Over the last decade I have been a peri at the Primrose/Cooperative School/Academy, been acting Head of Music during a maternity leave, and been the part-time second music teacher. And on a regular basis the Sparrows have played the Awards Evenings and International Days.
And each time I look at the set of pans that Xanthe bought for the school with our help from the Music Service help nearly twenty years ago. And give them a little stroke of love and hope.
Now with the arrival of Sharleen pans, and hope, are back on the agenda. Yippee!
|excitement in my back room|
|Carrying one half, trolleying the other|
I took these to London in the van when the Sparrows played St Paul's, gave them to Grafton, then he brought them to Kings Cross when I went down to an NUT meeting and staggered back to Leeds with them on the train - to the surprise of my union colleagues.
|Awards Evening 2014|
Awards Evening 2015
|International Day 2015|
I teach steelpans through Leeds ArtForms Music Service where I am
Steel Pan Development Officer and Head of Steelpans