The Biggest Big Band Project makes a return this term! 

A series of 10 instructional videos exploring a great Tito Puente tune called ‘El Cayuco’.

We break down this Cha Cha Cha into its elements. There will be a video making task to complete each week; the final piece will be created by individual videos but can also be performed in an ensemble if it becomes safer to do so. You can be part of creative groups and record together if it’s safe, and practise with the videos individually and send in your work. You will learn about Cuban rhythms, melodic improvisation, creating call and response and more playing by ear. You will be creating your own music to fit with the whole band, playing along with Tito Puente’s band from 1957!
Watch the introduction below to see what it’s all about and sign up to the band by emailing us at
 It’s open to all, any instrument and any level.
I would love to hear from you if you would like to take part in another Biggest Big Band.
Carl Raven