RASPO Steel Band performed in the Notting Hill Carnival procession. The event celebrated 50 years of steel pan at carnival.
The wet weather did not dampen the spirits of the thirty strong party of musicians and dancers who travelled from Reading for Europe's largest street event.
The carnival performance is the culmination of RASPO's Summer Steel Band project. A series of workshops and rehearsals designed to attract new players to the orchestra and encourage people to learn and new instrument.
Newcomers joined RASPO for live performances in Reading and London.
RASPO Steel Band float at London Notting Hill Carnival 2014
Newcomer Rikki joined RASPO for his first performance at London Notting Hill Carnival.
'This is a real achievement for me to play at such a massive event'.
Rikki joined other new arrivals for RASPO's Summer Steel Band project.
RASPO musicians braved the wet weather and donned carnival head dresses for the annual performance in the procession at London Notting Hill Carnival.