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.

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.

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Little Kids Rock, Rockfest (July 2017)

Little Kids Rock invited Warwick Music Group to present and participate in the 2017 Rockfest for Modern Band in Fort Collins, Colorado from the 28th to the 31st of July. In total about 400 music educators and administrators attended the conference. David Wish, the LKR Founder, and his team have already achieved exceptional results since 2002. LKR has worked in over 2300 schools, donated over 75,000 instruments and now operates in 200 Districts in 37 States.

On Friday we were able to join the Higher Education Workshop and District Arts Supervisor meetings. Chris introduced the pBuzz and over 25 participants played the instrument during the session. At the poster session on Sunday we teachers could discover the full range and potential of pInstruments. On Sunday, “Adding pBone to your Modern Band Ensemble” workshop was scheduled to be held by Melisa Rutkelis (CPS Chicago) and Chris Fower. Whilst only 35 delegates registered for the session, 62 came along on the day! Chris had the room bursting with pBuzz in the first 10min. Each of the sixty-two participants played pBone & pBuzz and left with their own pBuzz, you can imagine how the hallways sounded after our session.

Adding pBone to your Modern Band Ensemble (Little Kids Rock Rockfest, July 2017)

Quickly add a horn section to your modern rock band by attending this session! The forces combine to bring you the maker of the pBone and method from a Chicago classroom, where pBones delight hundreds of students each week. You will learn proper technique of a pBone, while using the modern band method to quickly give access to your students so they can rock in no time. Plus, play along tracks will be available so you can quickly understand how to implement the horn into current little kids rock song charts. So try something new or brush up on your old horn chops cause you’ll be rocking in no time on pBone.

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“Adding pBone to your Modern Band Ensemble” workshop with Melisa Rutkelis and Chris Fower

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Adding pBone to your Modern Band Program by Melisa Rutkelis and Chris Fower

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Rockfest Handout information and background about pBone

Exploring Creativity in Music to grow the base of brass players (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Experience the passion, desire and drive of the British pioneers behind pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz – the progressive pathway of instruments that grow the base of brass players and improve continuation throughout your programs. The session will include:

– Discussion of the basic pedagogy of brass playing
– How pInstruments nurture a coherent and progressive pathway in brass learning
– Engage in creative music practice that unlocks great brass technique learning in an informal setting.

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Watch the “Exploring Creativity in Music” workshop with Chris Fower

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Presentation supporting information and background about pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz

Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Enrich your classroom offering with the world of brass playing. Through pBuzz, you will understand the basic principles of brass playing and directly correlate these skills into your existing knowledge and experience of recorders, boomwhackers, ukuleles, singing. Your students will quickly achieve an authentic buzz, see and hear the relationship of pitch to length, and sing/buzz/play at pitch with differentiation – and, of course have fun too!

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Watch the “Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom” workshop with Chris Fower

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Presentation supporting information and background about pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz

Progression in Brass Learning through Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 (Music Mark North West Teachers Conference, September 2017)

Chris Fower explores progression in brass learning through KS1-3 including:

– When and how best to introduce brass skills and what these skills might be, with particular emphasis on large group and whole class learning
– Exploring the key, core skills needed to form a foundation for brass learning
– Reflect and review how to organise and accredit early skills development
– Our instruments and the educational reasoning behind their construction and design
– How pInstruments provide a coherent progressive pathway in brass learning
– Map the importance of successful outcomes in foundation skills for future success
– An opportunity to focus on the delivery of early instrumental skills in the language of music
– Discussion about existing practice and sharing both success and challenge in this area

Watch the “Progression in Brass Learning” workshop with Chris Fower
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Christmas Competitions

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Pink pBone for charity now available

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pBone is delighted to announce the release of its pink pBone. With the support of Vincent Bach International, pBone will be donating £10 from the sale of each pink pBone in the UK to The Christie, one of Europe’s leading cancer centres.

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The company, headed up by Chairman Steven Greenall, have pledged a generous £5,000 in total and are proud to be supporting The Christie, he explains:

“The Christie is a fantastic organisation, with one of the most advanced cancer treatment facilities in Europe. They are a cause very close to Warwick Music’s heart, after a very important associate of ours – a world class trombonist – had to receive treatment there recently.”

The Pink pBone is the newest addition to the bright and colourful range of award-winning musical instruments, which have taken the trombone world by storm during the past 3 years; it will be available for sale online and in specialist instrument retailers from mid June 2013.

Natalie Pike, Corporate Development Manager for The Christie is pleased to be able to welcome Warwick Music as a new supporter of the charity:

“The Christie do amazing work and strive to raise money to fund projects that lie outside the scope of the NHS, including projects like the fully equipped music room for patients on the Young Oncology Unit, which has support from a music specialist. Patients take part in group sessions, learn to play an instrument or make a recording.
As well as offering a means for young people to express their feelings and fear following a cancer diagnosis, these activities offer patients a distraction from their treatment or relieve the boredom of having to stay in hospital often for several weeks at a time during treatment.

This is exactly the kind of project that shows our need for partners like Warwick Music and pBone.”

This fundraising initiative is the latest of Warwick Music and pBone’s charitable commitments; which have also seen them take instruments, music and teaching to children in Africa earlier this year.

For more information please visit www.christies.org or www.pbone.co.uk

Or why not visit the official pBone Facebook Page to see all the fun people are already having with their pink pBones.

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