Band top of the class

North Tyneside Steelband
North Tyneside Steelband

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.

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