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2nd Schools Steel Band Festival

Tuesday 3 March 2015
St Gabriel's School, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9BD
Doors open 5pm. Show 5.30pm-7pm.
Tickets £2.50 each. Children under 12yrs go free.


The Schools Steel Band Festival returns for a second year with an even bigger and better showcase of music, dance and song performed by gifted and talented children from Reading and West Berkshire primary schools.

The festival celebrates the impact of the steel pan instrument on music education in schools with a live showcase of the very best.

This year the event features eight school steel bands. One hundred children will join together for an exciting percussion ensemble performance.

Also performing are Theale Primary School choir, St Gabriel's who have generously donated the use of their sports hall for the event, award winning RASPO steel band, and for the first time a Teacher's Steel Band.

Participating schools are:
Birch Copse Primary School - steel band
Oxford Road Community School Reading - steel band
Geoffrey Field Junior School - steel band
Lambourn Primary School - steel band
Springfield Primary School - steel band
Theale CE Primary School - steel band and choir
Welford and Wickham CE Primary School - steel band
Shefford and Chaddleworth Primary School - steel band
St Gabriel's guest performance

Tickets are £2.50 and free for children up to 12 years of age. For tickets and further information please contact us.

CultureMix presents The 2nd Schools Steel Band Festival 2015 - flyer

CultureMix presents The 2nd Schools Steel Band Festival 2015 - flyer

Festival Steel Bands

steel pan drum instruments

For the first time a Teachers Steel Band will perform at the Schools Steel Band Festival.

The first teachers steel band started at Springfield Primary and will be joined by Welford and Wickham Primary School teachers who have been working hard to learn Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' for the concert in March.

Seven primary school steel bands in Reading and West Berkshire will also join together to perform to a live audience at the second Schools Steel Band Festival.

We welcome Birch Copse and Geoffrey Field Steel Bands who will take part in the fun for the first time this year, plus Shefford and Chaddleworth will showcase younger children playing steel pan music.

CultureMix tutors have created an exclusive arrangement of Soul Limbo and Jamaica Farewell for the showcase event at St Gabriel's School in Newbury.