Trombone player James Lebens performs all over the world. He was a soloist in Paris for the 2012 International Trombone Festival and in the last year has performed in Brazil and Mexico as well as Canada and the U.S.A. Recently he has been in Zagreb to record with Simply Brass, an excellent Croatian Brass Quintet, at the Croatian National Opera. James has been spreading the word about Denis Wick mouthpieces, and Alan Bosnjak, the trombone player with Simply Brass, now uses a Denis Wick Heritage 4AL mouthpiece. Alan commentedRead more...
Denis Wick Products is supporting MusicFest Canada again this year. This huge event, one of the largest of its kind in North America, is taking place in Toronto this year at the University of Toronto. The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, which is the honour band consisting of specially chosen students from the visiting bands, will be performing at the MacMillian Theatre at the U of T Music Faculty on Friday May 17th at 20.30. The week also includes many clinics and talks as well as performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Nexus and the Swingle Singers.
Denis Wick is now distributed in Canada by Yamaha and, together with St.John’s Music of Toronto, they have organised a great display of Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces. The display is popular with both students and band directors who are able to see the latest products such as the American Classics trumpet mouthpieces, the latest Travel Mutes and the new Paxman/DW horn mouthpieces.
Pictured in the photograph above are Steve Butterworth and Geoff Houghton of Yamaha Canada, Andy Coffin, manager of St.John’s Music, Toronto and Stephen Wick of Denis Wick Products together with member of the St.John’s staff.
|Stephen Wick is seen here after a coaching session with the low brass section of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra. These talented players who have been specially selected for the band from all over Canada, will be performing with the DWCWO at the Music Faculty of the U of T on Saturday night, the 18th May. This will be the final concert of this year's MusicFest Canada, which has involved over 10,000 performers. Denis Wick is very proud to be one of the principal sponsors of this event.|
Denis Wick Products is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013. The announcement was made on the Queen’s birthday, the 21st April. The award was made for the company’s achievements in the export market. Over 80% of the company’s production is sold overseas and there is hardly a band or orchestra anywhere in the world that does not use a one of Denis Wick’s products.
This accolade is one of Britain’s most coveted business awards, and offers recognition for some of the UK’s most successful companies, both large and small. It is a reflection of the success that Denis Wick Products has achieved all over the world with its best-selling accessories for brass instruments.
The Denis Wick factory in Poole, Dorset, produces the finest mutes and mouthpieces on the market. The company has grown in recent years, moving into bigger premises and taking on new staff. As well as investing in the latest CNC equipment for mouthpiece production and in other high-tech machinery Denis Wick Products has also taken on trainees to learn the traditional craft-based skills, thus ensuring that these specialist skills are passed on to a new generation of highly trained workers. The company also runs an apprenticeship scheme to help students to develop a wide range of metal working skills and to acquire nationally recognised qualifications.
Denis Wick started producing mutes and mouthpieces in 1968, and this award is a fitting tribute to the success that he has achieved with the company. The company has now sold millions of mutes and mouthpieces and continues to refine its designs and bring out innovative new products. Recent successes have included the best-selling Ultra mouthpiece range, the new American Classic trumpet mouthpieces and the ground-breaking travel mute series.
It’s not every day that the musical instrument industry comes together, but when they do it is in great fashion. More than 1,500 exhibitors and 75,000 trade visitors come to Frankfurt am Main each year for Musikmesse, the largest trade fair for musical instruments and music making equipment. This includes an array of musical instruments (including all the latest brass instruments and accessories), sheet music and all the other things that musicians need. This year’s event will take place from 10th -13th of April and will include the latest products and innovations the sector has to offer.
Denis Wick will be exhibiting in Hall 4.1 at, stand number D34, where you can see our latest products including our American Classics trumpet mouthpieces and new additions to Ultra range as well as our new travel mutes. Don’t forget to check out our latest mouthpiece pouches including new designs for a three tuba mouthpiece pouch. Also new is our brand new wireless clip-on transmitter, a brilliant device which will pick up your sound and transmit it to a tuner. You can check your tuning even when the rest of the band is playing! Very handy for players who want to check that they are perfectly in tune at all times.
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