A nice piece showcasing our outreach work with schools and community centres. Just follow the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Bk30ELy3_OdlwM3WPmT_L7J--IbV3H5/view?usp=share_link
- BBC Radio Bristol
To the Bristol Reggae Orchestra, We are writing to say a big 'thank you' for coming to our school. All the children have had a brilliant time seeing you play music in real life. You are spectacular and work well as a team. We were really impressed. Some of us are interested in becoming musicians when [we] are older because you have inspired [us]. We look forward to telling our parents about our magnificent day. Thank you again. It would be a pleasure to have you back in our school again. From the children at St John's Mead.
- St John's Mead School
Just wanted to say a huge thank you....... you guys really are the best!
We've had so much wonderful feedback about the atmosphere outside and that's all down to the Orchestra so please pass an enormous thank you to everyone!
Corporate Events Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown
Dear Bristol Reggae Orchestra and Support Team,
I attended the Diversity Funday in Filwood on Saturday, and wanted to pass on how sublime your performance was. Not only as a showcase of inclusion and diversity, but also as a wonderfully joyous and uplifting experience for the audience. The enjoyment of the performance by all performing was not only contagious but captivating.
I also wanted to say how balanced and full the sound was - the quality was unlike any performance I have experienced, and I say this as a person who does not hear well or normally. It was perfect.
- Sarah, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Community Development Worker
What an absolutely fantastic night. Such a joy to be in the midst of a vibrant, energetic experience! Great music, great orchestra! Can't wait till the next gig.
- Louise (audience member)
Hear members of the Orchestra share their history of and enthusiasm for reggae music recorded by our friends Tomorrows Warriors as part of their Reggae Ticket collaboration with Trojan Records https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=dr_fV7UEKnI
"Bristol Reggae Orchestra were fantastic in our school - they inspired the children with their enthusiasm and passion towards music, in particular reggae. Their performance was captivating and they went onto discuss the history of reggae and gave an introduction to each of the instruments they played. We are all so grateful for their time and for giving the children an unforgettable experience." -
- Rosalind M,, Music Lead, St Stephen's Juniors
“Thank you very much to you and everyone that came down. We all enjoyed your performance and really appreciate you guys taking the time to also talk to and inspire our young people”.
- Mike M,, Youth worker and music co-ordinator KWMC
We were absolutely delighted with BRO's performance and the overall warmth and fun they brought to the celebration. I would highly recommend you to anyone and would be very happy to provide a testimony to that affect should it be useful ever.
We have had rave reviews from our staff about the event and I can wholeheartedly say that each and every person there had a fabulous time.
Many thanks again to the whole orchestra and enjoy the summer!