New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players

New partnership with Brass Bands England to attract young players We’ve recently announced a new partnership to attract more young people to brass, alongside a nation-wide competition to engage youngsters. Working with Brass Bands England (BBE), this significant new initiative will provide a key foundation for BBE’s future strategy aimed at introducing and sustaining the […]

The Big Hub Show

The Big Hub Show

Children in a special school in Lancashire have discovered a love of performing through playing pBones! Ridgewood Community High School in Burnley, Lancashire is a special secondary school with a proud artistic ethos. They have been using pBones as part of their music curriculum and in brass club for a few years. Over the last […]

Meet our pPal…Chris

Meet our pPal…Chris

Chris Shea, Asia Sales and Project Development Manager Chris joined the WMG team 18 months ago, following 4 years working in the music industry in China. With a wealth of experience gained from 20 years working in business in the UK, Chris made a life changing move to China in 2011. Chris develops exciting and […]

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

Lancashire Music Service “Playworks” Brass Day

On Sunday 29th October, approx 60 young brass players took part in a very enjoyable and exciting day of music making. The event was held at Lostock Hall Academy in Preston, from 10am – 4pm, organised by Lancashire Music Service and led by Helen Minshall. Leyland Band sponsored 3 tutors; James Nash (cornet) Ashley Jeffers […]

Meet our pPal…Steven

Meet our pPal…Steven

Steven Greenall, Chief Executive Steven gets the long service award for having been with WMG for 21 years! He started playing trombone at the age of nine, and hasn’t stopped yet… His interest in music led him to set up Warwick Music. In 2007 he was approached by Hugh Rashleigh with the idea for the […]

Farmer Derek and his pBone

Farmer Derek and his pBone

Our favourite pBone-playing farmer, the self-titled ‘Trombone Cow Guy’ Derek Klingenberg, is back with his latest YouTube video. A parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, Derek considers the effect of smartphone use on our everyday lives, particularly while out and about on the farm… if you haven’t seen Derek’s fun video, […]

Meet our pPal…David

Meet our pPal…David

David Clarke, PR and marketing David has been involved since the start of the pBone revolution, by way of a remarkable coincidence… Back then, David’s daughter was playing trumpet and cornet for Royal Spa Brass Band and regularly gave a lift to Hugh Rashleigh, who lived in the next village, to brand practice. Hugh was […]

pBuzz in Australia – meet Julie

pBuzz in Australia – meet Julie

Discover the joy of music in seconds, learn to play in minutes and enjoy for a lifetime – pBuzz, a completely new musical instrument, is now available in Australia. Originally a music publishing company, Warwick Music Group (WMG) diversified to become makers of a series of internationally acclaimed and award-winning plastic music instruments. The innovative company’s […]

Meet our pPal…Matt

Meet our pPal…Matt

Matt Pope, Operations Director Matt has been part of the WMG since 2011, and comes from a long line of musicians. He started playing the trumpet aged 13 and hasn’t put it down since. He had the privilege of playing the trumpet at the Royal Albert Hall which is a memory he’ll never forget. Matt […]

Meet our pPal…Dan

Meet our pPal…Dan

Dan Ashton, Digital Product Developer Dan has been on board at WMG for five years. He’s our webmaster; he is responsible for overseeing all of our websites and a lot of the online output. He’s done a lot of the work behind the scenes on our new pShop and has seen our offering grow from […]

Music education needs social harmony

Music education needs social harmony

The opening of the £57m state of the art flagship Birmingham Conservatoire (principal: Julian Lloyd Webber) prompted a thought provoking editorial in The Guardian. Steven Greenall, chief executive of Warwick Music Group, believes that music education needs to focus on the base of the pyramid.  Music need not and should not become the ‘preserve of […]

Meet our pPal…Branislav

Meet our pPal…Branislav

Branislav Zivkovic, Chief Commercial Officer & President North America Branislav is a relatively new member of the WMG team, having joined in July 2016, but he is now an integral player and no one can imagine life without him! Branislav grew up in Switzerland in a musical household and became the proud owner of a guitar […]

Meet our pPal…Becca

Meet our pPal…Becca

Becca Pope, Publishing Manager, Education Consultant, pShop Co-ordinator Becca has officially been with WMG since 2012. One of her many roles is as education ambassador for the company, which involves going into schools and the local community delivering projects and encouraging children and adults alike to join the pFamily. Becca studied trombone at the Royal […]

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest 2017

Little Kids Rock, Rockfest 2017

Little Kids Rock invited Warwick Music Group to present and participate in the 2017 Rockfest for Modern Band in Fort Collins, Colorado from the 28th to the 31st of July. In total about 400 music educators and administrators attended the conference. David Wish, the LKR Founder, and his team have already achieved exceptional results since […]

June is ‘Make Music Month’ with Warwick Music

June is ‘Make Music Month’ with Warwick Music

The team behind the world’s first plastic trombone is on a mission: to get as many people as possible to pick up an instrument for the first time – and just play! This June, Warwick Music Group wants to encourage as many aspiring musicians as possible to dedicate June as Make Music Month. WMG have […]

Learn to play trombone for Make Music Month!

Learn to play trombone for Make Music Month!

We are on a mission: to get as many people as possible to pick up an instrument for the first time – and just play! It’s all part of “make music month” – to encourage all those who’ve yet to play music to give it a go. The first-time initiative, which is focused on June, is […]

New Partnership with St. Louis Music

New Partnership with St. Louis Music

Warwick Music Group is delighted to announce a new partnership with Missouri-based St. Louis Music, which will be distributing our complete range of award winning instruments in North America – pBone, pTrumpet and pBuzz. Mark Ragin, President and CEO of St. Louis Music commented, “We are excited to represent the full line for this range, designed […]

Mr pBone at Slide Factory 2017

Mr pBone at Slide Factory 2017

It is hard to believe that the team behind the New Trombone Collective has already completed its 6th international trombone festival, Slide Factory. A group of friends and colleagues who came from the inspirational trombone Dutch pedagogy, the members have gone on to become some of the finest players of their generation. Warwick Music Group has […]

Landmark Patent Ruling for pBone

Landmark Patent Ruling for pBone

Warwick Music Group has successfully fought off a patent invalidation in China in a landmark ruling. China’s State Intellectual Property Office has ruled in favour of the British company, Warwick Music Group, which faced competition from ‘look-alike’ rivals using its patented designs. The company has manufactured in China since 2010 and has achieved worldwide sales of […]

The world’s first all-plastic air guitar

The world’s first all-plastic air guitar

We are delighted to launch our latest innovative instrument: pAir, the world’s first all-plastic air guitar. The lightest air guitar on the market, pAir is in the mould of Warwick Music Group’s other plastic music instruments in being lightweight, affordable, and virtually indestructible. Aimed at anyone old enough to hold the guitar, pAir is set […]