51st State Band & Alok Verma


PUTNEY ARTS THEATRE, 7pm & 8.30pm 19 November 2010. Made possible by the Thames Community Foundation – Grassroots Grants. Featuring Alok Verma, with Patrick Clahar, introduced by Cleveland Watkiss.

The 51st STATE BAND is a concert band with over 100 young musicians performing on stage.

Visit the official 51st STATE BAND website here…
Read more about Alok Verma here…
Read more about Patrick Clahar here…
Read more about Cleveland Watkiss here…

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  1. Cleveland Watkiss 17/12/2010 at 4:45 pm #

    I had the greatest of times yesterday and was inspired to see so many young people enjoying making music together!
    Best Wishes.

    CW xx

  2. Alok Verma 17/12/2010 at 4:45 pm #

    It was a great evening… kids were full of energy. Its your hard work that has given right justice in their performance. It is really hard to get so many kids on one stage and you have done a great job. Congratulations once again.

  3. Patrick Clahar 17/12/2010 at 4:45 pm #

    It’s always an honour to be invited to play with the band and if the kids are inspired to go forward on their musical journey as a result, that really gives me great pleasure. Since I have been involved the 51st state band it has never sounded so good as on Friday – it really has gone to the next level! This is testament to the years of continued hard work and dedication.

  4. Emma Hammet 17/12/2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Thank you for a truly magical evening. You put in so much time and effort and the children really don’t let you down.
    Thank you for bringing music to life for Ellie. You are an inspiration.

  5. Miranda Richardson 17/12/2010 at 4:47 pm #

    The concert was fantastic both my children loved it. You must be very proud.

  6. Sarah Flind 17/12/2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Congratulations on last night. It was really good and classy ! Thought the Cleveland plus Patrick plus kids were a fab combination.

  7. Tate Oulton 17/12/2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Thank you so much. What a great concert – all everyone could say to me was how fantastic it was.

  8. Jo Price 17/12/2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Tonight’s two performances were amazing and I feel so lucky to be involved even in a small way.

  9. Corinne Oulton 17/12/2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Hey what a night.! Amazing and stunning thanks so so much for your endless work enthusiasm and dedication and the boys loved being part of it all, -I think that Quinn really felt so lucky on Friday and that if we encourage him he will rise to the challenge of leading well. You are so kind inspiring him with the honour of playing with Cleveland and Patrick – he was blown away.

  10. Melanie Joseph 17/12/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    The concert was fantastic. You have a great team of people working with you and the kids are wonderful. You should be very proud it came together.

  11. Mac Downes 17/12/2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Once again- what a wonderful concert! Chris and I thought the best one ever- Please pass on our congratulations to all the players.

  12. Kate and Aidan Elliott 17/12/2010 at 4:51 pm #

    We were all extremely impressed. It really was a joyous occasion. Thank you so much to you all for your dedication and hard work in making it such a success.

    Kind regards

  13. Jenny 17/12/2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Just wanted to say what a great evening we had too. It’s amazing to see so many children having such a good time and experience. Cleveland did a great job of presenting and we really enjoyed the music. Well done.. Theatre looked fab as well.

    All the best

  14. Caz Liebert 17/12/2010 at 4:52 pm #

    What an amazing production last weekend was. Well done to you and everybody who helped you. I know Samuel benefits enormously from these occasions and I am sure the memory of playing on stage with Patrick Clahar will last.

  15. Terry 17/12/2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Just to say that vinny and I thought last Friday’s concert was terrific – your best yet. It was such a pleasure to see the eager anticipation on all those young faces and the pride and satisfaction at the end of the evening. You both must do wonders for their self -esteem and I take my hat off to you. The arrangements are so good, challenging but achievable and the results you get are stunning. Many congratulations and best wishes.

  16. Christien Bird 17/12/2010 at 4:52 pm #

    The concert was great and Louis loved being part of it!

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