Brass Trio Visitors from Juilliard
We were thrilled to welcome 3 incredible musicians into school on Thursday: Jeffrey Holbrook (trumpet), Michal Evanovsky (French Horn) and Jason Crimi (Trombone).
Throughout the course of their visit they inspired our young brass players from years 5 and 6 and shared some of their experience and wisdom on breathing, posture and sound techniques. The children in Years 1-4 also had some sessions with the brass players, learning about the different sounds the different instruments can make. Jason, Jeff and Michal demonstrated how putting a mute in the end of their instruments, or even their hand can totally change the timbre of the sound. The players also told the children a lovely story about how a mouse wanted to sound like his elephant friend using a trumpet to help him!
We finished the day with a wonderful concert of brass trio music attended by STA band musicians, parents and teachers. Our visitors also joined in with STA Jazz band to perform “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing. A fun, collaborative way to end a fantastic day of inspiring music.