The PoBoys Brass Band's Education Outreach Program aims to give
students the tools to succeed in a 21st century music
business. Through clinics, workshops, performance lectures,
and community outreach, the band hopes to create a raised
awareness of the fundamental importance of the arts and arts
education in school curriculum and the community.
importantly, we believe that by training the next generation
of musicians to be effective entrepreneurs, we can ensure
the safe and successful future of live music.
In addition to hard rocking, the PoBoys Brass Band is
actually quite smart.
The group collectively has 13 degrees
of higher learning from the Eastman School of Music, The
Juilliard School, Harvard University and more in subjects
from music performance and instrumental education to jazz
and contemporary media. Band members are highly sought out
as clinicians and educators as well as private instructors.
After many requests, the PBBB has officially launched an
Education Outreach Program. Theyve performed for numerous
high schools, middle schools, colleges and universities
throughout the northeast to great acclaim. The bands
currently working on expanding their range, and will soon
embark on education tours throughout the country.
The band's main focus in these education programs is simple:
to encourage entrepreneurship.
initiatives have been launched all over the country in
colleges and universities. As professionals well know, the
survival of a musician in the 21st century is almost
entirely dependent on our ability to not only be excellent
musicians, but entrepreneurs and passionate advocates of our
art as well. Our performance lecture aims to give your
students the tools to succeed in a 21st-century market, not
only through our story as a band, but also through personal
experiences within our individual careers, as well as
sharing resources and tools necessary to succeed through
handouts and multimedia.
Every artist in the Po'Boys Brass Band has world
class professional experience, performing for the likes of
Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon and Maria Schneider as well
as several of the countrys prestigious orchestras and
directors. Most band members are also band leaders with
their own respective projects. In addition to their own
projects, several of us are composers, arrangers and
professors. We even have a radio DJ, tuba doctoral
candidate, a country singer, and a dean! We dont only
preach entrepreneurship; we LIVE it!
A typical booking for the band includes a full day of
activity: performance lecture, clinics/workshops on a
variety of topics, a Q and A session and finishing with an
evening performance. Fees vary depending on exactly what you
want, as well as the bands' availability. We try to be as
accommodating as possible to schools and take into full
consideration budget issues, school schedules, etc. We want
to give you every opportunity to have the PBBB come to your
Education performances are a large part of our mission and
what we believe in as artists: part of a "pay it forward"
approach to music. We hope to have the opportunity to bring
the band to your wonderful program and your wonderful
Performance Lecture- Entitled "Is Your Music Ready for the
Street?" This presentation focuses on music entrepreneurship
and giving your students the tools to succeed in the 21st
century. We mix playing with interactive speaking, handouts,
Clinic/Workshop- Topics range from executive skills,
technique, composition, arranging, improvisation, increased
musicianship, and technology in performance practice. These
presentations are guided by your students particular
interests and needs.
Evening Performance- The culmination of the day's activity.
The PBBB plays a show open for the public either alone or in
collaboration with one of the school's ensembles or
outstanding students. We will provide you with charts ahead
of time to rehearse your group at no extra charge.