Treviglas Steel Band bring Caribbean festive cheer to the Newquay Christmas Market!

Thursday 14th December 2017

On Saturday 9th December, the Steelers spent the day playing in Newquay, as part of the town’s collective festive weekend.  After a swift change of venue, due to the strong winds, the band found themselves outside the Newquay Christian Centre in the town centre for the day, with calmer weather, and even some blue sky for the day. The band has welcomed 7 new players recently, and this was their first gig with the band. The debutants were absolutely magnificent – the band sounding better than ever, as they performed their latest tune, a steel pan arrangement of Africa by Toto, in addition to favourites such as Blame it on the Boogie and Just Can’t Get Enough, alongside seasonal  tunes like Rocking Robin and Killing in the Name (it was a Christmas number 1 not so long ago) The high street was quickly buzzing to our tropical sounds. It was a real privilege to play at our local Christmas event, and our local community did not disappoint.  Hundreds of shoppers dropped by to enjoy the music and were very generous with their donations. After playing their hearts out, the band were thrilled to be treated to hot drinks from The Source Cafe mid-morning, followed by Chips & Curry for all from Flounders at lunchtime.  It doesn’t get any better than that when playing outside on a cold winters day! The money raised from the busking will go directly towards purchasing some new steel pans so that more such events and activities can take place for more students at Treviglas.  Thank you once again to all those who support the students.

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