Steel Band Festival

The CultureMix Steel Band Festival showcases the musical talents of hundreds of Berkshire children at an annual public concert.

The festival started in 2014 to celebrate the achievements of the children taught steel pan music by CultureMix on a weekly basis.

CultureMix tutors visit schools across Berkshire, Hampshire and West London to set up steel percussion orchestras and ensembles for performances.

The hugely successful project sees at least 700 children a week learning music as part of the curriculum and at clubs taking place before and after school.

In this short film children and teachers talk about their experience of taking part in the 2015 Festival.