Band top of the class

North Tyneside Steelband

North Tyneside Steelband

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NORTH Tyneside Steelband has been hitting the right notes as it won several classes at Ryton and Wansbeck music festivals.

The under-16, under-18 and over-18 groups came first in their classes, while the over-18 group achieved the top ‘outstanding’ grade from the adjudicators.

Playing a mixture of classics, pop and Caribbean music, they added colour, style and fun to the festivals.

Under-18 player Alice Adams, from Backworth, said: “We don’t usually play in age groups so we had to rehearse a bit, especially for these festivals, but we can do that sort of thing – it’s a lot of fun.”

The steelband will be playing in the following locations in the coming weeks:

Saturday, March 26, 11am to 2pm at the Sure Start Centre, Howdon;

Saturday, April 2, 12.30pm to 2.30pm in Northumberland Street, Newcastle;

Thursday, April 7, 7.30pm at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.

For more information about the band visit www.northtynesidesteelband.org.uk