Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.

 

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Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

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Brass

Cornets, trumpets, baritones, euphoniums, horns

Brass instruments are relatively easy to maintain.  There are three valves (generally) and tuning slides that need occasional maintenance.  To oil valves follow the YouTube clips.  Tuning slides can be maintained using a little tuning slide grease.

It is good to have valve oil and tuning slide grease and these are easily available at good music shops or online.  Parents warning – valve oil and grease can be harmful if swallowed or if exposed to skin.   It can also stain clothes.  It is important to read the instructions when you first receive this product.


Trombones

The Trombone comes in three main sections:

  1. Bell section (with the tuning slide at the top)
  2. Slide (this comes apart so be careful)
  3. The mouthpiece

The slide is the part that gets damaged the most easily and it is important you try not to dent this as it can hinder or even stop the slide moving. 


It is good to have valve oil or grease and tuning slide grease.  These are easily available at good music shops or online. 

Parents warning: valve oil and grease can be harmful if swallowed or if exposed to skin.   It can also stain clothes.  It is important to read the instructions when you first receive this product.

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