Welcome to the Blow & Believe Publications website.

Our Vision

Our vision is to fill the world with music.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide affordable music to musicians of all ages and abilities.

Blow & Believe Publications was founded in 1995 as an outlet for the compositional output of Andrew Mackereth. Andrew had been arranging music since his late teens but had very little success in attracting the interest of brass band publishers. It was a friend that admired one of his arrangements for young band that suggested that other bands might also be interested in buying graded music that would appeal to their less experienced musicians.

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All Things Bright and Floral

This song accompaniment was inspired by the forthcoming visit of the All Things_Page_1 All Things_Page_2Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) to Brighouse. In essence, it is an upbeat arrangement of All Things Bright and Beautiful with hints of the English Traditional: Floral Dance.

Early trials would seem to indicate it will be very popular with church, garden party and bandstand audiences with minimal rehearsal.

Pom, Pom, Pom

Trombone Concerto Revealed

From Monday 18th August, the score and parts for the latest compositional outpouring from Andrew will be available for sale.

Provisionally entitled, Concerto in Bb, the work is in three movements for trombone and concert band along the compositional lines of the iconic Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto.

Please email for further details.


BBP are pleased to announce that following customer feedback we have added an additional search facility that includes a listing for Solos. We hope that this will make the site a lot easier to navigate.

Trombone Rhapsody available for Concert Band

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 25th February 2013, the Rhapsody for Trombone: Song of Joy will be available for Concert Band. This is in direct response to requests from bands. It is hoped that this will enable the work to reach a wider audience. At £35 for a score and parts it also represents exceptional value for bands on a budget.



Blow and Believe Publications is delighted to announce that the renowned trombonist; Brett Baker will be recording a brand new work by Andrew Mackereth in the Spring of 2013. For his latest recording project, Brett is to be accompanied by the legendary Enfield Citadel Band under the baton of maestro, Bandmaster Jonathan Corry.

The new work is entitled; Song of Joy and is based on an old gospel song. Further details can be found here.


Solo Sensations

Our feature for the Autumn period is works for solo instruments and here are a few of the most popular:

Saints on the Slide – this jolly romp for trombone and small band is based on the gospel song: Oh When the Saints.

Great is Thy Faithfulness – this piece was written for Flugel Horn legend: Robert Foster and is based on the hymn of the same name.

Bonny at Morn – this melancholic number is based on a folk song from the North East of England and was written for Trevor Winch of the Felling band.

Swing Low – this tour de force for Bass Trombone or Tuba has been recorded by Douglas Yeo, Marco Beeldman and Les Neish. BBP has the exclusive rights to sell this arrangement.

In lighter vein…or Dance Like David?

A missionary was going in to the most remote section of Africa. He found a native that would take him upstream to a tribe of headhunters cut off from civilization.

In the distance they could hear drums. “What is that drumming?” he asked nervously. The native replied, “Drums okay, but if they stop it would be very bad”. The drums continued for 3 days as they got closer to the headhunters’ village. Then without warning the drums suddenly stopped. The forest fell eerily silent. With panic in his voice, the missionary calls out to the guide, “The drums have stopped! What happens now?”

The guide crouched down, covered his head with his hands and with despair in his voice, answered, “key change!!”.