About Us

SOUND THE TRUMPETS is an established music publishing company specialising in brass and woodwind ensemble music. The company was formed in 1997 and is run by two experienced former instrumental music teachers, Mike Walton and Barbara Densham.

Mike Walton

Mike Walton is an experienced performer and teacher. As a performer, he directs and plays in Sound The Trumpets trumpet quartet, Prince Bishops brass quintet and regularly writes or arranges music for these ensembles. He is also an accomplished orchestral trumpeter and soloist. For twenty years he was Head of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle - upon - Tyne.  He was also a lecturer and examiner at the University of Sunderland. Having taught children from year 4 to mature students at Diploma level he is therefore extremely knowledgeable about the musical needs of students at all levels.

Barbara Densham

Barbara Densham is an experienced woodwind teacher who has taught at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and other independent schools in the North East of England for over twenty years. During this time she has conducted Beginner and Junior Wind Bands as well as several woodwind ensembles of varying abilities. In addition to acting in an advisory capacity for all the woodwind music, Barbara is responsible for the administration, marketing and smooth running of the business. She takes great pride in her prompt attention to orders and is willing to help with any enquiry about Sound The Trumpets publications.

There are now almost 1,000 music titles in the SOUND THE TRUMPETS' catalogue. These pieces range from Beginner (pre Grade 1) through to Advanced, (Grade 8-post Grade 8) and are written for combinations of instruments from SOLOS to full WIND BAND.

Starter Packs Pre Grade 1 - Grade 1
Beginner Series Grade 2 - 3
Elementary Series Grade 3 - 5
Intermediate Series Grade 5 - 7
Advanced Series Grade 8 - Post Grade 8

If you feel you need help with choosing the most suitable material for your group we are always pleased to offer advice. 


We aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours. Please contact us if you have not received your order within 7 days.

All prices are correct at the time of going to press, however they may be subject to change without notice.

If for any reason our music, or our service, does not meet with your expectations,
please let us know and we will deal with the matter immediately.

Mobile: 07885 724 929
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1207 235 784 including evenings and weekends
E-mail: enquiries@soundthetrumpets.com

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