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Travelling by Tuba - Education

Travelling by Tuba— Education

Travelling by Tubs— Education

Education— Overview

Travelling by Tuba have developed many different award-winning shows specially for schools. Our popular ‘Best of British’ show features music and instruments throughout British History. This showcases the Romans, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and the World Wars, linking areas covered in the National Curriculum.

Our more recent show, ‘Around the World in 60 Minutes’ takes a breathtaking journey around the globe featuring many weird and wonderful wind and brass instruments. Contact us for more information and the next instalment ‘Around the World in 60 Minutes – The Sequel’..

See our ‘Concerts’ page for more information on our shows, including our 'Christmas Show' and our special themed sports shows, including 'Olympic Games', 'World Cup' and 'Commonwealth Games'.

Travelling by Tuba I – The Original, is a journey through time, tracing the history and development of the tuba, whereas Travelling by Tuba II – The Sequel and Travelling by Tuba III – The Return are two different journeys around the world, featuring many weird and wonderful wind and brass instruments. The experience can be enhanced with workshop sessions for smaller groups of children. Read about our Workshop Days and Performance Days where the children take centre stage.

There is a strong emphasis on audience participation – a Travelling by Tuba trademark – throughout the performances and the musicians are adept at managing young audiences in large numbers (i.e. they are good at crowd control!).

Of special note is the children’s operetta The Tuba Has Landed which was commissioned from Robin Grant and was recently premiered in a very successful year-long project in Blackpool schools.

The educational work of Travelling by Tuba has been recognised by Arts Council England for its clarity of presentation and relevance to the National Curriculum. Awards have been received from EMI Music Sound Foundation, Sainsburys, Tesco Charity Trust, Manchester Airport, BASF and Youth Music. The duo has been featured in articles in The Times Educational Supplement, Classical Music and Music Teacher Magazine.

For more information see our Education sub pages:—

School Concerts

  Best of British,

Travelling by Tuba I (The Original),

Travelling by Tuba II (The Sequel),

Travelling by Tuba III (The Return),

Christmas Show,

Commonwealth Games Show,

World Cup Show,


  Workshops & Performance Day


  The Tuba Has Landed

“it was a quality Show… their methods of dealing with a hall full of children are excellent.”

Times Educational Supplement

“…have mastered taking groups of children from rip-roaring laughter to solemn concentration.”

Classical Music Magazine

“Travelling by Tuba is a real double act… the duo’s programme is one which is well devised being informative yet fun.”

Music Teacher Magazine


Tesco Charity Trust

We are delighted to have received a Community Award from the Tesco Charity Trust. This is the second time we have worked in partnership with the trust. For this project we will be taking our concerts and workshops into special schools in Southend. We are extremely grateful for their support.


  Manchester Airport School Days  

“It was an outstanding day spreading enjoyment throughout the whole school. Every child and every member of staff had a lot of fun and loved seeing how excited everyone else was. I would recommend this to any school who would want to promote music.”

Mr Cheeseman — Bearwood Primary School

“Best day ever had working at Brocklesby Park. FANTASTIC! When’s the tuba sequel coming back?”

Mrs Somerscales — Brocklesby Park Primary School

“As a resourced school, we really appreciated the inclusivity of this event. It is the best musical company we have ever experienced — and we will definitely be welcoming you back.”

L. Holebrook — Etchells Primary School

“The whole staff agreed it was by far the best visitor–led event we’ve had in school and there was a real buzz throughout the school as a result.”

S. Jones — Sunnyside Primary School

“A fantastic event for the whole school to enjoy. Delivered with expertise and a smile. Thanks.”

David Thompson — Crossacres Primary School

“We had a fantastic time. The performance was pacy, inclusive and held both the children and adults attention. Thank you so much.”

Mrs A. MacDermid — Willows Primary School

“An excellent afternoon. Travelling by Tuba have a brilliant way of putting over their knowledge and a great way with the kids. The knowledge gained during the afternoon was terrific.”

J. Patching — Orchard Primary School

“Wow! I have just been to the concert. The children, staff and parents all had a fantastic time – thank you! …Thank you very much for a wonderful, music-filled fun day!”

Mrs Wiltshire — Melbourne Infant School

“A workshop of the highest quality which I would have no hesitation in recommending to other schools.”

W. A. Knight — St Anthony’s RC Primary School

Travelling by Tuba are most grateful to the airport for their continued support. We are delighted to have recently been awarded more sponsorship for 2010.
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