Steelers bring sunshine and smiles to festival mud

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Steelers, Treviglas’ steel band started the new term just as they finished the summer term, with another appearance on a main stage at a festival.  This time, the band were thrilled to be at The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, at Healey’s Cider Farm.

Having already enjoyed music by bands such as Scouting for Girls, and The Wurzels, the festival crowd grew and grew for the Steelers’ Sunday afternoon slot at this excellent three day event.   Despite deep damp mud underfoot, the audience danced their wellies off to the 45 minute set, as the Steelers enthusiastically delivered their riotous set of familiar songs rearranged with a Caribbean sound.  Once again, the band’s rearrangement of Killing In The Name Of… brought the house down: the sound and lights took the whole track to another level!

Speaking after the performance, one band member commented, “That was absolutely awesome: awesome stage, awesome lights, awesome crowd, awesome mud!”.

Mr. Steve Mildenhall, music teacher and band leader added, “The dedication and commitment our students give to the band, and all the rehearsals, has once again paid off, as they thoroughly entertained the audience.  I am incredibly proud of them all, and really grateful to the support of the band members’ families – go team Treviglas!”

The Steelers are looking forward to their next performance, on the 24th September, at Trevarrian Holiday Park, where they are appearing as part of a charity function to celebrate the opening of the park’s new indoor swimming pool.  Please come to support this great family fun event: all proceeds will go to the Cornwall Children’s Hospice.

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