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Travelling by Tuba— Education

Travelling by Tubs— Education

Education— Overview

Travelling by Tuba have developed many different award-winning shows specially for schools. Packed with audience participation, our cross-curricular performances contain links to Music, History, Science, Geography and even Sport. Our shows are for Foundation, Keystages 1 and 2 altogether and with nearly 30 years of experience we are adept at crowd control! Follow the links or scroll down for more detailed information about each show.
We have a whole set of workshops for smaller groups – ideally for individual classes, but up to 45 children. These see the children put together and perform music themselves. Themes include Salsa, Samba and Tango – see below for more information.

For an example of our performance in a school, watch

Please see our Testimonials to see what schools say about our work.

Our Shows:

Our very popular Best of British show features instruments and music throughout British history. This showcases the Romans, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and the World Wars, linking areas covered in the National Curriculum.

Our current Olympic Show centres around the games in Tokyo in 2021. Beginning with the Japanese National Anthem, we then visit the New National Stadium for the Olympic Hymn before hopping across the continents. We touch on the history of the games, with fun facts and musical athletics in our unique Olympic Sports Suite – a real Gold Medal winner!

Around the World in 60 Minutes takes a breath-taking journey around the globe featuring many wonderful wind and brass instruments. Featuring the Chinese Dragon Headed Trumpet, Swiss Alpine Horn (3.6 metres long!) and the opera Carmen in four and a half minutes with the Tuba as the Star of the show.

Around the World in 60 Minutes – The Sequel opens with a Brazilian Samba. We meet the Didjeridoo, African Kudu Horns and the very strange Italian Cimbasso. Our two and a half metre tall Tibetan Dungs impress with their jewels before our American Sousaphone and Intergalactic Finale.

The Christmas Show combines traditions, instruments, and seasonal music with a few surprises along the way. From Christmas Island and the Conch Shell, the French Ophicleide and an instrument made from a Christmas tree! A musical journey with festive fun.

We produce Commonwealth Games, World Cup and Olympic Games shows to link with events of the time.

See our Concerts page for more information on our shows.

There is always a strong emphasis on audience participation – a Travelling by Tuba trademark – throughout all performances. The experience can be enhanced with workshop sessions for smaller groups – see our Workshop Days and Performance Days where the children take centre stage.

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, BASF, Manchester Airports Group and Youth Music. We have featured in articles in The Times Educational Supplement, Classical Music and Music Teacher Magazine.

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.

For further and more detailed information, please click on the pages below:


School Concerts:

  Around the World in 60 Minutes

Around the World in 60 Minutes – The Sequel

Best of British

Olympic Show

Christmas Show

Commonwealth Games Show

World Cup Show,


  Workshop Day

Performance Day


  The Tuba Has Landed



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