Inspiring musicians for the future
The Progression Project is our programme of repertoire and workshops for beginner and intermediate brass, wind and string players. It is designed to inspire children to carry on playing an instrument and to flag up progression routes – from whole class tuition, to school/Music Hub ensembles to local brass bands and beyond. Watch a short film from project leader Kay Charlton introducing the project. See a case study of our work in Bedford Borough, 2017 here and our work in South and West Yorkshire, Birmingham 2019-2022 and Kent Music here. Read an article in Music Teacher Magazine here.
We have created accessible Bollywood and Carnatic repertoire with each song arranged at 3 levels:
- For beginners learning in a whole class (WCET) context, 3-5 notes tunes with backing tracks
- For intermediate ensembles
- For brass band/Bollywood Brass Band
“Our Students loved listening and learning with musicians from the band!” – Whetley Academy
“Wow – what a start to our morning in Year 3 & 4! We absolutely loved it” – Warley Road Academy
The Progression Project is aimed at Music Education Hubs and schools and can last a whole school year, or be delivered in a shorter time. It includes options for:
- CPD for school-based tutors on the context of the music and how to teach the resources.
- Access to free downloads of arrangements for WCET and intermediate players Fun backing tracks for WCET arrangements
- School visits and performances by members of the Bollywood Brass Band
- Workshops with WCET groups and ensembles
- Performance by all participants with Bollywood Brass Band
- Video resources to support the teaching of the repertoire
- Arts Award Discover logbook
Resources include fun versions of classic Bollywood and Carnatic film songs and newly composed music and are available as free downloads with ‘How to play’ video tutorials and are designed to diversify repertoire for Whole Class Ensemble Tuition and ensembles, promote accessibility and inclusion and inspire instrumental continuation.