Comments:

  1. Guy Humphries 03/01/2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I really enjoyed the concert, please pass on my congratulations to everyone on such an enthusiastic and energised performance!,

    Best, and thanks again,

    Cllr.Guy Humphries
    Southfields Ward

  2. Justine Kenyon 03/01/2012 at 9:28 pm #

    There was such palpable love in it all – the fantastic décor, the great leadership of all the teachers in the band, Cleveland’s understated but spell-casting hosting, and not least: the beautiful performance given by the young people.

    Justine Kenyon
    Arts Development Officer
    Arts Team
    Wandsworth Council

  3. Catharine Boardman 03/01/2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Thank you for yet another wonderful and inspirational concert!
    Thanks for absolutely everything you do for Emily – I am not sure what we would do with out 51st State Band!

  4. Perry Kitchen 03/01/2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Thank you so much! It was a privilege and a pleasure – what a wonderful
    band! And it really chimes with our “mission” of making available artistic opportunities for young people.

    Hope the redevelopment goes well. It all sounds very exciting!

    Perry Kitchen, Chairman Putney Arts Theatre

  5. Claire Boag 03/01/2012 at 9:31 pm #

    It was a privilege to be there and I was so proud of all the children. You have created something really special there.
    Thank you for inviting me.

    Claire Boag
    Headteacher
    Allfarthing Primary School

  6. Cynthia Farr 03/01/2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Thank you for another fantastic concert. It was brilliant .Our guest Denis Betro who knows Julian Joseph and his family well from the Ronnie Scott days loved the arrangements.

  7. Sue & Graham Wing 03/01/2012 at 9:32 pm #

    We just wanted to thank you so much for a really amazing concert on Friday. It was really exhilarating to listen to – and I could NOT stop tapping my toe!! We thought the standard was absolutely brilliant, We so enjoyed it. “Smooth” is my favourite Santana song so that made my night, and I also love “I feel good”.

    Terrific! Thank you!

  8. Anne Minors 03/01/2012 at 9:33 pm #

    We both enjoyed the concert immensely along with the rest of the audience. It reminded me of the excitement of being in a youth orchestra. You have achieved a very high standard- congratulations

  9. Katy Morrish 03/01/2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Thank you very much – all the hard work paid off, it was a wonderful show and everything went so well. Congratulations for making it happen.

  10. Alice Veevers 03/01/2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Thank you so much. You did a brilliant job too. I really enjoyed it.

  11. Melanie Joseph 03/01/2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Thought the concert was fantastic.

  12. Miranda Richardson 03/01/2012 at 9:39 pm #

    I thought the evening was lovely

  13. Deborah Brotherton 03/01/2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Really enjoyed the concert- one of the best yet.

  14. Fiona Mace 03/01/2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Thanks so much for last night. It was fantastic.

  15. Corinne Oulton 03/01/2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Wonderful wonderful You are amazing! Last night was beautiful thanks so so much.

  16. Harinder and family 03/01/2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Many Congratulation for another FAB concert

  17. Daniel Bowman 03/01/2012 at 9:42 pm #

    I had a good night. Congratulations on the concert, it was fantastic.

  18. Paola Rava 03/01/2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Thank you, I had a fantastic time at the concert.
    Thank you for all your effort and patience

  19. Anouk Ramsey 03/01/2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Thanks for the fabulous concert- a real goodie!

  20. Craig Burnett 03/01/2012 at 9:45 pm #

    I thought the concert was fantanstic.

  21. Harry Beney 03/01/2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to see you after the concert (you were inundated with well-wishers!) but really, really well done. It was absolutely amazing, just a lovely mix of tunes, great arrangements and they played brilliantly didn’t they! You did a marvellous job bringing them all together so swiftly. We absolutely loved it,and the friend we brought was genuinely shocked and delighted by how fantastic it
    was.

  22. Terry & Vinny 03/01/2012 at 9:50 pm #

    I just wanted to tell you we thought the concert last Friday evening was just the best. The choice of numbers was great, the playing tighter than ever as was the joy apparent amongst everyone taking part.

    I loved watching Hector when he wasn’t playing, watching Craig with open admiration, absolutely lapping it up and Paul weaving his magic with the young percussionists, just terrific.

    I can’t tell you what pleasure it gives Vinny and me to see Tilly Mima and Hector all playing in the band together. Roll on the opportunity for me to help introduce them to improvisation!

    I’ve got such a huge admiration for what you do and achieve you’re stars, and for the guys who help teach and encourage them all.

    Many thanks for all you do and our best wishes

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