We were treated to an introduction to brass instruments by music teachers Liam Daly and Mark Fitzgerald. Liam gave us a demonstration of the basics of brass instruments using a garden hose, a funnel, and the mouth piece of a trumpet!
We then practised how to blow a brass instrument and quickly got the hang of the breathing technique (no raspberries allowed!). By increasing or decreasing your breathing vibration, you could make different notes, as well as using the valves.
With this skill, we were given the opportunity to each play a trumpet, french horn, baritone (small tuba like brass instrument), trombone... and of course the DIY garden hose instrument!