BYMT Big Phat Brass
The Bromley Youth Music Trust, funded by the London Borough of Bromley and the Government, exists to help young people in the area to develop their musical abilities.
BYMT teaches more than 8,000 children every year to sing or to play an instrument and BYMT's orchestras, bands and choirs have an international reputation for excellence. BYMT also assists Primary Schools to develop their music curriculum and in partnership with 'Bromley 14-19 Flexible Learning' delivers courses in Music Technology.
Big Phat Brass was formed in 2010, the players being invited from the brass section of the Bromley Youth Concert Band. The group was inspired by the amazing Venezuelan Brass Ensemble to develop a different approach to performance. Big Phat Brass rehearses once a week, and then increases intensity as a performance date becomes imminent - the mantra of enjoyment and connecting with the audience being paramount. Tonight's programme includes music from the show Chicago and from the Gershwin classic I got Rhythm, in an abridged version of an arrangement by Roger Harvey. The band hope you enjoy listening as much as they enjoy playing!
Musical Director: Dennis Mycroft
Age range of performers: 14 - 18 years
Suite from Chicago - Kander / Ebb arr James Davies
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin arr Roger Harvey