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Sion Hill Euphonium reaches out

Sion Hill Euphonium reaches out

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Three rural communities were part of a recent outreach programme undertaken by the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra.

Those who were touched by the orchestra’s talents, skills and sounds on the steel pan were the communities of Sandy Bay, Rose Bank and South Rivers.{{more}}

Reflecting on the three outings, band captain Tillal Webb told SEARCHLIGHT they were well received.

“We were well received in the three communities, but the reception in South Rivers and Sandy Bay was overwhelming….They even invited us back for their Christmas lighting up celebrations,” Webb noted.

Explaining the reasoning behind the outreach efforts, Webb said: “We decided to take our music to the rural areas in order to promote the art form, as well as build a relationship with the people and let them know what Sion Hill Euphonium and its community are all about.”

Webb said the band hopes that their visits will generate greater interest in the steel band in the communities that they touched.

The hectic schedule for the six-times-in-a-row senior national panorama champions continues, as Webb revealed that they are readying themselves for the launch of Nine Mornings, other gigs and the much anticipated annual open air concert at the Sion Hill intersection on Christmas night.(RT)