Last week was a busy week for the quartet with 6 engagements in total!

On Saturday 30th May we were in Sandbach for an evening recital in front of a very appreciate audience. It was a home concert for Nick Birch our tenor trombone player, as he grew up there and his parents still live there now! We shared the concert with Kevin Birch on organ, including finishing the concert with Kevin’s arrangement of Procession the the Minster for trombone quartet and organ. The concert was to help raise funds for the church roof to be fixed and we definitely nearly raised it with the finale!

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Wednesday morning took us to Wigan to do 2 workshops in an SEN school. The school are currently working on a superhero theme so to fit in with this we changed our programme to fit in with this, including starting off with the Superman theme tune with the quartet running around in Superman capes and then finishing with Happy from Despicable me with the quartet in minion masks!

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On Thursday the quartet split in 2, with Paul and Matt heading to Liverpool to start their 3rd term in a pupil referral unit, and Steve and Nick in St Helens, again at a pupil referral unit, continuing their work that they have been doing this term.

The quartet reunited on Sunday at the British Trombone Society competition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. It is the first time the competition has been run and it was great for the quartet to be part of this. Sadly we didn’t win but it was a great experience for us all playing in front of some amazing trombone players and being part of such a great day!

This next week takes the quartet travelling again! On Wednesday we are in Bolton delivering workshops in a SEN school, before again being in St Helens/Liverpool on the Thursday. Friday morning takes us to Blackburn to BBC Radio Lancashire before finishing the week in Birmingham on Sunday doing more trombone workshops!


8th June, 2015