BBICO’s founder, Alun Hughes, has been visiting the developing world for over 30 years, representing various Musical Instrument brands.
10 years ago he formed BBICO (The British Band Instrument Company), an organisation originally focused on the supply of military and marching bands in the Middle East and Africa.
His extensive list of contacts and knowledge of the areas involved has allowed BBICO to expand into helping manufacturers grow their business, not just in the world of marching bands but through musical instrument distribution and retail also.
Over the past 10 years, BBICO has expanded both into new countries and into the distribution of musical instruments and accessories. The company uses its knowledge, expertise and reputation in the developing world to act as a sales and marketing agent for numerous brands, while continuing to supply government tenders and the world’s finest marching bands.
How can we help?
Representing a wide range of top quality brands, BBICO can provide you with all your marching band instruments and accessories. BBICO has regularly carried out orders and tenders for governments in the Middle East and Africa. We have the scale and expertise to supply whole military and marching bands, with a vast selection of products to choose from to suit your individual needs.
BBICO can also supply marching band instruments and accessories to local distributors around the world. We are able to source the products and organise the delivery in a single shipment. Whatever you require, simply contact us now for a quotation.
BBICO also provides bespoke marching and military band equipment. Whether you need customised drums, a new marching band uniform or custom engravings on musical instruments, we can arrange any personalised products to perfect your band’s image.
No matter how big or small your order is please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will respond to your request as soon as we can.
Meet the Team
Our team is always here to help.
At BBICO since? I’ve been here at BBICO since the day it started in 2006
Favourite musical genre(s)? I really like all sorts of music particularly jazz and anything a bit funky
Preferred instrument? It has to be Saxophone. I developed a passion when I was studying as a child
Favourite country visited? Too many to mention. USA would be about at the top of the list but so would Oman and Hong Kong and possibly Wales
At BBICO since? 2014
Favourite musical genre(s)? I’d like to say everything but I’ll be specific….. Indie Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul
Preferred instrument? Cello/ Guitar
Favourite country visited? South Korea
At BBICO since? July 2012
Favourite musical genre(s)? Pop music, Jazz
Preferred instrument? Piano
Favourite country visited? The Caribbean and UAE
At BBICO since? September 2019
Favourite musical genre(s)? Early 20th Century Classical, Jazz, and I suppose Jazz-influenced Classical too?!
Preferred instrument? Clarinet
Favourite country visited? Japan or Bolivia
At BBICO since? October 2010 – we’ve missed the 10th Anniversary party!
Favourite musical genre(s)? Classical Music
Preferred instrument As a former violinist I guess that ought to be my favourite although the human voice comes close these days
Favourite country visited? Argentina, particularly Patagonia
At BBICO since? October 2010
Favourite musical genre(s)? Classical Music – Ambient Music
Preferred instrument? Bassoon
Favourite country visited? Baltics