Outreach

Our philosophy

“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.”

Professor A.Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

 

Our partners

Brockenhurst C of E Primary School               Kelly College
Eastbourne College                                         Live Music Now
Denis Wick Ltd                                                 London Music Masters
Cheltenham Music Festival                             Repton School
Francis Holland School                                   South Hampstead High School GDST
Guys and St Thomas Charity                         St Catherines School
Hemihelp                                                         Wymondham Music Festival
 

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“We loved the way Bella Tromba engaged with our pupils - a great learning experience for all. - Francis Holland School

We have a firmly held belief that music is educational, therapeutic and of social benefit for all, regardless of age or background. Bella Tromba trained in community outreach delivery skills with the charity Live Music Now an international organisation that runs interactive concerts for those marginalised by society.

The quartet has established an extensive bespoke repertoire and a relaxed style of delivery that is reflected in their mainstream concerts.

 

Our players

Vickie - trumpet, cornet and flugel

Vickie is Head of Brass for Richmond Music Trust. In this role she has established a network of Brass Bands in the Richmond area and collaborated with American crossover soloist Rex Richardson on pioneering educational projects. She works as an advisor and tutor for the English Brass Academy, an organisation that delivers high quality residential and non-residential courses across the UK. Vickie has performed and taught as a guest artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference.


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Becca - trumpet player and jazz singer

Becca works in the Performing Arts department of Aldro, a leading boys prep school. She conceives and directs the schools drama productions and arranges and transcribes music for performance by players of all levels. Becca fuses Jazz, Pop and Classical styles to create a unique performing and teaching repertoire.

Emma - bass trumpet, trombone and euphonium

Emma.runs projects for the UK’s leading music education charity Live Music Now. She specialises in creating musical experiences for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs. Emma is Professor of Trombone at James Allen’s Girl School and runs a private teaching practice in South East London.

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Jo - trumpet and piccolo

Jo. has delivered performance masterclasses and interactive workshops for future professionals at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Colchester Institute, Dartington International Summer School and the International Women’s Brass Conference. She trains and mentors young musicians embarking on the Live Music Now Scheme and is committed to promoting the outstanding work of this charity.

 

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What we do

Pre-school, Infant & Junior Schools

We introduce children to chamber music by performing in a concert style setting with the opportunity to get up close and discover how the sound is made. We integrate well-loved tunes with Classical and Jazz repertoire, all delivered in a fun and interactive way.
Participation is central to our workshops and we include musical games based around key curriculum concepts such as dynamics and tempo.

Senior School: Key Stage 3 and 4

We offer:
Concert performances introducing pupils to different styles of music
Demonstrations promoting the take up of musical instruments
Composition based workshops
Curriculum tailored workshops incorporating Key Stage 3 and 4.

Justice System

Bella Tromba has five years experience working with children and young people. Our pioneering projects in Pupil Referral Units, Young Offenders Institutes and hospitals received recognition from HRH The Prince of Wales. We offer hour workshops, full day or longer term projects often with a final performance or recording. Each practical session builds confidence, teamwork and stimulates creativity.

Special Needs Schools

Expect a fun, interactive and flexible approach to curriculum learning. We have many years experience working with children and adults with SEND and we offer a lively approach to entertaining and learning.

what you say

"It was wonderful to host Bella Tromba. The parents were singing your praises at the gates this morning and wanting a brass ensemble."

John Littlewood, Headteacher - Brockenhurst CE Primary School

"Thank you so much for your Brass Day at South Hampstead High. It was 100% enjoyable for all concerned, and achieved everything I hoped for."

David Clewlow, Head of Brass, South Hampstead High School

"Thank you so much for being such a big part of our wedding day. The trumpeting was perfect and really made a special contribution to our wedding."

Mr and Mrs. Pitt

"Thank you all so much for playing for my party. We haven't stopped talking about you all ever since and everyone is asking can they please come back! "

Sara

"The audience really enjoyed the concert in Derbyshire. I really liked the programme - varied and challenging at times, but balanced. "

John Bowley, Repton Concert Society

"Thanks for inspirational concert at Repton School last night. Hope to hear you again one day.....soon!"

Mike Blackler, Audience Member