’s Gems from the East was the Best School Band on Parade and also took away the Vision 2020 prize