Taking their marks, ready for the Music Mark conference, being staged this year in Daventry, are members of the Black Cat Music team.

The Music Mark conference - "Progression in Music Education; Further Still, Yet Further” – coincides with St Cecilia's Day and takes place on 21 and 22 November at Staverton Park, Daventry in Northamptonshire. Attendees will hear from some of the country's leading music educators, schools leaders and music industry specialists. “The Music Mark Annual Conference 2014 is a two-day event which offers a forum to debate, share expertise and exchange ideas for developing the national picture of music education for children and young people”, advise the event organisers.

St Cecilia, the patron saint of music is celebrated on November 22nd and Black Cat Music’s marketing manager, Alice Dagger revealed that Cecilia is one of her middle names. Alice, who plays the piano, saxophone and enjoys singing said, “I reckon that this may be a reason I have always had a leaning towards music.” And Alice is not alone in her passion for music, several other members of staff play in bands or sing in choirs too.

Apart from celebrating St Cecilia’s day, the Black Cat Music team will also be presenting a comprehensive range of of high quality performance equipment including ergonomic orchestra chairs, stage systems, music stands, stand lights and instrument and music storage systems. Black Cat Music is the central distributor in Europe and Russia for Wenger Corporation. Wenger is world-renowned for the quality and durability of its music equipment, and all Wenger products carry a minimum 5-year warranty.