Author: Kate Greenall

pOscars

pOscars

This month saw the first ever pBone awards ceremony where we celebrated the videos that have been created by enthusiastic pBone players. Voted for by the public, you can watch the winning videos below by clicking on each of the category titles… ‘Best pBone Young Musician’ – Master Munzert, aged just 22 months, has fun practising his pBone […]

Education Newsletter – Spring 2016

Education Newsletter – Spring 2016

Music education and access to brass instrument learning is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud that our team are musicians themselves, passionate about giving children the same opportunities they had to learn music. The latest edition of our newsletter dedicated to education is now available to download below. If you would like to […]

What a hoot!

What a hoot!

Five youngsters performed beautifully at our Just Play photo shoot earlier this week. Dylan and Olivia aged 14, and Amelia , Madeline and Kieran aged 8 all shared a real passion for making musical fun. This was captured perfectly through the camera lens. Look out for our eye-catching new images as we refresh our marketing […]

Warwick Music Group hits the right note with CBSO sponsorship

Warwick Music Group hits the right note with CBSO sponsorship

Schoolchildren across the West Midlands will be able to get hands-on experience of playing a brass instrument thanks to our new partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. We are delighted to be providing 100 of the world’s best-selling trombones, pBones, and the world’s first all-plastic trumpets, pTrumpets, for use by the CBSO’s Learning […]

Midwest Clinic 2015

Midwest Clinic 2015

WMG Education Director Chris Fower was delighted to be Conn-Selmer Department of Education’s guest at the Midwest Clinic, an orchestra and band conference held in Chicago 16-19 December 2015. “I enjoyed manning Conn-Selmer’s pBone and pTrumpet “Fun Zone” with trombone legend Tom “Bones” Malone which was super busy with loads of kids and adults alike […]

Scottish Festival of Brass 2015

Scottish Festival of Brass 2015

Warwick Music Group were very pleased to be invited by Band Supplies, to give some creative music sessions at the 2015 Scottish Festival of Brass, the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge and the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships. On the day I ran some creative music workshops with a selection of enthusiastic young Scottish brass players on pBone […]

Education Newsletter

Education Newsletter

Music education and access to brass instrument learning is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud that our team are musicians themselves, passionate about giving children the same opportunities they had to learn music. Our first newsletter dedicated to education is now available to download below. If you would like to receive further […]

Frederick Bird Education Project

Frederick Bird Education Project

This month 90 nine year old children at Frederick Bird Primary School in Coventry embarked on a ten week course of class music lessons learning the pBone and pTrumpet with our Education Ambassador Becca Pope. You can follow their journey here through the weekly blogs written by some of the students as well as their […]

76 Trombones!

76 Trombones!

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra held their performance of “The Music Man” earlier this month and in celebration of the signature song “Seventy-Six Trombones” they set up a trombone music lab to give visitors the opportunity to try a pBone. The pBones proved to be very popular with people of all ages, from children picking up […]

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

We loved being part of the fun at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival this month and our children’s workshop for pBone and pTrumpet with Education Director Chris Fower was a real success. On the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 4th) the sun shined over Clitheroe and jazz lovers of all ages gathered for a wide range of […]

BBC Proms

BBC Proms

The Proms – or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC – is an eight week-long season of orchestral classical music concerts. First held back in the 19th century, the Proms remain one of the world’s largest and oldest music festivals. Now over 100 years old, the Proms still remain true to its […]

pBone named ‘BEST ON TEST’

pBone named ‘BEST ON TEST’

pBone are pleased to have been awarded the best of those tested in Normans “best trombones for beginners”. Normans, specialist suppliers of musical instruments and accessories, tested pBone against a selection of standard brass trombones on a range of criteria from sound quality, build quality, slide action, the case and value for money. The ratings […]

pBones are changing the face of music education

pBones are changing the face of music education

The world of brass music is being opened up to school children on a totally new scale with the introduction of pBones into whole class tuition, where every student can have their own instrument. Reed’s School in Surrey have been using pBones for the last two years in whole class tuition for the Second Form. […]

NAMM Trombone Circle Workshop 2014

NAMM Trombone Circle Workshop 2014

We’re so excited to be going to NAMM again this year and we’ll be presenting our pBone trombone circle workshop on Sunday. In this short 45 minute workshop, our Director of Education Chris Fower will share some of the interesting first-access and large group music instrumental education work that has been developing in the UK […]

Pass on the Pink pBone!

Pass on the Pink pBone!

In celebration of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pBone have launched an exciting new campaign in aid of The Christie, their long term cancer charity partner. ‘Pass on the pink pBone’ will see the award winning company fill one of their – pretty in pink – plastic trombones with the autographs of famous trombonists […]

Vote now for pBone!

Vote now for pBone!

pBone has been nominated in the Best Brass and Woodwind category for the Music Industries Association Awards. To vote for us all you need to do is follow the link. Voting is open until 5pm on Friday 25th October. In what has been another challenging year for the industry the MIA Music Awards will provide […]

Extreme Busking Part 2

Extreme Busking Part 2

If you had told me a year ago that this bank holiday weekend I would have just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, I would have laughed – nervously probably, because I didn’t even know what it was! However that is what has just happened. I took part in a group of 30 musicians, a brass […]

Plastic Fantastic!

Plastic Fantastic!

We are thrilled to announce that our pBone has helped us to beat hundreds of small businesses to win the Innovation of the Year prize at the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2013. The judging panel included Lord Sugar’s right-hand woman in BBC1’s The Apprentice, Karren Brady. As you probably know,  pBone was the world’s […]

Dudley Bright pBone mini review

Dudley Bright pBone mini review

A great review of our pBone mini by the fantastic Dudley Bright – Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Trombone at the Royal Academy of Music. One can be genuinely excited at the prospect of an alto version of the phenomenal plastic pbone. The possibilty of getting a trombone into even […]

Looking after your pBone!

Looking after your pBone!

General Join the bell and slide sections together and secure them simply with resistance. Insert the mouthpiece gently into the mouthpiece receiver. Before use: Pour a small amount of lukewarm water (NEVER HOT) into slide section and work the slide, rinse and drain. Run lukewarm water through the bell section. Rinse and drain. Be very careful when […]