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.... continue reading.
One of the world’s most renowned trumpet sensations, Alison Balsom, has teamed up with pTrumpet, to encourage children to “pick up an instrument and play” – as part of a major new nation-wide music education initiative. The aim of the project is to encourage more youngsters to take up music. Alison will shortly embark on... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
pBone was in Rotterdam to proudly represent pBone as the sponsors of a large-scale education project and commissioned composition: Circus in Trombone Wonderland. (I loved the phrase that described our support: Powered by pBone!) In addition we were using the occasion to launch our new orange pBone: what better place than Holland to do this?... continue reading.
Warwick Music and pBone will be at Slidefactory 2013 in Rotterdam on the 29-31 of March. We will have a stand with lots of great trombone music, a mute and mouthpiece sale and a full display of pBones. pBone will also be featuring in a fantastic new Warwick Music commission by Peter Kleine Schaars. More... continue reading.
My name is Simon Hogg, I am Director of Music (Performance) at Warwick School in the UK. In a previous life I was a professional trombone player for 25 years. Six weeks ago I was speaking to a parent at a school concert. He told me about a fellow BA pilot who had become involved... continue reading.