Two bands will once again share the title of Road March Champions in the British Virgin Islands.
Last year’s joint champions VIBE along with nine-time champs Showtime were both named the 2019 winners following the August Monday Parade held in Road Town on August 5.
The five-time winners VIBE won with their song entitled ‘Take Over’, while Showtime won with ‘Bruck Way’.
Parade participants and winners
Dominating this year’s participants were New Royal Festival Ensemble and Treasures of the BVI, which had the most revellers in the parade. Both troupes took home three awards each.
In the Adult Troupe category, Treasures of the BVI took first place, while second place went to the Elmore Stoutt High School’s (ESHS) Dazzling Gems. Imara Revellers finished third.
The Best Individual award went to Treasures of the BVI. They, however, had to settle for third in the Children Troupe category, which was won by New Royal Festival Ensemble while BVI Dance School placed second.
New Royal Festival Ensemble also won Best Majorettes and Best Cheerleaders while BVI Dance School had to settle for second.
ESHS won Best School Troupes while Best Floats was awarded to Unmasked of the Financial Services.
Clarence Thomas Limited’s Unity in Diversity, in its first year participating in the parade, won Best Floupe while Heritage Dancers’ Under Forty Years Celebrations took second.
Co-chair of the parade sub-committee Natasha Marshall told BVI News that this year saw a very good turn out with 34 participants in comparison to last year’s 19.
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