~ SCDF office opens January 8 ~
PHILIPSBURG:— The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host a meeting upcoming Thursday, January 4 for all registered participants for the 2018 Bandclash and Roadmarch competitions.
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 8 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. 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.
SCDF Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/28036-carnival-bandclash-roadmarch-events-meeting-on-thursday-night.html