51st State Band Concert at Putney Arts Theatre 2014


Over 100 talented young musicians from the 51st State Band at World Heart Beat Music Academy performed two concerts to a packed auditorium on Friday 10th October. We were delighted to welcome world-renowned Jazz pianist, composer and presenter, Julian Joseph, as our guest presenter, and internationally acclaimed saxophonist Patrick Clahar as our guest artist.

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  1. Christine and Michael Dunmore 21/11/2014 at 3:17 pm #

    My husband and I were so privileged to be at the second concert. We were thrilled at not only the standard of performance but the attitude of the young people, and the strength of leadership given by the staff. Sahana’s own dedication is so very obvious.
    Thank you very much, from the bottom of our hearts, for such a delightful and for us, proud evening.

  2. Rebecca Redfern (Music Manager, HDMT Music) 21/11/2014 at 3:18 pm #

    All of the students performed fantastically and I really enjoyed all of the arrangements. It was a wonderful evening – thank you very much.

  3. Serena 21/11/2014 at 3:18 pm #

    I thought the concert was wonderful well done, so much hard work went into it. It’s a fantastic band and what a lot of talented students you have!

  4. Amber 21/11/2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Thank you so much for the invitation to the 51st State Band concert on Friday evening. It was such fun and wonderful to see an incredible group of young people playing music. Congratulations!

  5. Jemima 21/11/2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Just to say a huge thank you for inviting us to come along last night. The music was wonderful, really fantastic and we all so enjoyed it. The band are such a credit to you, I know how hard you work and really they are fabulous. I was so impressed the professionalism and attentiveness of all the children, particularly the soloists and the younger members.

  6. Mobi 21/11/2014 at 3:19 pm #

    You and your academy are doing a FABULOUS job and the show was simply marvelous.

  7. James Joseph 21/11/2014 at 3:20 pm #

    All of your dedication and hard work was on display last night! It just keeps getting better.

  8. Zoe 21/11/2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Thank you so much for letting me a part of the concert, I haven’t sung in front of an audience in years and I nearly got stage fright !!. But it was lovely and I’m glad I got to experience it! thank you so much! It was really lovely to be a part of and I’m so glad I’ve joined the academy!

  9. Mark Mondesir 21/11/2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Sahana, it was a big honour for me to be at the concert – I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and found it inspiring. You do amazing work! I was smiling from ear to ear throughout !!

  10. Margaret O Donnell 21/11/2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Just wanted to congratulate you on last night’s concert. It was amazing, inspiring and uplifting- as is all you do.

  11. Michael Csanyi-Wills 21/11/2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Congratulations for last night, what an amazing event. Really superb music making on every level. You are an inspiration!

  12. Rufus Stilgoe 21/11/2014 at 3:21 pm #

    We all loved playing and the family loved the music. Can’t wait to start again!

  13. Catharine 19/05/2015 at 11:58 am #

    As ever, the concert was the highlight of our Autumn. Thank you for continuing to provide Emily with such a wonderful opportunity.

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