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Mandeville's pans group perform at pans festival

Our fantastic steel pans group were recently invited to perform with others at the first Hackney Steel pans festival.....

The Hackney Music Service organised a new music event this year called The Hackney Steel Pan Celebration Event. It took place in the evening of 15th November at The Bridge Academy. Aran, our amazing Steel Pans teacher worked hard with a group of pans players from Kingsmead and also one from Mandeville to get them ready to perform at the event.
The steel pan players from Mandeville, Maya, Isla, Fatima, Harry, Adam, David, Rome, Monet, Neriah and Levi, played the song Essence and Kingsmead's groups played the song Footsteps.
Both performances went really well and all the children’s hard work practising every week with Aran paid off!




The children were also able to hear professional steel pan players from the Hackney based Pantonic Steel Orchestra.
Here are some quotes from the children before they performed.
Maya: I'm nervous but excited about playing. I hope I don't mess up.
Monet: I'm scared & nervous but I'm happy to show the hard work we have done.

And here are some from staff after they performed.
Aran (Steel Pans teacher): We had to work hard preparing for this but they pulled it off and I'm so proud of them all. We look forward to playing at the Summer fair.
Ben (LEAP Music lead): All the children were fantastic, they represented LEAP brilliantly. When Pantonic began to play Ronel and Harry got everyone dancing, it was a spectacular night!

Below is a clip of a part of the children's performance.