All calypsonians registered to take part in the Senior Calypso Eliminations and Senior Roadmarch competition are urged by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) to submit their music sheets to the SCDF by next Friday March 4.
The SCDF said the two bands that will be backing up the calypsonians require enough time to dedicate to rehearsals with the singers and as such the SCDF will not be accepting any sheets after March 4.
Moreover, the Senior Calypso Eliminations and Road March competition are two of the early shows on the Carnival schedule, April 1 and April 2 respectively. "The calypsonians have been telling us that they are getting ready, but we really need them to submit their sheets by March 4. Any later and we run into complications with the bands who have been contracted to play for them. So we urge them to adhere to the deadline," president of the SCDF Stuart Johnson said.
The music sheets can be submitted to the secretary of the SCDF Mike Granger at The Daily Herald offices on the Bush Road.