The British Horn Society was set up in 1989, initially as part of the British Horn Trust, which had been founded by John Wates in 1981 "to promote music and education in music, with particular reference to the horn".
In 2002 the Society took over the work of the Trust and became a registered charity in its own right (UK registered charity no. 1090599).
The Horn Player
The Society publishes its own magazine, exclusive to members, three times a year. The Editor is Paul Kampen Email
BHS Music Library
We have a wide selection of pieces for various combinations of horns which BHS members may borrow free of charge - you just pay the postage (both ways). The full list is available here.
If you would like to borrow a work, please contact Peter Dyson Email
The Sue and Freddie Walding Bursary
The British Horn Society administers this fund, which was set up to help promising young horn players under the age of 18,
who are unable fully to develop their horn playing potential because of acute financial constraints. Grants will be given
to assist in the purchase of a horn. Applicants must be able to demonstrate actual financial hardship. The deadline for applications
is 30th April each year. All information supplied will be confidential to the trustees of the British Horn Society. Initial
enquiries should be sent to Jonathan Stoneman of the British Horn Society. Email
British Horn Society Hon. President
Barry Tuckwell, O.B.E.
British Horn Society Hon. Vice-President
Mrs Yvonne Brain
British Horn Society Chairman Emeritus
The Rev. John Wates
British Horn Society Executive Committee and Trustees
Robert Spivey (Hon. Treasurer) - Email
Sabrina Pullen (Hon. Secretary) - Email
Paul Kampen (Editor, The Horn Player) - Email
Luke Woodhead (Membership Secretary) - Email
Berkshire - Simon de Souza
Devon and the West Country - Colin Stiff
East Midlands - Robert Parker
Midlands - Peter Dyson
North West England - Barbara MacLaren
North Yorkshire - Christina Thomson-Jones
West Yorkshire - Stephen Wild
Scotland - Jacqueline Johnstone
Wales - Angus West
BHS Historian and Archivist
Tony Catterick - Email
British Horn Society Data Policy
The BHS and the Charities Aid Foundation on behalf of the BHS retain personal information
solely for the purpose of maintaining the BHS membership records. No information is passed to third parties.