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(Not) Just for Kids- Learn about Brass Instruments

April 5 - April 10

Location: Online

Join members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra as they present the Brass Section family of instruments in the videos below.  They will demonstrate the various instruments in the videos and share some great book suggestions.  Best for ages 5 & up. Want to take the fun further? Sign up here to pick up a wind chime activity for April break to go with learning about the instruments. Younger kids will need a grown-up’s help. Kits will be available to pick up April 5-10.

VIDEO #1:  INTRO: Video Highlights:  Introduce the Brass Family, what is a Brass Instrument?

VIDEO #2:  TRUMPET: Video Highlights: History of the Trumpet, how it works, Different kinds of Trumpets, Famous Trumpeters, Genres: Jazz, Blues, Folk, Clip from Symphony Brass Quintet.

Book Suggestion-Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadora

Book Suggestion-This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

VIDEO #3:  TROMBONE: Video Highlights: History of the Trombone, how it works – use other trombones to show differences, Famous Trombonists, Genres: Jazz, Blues, Folk, Clip from Brass Quintet.

Book Suggestion-Little Melba and her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell Brown

VIDEO #4:  FRENCH HORN – Video Highlights: History, how it works, Famous French Horn Players, Genres:  Jazz, Blues, Folk, Clip from Brass Quintet concert

Book Suggestion- I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

VIDEO #5:  TUBA –Video Highlights: History, how it works – different Tubas, Famous Tuba Players, Genres:  Jazz, Blues, Folk, Clip from Brass Quintet concert

Book Suggestion- Because by Mo Willems

Book Suggestion- Ah! Music by Aliki

VIDEO DETAILS:  Each Video is set up for YouTube “Closed Captioning” (“CC”) to present in Spanish.

  • Open the video link; stop the ‘Play’ to set up Closed Captioning
  • Click the CC button
  • Click the Settings Button
  • Choose Subtitles Button
  • Choose English – Default for English Subtitles (for hearing impaired)
  • Choose Spanish – Default for Spanish Subtitles

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Start:
April 5
End:
April 10
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Online