Chantry, Newminster & Dr. Thomlinson Middle Schools

Over 15 years ago a steel band was set up at Chantry Middle School, Morpeth. What started as a small project turned out to be the beginning of Morpeth’s thriving pan community. There are now over 200 young pannists across Newminster Middle School and Dr Thomlinson Middle School, Rothbury who enjoy weekly tuition with tutor Jenny Gilberg. The bands have enjoyed performances at The Sage Gateshead, Wansbeck Music Festival, Morpeth town centre and at many school concerts. It’s safe to say pan is very much a part of the community.

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