As you’ll remember from a recent post, we are currently auditioning for “Bader’s Big Band”, the first ever Big Band consisting almost entirely of musicians from the UK with a physical disability or diagnosed mental health condition.
The application deadline is the 30th September and we are still particularly looking for Alto, Tenor and Baritone sax players; Trumpet and Trombone players; Piano/Keyboard players; Bass players; Guitar players; Drum kit players & Vocalists so please do contact us soon if you’d like to audition for this exciting project to avoid disappointment.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. Robert G. Ingersoll
You can visit the previous post for more information and where you will also find an Application to Audition Form.
In the meantime, here are a couple of inspiring videos to show you just what can be achieved:
To get you into the spirit, the amazing Superhuman Band performing “Yes I Can” for the Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocLkk3aYlk
The inspiring Mark Bassey, performing “My Funny Valentine“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCAPcE7MjU
Mark, a Jazz Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Educator and Band Leader who was born with no left hand and fingers missing on his right hand, has very kindly given us permission to show his videos and you can find more of these on the new Team Bader Music Page.
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