PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION RNCM Saxophone Day 2017 On Sunday 5th November the Royal Northern College of Music will host it’s annual Saxophone Day. Open to the public to players of all ages and abilities, the day will consist of live performances, workshops, and the chance to see some of the world’s greatest players such as John Helliwell (Supertramp), Simon Willescroft (Duran Duran), Krzysztof Urbanski and the world-acclaimed Timothy McAllister. On the day an extensive exhibition will be present, including instruments from the Odyssey Symphonique Brasswind range. Franck Bichon, President of BG France will be exhibiting his extensive range of high-quality accessories and instrument care packs, including his exceptional handmade ligatures. World-renowned P. Mauriat professional saxophones will also be on display. The craftsmanship that goes into each instrument by P. Mauriat is second to none, due to the extensive hand-hammering process and each tone hole is drawn from the saxophone one by one to ensure the precision and consistency required for excellent response and intonation. Odyssey designer and Master Craftsman Peter Pollard will be on hand to demonstrate and go through the features of these superb instruments. ENDS Odyssey Brasswind is distributed worldwide by JHS & Co. Ltd. P. Mauriat and BG France are distributed in UK and ROI by JHS & Co. Ltd.

About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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