Meet our pPal…Katie

Meet our pPal…Katie

Katie Ruigrok, Bookkeeping and Administration Katie started with Warwick Music Group in February 2018 is really looking forward to supporting the WMG team and our wonderful customers. Katie has a degree in Politics and Sociology from Aston University (where she met her husband and the father of their 3 children). Most recently, she has worked […]

Meet our pPal…Jonty

Meet our pPal…Jonty

Jonty Hines, Key Account Manager Jonty is one of our newest recruits – welcome on board, Jonty! He will be handling a lot of our sales activity so be sure to say hello if you come across him… Jonty previously worked at Normans Musical Instruments for over 14 years, and has first-hand experience dealing with […]

The NAMM Show 2018

The NAMM Show 2018

Held in sunny Anaheim, California every January, The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show offers the latest products from more than 7,000 brands, cutting edge industry education across hundreds of sessions, as well as special events, and concerts from our $17 billion global industry. Warwick Music Group (“WMG”) has been attending the show since […]

Meet our pPal…Kate

Meet our pPal…Kate

Kate Greenall, Social Media Manager Kate has been part of the WMG team since 2010 and is the friendly face behind all our social media accounts, so be sure to say hi! Kate began playing the clarinet aged six and went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. When not […]

Meet our pPal…Keith

Meet our pPal…Keith

Keith Dye, U.S. Educational Consultant Keith has been part of the team for 13 months, and is a trombonist based in Texas who was a public school band director for 20 years. In that time Keith has directed many bands as well as being a professor of music education and administrator at Texas Tech University […]

Meet our pPal…Phil

Meet our pPal…Phil

Phil Doyle, Financial Controller Phil began working at Warwick Music in April 2014. He has worked in finance for 27 years, and during this time has worked in a broad spectrum of industries – however the manufacturing of plastic instruments has to be one of the more unusual things he has accounted for… Phil looks […]

Meet our pPal…Santa

Meet our pPal…Santa

Santa Claus, Delivery Facilitator Santa is one of our honorary seasonal staff – we only work with him once a year but it’s safe to say he works harder than the rest of the team put together. He manages to cram worldwide deliveries into the space of one night, with the help of his speedy […]

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

Innovative Technology Partnership (antimicrobial technology)

WMG have renewed and extended the partnership with BioCote Ltd, a world leader in antimicrobial technology, for a further three years. The partnership dates from September 2014, when, with Coventry-based BioCote, WMG launched pTrumpet as not only the world’s first all-plastic trumpet, but the first trumpet with antimicrobial protection. BioCote’s silver ion additives, which are […]

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…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 […]