Steelband on the right note with award wins

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Young band members hit the right notes to scoop awards at recent music festivals.

Three of the bands from North Tyneside Steelband (NTSB) won top awards for their talents.

At the Tynedale Music Festival, the training band and junior performance bands were both awarded a distinction and the performance band won the Stirling Newell Cup with the judges recognising an ‘outstanding’ performance.

Four days later at the Wansbeck Music Festival, the training band – which has only been playing together since September – won the Swinney Cup and the junior performance band won the Fairmoor Trophy.

North Tyneside Steelband is the region’s top-performing steelband.

For more on hiring or joining the band, visit www.northtynesidesteelband.org.uk