BBB is excited to present Bollywood Blast! - a brand new education project for which BBB has been awarded funding from the Mayor’s Fund for Young Musicians.
BBB is working in Partnership with four London Boroughs, Barnet, Ealing, Enfield and Harrow, to deliver a year long programme to inspire young people to take up brass instruments. The project started in September 2012, when the partner music services started free brass tuition in one secondary school per borough, to year 7 pupils who have experienced the Wider Opportunities first access programmes in their Primary schools. Progression is supported by a weekly ensemble activity and by workshops provided by the BBB, who kicked off the whole project with an exciting large scale performance in each school.
The project is led by trumpeter Kay Charlton - a London brass teacher for more than 20 years and performer and workshop leader with the BBB since the band’s foundation. Kay has written a Bollywood Blast tutor book specially for the project; the book includes a CD of Bollywood style backing tracks, background to the Bollywood genre and ideas for creative work on film music.
The year culminates in July 2013 with a Gala Concert which will include:
- Performances of Bollywood tunes by individual schools
- Performances by BBB
- Performance of creative work
- Finale performance by BBB and all participants – a Big Bollywood Brass Band (BBBB!)
Previous education projects led by Kay include the opening of WOMAD Festival 2011 and conducting a brass and dhol group at the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall (see video below).
If you would like a Bollywood Brass style project in your school please contact us for more information.
"The workshops were really enjoyable, thank you!"
Dormers Wells High School
"A fantastic performance enjoyed by pupils and staff"
Clifton Primary School