Steelpans at a West Indian Centre. Seems only appropriate, and who else but the award-winning Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows, some of us fresh from our week in Lille! [When I say fresh . . . . . ]
For a while we wobbled at the beginning of this school year as the older Sparrows hit pastures new and A levels, but the new Sparrows are catching up now, with a repertoire of tricky tunes in double figures, and an increasing facility for sight-reading the Foxwood Songsheets.
New Sparrows today are Kirsten, Lucy, Deangelo, Owen and Alice. Older Sparrows are Claudia, George, Ash, Millie and Millie. Leaders are Victoria and Bex; support staff are Wanda and Vicky; parents are Alice's dad, Mark, Joanne, Michelle, Amanda, Sandy. Foxcubs are James and Mikey.
We only had five crosses for the big basses. Alice and co came back with a pallet, painted turquoise. Too big for the basses, we used it to display the banner. And we remembered the pallets in Lille supporting the tenor basses. Ahhh!. [Bex found some logs later].
Here is the following day's message of thanks:
Thank you so much for a super performance at The West Indian Centre yesterday. My conference delegates were delighted by the performance – you can tell from the rapturous applause and also people have been talking about it all day.
And, do you know, it felt good at the time.