75-77 Derby Road
Nottingham NG1 5BA
0115 941 0543
75-77 Derby Road
Nottingham NG1 5BA
0115 941 0543
We are proud to be one of the first official stockists of the world-renowned Schilke trumpets outside London.
'For nearly 60 years, Schilke Music Products has defined a generation of professional brass playing in performance and recording. Distinguished by their outstanding intonation, response, and projection, the Schilke Company is generally acknowledged for producing the finest built brass instruments and mouthpieces of their kind in the world.'
Why not pop in and try one?
A perfect match between richness of tone & ease of response!
Henri SELMER Paris unveils their new ‘Axos’ Alto Saxophone, in their SeleS brand of instruments.
This exciting new addition to the SELMER Paris range is made in their factory located in Mantes-la-Ville, France, the same factory as all other models since 1922. Together with all of their top-of-the-range instruments, this model continues the tradition of craftsmanship and also integrates new industrial techniques.
Aiming to make quality instruments available to a greater number of musicians, the Axos provides playing comfort with its specially adapted key work as well as great mechanical reliability.
This new saxophone brings with it the heritage of over a century of history and technical knowledge from Henri SELMER Paris, arguably the world leader in saxophone design and production.
Buffet have made huge inroads over the past few years with their Prestige Bass Clarinets. Buffet's 'back to the drawing board' approach has produced an instrument that has made it one of the best selling professional basses. It is ergonomically very easy & responsive to play due to the fact that the keywork falls under the fingers & is set-up in such a way it is light & positive to the touch.
The sound is full & even throughout the range, particularly noticably in the high registers when so often the sound may 'thin'.
The Prestige Bass comes complete with mouthpiece & case with backpack straps.
Welcome to Windblowers, the Midland's premier wind instrument centre.
We offer the largest selection of sheet music and wind instruments in the Midlands. Our comprehensive selection of new and used instruments and our large range of instrument accessories means we always have everything you need for saxophones, clarinets, flutes, trumpets and trombones plus many other musical instruments from the world's leading manufacturers available and in stock.
All our staff are friendly, highly experienced and knowledgeable plus we have our own fully qualified instrument maker and repairer who offers specialist attention to your instrument.
Windblowers are proud to be the UK agent for Bernd Moosmann bassoons and also suppliers to local authorities, music societies and various educational establishments.
Introducing the pBone Trombones - the worlds first plastic trombone!
The revolutionary pBone has brought an intriguing twist to the traditional trombone. With its plastic construction, the pBone has taken the trombone market by storm! It is fun, light weight, affordable, but most of all, it sounds amazing! It offers a uniquely informal and accessible introduction to trombone playing.
Teachers are finding more and more creative uses for the pBone including primary and prep school starter clubs, using pBone as a home practice instrument, leaving their "Brass" trombone at school, or even playing it themselves in lessons leaving their brass one at home!
Plastic Trombone Specifications
Many players experience the difference changing their mouthpiece can make, especially to the overall response, tuning & sound of their instrument. Honing ones individual tone however is not necessarily the sole preserve of the mouthpiece. The influence of the barrel is crucial & should not be underestimated. Windblowers are therefore delighted to introduce the Backun range of handmade barrels.
Originally a small woodwind instrument repair workshop in Canada, Morrie Backun’s venture into barrel making grew from an enquiry from Principal Clarinettist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Wes Foster (retired) who had an antique clarinet in need of a barrel. Not only did Morrie Backun make him a new custom barrel, he designed it in such a way that it improved the tone and response of the clarinet. Word spread, and soon Wes’ colleagues started asking for barrels of their own.
In 2004, Backun welcomed Ricardo Morales to the family. From the beginning, Ricardo had demanding standards that helped push Backun’s designs to yet another level. With this in mind, Morrie and Ricardo began collaborating on a line of products that is now known as MoBa, or Morales/Backun. The MoBa Barrel was the first product to reach production & made their debut at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2005 in Tama, Japan.
2010 saw the introduction of the Protégé Barrels. Specifically designed and crafted for aspiring artists, the Protégé line optimizes student and intermediate clarinets through an advanced design and the highest quality woods. After all, players of all skill levels should be able to benefit from the knowledge and experience collated by Backun over the past ten years.
Currently 3 models are now available, the MoBa, Protégé and Fatboy all offering a different response & sound. The choice of exotic wood not only influences the clarinet tonally but will offer a striking visual appearance too!
Windblowers will be open as follows over Easter:
Good Friday (April 3rd) OPEN as normal
Easter Saturday (April 4th) OPEN as normal
Easter Sunday (April 5th) CLOSED
Easter Monday (April 6th) CLOSED
Tuesday 7th April OPEN as normal
Any online orders received while we are closed will be processed on or return.
We are proud to announce that Windblowers is a registered participant of the Art Councils Take it away scheme. Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly installments, completely interest free.
The scheme has been extended to allow anyone to purchase an instrument for someone aged under 18. Please enquire for more details.
Read more about Take it away. Terms and conditions apply.
Students can now save money when buying an instrument with Windblowers. There is a scheme called the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme which allows students to buy instruments without having to pay United Kingdom V.A.T. (20 %). This means that when buying an instrument for £1500 you could save £250 on the purchase price.
Read more about the AIPS scheme and see whether you are eligible. Terms and conditions apply.
We are proud to announce that our new sheet music website is now 'live'.
You can browse through over 160,000 titles and order via our seperate online payment system.
Please click the 'music' tab at the top of the page and you will be automatically re-directed to www.windblowersmusic.com where you can access everything sheet music related!
Please let us know what you think of the new site by filling in a feedback form on the web site.
If so we may consider making you an offer!
Currently we are particularly interested in Bassoons but we would consider any woodwind or brass instruments you may have.
Please call us on 0115 941 0543 with the make and model - you never know, IT COULD BE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK!
We have marked all of our Goodmusic Orchestral and String Orchestra sets that are currently in stock down to HALF PRICE!!! Please contact us if you would like a list of titles.
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