Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebration of 40 years in business for June Emerson Wind Music

 Good food and good company

Saturday 25th June marked the celebration of 40 years in business for June Emerson Wind Music. A select gathering of staff, ex-staff, friends, family and a few music business colleagues got together for an afternoon in the office, being shown round and meeting the current staff, followed by a really memorable evening party in a marquee in the field outside on our hilltop. It was wonderful to see people who had travelled such a long way, people who’d never visited before and so many old friends who used to work here.

  Rachel, Daniel and June Emerson

Mid-way through the evening, June made a short speech to thank everyone for coming, followed by a presentation to two members of staff for their many years of hard work and dedication - John Toll, for 30 years as our accountant, and Tracy Battensby, office manager, for her 25 years with the company.

  Party continued through the evening

The evening seemed to be over so quickly and was rounded off with a firework display. A really good time was had by all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Supplying Sheet Music for Wind Players for 40 years - June Emerson Wind Music's 40th Anniversary

2011 marks the 40th birthday of June Emerson Wind Music!

 June and Rachel Emerson with sheet music flying in the wind

Having spotted a gap in the market, June started the business with a working capital of £11.23 and no sheet music stock. It has grown gradually over the last 40 years and we now have what is probably the biggest stock of wind music anywhere with over 38,000 titles of music for wind instruments. Catering for everyone from beginners to professionals, we stock everything from exam syllabus repertoire to the obscure pieces that you wouldn't find anywhere else. Ordering from our suppliers at least three times a week and dealing with publishers big and small worldwide, this is probably the only place you'll find such an interesting and diverse selection all under one roof.

None of this would have been possible without a combination of incredibly loyal customers, wonderfully dedicated staff and, of course, the hard work and passion of June Emerson herself.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

New London Chamber Ensemble are to play Jonathan Cooper’s The Funambulist's Daring Feats

Music at Leasowes Bank Festival host the New London Chamber Ensemble with members of the Dante Quartet 
Saturday 30th July 2011 - 8.00pm

Renowned for its innovative programming and attention to musical detail, New London Chamber Ensemble is one of the UK’s leading wind ensembles. Its programmes range from works that form the core of the chamber music repertoire to newly commissioned contemporary pieces. This concert celebrates the music of Martin Butler and the group joins with members of the Dante Quartet to give the second performance of his ‘Rondes d’automne’ which the ensemble will be premiering at the Cheltenham International Music Festival earlier in July, juxtaposed with Spohr’s ‘Nonet in F major Op 31’. Martin was commissioned by Music at Leasowes Bank in 1991 to compose ‘Down Hollow Winds’ and tonight it will have its 20th anniversary performance. With music by Jonathan Cooper and Poulenc this concert is destined to be a fitting finale to the 2011 Festival.

Tickets: £12.00 (adult) £9.00 (under 18) - You can find details on booking tickets here.

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About Music at Leasowes Bank
Music at Leasowes Bank is one of England’s remotest music festivals. About ten miles to the south of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, between the dramatic rocky outcrops of the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd is Leasowes Bank Farm where, each summer, concerts covering a diverse range of music are held in a converted barn.

For more information on the fesitval visit