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Boomwhacker events-brochure

  1. 1. Boomwhacker Eventswww.creativeteamevents.comCall 0845 260 3130 (UK)Call 1-888-704-5569 (USA)Email:
  2. 2. About us “We specialise in providing inclusive events for team ANY LOCATION building and corporate entertainment, which are enjoyed by We’ll deliver a unique all members of a team. Over the last 15 years, we have event for you in any successfully delivered thousands of team events around the location in the UK, world, involving tens of thousands of participants.” USA or worldwide Mark Hunter, Head Facilitator at Creative Team Events We focus only on events that are enjoyed by ANY ROOM Events everyone. So, forget outdoor events with intense Absolutely any room EVERYONE physical challenges, regardless of fitness level or will do, including your will enjoy keenness to participate. Say goodbye to rain, wind office or conference and the cold and say hello to a fun, inclusive and room enjoyable team building experience. Our events really bring teams together, and the Events effects last for a long time. We specialise in team that reallyEvents events that are based on performance, such as ANY GROUP SIZE WORK that reallydrumming, singing and dance, because they We provide events for WORK massively enhance team building. any group size, from five to 5,000 Your team activity is only as good as the way it is facilitated. We pride ourselves in offering the EXPERT very best facilitators and instructors, who will facilitators guide, lead and entertain your group. They are hand-picked, extensively trained and have ANY DURATION many years of experience. We’ll fit in with your agenda, with event Our events are suitable for a wide variety of durations from ten Events for minutes to a whole situations, including as icebreakers and ALL day energisers, for before-, during- and after-dinner occasions activities, and for all types of team building events and corporate entertainment. QUOTE IN AN HOUR You don’t need to have a particular skill (such asNO prior music) to join in. Our events are specifically We’ll provide a quote skills designed to be accessible by EVERYONE. We set within 60 minutesrequired a completely level playing field to eliminate existing organisational hierarchies.
  3. 3. 5 minutes Group size to 1 hour from duration 5 to 5,000Boomwhacker eventsWith nothing more than a big bag of simple plastic musical tubes, our expert facilitator can surprise,entertain, create a performance orchestra and change the potential of a group of any size.Boomwhackers are hollow, plastic, musical tubes, which are struck with the hand to produce apleasing soft and mellow sound. Each colour of boomwhacker plays its own distinct note. Organisedtogether, Boomwhackers bring harmony, melody and rhythm. In seconds, these humble-lookinginstruments can be handed out to tens, hundreds or even thousands of people, to create an instantorchestra.Why choose boomwhackers as a team activity?Boomwhackers provide a high impact and extremely visual corporate team activity, which is quick toset up and is relatively quiet. Boomwhackers are also very cost-effective.Boomwhackers are an ideal activity during an event, because of their immediate impact onparticipants and minimal disruption to the agenda. They can be used to change the mood and energylevel, as well as lending themselves to numerous team working metaphors. With boomwhackers, youget colour and sound everywhere. Everyone has at least one long coloured tube in their hands. Rightfrom outset, the stage and audience becomes a sea of colour and movement.Set up time is very quick. Handing out and handing back boomwhackers takes seconds. Even athousand boomwhackers can be passed round and ready in everyone’s hand to start, in under five
  4. 4. minutes. This minimises the disruption to the flow of your event and avoids any lull before the nextspeaker.If there are any concerns about noise at the venue, then boomwhackers are a perfect solution as theyare relatively quiet. They are no louder than a hand clapping. So, venues with multiple conferencesand meetings around your room should not be affected. Boomwhackers can be also played with thelightest touch in the most extreme venue situations.We provide all the equipment required. Boomwhackers are incredibly light and portable, whichmeans we can transport all the necessary equipment to your event at very low cost, whatever itslocation in the world.What happens in a boomwhacker session?A boomwhacker session powerfully demonstrates that, by taking very simple musical ideas andinstruments and putting them together as part of a team, you can create something much morecomplex and spectacular. We do this with as much fun and with as much audience participation aspossible. In no time at all, our expert facilitator will have up to five different harmony parts playingas one piece of music.In our boomwhacker activities, we use five different coloured tubes, each with their own pitch. Oncedistributed to our novice participants, we form up to five separate orchestra sections dispersedacross the room.Each colour of boomwhacker has its own separate rhythm to maintain alongside learning thevarious hand signals used by the facilitator. Some people find the parts easy while some find themmore tricky. This is where team support comes in. The team can all help each other to get ‘in sync’ tocreate the music correctly. From the beginning, each person has to network, use eye contact andoffer support to the others of the same colour all around them.We use this to create a boomwhacker orchestra performance, which has a theatrical introduction, amulti-layered middle section and, of course, a roof-raising finale. We create a performance thatencourages each tone department to take ownership of their new role and support the peoplearound them.Being somewhat creative, we get asked all the time to come up with new options. We have createdfun spoof introductions. For example, the undercover facilitator could be announced as being thenext speaker on the agenda, as a professor from a world-famous university. He begins the dullestlecture on dual cortex communication! Two minutes in, just as everyone is about to fall asleep, hewill burst out of character, scatter the boomwhackers on the floor and completely changepersonality. This introduction provides a shock and a great fun surprise but, more than that, itprovides a perfect example of how we can all adapt and change our environment.Our boomwhacker activity can take place outside although, like most acoustic instruments, it doessound better inside.
  5. 5. What do I need in terms of time and space?We normally suggest a duration of 45 minutes up to an hour in one room to do this, but, as ever, weoffer flexibility. Sometimes, we get asked to do a five-minute energiser or, occasionally, a two-hourevent including breakouts.Where can I hold a boomwhacker event?Anywhere on Earth! Because these wonderful instruments are so portable and light, they are perfectfor events worldwide. You will often see our head facilitators checking in at airports with three orfour bags, and the excess baggage is minimal, if anything at all.Since boomwhackers are so light, it only takes one facilitator to run an event.How many people can be in a group?From groups as small as five up to many thousands, these are a perfect event solution.As we use five colours we do need at least five participants. We would recommend around twenty forthe result to start sounding like an ensemble. It makes musical sense to have equal numbers in eachcolour group, to even out the sound. The beauty of smaller groups is that you can be totally flexibleand mobile. For example, participants can go outside, quickly change room or incorporateoutrageous dance moves.There are no real limits to the size of the group in this activity. As long as the audience can see thefacilitator, it works. The sight of an entire conference of hundreds or thousands of people all playingin time together is very impressive.Which occasions are best suited to boomwhackers?Boomwhackers can be used for a variety of purposes, particularly as icebreakers or energisers.Because of the way we begin this activity with everyone passing around the instruments to eachother, this is a fun icebreaker before the music even begins. With the ingenious way our facilitatorslead the audience into laughter and light-hearted teasing, rapport is quickly built betweencolleagues.Boomwhackers make a perfect musical energiser. Our facilitators are trained to deliver a high energyshow. The pace is carefully constructed to keep everyone alert, engaged and ultimately surprised athow much was covered in the session.
  6. 6. Boomwhackers work well in every corporate context, including away days, evening dinners,meetings in the office and family fun days. Boomwhackers lend themselves to any conference ormeeting that needs a dynamic practical illustration of teams working together in harmony.
  7. 7. TestimonialsPlease do not take our word for it, and read our testimonials for recent events.“I have never seen a group of people “Astounding! Amazing! This beats everythingtransformed so dramatically.” we have ever done before. You made theKerry Wright, BP Oil day memorable. Thank you!” Matthew Johns, PWC“Your facilitators were very talented and heldthe attention of the 80+ people throughout. “Wow! Over 800 people taken on a journeyAfter the event, I solicited feedback about through a day’s event to one ‘tribal culture’the whole day. One of the questions was with passion, energy, enthusiasm, hands-on“What could we do to improve this event coaching and above all tremendous time?” One person replied, “I think you’ll You provided HSBC West Midlands with astruggle to top Junk Funk to be honest”. This day to remember. In fact, to quote one ofwas a good reflection of how the event the team, “the best day I have ever had inwent. In the 17 years I’ve worked here, I over 20 years working for the bank.”can’t think of a time when an event has Leon Marklew, Regional Director, HSBCbrought people together in a one-team wayand dropped inhibitions so low.” “Thank you for such an amazing experience.Chris Starke, SAS Software The team is still buzzing over the session and the feedback has been so very positive. The“As an event planner, I have arranged highlight for my day was seeing the negativemotivational speakers and team building body language from some of the team whenactivities, but nothing compares to this. We you first came in translate into smiles andwere all totally blown away.” enthusiastic participation by the end! OneDebbie McHarrie, Associate Event Planner comment was “to be able to walk into a team of hard-nosed sales people that you“I just wanted to say a big thank you to the do not know and earn their total ‘buy in’team. The feedback has been fantastic. within two hours takes an awesome level ofEveryone really enjoyed the activities. The skill and talent.””great facilitator made the session lots of fun. Mike Ryall, Managing Director, ParksideThe general consensus was that it was Recruitment Limitedprobably one of the best team building dayswe’ve had.” “Your team was absolutely fantastic and the Sejal Patel, Deputy Head, NHS City and feedback has been brilliant. I know, when weHackney, Community Health Services talked, you really gave me a good idea of how it would be on the day, but, seriously, it“Following our recent HR Conference, I’m was beyond my wildest dreams. You shoulddelighted to let you know that we have be really proud of the work that you all do.received nothing but the most positive Your team are an inspiration and havefeedback on both your own facilitation of created memories that I believe will stay withthe session and the boomwhacker session my graduates and certainly with me for aitself….Your session was inspired and worked long time.”a treat to get us to realise what we can Sue Coles, Graduate Recruitment &achieve when we all work together!” Development ManagerGraeme Wilkinson, Senior Learning Manager,Lloyds Banking Group “What a great experience, which has had a fantastic impact on our teams in ways I“Uplifting and motivating. I thought the didn’t think possible!!!”whole audience bought into the session.” Nathalie, BNP ParibasVelux National Conference
  8. 8. “The Haka was great! Now our finance “I just wanted to let you know that the teamdepartment is ready to move forward and building event you organised for us inwork as a team.” Budapest was FANTASTIC. People are stillLorraine Copeland, AXA-PPP talking about it now!! It was really good, and the way the session was led was really“Your session was a superb finale to the day, professional. The real underlying messageand I’ve had nothing but positive feedback about teamwork really got through toabout the event. Thanks for helping us to everyone as well.”make it such a success.” Caroline Hayes, Shell Chemicals EuropeCarol Chapman, Director, Balfour Beatty “Even after a packed day, delegates still“Everything about the boomwhacker session went away buzzing following a rousingwas excellent and the feedback very boomwhacker session. The session leaderpositive. To have 550 people all taking part had everyone on their feet and getting intowas a feat in itself, which we didn’t really the rhythm with their own boomwhacker toexpect. Facilitation was excellent. I cannot become one giant percussion orchestra.”think of a single thing that could have been Liz Bayram, Chief Executive NCMAimproved.”David Rist, MD of Hidden Hearing “What a truly amazing way to start the day. Your team showed us what passion ‘Maori-“How immensely impressed I was with all your style’ was all about! The conference felt liftedteam. Your professional attitude, enthusiasm afterwards – and people still talk about itand your impact on the audience. now!”Fantastic!” FujitsuM. Thomas, Marketing Director “Everyone cannot stop talking about the“Thank you for all you did. You were event, including how they laughed withawesome! Our staff had as great time. The people they have never met and how theyfeedback has been excellent. You certainly really felt like they could view peoplemade our day a day to remember!” differently and that we were all workingClaire Sturman, Personnel Manager, towards one goal. Thanks for a great day.”Hereward Housing Nina Mansell, Learning and Development Manager, Domestic & General“I wanted to say how immensely impressed Iwas with all of your team, your professional “Well what can I say? Brilliant and the wholeattitude, enthusiasm and your impact on the team had an amazing time!!!!! We lookaudience. Fantastic!” forward to using your services again in theMandy, Marketing Director, Argos near future.” Julie, Call Centre Manager, Warner Leisure“What an exciting evening! The feedback Hotelsfrom staff has been fantastic. It seemseveryone had a great time. It was an “I never expected all of the guests to get soamazing success and people are still talking involved and participate so willingly. Thankabout it today!” you ALL very much.”Sian, HR Department, Electronic Arts Director, Deutsche Bank“What a fantastic day! I have received “One of the best events we have ever had.amazing comments from everyone. A huge Outstanding!”thank you for delivering such a fantastic Ben O’Grady, Senior Manager, Dellevent. A real pleasure to have such a funand energetic person amongst us. I am not “We would like to say a huge thank you forsure how I will ever top that one for next making our conference such a memorableyear’s team build!” event.” Jennie Vaudin, Collas Day Solicitors Conference Team, Ministry of Defence
  9. 9. “You made my day yesterday. You were “We all had a brilliant time and your teaminspiring and lifted the energy levels to great were fantastic and made this unusual eventheights at the end of a very heavy very easy to get into. I’ll definitely beconference. The smiles on everyones’ faces recommending you to anyone looking for awere real, not ‘corporate’. It’s the first time fun, energetic and team buildingthat I’ve seen those smiles. You were the hot experience.”topic when we had dinner later. Even my Liz Purdy, Design and Engineering solutions,cab driver is a fan after hearing me rave Atkinsabout you. Thank you so much.”Dee Kahn, HSBC “Your session was inspired and worked a treat to get us to realise what we can“I thought it was an excellent workshop. The achieve when we all work together!”facilitators were friendly, knowledgeable and Lloyds Banking Groupvery good at engaging all the members ofthe team.” “It was great watching peoples’ faces.Paul Brindle, American Express Everyone was so involved and spellbound and….happy! It’s such a great activity and“I was confident that it was going to be an you and your team were just brilliant.”enjoyable experience for the delegates, and Kati Pauk, KP EventsI was correct, as the feedback has beenbrilliant.” “I can wholeheartedly recommend you as aFay Smith, IBR Limited thoroughly professional and effective team, who addressed our brief with understanding“We had a fantastic night. The Crashing and designed an exciting programme, whichWaiters were an absolutely resounding more than fulfilled our criteria.”success!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed being Mike Grey, Business Development Manager,so involved in creating the entertainment Microsoftand the three guys were fabulous. It’s goingto be hard to beat this success next year!” “We’ve never done drumming as a teamCathryn before, but it was fun, entertaining, invigorating, and it was great to do“We had a smashing day and the drumming something with a difference. Everyone in theworkshop was all you had promised. It got group thoroughly enjoyed it, and expressedeveryone involved, even the most reserved in positive feedback of the whole session. It wasour group. Your facilitators did a fantastic job a brilliant start to a great day, and well worthand really raised the energy in the group.” the experience.”Rosie, Yorkshire Primary Care Trust Maria, Masquerade Productions“You managed to revitalise 270 dozing “We purposely kept our team building eventdelegates after they had sat through a ‘day a closely-guarded secret and the tensionof OHP’ and completely transformed the mounted as the conference wore on! I wasatmosphere of the room from that of sombre able to see the end of the session and thesilence to pulsating, rhythmic energy, which atmosphere in the room was electrifying! Ourhad every single person in the room Marketing Director came along early in orderengrossed and grinning from ear to ear.” to take part and loved it. Our Sales andMicrosoft Marketing Director has said that he wants a drum for Christmas!! Without exception, all“I just wanted to let you know how great the the team thoroughly enjoyed themselvessession was and how much we appreciated and really felt the benefits of the workshop.”your enthusiasm and energy. The event was Louse Joslin, Sales Support Coordinator,a huge success. The delegates loved having Sunrise Senior Living Limitedthe drums to take away with them. It helpedmake it a very memorable event.”Michele, Serono, Boston, USA
  10. 10. ClientsWe have delivered events for more than a thousand companies and listed below are some of them.Courageous Communication Europcar Guide Dogs for the BlindCornhill Direct Events in Business GW PharmaceuticalsCorona Eventus HalfordsCostello Events Eversheds HalifaxCoutts and Co Exxon Mobil Hampshire County CouncilCross Keys Homes Family Nurse Partnership Haringey CouncilCrown Pet Foods FDS HBOS HalifaxCTAD Financial Services Authority Head StartCunningham Lindsey Finishing Touch Healthcare CommissionCussons Firebird Events HeinekenCXL First Choice Helena PartnershipD&D Conferences Five TV Hereward HousingDairy Crest Flakt Woods Hertfordshire HighwaysDalkia Forensic Science HexagonDarkstar Events UK Form Communications Hexagon HousingDefence Internal Audit Fresh Tracks HFMADEFRA Freshfields HGA CreativeDelarue FSA Hidden HearingDeloitte FSL Events Highbury College PortsmouthDenes Fudge Kitchen Hilti PowertoolsDental Tutors Fugro Hilton HotelsDept for Communities Fujitsa HitachiDept of Work and Pensions Funding Corporations Holmes PlaceDeutsche Bank Galderma HondaDewitt Galleher HoneywellDFID Gamestation House of FraserDiageo Gavin Samin HoyerDirector Bank Gazprom Marketing and Trading HSA Simply HealthDirectLine GE Energy HSBC EastDisney GE Healthcare HSBC ExeterDobson White Partnership GE Oil Hull UniversityDomestic and General Gems Sensors and Controls Hunter RobertsDot Mobile Genzyme Europe Huntingdon 3GDreams PLC Genzyme USA Hyde Group PLCDrug Action German Printing IBIS HotelsDupont Giant Leap Events ICAEWDustbin Men Ginsters ICCDWP GKN Driveline IDSEccleslastical Insurance GKR Karate Club ImaxElectrocomponents plc Glacier Point Impact FactoryElectronic Arts Glendinning Management ImperialElysium Events Glow Worm Boilers Imperial TobaccoEON Go Ape IndeprodErnest Jackson Gojo Index CorpErnst & Young Goodmans Infinity LearningESC Events Google Inland RevenueEssilor GSK Inmarsat Global Insight International
  11. 11. Interbrand Makro NFU MutualInternet Watch Foundation Manchester Airport Group NHSIntersoft Communication Manhein NHS LondonSolutions Manugistics UK Ltd NHS Neo-NatalIPCC Marks and Spencer NHS Supply chainJansenn Cilag Mars NHS TherapistsJDA International Mars Drinks NHSCJDA Software Masco NLIAHJF Events Masquerade Events NokiaJob Centre Plus MasterFoods Norwich and PeterboroughJoffins Discos May Gurney Nottinghamshire CouncilJohn Lewis Maytas Noughts and Crosses LtdJohn Lewis Direct MBNA NovatelJohn Wiley & Songs McCormick Novo NordiskJohnson and Johnson MCM Productions NutriciaJP Morgan MDA Search Flow O2Jud Stone Medatronic Off Limits Corporate EventsKaboura Events Medcoms OFGEMKDM Events Melanie Kilim OGC SolutionsKeepsafe Self Storage Merck OMDMG CyprusKelloggs Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Omega World TravelKerry Foods Merton Onyx eventsKey Retirement Solutions Michelin OPASKFC Micro Focus Open UniversityKimberly Clark Europe Microlease Opinion Leader ResearchKingston Communications Microsoft OracleKleinwort Capital Millennium Gloucester Hotel OrangeKoch Supply and Trading Millward Brown Orbit HousingKorg Mind Adrenaline OscarKP Events Ministry Of Defence OutohumpaKPMG Mitsubishi Outward BoundKraft Foods MMR OvalKrono Molecular Products Ltd Overland StorageL’Oreal Molprod Oxford Brookes UniversityLCL Sweden Moorhouse Consulting P&GLDA MotivAction Group P&OLeapfrog Mount Anvil PLC Parkside RecruitmentLearning Skills Council MSD PenguinsLemarach Muller Pentagon InvestmentLenzing Munro + Forster People FirstLexisNexis npower Pepe – CoLings National Car Rental PfizerLive Group National Grid PGSLloyds Banking Group National Open College Network PHHLloyds Pharmacy Nature’s Way Food PhillipsLloyds Pharmacy marketing Novartis Plain Jane EventsLloyds TSB Insurance NCMA PlanetLonsdale Travel Nectar Planet PursuitsLSC Neopost Point to PointM&MR Events Network Rail Pow wowMacdonalds Hotels News International PowergenMainline Digital
  12. 12. Powerwaves Smurfit UK Trent NHSPre-School learning alliance SN2R Tribal GroupPremier Farnell Sodhexo TT InternationalPret a manger Somerset Consulting TUFPriceWaterhouseCoopers Sony TUI TravelPriory Hospital South Warwick Council TychoProgressive Resources SOVA Tyne and Wear Enterprise TrustProtocol Specsavers Udell GroupPTC Poland Spider Events UKCRCPaula Brennan Staar Productions UnileverQube Events Standard & Poors Union BankQuintiles Standard Chartered University of SouthamptonRAA Education Starr Events VBLRamsay Health Studley High School Velux WindowsRBS Insurance Suffolk County Council ViatelReckitt Benckiser Sumitomo Virgin AtlanticReed Personnel Surestar Virgin MediaReuters Surrey County Council VodafoneRM PLC Syngenta WaitroseRoche Syon Park Hotel WalkersROH Systems Union WarbutonsROK T-Mobile We know howRolls Royce T-Systems Wedi SystemsRoyal Alexandra Albert School Tattersalls Park Paddocks WeightwatchersRoyal Holloway University of Team Tactics Weir GroupLondon Teamworks Wellington HospitalRoyal Opera House Tee Dobinson Wentworth ClubRWE Telstra William HillSanofi Aventis Tesco Willmot DixonSara Lee Tesco Bank WincantonSAS Software Tesco Compare Winchester City CouncilSBHR Associates Thales Woolwich PolytechnicSchneider Electrics The Coaching Space WRGSchlumberger The Pace Partnership WS Atkins ConstructionSelex UK The Royal Bank of Scotland Wymondham Medical PracticeSense The Times Yorkshire Primary Care TrustSerono Inc The Write Angle PR and MarketingSG Hambros Theme TradersShell Thames Valley UniversityShell Chemicals Thomas EggarShell International TNSShrigley Hall Tower HamletsShropshire Farmers TPM ChildwiseSiemens UK TranscoSignpost Housing Transform EventsSilver Events Transport for LondonSilverspoon Sugar TravelexSkanska Trebor Trent and Dove