NHS Pod Awards

The quartet was part of the entertainment for the NHS South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation Trust (SSSFT) Positively Different Awards (Pod Awards) evening. The audience was entertained during their two course dinner with some classic music and exciting pop music when they came to collect their awards.

13th November, 2014

Stanley Grove Primary Academy

The children at Stanley Grove were treated to a full day of trombone activities. The day opened with two 30 minute concerts introducing the whole school to the trombone and some great music. The rest of the day was spent tutoring classes of children on the pBone! View pictures of the children.

16th October, 2014

Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury

A workshop of 1 hour was delivered to the members of the forensic ward. The audience were mental health patients who have been convicted of a crime. The audience were very keen to sit and listen but some were playing pBones and conducting. The workshop was followed by an evening performance of 30 minutes to […]

15th September, 2014

St Stephen’s School, Tockholes

An opening performance of thirty minutes with all the audience clapping, singing and conducting the quartet with varying dynamics and tempos. Two workshops, of 30 minutes, followed the performance which focused on playing the pBone. The workshops were for all the years from Year 1 to Year 6. The pBone workshops had the children playing […]

11th July, 2014

Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield

Workshop of 1.30 hours to an audience composed of trombonists of all standards. The quartet brought pieces for the trombonists to learn and then perform in a concert later that evening. The quartet were also featured as guest artists in the concert.

10th May, 2014

Grimsby Minster, Grimsby

An hour long recital for the Minster’s weekly chamber music concert. The programme included standard trombone repertoire as well as audience pleasing finales. View videos of our performance Reviews: Ian Pickles, The People Publication (extract): “For many of us the trombone represents the very definition of a blunt instrument. It’s not something we immediately associate […]

7th May, 2014

St Peter’s Church, Harrogate

A charity event organised by Becky Else, the quartet were in a support act and opened the concert. The quartet played for thirty minutes but also had nearly every child in the audience trying a pBone during the interval.

29th March, 2014

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Workshops of 1 hour to an audience composed of various schools in Greater Manchester. Morning session for up to 11 years old, afternoon session 11+. Each workshop had all participants playing pBones along with the quartet, clapping, singing through call and response and conducting the quartet with varying dynamics and tempos. Kate Buchannan: “Great performance […]

28th March, 2014

Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

A lunchtime concert of 1 hour which included standard recital repertoire as well as music to get the whole audience in the Christmas spirit. View a video of performance.

14th December, 2013

Royal Hall, Harrogate

Slidin’ About were a supporting act for the Harrogate Male Voice Choir. The quartet played two sets of approximately twenty minutes each with a varied and exciting programme. Malcolm Galloway: “This was a dynamic ensemble, best playing jazz. The Habanera from Bizet’s opera Carmen was sensual”- Harrogate Advertiser, Dec 5th 2013 Anthea Shepherdson: “Thank you […]

30th November, 2013