Belgian stars join the Alliance

Lode Violet and Tim De Maeseneer become the latest Ambassadors for Alliance mouthpieces

  The Belgian stars play with Brass Band Willebroek as well as holding leading teaching posts

Belgian musicians Lode Violet and Tim De Maeseneer are the latest high profile European based brass musicians to become Ambassadors for Alliance mouthpieces.

The British manufacturer of mouthpieces, bell covers and lubricants already has a line-up of stars endorsing their product range — from David Childs and Owen Farr to Richard Marshall and Les Neish.


Now the acclaimed tenor horn soloist Tim De Maeseneer, who is Professor of Saxhorn at the Leuven University College of Arts (LUCA) campus Lemmensinstituut, and Lode Violet who is a Professors of Saxhorn at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp have joined them

Both also perform with Belgian National Champion, Brass Band Willebroek, whilst the duo has an impressive list of recordings and artistic projects to their names.

Their musicality, enthusiasm and talent speak for themselves, and we are excited for their creative input in developing new mouthpieces and taking the Alliance family forwardAlliance mouthpieces

World class brand

Lode told 4BR: "Having played on the Alliance mouthpieces for a very long time, it's wonderful to be able to promote this world class brand as an artist."

In response, CEO of Alliance Brass, Stephen Wick, added: "It's fitting that a brand that initially found its roots creating a range of mouthpieces for Besson brass instruments should continue that relationship with two outstanding performers.

We are delighted to have Tim and Lode join the Alliance family."

He added: "Their musicality, enthusiasm and talent speak for themselves, and we are excited for their creative input in developing new mouthpieces and taking the Alliance family forward."

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Welsh Government announces multi million pound music investment

December 6 • The Welsh Government has announced an investment of £6.82m to support music and arts in a new school curriculum initiative.


New Heman lead

December 6 • Composer, performer and conductor Geert Jan Kroon takes the helm at Brassband Heman Zuidwolde.


4BR: Monday Quiz

December 6 • Just find the link to the one of the days of Christmas to get you hands on some great brass band CDs.


Morvern calls time on decade of excellence at Rainford

December 5 • Morvern Sinclair has decided to step down as principal cornet of Rainford Band after 10 years of acclaimed excellence.

Glossop Old Band - Besses o'th' Barn Band.

Sunday 5 December • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

VBS Poynton Brass Band - Christmas Concert

Sunday 5 December • Poynton Civic Centre SK12 1RB

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 5 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 10 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Prima Vocal Ensemble

Saturday 11 December • Selby Abbey. The Crescent. Selby. YO8 4PU YO8 4PU

Harlow Brass Band

December 6 • HBB have a vacancy for a Musical Director. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who reach a good standard. We are asked to play at a variety of events throughout the year and have our own Spring & Christmas concerts. We rehearse on Thursdays, 8-10pm.

Easingwold Town Band

December 5 • Vacancies for Principal Cornet and a Tutti Solo Cornet in our 4th-section registered band, as we look to retain our North of England 4th-section winners title in March 2022. Rehearsals Monday 7.30 - 9.15 p.m.

Avonbank (Evesham) Brass Band

December 5 • Our lively Second Section Band requires an Eb and/or Bb bass player for the Regionals and a front or back row cornet player.. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7.30pm plus other rehearsals in the lead up to competition which takes place on Feb 26th 2022.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd