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Pantastic Players

Royal Kent School Oxshott / Village Day

West Street Traders

Bookham Wine Club

Manor House School

Boy Scout's Carol Concert

Late Night Shopping

B.C.A Christmas Show

Christmas Steel Pan Party

Royal Kent School, Oxshott and Bookham Village Day Saturday 17th June

On Saturday June 17th the Adult Groups played at the Royal Kent School, Oxshott at 11.15am and 12.30pm and Village Day at 3.00pm.

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West Street Traders Association Wednesday 21st June

On Wednesday 21st June we played for Dorking West Street Traders Association from 6.00pm. We played in the gardens of the United Reform Church in West Street and received many favourable comments from the passers by. We also enjoyed the barbecue and various nibbles provided by the local shops especially the chocolate cherries ! !

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Bookham Wine Club Friday 21st July

We had such fun at the Wine Club's annual Barbecue. Everyone was so welcoming and appreciative. We played a selection of songs including "Yellow Bird", "Come Back Lisa", and "Sammy Dead - O!". Our audience loved it so much some of them 'had a go', so we taught them to play "In the Jungle".

We were also provided with a lovely Barbecue provided by the jolly local butchers from "Rawlings and Kensett". However, we brought our own "Pimms" !! Oops, sorry wine club ! :-)

This is what our host and committee member, Ian Robinson had to say in his email of thanks:

"Very many thanks for the wonderful performance you and your band gave us on Friday night. Since then everybody has been telling us how much they enjoyed the whole evening and in particular, the steel band. So well done to you and your ladies! I think your idea of getting people up to play was a real winner!"

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Manor House School New Parents' Picnic Saturday 9th September

Yet again we had fine weather for our Steel Band to play and this time it was at Manor House School in Bookham at a picnic organised for the new parents. It was soon after the Summer break, but after 2 lessons revision two of the adult groups played as the parents arrived under our awning attached to the van. We even managed to recruit a new member to take the final available place in the 3 adult groups.


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Boy Scouts' Carol Concert Sunday 3rd December

After the success of the Eastwick children playing for the Beavers in the Summer we were invited to play for the combined Beaver and Scout Christmas Carol Concert in St. Nicholas Church in Bookham. Adult performers from 3 groups played "Steel Drummer Boy" and "Walking in the Air" as the guests arrived and then accompanied the congregation singing "Calypso Carol" and "Away in a Manger". It was a great success as one of the organiser's states in her email:


Just a quick note to thank you for joining us on Sunday

Lots of people have said how nice it was to have you and your group playing at the service.

Hope you will be able to join us again next year.

Many Thanks

Jo xx


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Churches Together Open Evening Christmas Thursday 14th December

This was a very busy evening for "Pantastic". At 6.00pm we opened the entertainment for the Baptist Church by playing a selection of Carols; "Calypso Carol", "Away in a Manger"and "Good King Wenceslas" followed by a beautiful piece called "Walking in the Air" from "The Snowman" arranged by Lindsey from our Performing Group. We also played a few traditional Caribbean tunes. We then packed up the Pans quickly ready to play at our next venue of the night.

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B.C.A Christmas Show Thursday 14th December

Our second event for the evening was to provide the music for the interval of the Annual Christmas "Community Entertains" organised by the B.C.A. (Bookham Community Association). We played the same mix of Christmas and traditional tunes performed at the Baptist Church earlier.


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Christmas Steel Pan Party Sunday 17th December

At 7.30pm the guests arrived at our new house for our first ever Steel Pan Christmas Party. We had silly games and a Secret Santa and everyone contributed some food. It was great fun to be able to socialise out of classes and to meet some of the members of the other groups we did not know so well or had seen in passing, as we left our lesson and they arrived for theirs. It was quite a squash to get all the Pans in our back room, but we just made it and several pieces were played with different combinations of groups. I look forward to the next party !!

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