Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell Esq, presented a certificate signed by the Queen and crystal rose bowl to Denis Wick last week at the Dorset factory where Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces are made. The citation, written on a scroll, was read out to the members of the workforce and guests by the Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Mrs Marilyn Porter MVO. The award was made in the category of International Trade in recognition of the achievement of Denis Wick Products in exporting their brass instrument accessories all over the world.
Denis Wick started making mutes and mouthpieces 46 years ago in 1968, and the company has grown over the years and now employs 22 people in their Hamworthy factory. The company’s products are well-known amongst brass players across the world and are recognised as being some of the best-designed and highest quality accessories on the market.
Denis Wick paid tribute to the dedicated and loyal workforce, addressing his remarks to the assembled staff, suppliers and guests:."This is all about what you have achieved. From the making of the mouthpieces and mutes, to putting the labels on the boxes and selling our products in worldwide markets, everyone has contributed so much to the success of the company. This award is all about you - such wonderful friends. I feel we are a very special company and this award shows that."
Stephen Wick spoke of his father: "His inspiration has been the driving force for the company - one which I have been honoured to carry one. The commitment to quality and innovation of everyone associated with Denis Wick Products has been the foundation of our success - led of course by a very special man."
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Denis Wick Products is pleased to be nominated for the MIA Awards in the category of Best Supplier (Medium). Please vote for us at http://www.miamusicawards.com/categories . Denis Wick Products has been recognised several times in recent years, including an award for its innovative packaging in 2009, The Musikmesse Award for Export Achievement in 2011, and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces are manufactured at its Dorset factory and are a long-established as one of the leading brands amongst British brass-players. The high quality of the products is universally recognised, as is the excellent service by our team in Poole, who ensure efficient distribution throughout the UK. Selling top class accessories is a vital part of any music retailer’s business. If you have received good service from us, please support us by voting at the MIA Awards website! Voting is now open and closes on 10th October.
Vibrass – the Answer to Lip Fatigue
Vibrass is designed to massage the lip muscles. It revives tired lips by increasing the blood flow, which helps disperse the waste products of muscle use, such as lactic acid. For any busy brass player who needs to be able practise or perform for many hours a day, this ingenious device will revive a tired embouchure and will extend playing time.
‘After using the device for a few weeks, I can confidently say that it lives up to its promises. The effect it has is phenomenal. I play trumpet, so spacing out my practice sessions and compensating for rehearsals and performances is half my life. Just using the Vibrass for two minutes before playing ensures you feel great when you play, and using it for ten minutes after playing rejuvenates your lips around 70% instantly, I'd estimate.’ Bryn Barker – trumpet
This beautifully engineered product for brass players is engineered in Austria and distributed in the UK by Denis Wick. It is supplied with different fittings to accommodate every kind of mouthpiece from a cornet to a tuba, so you can use own mouthpiece to reach exactly the right lip muscles ensuring maximum effectiveness. In addition it is supplied with batteries and a cloth bag.
The Vibrass works for every instrument, but is especially popular with trumpet players. Lead players, piccolo trumpet players and baroque trumpet players find it very useful for bring bruised lips back to life after intense performances. Many busy players, including leading artists such as Mike Lovatt and Mark Bennett recommend it.
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By Denis Wick
This classic book first published in 1971 has developed a worldwide reputation as one of the best of its kind. It has been published in several languages.
We are pleased to announce that the 2011 edition is now available exclusively from this website. It has been revised and updated extensively.
For your convenience it is available as a download.