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Tredegar’s growing partnership with Bandmaster Ltd was given a high profile showcase in Birmingham on Friday evening, when the band was presented with a unique set of bespoke Wallace Collection cornet mutes in striking band colours.
The presentation was made at their prestigious concert at the Sir Adrian Boult Hall, where the band also celebrated it’s growing musical connection with the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.
Bandmaster Ltd is the sole distributor in Wales of the state of the art mutes, which are made by award winning instrument designer Iain Muirhead.
Tredegar has agreed to perform exclusively in future on the complete Wallace Collection range of mutes and the ground breaking partnership has seen Iain and Bandmaster celebrate the partnership with the production of a unique range of cornet mutes which come in the band’s famous burgundy jacket colours.
Matthew Ruel of Bandmaster Ltd is delighted by the further strengthening of the partnership ties with the current All England Masters champion.
“We believe Tredegar provides Bandmaster and Wallace Mutes with a world class shop window for a world class product. To have a band of this stature to exclusively use the mutes shows just how good they are. The decision to produce them in their band colours also shows off the mutes in a unique way too.”
MD Ian Porthouse believes the partnership will be of huge benefit to his band too. “The amount of time and thought that has gone into the design of the mutes is remarkable. The quality is second to none and the flexibility it gives to the band in terms of a new colour palette to work with is superb. It’s a real boost to be able to showcase such a great product, especially in our famous colours.”
And the final word of just how good they are went to principal cornet Dewi Griffiths. “To have the whole of the cornet section kitted out in such a way is a huge benefit to us. It gives us a real extra edge in terms of quality. We know they look brilliant and now we know we can show that they sound brilliant too.”
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