The team behind the world’s first plastic trombone is on a mission: to get as many people as possible to pick up an instrument for the first time – and just play!
This June, Warwick Music Group wants to encourage as many aspiring musicians as possible to dedicate June as Make Music Month.
WMG have offered 10 people in the UK and a further 10 in the US to "pick up a pBone and play". The music company have loaned pBones and pBuzzes for free to help people begin their musical journeys in June.
Dozens of pBones and hundreds of pBuzzes will be on loan for Make Music Month in the following cities across US: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, Huntsville AL, Chattanooga TN, Washington DC, Fullerton CA and Edmonton in Canada. In the UK, players have received instruments in Preston, Oldham, Berwickshire, Cumbernauld, Hampshire and London.
What, when and where?
Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music - 18th June
Chris Fower, WMG’s Director for Education, will be running drop in sessions with pBones and pBuzzes for first time players as part of the Learn to Play Day activities. At: The Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE
Make Music Day - 21st June
Chris will be with Symphonic Brass of London at Nottinghamshire Music Hub leading the students on pInstruments. At: Bracken Lane Primary School, Retford, DN22 7EU
09:30 - A performance by Year 4 students of 'I Feel Good' played on pBuzzes will be streamed Live on Facebook.
Learn to Play Day - 24th/25th June
Musicroom are holding a special all-day session at their York store giving introductory lessons on the piano, ukulele and pBuzz. There will also be Fender Guitar and Marshall goodies being given away! At: 18 Lendal, York, YO1 8AU
Timings are as follows (own instruments welcome but all will be available to borrow on the day):
11:00 - Piano (Basement) 6 spaces – 30 mins
11:00 - pBuzz (Upstairs) 10 spaces – 30 mins
11:30 - Ukulele (Upstairs) 8 Spaces – 30 min
14:00 – Piano (Basement) 6 Spaces – 30 mins
14:00 - pBuzz (Upstairs) 10 Spaces – 30 mins
14:30 – Ukulele (Upstairs) 8 Spaces – 30 mins
T: 01904 658836
How to join in
To take part in Make Music Month, make sure to engage with us on social media and/or share details of the events we’re involved in with your customers. Keep up to date with what’s going on @pBoneOfficial on Facebook and Twitter and let’s celebrate at June as #MakeMusicMonth.
For more information:
Learn to Play Day http://www.musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday/
BBC Music Day https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6fmbp
Make Music Day http://www.makemusicday.org/