Before their appearance at the recent Rockhampton Folk Festival, the fantastic Bone Appetit trombone quartet from Wales came to do a workshop with the Thornbury Area Youth Music “Let’s Play” trombone class. After some fun warm-up exercises, the group split up to learn the different parts of the theme tune from “Indiana Jones”. The performance, with 13 trombones, on the folk festival stage was a treat.
“We’re really proud of our young trombonists” said Chris White-Horne the children’s tutor. “They’ve only been playing a few months and for them to learn this piece and then appear on a stage with the lads from Bone Appetit shows how quickly they’ve learnt .”
Bone Appetit is from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. They have played many high profile concerts including an appearance at Classic FM Live, regular performances at the Millenium Stadium and as resident miusicians for the Welsh Rugby Union. The quartet often performs educational and outreach concerts, introducing the trombone to audiences across South Wales and beyond.
Thornbury Area Youth Music provides musical activities for children of all ages. The innovative Let’s Play scheme started in January to introduce young children to new instruments and prepare them to join the training bands and orchestras. “Let’s Play has been hugely successful,” says Chris Smith, Chair of TAYM, “We’ve been delighted with the children’s success and our classes for next year are filling fast.” For more information about Let’s Play and Thornbury Area Youth Music see here