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 […]

NAMM 2014 Workshop (Post Event)

NAMM 2014 Workshop (Post Event)

The NAMM Foundation in association with Conn-Selmer and pBone presented the “NAMM Trombone Circle Workshop”, delivered by pBone Director of Education, Chris Fower, at the NAMM2014 show in Anahiem, California this January. During the workshop Chris shared some of the interesting first-access and large group music instrumental education work that has been developing in the […]

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 […]

pBone in Argos..

pBone in Argos..

We are delighted to announce that you are now able to buy your pBone from Argos. We have always been keen to bring our products to a bigger market and we hope that this is only the start. Buy yours at www.argos.co.uk

The Great Big Trombone Band

The Great Big Trombone Band

We were very excited to be involved in The Music Show, the first music education show in Manchester. Not only were we there supporting our distributor Vincent Bach International on their stand but we were also hosting The Great Big Trombone Band. This was an initiative with Greater Manchester Music Hub to give 3 schools […]

Christmas Competitions

Christmas Competitions

We are delighted that we now have over 6500 likers on Facebook! Look out for our Christmas competitions that will be coming in December as you can win something really special!!! Like us now!

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 […]