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RASPO play Madejski Stadium

RASPO Steel Orchestra was invited to a pre-match pitch side performance for the Reading versus Aston Villa premiership football game at Madejski Stadium.

The fifteen piece orchestra welcomed football fans at the turnstiles before entering the stadium for a three minute performance to the appreciative audience of more than twenty thousand enthusiastic supporters.


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Set up on the halfway line the orchestra played an energetic rendition of Arrow's 'Hot Hot Hot' with a percussion break followed by the famous football anthem 'Ole Ole, Ole Ole'. Projected on to the big screens the fans responded to the exciting three minutes of steel pan music with rapturous and deafening applause.

Well done to RASPO juniors Rosie, Godley, Aisha, Tom, Beau, Tim and Charlie who joined the senior orchestra for this momentous occasion. Thanks to Paul, Dani, Emma, Abi, Anisha, Louie and Monte for making this performance a success.

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RASPO at Madejski Stadium - Reading FC v Aston Villa FC

RASPO at Madejski Stadium - Reading FC v Aston Villa FC

"Not gonna lie...even though that 3 mins was over in a flash. It was wicked! "

RASPO Captain

Emma Macedo

RASPO at Madejski

RASPO at Madejski Stadium - Reading FC v Aston Villa 9 March 2013

RASPO band leaders Mary and Paul check out the stadium with percussionist Monte before coordinating the set up of the instruments for the performance.

3 minute wonder

RASPO at Madejski Stadium - Reading FC v Aston Villa 9 March 2013

The opportunity to play the pre-match slot for a premiership game at Madejski Stadium was taken full advantage of by the fifteen piece Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra.