Sunday, 19 June 2016

Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows at Leeds West Indian Centre

When Julie from Leeds Trinity University contacted us to ask us to play for the Virginia Woolf Conference at the West Indian Centre, we were only too happy.

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.

nice pallet

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment