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A huge top quality range of instruments has given Willson a world class reputation in 2011.

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The Willson range of artists has developed this year, with more players choosing to profile their skills on a world class Willson instrument.

Musical sense

Skilled craftsmanship and intuition, a sure musical sense and an understanding for musicians' wishes continue to make Willson products highly desirable, with a reputation in musical circles of many years standing.

Top players

The cornet range continues to be the instrument of choice for Philip Cobb, James Fountain, Iain Culross and Chloe Abbott.

Developments continue with the new Euphonium models and artist developments are expected in the New Year. Established artists such as Robin Taylor and Charley Brighton continue to endorse their Willson Euphoniums.

Developments continue with the new Euphonium models and artist developments are expected in the New YearWillson instruments

International

Internationally the Willson horn is the chosen brand for the Canadian Staff Band and the Willson Tubas the chosen brand for the Amsterdam Staff Band.

Happy Christmas

To our Willson artists, all Willson instrumentalists, all 4BR readers, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Be part of the new generation of players who are discovering the beauty and quality of the Willson instruments. Always described as of a superb manufacture and build, check out Willson at Rosehill Instruments and Trevada Music.

More information:

See the Willson website for the latest developments and instrument refinements: http:/­/­www.willson.ch/­index_e.html

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Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author