January 18, 2013
A new year brings new additions to Bach.
Introducing the new, versatile and expressive sound of two Bach Stradivarius trumpets. Upholding the legendary tradition of master craftsman and visionary Vincent Bach, both deliver an ingenious sound to the world-class line of Bach Stradivarius.
These new additions create a sound like no other. Innovations in bell and two-piece valve casing make these new models stand out. Jose Hernandez, world renowned trumpet player enthusiastically stated, “The Bach Stradivarius model LR19043B has made the Mariachi Sol De Mexico brass section sound like never before!! Classic in style, beautiful in sound, craftsmanship second to none!” These trumpets exude versatile expressive sound, open feel and quick response.
Design features include standard weight one-piece hand-hammered bronze bell, lightweight body, reversed leadpipe, two-piece valve construction, first slide finger ring, third slide reversed rod stop, Monel pistons, deluxe engraving and a deluxe wood shell case with cover. Available in lacquer finish (LR19043B) and silver plating (LR190S43B).
Recognizing Daellenbach's impact on the music world, presenters Dan Perantoni (Indiana University) and Robert Tucci (Bavarian Opera Orchestra) underscored a career that has taken the sound of brass to millions of listeners throughout the world.
The Oregon Crusaders, Oregon’s Major League Team in Marching Music, received the top marching brass honors at the Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class competition on Tuesday, August 7th in Michigan City, Indiana with a score of 19.40 in brass performance. With their 2012 program “Dreaming in Color,” Oregon Crusaders went on to the world class competition where they received 18th place for their brass performance.
Conn-Selmer was honored to be featured in an article in the August issue of Music Trades Magazine. The story focused on Conn-Selmer’s focus on US manufacturing and an alignment of new resources centered on its dealer partners.
Conn-Selmer is proud to announce the first recipient of the Artist Centerstage Lifetime Achievement Award, Wayne Jackson. Wayne received this honor during a presentation ceremony at the 2012 Conn-Selmer Institute on June 11th, via simulcast to the over 400 attendees. The Institute was held in Mishawaka, Indiana at the Bethel College.
The Canadian Brass was invited to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in June as part of the 2nd Annual Conn-Selmer Dealer Leadership Event. The closed hall performance was set on the center stage in the main concourse of the hall with over 100 representatives of Conn-Selmer’s top dealers from around the US and Canada present.
Conn-Selmer would like to congratulate the Blue Devils, Oregon Crusaders, Sacramento Mandarins, Spartans, Pioneer, 7th Regiment, and Blue Saints on the completion of their 2012 DCI Season. These corps have all chosen exclusively King System Blue and Ultimate Marching Brass instruments.
Conn-Selmer is excited to announce its hiring of Branislav Zivkovic as its new Vice President of Ludwig & Musser. Branislav comes to Conn-Selmer with over 16 years experience in sales, marketing, and brand management.
Conn-Selmer would like to congratulate the 15 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum Corps on their World Champion performance in the 2012 Drum Corps International World Class Championships.
Conn-Selmer Inc., in conjunction with master flutemakers Laura and Bickford Brannen, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Avanti Fund Scholarship program for 2012. Two sets of scholarships will be provided by the Avanti Fund, which was created by the Brannens who, along with Conn-Selmer engineers and flutemakers, developed the Avanti Flute line.