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Create a Buzz

Create a Buzz, a work composed for pBuzz and Brass Band, was commissioned by Brass Band England and Warwick Music Group as part of its Create a Buzz initiative in November 2017, here you can find all of the parts and the full score.

Create a Buzz Score

Create a Buzz Parts

pBone mini MP3 Backing Tracks

Backing tracks to our pBone mini book

pBone mini Backing Tracks (Zip)

pBuzz MP3 Backing Tracks

The MP3 backing tracks to some of our pBuzz tunes sheet

pBuzz Backing Tracks (Zip)

pBuzz Karate

Dawn Forsythe, Director of Bands at Jefferson ITS, has created pBuzz Karate which splits our tunes in different colours and students receive “belts” for moving up levels in their playing.

pBuzz Karate

Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, October 2017)

The pBuzz is an incredible new instrument for all ages that matches perfectly with all the other instrumental music you incorporate in your elementary program. The pBuzz qualifies for the 2017 TMEA Grant. Jenny Dees and Keith Dye will be leading you through an engaging demonstration and discussion. We will share experiences, material and be ready to answer your questions. Melissa Blum from West Music will also join. Beyond the promotional offer for a classroom set – Melissa will help with questions to make your grant application a success.

Special Children Article: Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments

When Gethin Thomas came across light and robust plastic instruments, he realised that at last he could give SEND pupils access to the delights of brass music.

Music making becomes inclusive with plastic instruments at Canolfan Addysg y Bont.

Read the article online [PDF]

ITV News: Children at a school on Anglesey are discovering a love for music

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Children at a school on Anglesey are discovering a love for music – after a instruments were donated by kind-hearted musicians. Ten pBones were given by Warwick Music Group to a school in Llangefni and a new brass band – or should that be, plastic band – was formed. For many parents, this was the first time they’d heard their children playing an instrument.

Watch the ITV News Report

Read the ITV News Article Online

pBuzz project with primary school children “full performance” [Video]

Get Started on pBone mini (treble clef) [PDF]

Kay Charlton – Welcome to Are You Ready?

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Thirteen tunes in a variety of styles, with lyrics, actions and space for improvisation and copy-backs. Starting with simple 1-2 note tunes, and moving on to 4-5 note tunes, this book will aid creative music making and progression for whole class ensemble teaching. A great book about how to play trombone.

Buy Online I Sample Page

Just Play Treble Clef Brass [PDF] l Trombone Treble Clef [PDF]

BOLD AS Impact Report on pBone & pTrumpet [PDF] – BOLD AS was a Deal Festival education project using over 120 pBones and pTrumpets that takes place in various primary schools in the Deal, Kent, UK area. The report examines the impact of the project for Arts Council England.

Year Program [PDF]

10 Week pBone Program [PDF]

Just Play Trombone Treble Clef Brass [PDF]

pBuzz projects with primary school children

pBuzz project with primary school children “full performance” [Video]

pBuzz project with primary school children [Video]

YouTube Playlist “How to make a Buzz” [Video]

Backing Tracks to pBuzz Tunes: Incy Wincy Spider | Mary Had a Little Lamb | Ode to Joy | When the Saints | “I Feel Good” [MP3]

14 easy Colour coded pBuzz Tunes [PDF]

10 Week pBuzz Program [PDF]

Four Session Plan [PDF]

Watch the pBuzz Product Showcase at TMEA2017

TMEA 2017 pBuzz Handout [29Mb PDF] I Low Res Version

8-week Programme on pBuzz at KS1 shared by Antoinette Pardoe, Music Coordinator at Hilton Primary School, Derby [Word]

Scheme of Work, Lesson Plans, WCET Pieces and Backing Tracks currently supporting the delivery of KS1 and early KS2 whole class learning on pBuzz in Hillingdon Primary School [Dropbox]

Learn to play pBuzz interactive powerpoint with backing tracks for the primary classroom by Martin Yates [Powerpoint]

I Feel Good (Sheet Music, down 4 steps) by Melanie A. Hilden, Music Department Coordinator, Colegio Menor -San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador [PDF]

How to Hold a pCircle (Presentation & Videos)

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest (July 2017)

A New Instrument for Learning and Fun in Elementary Music: Meet the pBuzz (TMEA, February 2017)

Adding pBone to your Modern Band Ensemble (Little Kids Rock Rockfest, July 2017)

Exploring Creativity in Music to grow the base of brass players (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Introducing Brass Playing into the General Music Classroom (School District of Philadelphia, August 2017)

Progression in Brass Learning through Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 (Music Mark North West Teachers Conference, September 2017)

Introducing the pBuzz into the General Music Classroom (Webinar, September 2017)

Ode to Joy Pbuzz