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Testimonials

WEDDINGS and EVENTS
Impress your guests with a flexible steel band tailored for your event.


''Mary thank you and your team for making our party such a success. All our thank you notes specifically mention how great the live band was.
Thanks. So much. Take care and will see you again. David xx''
David (Garden Party - Berkshire)

'Thank you so much for a wonderful experience on Saturday. You were all brilliant.'
Becky (21st Birthday Party - Derbyshire)

'Would just like to say I booked RASPO for my daughters wedding and they were absolutely brilliant. Mary was great with the booking and they were very flexible on the day. The weather was good so they played on the veranda as guests arrived for 2 hours and then moved inside for the line up. Excellent value for money and so different. Thank you so much for being part of our special day. xx'
Debbie (Wedding Reception - Surrey)

'The steel band was excellent and you have received lots of compliments from staff that attended the party.'
Lisa (Boyes Turner Summer Party - Berkshire)

'I just wanted to say a huge thanks to the Steel Band for playing at our wedding celebration & Blessing. Everyone enjoyed the vibe and it really gave the island a party atmosphere. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day and thank you for providing us with such friendly and smiley musicians, they were lovely.'
Belinda (Wedding Reception - Henley on Thames)

'The band was FANTASTIC. They were better than we had hoped for- great music, happy, friendly faces and very professional.
Many, many people have commented on how much they enjoyed the music and I hope the band will think about coming again next year!!
Thanks so much for all your help- and please pass our thanks on once again to the drummers. Best wishes'

Sue Pope (Lurgashall Fete - West Sussex)

COMMUNITY
Bring family and friends together for an unforgettable experience.


'I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to thank you and your team for a wonderful workshop experience last Saturday. My guests were blown away by the experience and the way you managed to teach us something that, when playing it back, did sound vaguely familiar!'
Family workshop - Berkshire

'Thank you very much for supplying the entertainment at our wedding in June at Old Luxters Barn. We had a fantastic day and loved every minute of the afternoon music. I've had so many comments from other guests who enjoyed it too! Thank you for helping make it all run very smoothly.
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending your band to friends.'
Danny and Charlotte (Wedding Reception - Oxfordshire)

SCHOOLS
Enrich your curriculum and create your own school steel band.


'Steel panning has had a huge influence on the children at my school. It is the most inclusive practical music making which has enabled the children to work together, listen, concentrate and have fun all at the same time. It is incredible to hear the results of the excellent teaching provided by tutors from CultureMix. After only a term, the children are playing as an orchestra in three parts. 
I cannot imagine my school without steel pans anymore.'

Mrs Rostron - Head Teacher (Weekly music lessons - West Berkshire)

'The tutors have done a fantastic job and the children have had a great time. Even the staff have commented on how much they have enjoyed hearing them play steel pans on a Monday afternoon!!!! It has been absolute pleasure working with you and I am really impressed with your organisation skills.'
Jane Gadd - Music teacher (Weekly music lessons - Berkshire)

'CultureMix teach regularly in my school, they are simply inspirational. The children and staff are highly motivated by their exciting workshops and lessons, their teachers are always enthusiastic and highly talented. Thanks to CultureMix we now have our own very successful Steel Pan Orchestra who regularly play for school fetes and concerts.'
Mrs Morley - Head Teacher (Weekly music lessons - West Berkshire)

'I just wanted to email you to thank you for providing us with such a great teacher... subsequently the popularity of steel drumming has risen dramatically.'
Mrs Rowe - Head of Music (Weekly music lessons - Hampshire)

''CultureMix's tutors provided a well paced, creative but challenging workshop which was sympathetically tailored around both the specification and the students needs.
All students were encouraged to participate through the lively delivery and the one to one support offered to students in the session.
Very quick results were evident and before long the students were engaging in a high quality performance of a traditional steel pan piece using good instrumental technique and really listening and reacting to the other players within the wider ensemble.
If only all coursework could be completed this easily!!''

Mr Masson - Head of Music John Madejski Academy (Berkshire)

CORPORATE
Turn your team into a steel band for a day and improve productivity.


'I think it was good for the team to work together on something that was new
and fun, outside of the workplace, where everyone was on an equal footing.
It was enjoyable and there was plenty of laughter while learning as a group.
One team member said they would just watch because they were not musical but they were soon taking part. We went onto the 'serious business' of making
work plans for the year and discussing priorities but this was a great
opener.'
Liz (Team Building Workshop - Berkshire)

''Thank you for running the session on Thursday night, it was a real highlight for the NQTs and they had a marvellous time.
Thank you again.''

Jeanette (Newly Qualified Teachers - Berkshire)

"Thank you for providing us with such friendly and smiley musicians, they were lovely."

Belinda

Wedding Reception - Henley on Thames

The Power of Pan

Thank you card from Welford and Wickham Music for Youth

Participating in a music activity is a fabulous opportunity for people of all ages to unite and create a dynamic vibe for a positive and lasting cultural experience.

Card made by Welford and Wickham Primary School Steel Band following a 2012 Music for Youth performance.

Music exams with pan

John Madejski Academy student plays steel pan steel drum instrument

Year 10 students can attend a steel pan music workshop to support the World Music performance element of their music exam courses including BTEC and GCSE.