We are pleased to announce that b# are to sponsor the Best Instrumentalist prizes at the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. The event being held on the 2nd April 2017 at the University of Salford is one of the world’s leading youth championships. b# is working closely with Brass Band England to promote healthy playing and to encourage players young and old to clean their instrument. With the recent serious illnesses and a sad death, it is becoming even more important to ensure regular cleaning. Through the history of brass, players have cleaned their instruments with washing up liquid, many of which contain salt. It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to understand that water plus salt results in possible corrosion, so it was vital that the b# cleaning kit was eco-friendly, highly effective and didn’t cause damage to any delicate finishes or components. The Virtuoso Cleaning Kit consists of an Instrument Soak that cleans the instrument from the inside out, removing the unpleasant biofilm from you instrument pipework, and clearing oils and greases leaving your instrument with a pleasant citrus scent and an easy next time clean anti-static coating. After the soak, you have a finishing Avocado Polish that gives your instrument that sort of Championship finish. b# have teamed up Helin of Germany to include a quality purpose-made brush and cloth pack to make the Virtuoso Brass Instrument Cleaning Kit the only product of its kind. To complete the range b# have also introduced a range of 100% Natural Oils and Greases. These products are non-petroleum, non-synthetic lubricants made from natural oils with added food grade fruit flavourings to enhance your playing experience. To date, the range has taken the banding world by storm, tried and tested by some of the movements leading manufacturers, players and bands. The b# brand and range are endorsed by Mark Wilkinson – Principal Cornet Fodens Band, Dr Brett Baker – Principal Trombone Black Dyke Band and the World famous Fodens Band and is available at most leading music retailers.