Backing tracks to our pBone mini book
August 20, 2013
When Gethin Thomas came across light and robust plastic instruments, he realised that at last he could give SEND pupils access to the delights of brass music.
Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments at Canolfan Addysg y Bont.
Children at a school on Anglesey are discovering a love for music – after a instruments were donated by kind-hearted musicians. Ten pBones were given by Warwick Music Group to a school in Llangefni and a new brass band – or should that be, plastic band – was formed. For many parents, this was the first time they’d heard their children playing an instrument.
BOLD AS Impact Report on pBone & pTrumpet [PDF] – BOLD AS was a Deal Festival education project using over 120 pBones and pTrumpets that takes place in various primary schools in the Deal, Kent, UK area. The report examines the impact of the project for Arts Council England.
This document discusses the broader issues of how a program might develop using informal brass learning to deliver curriculum learning over an academic year via a broadly informal learning pathway.
pBone Circle Plan [PDF] – this plan was created for the NAMM Foundation pBone circles and is a basic introduction into both informal learning style and a first access to brass experience. The circle can be tuned to suit learners of all ages and is usable on pTrumpets and pBone minis but not pBuzz.