VC – This year, the summer training programme of the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra netted 57 trainees, among them 18 adults.
They were taught to play the instrument by tutors Mikalla Knights, Septimus Cain and Tillal Webb.
Armed with their new skills, the enthusiastic players, including the adults, gleefully stood behind their pans last Sunday at the Sion Hill Village hard court, and performed the songs learnt during the six weeks for the training programme.
The youth trainees belted out Andy Narell’s ‘Sugar Road’; ‘I believe I can fly’ by R Kelly, along with Hance John’s ‘Déjà vu’, and ‘My Love is your Live’, by Whitney Houston.
Meanwhile, the adults performed Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears in Heaven’ and the folksong ‘Walk a mile and a half’.
As usual, the junior training programme included an educational component in which the trainees were taken on educational and scenic tours.