1000BC to 2016AD: The Marvellous Musical Tour

Brass Bedlam

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Five stars. Probably the best incursion we have had at this school. Thanks a million Kate and Bernie!!!
St. Mary’s Brunswick

10/10 – Fantastic. All students were engaged and interested. Many staff members approached me after the show and said that both they and their students thought it was fantastic.
Morowa DHS.

Fresh from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musicians Katy Addis and Bernie Hickey bring you a show that is packed with laughs and great educational content.

Using humour, live music, story telling, poetry and a strong emphasis on student participation, the Marvellous Musical Tour has delighted students all across Australia.

After a whirlwind trip through different musical styles in the opening medley, the show visits a lazy goatherd in Switzerland, an overworked Roman sentry in Italy, a forgetful fox-hunter in England, a ruthless Russian soldier in Moscow and caps it off with some mad mariachi musicians from Mexico. This show has it all.

Performers Bernie Hickey and Katy Addis are highly polished professional musicians and experienced classroom teachers who have worked with ensembles such as:

The Itchy Feet Pep Band
• The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
• The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

See our story on How Playing To Western Desert Kids influenced how Katy & Bernie do their shows.

Brass Bedlam also have a show for secondary students, with an emphasis on brass instruments, enabling you to recruit for your music department!

Teacher notes and classroom activities are available.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

10/10 - Never a flat moment in the whole show. Learning occurred in every scene!
Kew East PS

10/10 - The group put on a fantastic show for year 7, and I personally, enjoyed it thoroughly! I could hear all of my peers from my year level also in really enjoying the show!
Year 7 student at Lalor Secondary College

10/10 All in all, The Marvellous Musical Tour is one of the best incursions we’ve had and it is certainly excellent value for money.
Dawul Community School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, History, Geography


Music, History, Geography, Physics, Brass, Comedy, Story Telling, Poetry


Comedy, Drama, Live Music


60 minute show. Workshops can be negotiated. If interested mention it in your enquiry.


$600 for a one hour show - up to 200 students. This price is negotiable for small schools and special schools. Workshops by negotiation.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


The Marvellous Musical Tour is available on WEDNESDAYS and some THURSDAYS only in Melbourne and surrounding areas.
Stage area required - 6m by 4m.

Press the GREEN BUTTON to directly contact the booking team!

Enquiry/Booking Request