Bold as Brass - Shrewd Brass Quintet

Shrewd Brass Quintet (SBQ) takes students through an in-depth look at brass instruments, exploring their mechanics and distinctive tone, and their particularly versatile nature. The music spans classical, rock and jazz, and provides opportunities for students to interact in this participatory program. The hour long show is highly engaging and entertaining - the members of SBQ are able to respond and build a rapport with their audience making this an appropriate show for all ages. The SBQ performance places an emphasis on engaging students to participate in music and to develop a curiosity for the instruments and different styles of music. The show includes a feature piece for each instrument in the group: trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba.

The music is created while we watch and listen. Beats recorded music hands down! Students who usually can't sit still sat for an hour with jaws dropped and eyes agog! Even the preps.

Teacher, Port Philip Primary School

Music, Self Expression, Curiosity

On Call


Throughout 2017


Primary, Secondary, VCE


70 mins


$1070 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy for up to 130 Students

Extra Students $8 / head

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts

VCE: Music Units 1 - 3

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social,

Artforms: Music

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Images: Vanessa Macaulay

Bold as Brass gives students the opportunity to find out how instruments work. This highly participatory program gets students to experience musical styles across classical, rock and jazz.

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Metro: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017
Regional: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017

Shrewd Brass Quintet
Duration: 70 mins
Artform: Music
Minimum fee: $1070 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy for up to 130 Students Extra Students $8 / head
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 260
Booking info: Technical Requirements: 5 seats without armrests for performers.