*Price based on brass instruments worth £380 in total, in a G73 postcode area. Annual premium of £11.83. Prices are correct as at 23/09/19

Brass Insurance

Cover for your brass instruments from under £1.00 per month*

*Price based on brass instruments worth £380 in total, in a G73 postcode area. Annual premium of £11.83. Prices are correct as at 23/09/19

Key features

Whether you play the trumpet, trombone or French horn, we know that you’re going to want to keep your brass instrument looking as good as it sounds. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done when you’re on the move with your instrument. Thankfully, that's where we can help. We’re serious about providing protection for musicians, so whether you're a member of a brass band or you travel the world playing in an orchestra, our insurance can help keep you covered. Have a look at our policy features below and see what we can do for you. 

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Public Liability

Accidents can happen, especially if you’re a performing musician. That’s why we will protect you against third party damage or injury claims. 


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Instrument & Equipment Cover

Our cover goes beyond standard theft and accidental damage and includes vandalism, attempted theft and even fire damage in the UK and abroad (up to 30 days). Security requirements apply.

Equipment Hire

Making a claim with us and still need an instrument? It’s covered as part of our claims service, up to £2,000 of equipment hire available if you need it.

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In-Vehicle Cover

Keep your equipment safe when you're on the road. Our policy automatically includes in-vehicle cover and up to £300 in vehicle damage costs in the event of a theft. Storage and vehicle security requirements apply.

New for Old Cover

No value depreciation on your instrument and equipment when you use our approved claims service, which are all handled by our own claims team – so no outsourcing to a third party. Evidence of ownership needed if you make a claim.

Loss of Earnings

Loss of Earnings

Had an accident that's keeping you from performing? You shouldn't have to be out of pocket. We can offer up to £800 to cover the loss of your earnings.

Our optional extras

Music can take you anywhere, so why stay in one place? Our optional extras let you get out there and take your music wherever you go. Our Global Travel cover means that you can extend your cover worldwide and benefit from up to £300 to cover damage to your purpose-designed equipment case while you're travelling. Take a look at our optional extras below and get a quote from us today.

Global Travel

Global Travel

30 days travel cover not enough? If you’ve got a string of gigs lined up then you can extend your policy to include 365 days of global travel cover.


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Public Liability

£5m Public Liability

Option to increase your Public Liability cover up to £5million. You can also extend your insurance to include up to 4 additional band members.


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Extended Mechanical Breakdown

Mechanical Breakdown

It’s frustrating when your equipment breaks outside of its warranty. Our Mechanical Breakdown option can cover faulty kit that's up to 5 years old.

Frequent questions about brass instruments

Want to find out more about brass instruments? We've answered a few questions that you might have right here.

Which brass instruments are in an orchestra?

The brass section of an orchestra typically comprises of the trumpet, trombone, tuba and French horn. Brass instruments typically are the loudest instruments in the orchestra.

Which instruments are in the brass family?

The four major instruments of the brass family are: the tuba, trombone, trumpet and French horn. The brass instrument family also includes the bugle, cornet, keyed trumpet and even the didgeridoo! 

What's the difference between a trumpet and a cornet?

Both the trumpet and the cornet have three valves, and the same length of tubing (usually around four and a half feet). The main difference between a trumpet and a cornet is the shape of the bore. Trumpets have a cylindrical bore, whereas cornets have a conical bore which increases in size down the length of the tubing. The trumpet and the cornet are the smallest instruments in the brass family.

What are the parts of a trombone?

The trumpet is made of several different parts.

The mouthpiece is the small, cup-shaped attachment which you blow into to produce a sound. The bell is the large opening where the music that you play is released from. The tuning slides are found on the heel of the trombone and can be moved in and out to make tuning adjustments, while the valve slides are used to produce different tones.

Trombone parts – particularly the bell and the slides – can be easily damaged so it’s important to keep them properly maintained.

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