NO FUN ALLOWED!!!
“NO FUN ALLOWED!” is designed to break down the preconceived notions of how we should attend and participate in musical performances, particularly the culture of stuffy Classical concerts.
We encourage students to applaud when they feel like it, to clap along with jazz and Latin tunes, and to be engaged, rather than passive listeners. This show is designed to be applicable for all ages and levels of education, from K-12 and beyond.
Some options include:
- 1 hour recital
- solo/chamber master class
- breathing/warm up workshop
- side by side rehearsal and performance in your school band or orchestra
- multi-day residency involving several components
- solo lessons
As passionate believers in the value of a strong arts education, sharing our music and experiences with students of all ages and backgrounds is a top priority for us. We offer a variety of options for educational performances and workshops. Whether you would like a short recital, masterclass, or collaboration with your high school band, Hogtown Brass Quintet will work with you to design a customized experience for your community.
We present engaging recitals at school assemblies, in band rooms, camps, and other venues. These programs are designed to include aspects of the music curriculum including the building blocks of music, music history, and Canadian-focused repertoire.
At the K-8 level, we focus on basics like rhythm, melody, dynamics, and pitch. We also briefly touch on the physics of sound and how it relates to instrument families and music. At the high school level we present programmes focusing on history, styles, and genres. Students are encouraged to engage and interact through exercises such as clapping patterns and actively identifying melodic material (i.e. raising hands during fugues).