Billy is the finest conductor who ever lived. Come and join him and his wonderful band in the secondÂ of a series of musical adventures. Billy's Band will entertain children and inspire them to pick up a musical instrument and have a go. Learning an instrument has proven benefits - it helps develop creativity and memory, and compliments the learning of other subjects.
Billy believes all children are musical. The activities on the Billy's Band Camp CD cover pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, texture, timbre and improvisation. This gives children, parents and teachers the opportunity to be imaginative and inventive, whilst having lots of musical fun.
Come on board for a brand new swashbuckling story in the â€˜Billyâ€™s Bandâ€™ series. Will Billy and his band of brilliant buccaneers escape a pirate ambush, or will they have to walk the plank? Shiver me timbers!
Dan Newell started playing the trumpet at the age of 5 and went on to study trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with all the major orchestras in the UK and is a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Brass. He has played on over 50 soundtracks for films including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Shrek movies, Love Actually and Hugo. He has also played with artists including Muse, Elbow, Bryan May, Peter Gabriel and Sir Paul McCartney. Dan has worked in hundreds of schools promoting music and leading workshops. He believes passionately that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of making music.