Brass players from all schools across Milton Keynes are being invited to attend a free workshop led by popular London based band - Bollywood Brass, and then take part in a concert afterwards.
The event will take place on Thursday 10 July, with morning workshops being held simultaneously at Ousedale, Shenley Brook End and Stantonbury secondary schools and the concert taking place in the evening at 7pm at The Chrysalis Theatre in Willen.
Bollywood Brass is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, specialising in energetic and entertaining Bhangra music. Wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, they are one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around.
At each workshop, pupils will work with three of the Bollywood Brass musicians to learn and practice a few pieces they will be playing later on at the concert in the evening.
David Rose, Vice Principal of Community Learning MK believes that this will be a great opportunity for young brass players across Milton Keynes to immerse themselves in another musical culture: “It’ll be a fantastic day for all the young brass players who attend.
Bollywood music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and Bollywood Brass offer a unique London take on it.
Everyone who attends will be able to learn something new and exciting at the workshops and then watch Bollywood Brass in action at the concert that will take place.
Bollywood Brass was formed in 1992 and since then, the band has played at weddings, concerts, festivals, Melas and other events in 20 European countries, Canada, Australia and India.
Tickets for the event are £2 and can be purchased on the door on the evening of the event. Students are encouraged to check availability with either their music teacher or headteacher.
This event is just one of many music education projects from Community Learning MK and for more information, please call 0845 200 0096, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk.