Bold As. What is it?


BOLD AS is an innovative brass and woodwind project for children and young people which has been running since 2014.  We work with a number of primary schools in Deal and Dover and in 2016 the project was shortlisted for a Music Teacher Excellence award.

More than 100 children learn instruments every year through the project, and we are indebted to Kent Music’s Music Plus programme which provides instrumental tuition and musical instruments for one year at no cost to the student.  In addition, we facilitate additional hours of musical activities including workshops with professional brass musicians (to support weekly whole class brass teaching), a digital programme of resources, schools’/family concerts, and performances in-school and at public concerts.

A bespoke workbook has been created by our Education Director, Peter Cook, with Bold As Musical Director, Phil White, which leads children through stages of learning to play, earning awards along the way. Films have been recorded of Phil playing the pieces in the workbook to help the children practise at their own pace.

Who leads it?
Phil White Musical Director, trombonist with the Philharmonia Orchestra

How can I find out more or get involved?
Contact Deal Music & Arts: