Published On: Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

Carnival Bandclash, Roadmarch events meeting on Thursday night

Philipsburg — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host a meeting upcoming Thursday, January 4th, for all registered participants for the 2018 Bandclash and Roadmarch competitions.

~ SCDF office opens January 8 ~

The meeting will be held at the offices of the SCDF on Illidge Road (above the Windward Islands Bank) at 7:30pm. The meeting is the first official session SCDF is having with any of its show participants in preparation for Carnival 2018.

The Roadmarch and Bandclash competitions are two shows in one and likely to feature a similar amount of participants as Carnival 2017. The difference with Carnival 2018, is the venue. The show will be hosted in Carnival Village as compared to on the ring road in 2017.

The SCDF wants to ensure that all participants of both events as well as the foundation is on the same page when it comes to criteria, rules and regulations of the events.

In related news, the SCDF also announced that its main office of operations, located on Illidge Road (above WIB) will be open daily as of Monday, January 8th, from 9am to 5pm. The office will be open to handle payments for booths, season passes and other Carnival related business.

The foundation is also scheduling meetings with Calypsonians and troupe leaders to be held over the next two weeks.

Bandclash Roadmarch winners with Rumer

Photo caption: Reigning three-time Roadmarch King “Rumer” (center) with members of the two-time reigning Bandclash champs “XP Band”.