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 […]

Bone Idol 2015

Bone Idol 2015

Here at pBone, we’re very excited to launch this year’s Bone Idol campaign, celebrating the people who inspire your passion for music. We want to hear who your musical idol is, and why they’ve been so influential to you. The winning entry will win a free pBone workshop for a class in their school, where […]

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 […]

International Trombone Week 2015!

International Trombone Week 2015!

Grab your pBone and celebrate International Trombone Week 2015! International Trombone Week is fast approaching. Across the week of 12th-19th April 2015, trombonists everywhere are encouraged to grab their trombone (or pBone!) and join in the celebrations across the world. International Trombone Week, organised by the International Trombone Association, celebrates players of all ages and […]

Music Expo 2015

Music Expo 2015

Don’t miss this year’s Music Education Expo  taking place on Thursday 12th to Friday 13th March, 2015 at the Barbican, London. pBone will be making a guest appearance on the stand of music retailers; Normans. We had a lot of fun last year at Music Expo, it was great to meet friends and past colleagues […]

NAMM 2015

NAMM 2015

Both the pTrumpet and pBone Circle events were very well attended at NAMM this year. Over 40 people participated in each event, all enjoying the chance to play on a pInstrument and engage in a session of informal brass learning. This year Chris Fower, Director of Education at Warwick Music Group, developed the session from […]

#pLayin30days challenge – update!

#pLayin30days challenge – update!

At the beginning of the month, and beginning of the year, my colleague and I decided to accept the #pLayin30days challenge. We both wanted to start the New Year in a different way and to leave the old clichéd resolutions in 2014 – what could be a better way to start the year than by […]

pBone has revolutionised our music lessons!

pBone has revolutionised our music lessons!

“pBone has revolutionised our music lessons – opening up a whole new genre of music to the children. An instrument that was traditionally very delicate – is now available to children of all ages and all abilities. This is such an important fact. Music is an integral part of the curriculum in our special needs […]

The #pLayin30days Challenge

The #pLayin30days Challenge

2015 is just around the corner and sooner then you realise you will be asked numerous times “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” You might already have some ideas like giving up chocolate, committing to more exercise, spending more time with the family or even something a bit more obscure like breaking some sort of record. […]

Just Slidin’ About

Just Slidin’ About

The Slidin’ About Trombone Quartet is an experienced brass chamber music ensemble based in the UK. The quartet, which has recently renewed its pBone ambassador programme, comprises of four talented trombonists. They met at the Royal Northern College of Music and since forming in 2010, have added many valuable assets to the world of music […]

Mr pBone is back with a boom

Mr pBone is back with a boom

Many of you will know Mr. pBone for his ingenious idea to attach a GoPro camera to the bell of his pBone, responsible for making some of the most intriguing photos we’ve seen so far. However, just as interesting as his captivating photos is the invaluable projects he has been involved in. He has for […]

Glissando goes global

Glissando goes global

For all you keen trombonists who can never find the right material at the right time there is no longer a need to panic. Glissando magazine – not glissando, the rapid glide from one pitch to another – has announced that forthcoming magazines will also be available as an iPhone app and also available for […]

Music for Youth

Music for Youth

Music for Youth (MFY) is a national music education charity which allows young, aspiring musicians across the UK, free access to performance and audience opportunities. Last month MFY held its national festival in Birmingham Symphony Hall and it was great to see pBone alongside its sister instrument – pTrumpet – for the first time. The […]

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 […]

pBone Learn to Play Day

pBone Learn to Play Day

pBone are participating in this years Learn To Play Day in the UK. We are going to be sending professional trombone teachers to three music shops on Saturday 12th April, where they will be offering you the chance to participate in a free trombone workshop – no matter what your level of expertise – even […]

Music Expo 2014

Music Expo 2014

pBone was in residence at Music Expo 2014 at the Barbican recently as guests on the Normans stand.It was great to meet our friends and past colleagues in the UK music education world and hear about pBones success. Equally exciting were meetings with hub leaders and teachers about to implement or trial pBone in their […]