The C.G. Conn company recently joined forces with the Selmer Company to form Conn-Selmer, Inc. This new company boasts the leading market share in a vast majority of band and orchestral instrument categories. The company continues to develop new and improved instruments helping students and professional musicians alike achieve their dreams and aspirations. Highly committed to music education, Conn-Selmer leads industry in it's support of school music programs with offerings such as company sponsored educational clinics. The company is also very dedicated to aiding the professional development of band and orchestra directors. An expanded Conn- Selmer University brings directors and future directors from all over the country into Elkhart for educational workshops as well as product and leadership training. Conn-Selmer is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.
Buffet Crampon USA is pleased to support the National Trumpet Competition. Since 1992, this organization continues to provide the nation’s artists of tomorrow with opportunities to attend performances, masterclasses, and clinics by the best trumpet players and musicians in the industry as well as providing a friendly competition between the most talented students – A greatly needed asset for young musicians and the trumpet community!
B&S stands for Blechblas und Signalinstrumenten, which translates to Brass and Signal Instruments, indicative of the origin over 250 years ago of this historic brand. With over 7 generations of craftsmen to its name, all components of B&S trumpets are manufactured 100% in Markneukirchen, Germany. A world leader in the trumpet community, the B&S range of trumpets encompasses options for the varying styles of trumpet players worldwide. By fulfilling the highest artistic demands, B&S instruments have found their way into the most famous orchestras and music programs in the world, utilizing artist input into the production process. As a result of these close artist relationships, B&S trumpets reach an optimum level of response and intonation, coupled together with a complete, full, and resonant sound.
Buffet Crampon USA is the North American distributor of Buffet Crampon, Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois, Hans Hoyer, Julius Keilwerth, Melton Meinl Weston, J. Scherzer, and W. Schreiber musical instruments. For more information on Buffet Crampon USA and its nine brands, please visit experience.buffetcrampon.com.
Blackburn Trumpets are handmade and custom built by master craftsman Clifford K. Blackburn. They are the result of years of work to achieve instruments of outstanding quality in sound, projection, intonation and craftsmanship. These trumpets are the results of the combined efforts of noted acoustician, William T. Cardwell and Cliff. Together they combine the rich depth of tone of the finest vintage instruments and the excellent intonation achieved by using state of the art acoustical science. Blackburn Trumpets is owned and operated by Cliff and his family.
Cliff has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Tennessee Tech University, a Master's Degree in Performance from the University of Louisville, eight years experience as a teacher, forty-three years experience as a repairman, designer and builder of leadpipes and trumpets, and fifteen years as a member of the Louisville Orchestra. With these experiences to draw upon, we feel uniquely qualified to help trumpet players achieve their goals as musicians.
1593 Highway 30 West
Decatur, TN 37322, USA
Bugles Media Group is an American owned multimedia production firm, founded and operated by professional musicians. We firmly believe that, because the music industry is evolving, so must the musicians.
We believe that in order to continue producing perspective-changing work, the music industry must break free of deterrents and become an industry of self-determination and high individual standards.
As our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of mainstream product and market hits, the demand curve now has less of a need to lump consumers into one-size-fits-all containers. Our core efforts revolve around empowering people who create high-quality work to take their creations to the next level. Artists see their work as an asset – we firmly believe that it should be treated as such. They should be in control of their work. The spread of new media outlets opens up opportunities for artists or businesses to promote their wares in new ways at minimal expense, therefore making it possible to find a niche for their work.
Bugles Media is run by James Anthony Moore, Matthew Anklan, and Eric Siereveld and is proud to be the Junior Division sponsor at NTC. You can learn more about their work on www.buglesmedia.com.
From the top of the line Custom Series Bb and C Trumpets to our entry level student line, all Getzen Trumpets are built with the same skill and dedication to quality. You will find the same high standards on a trumpet intended for an orchestra as you will for a trumpet bound for a child's first recital.
All Getzen trumpets feature hand spun bells made from the finest materials availible. Whether its the one piece, hand hammered bell of the Custom Series and Artist Model lines, or the seamless bells on the 300/400 Series Trumpets, the quality of the bell shines through in the sound of each trumpet.
The heart and soul of every Getzen Trumpet is the valve section and the same legendary Getzen valve action can be found on all of our trumpets. That is in no small part thanks to our hand-lapped, nickel silver pistons, argueably the fastest and most durable pistons on the market today.
Finally, every Getzen Trumpet is hand mounted and assembled by our staff of highly trained craftsmen and women. The same care is put into every trumpet that goes through the factory. Whether the trumpet was built in the ProShop or in general production, you can rest assured that it was made by some of the most skilled hands in the industry. For more information go to: http://www.getzen.com/trumpet/.
Hickey's Music Center, founded in 1892, is located in Ithaca, New York amongst the Finger Lakes. We are a full line music service specializing in the print music of all publishers, band, orchestral & popular instruments, accessories for all instruments, high quality instrument repairs, music software and equipment, and most important, friendly service to you, our customer.
We have available to us a virtually unlimited resource of music, instruments and accessories, and keep in stock over 50,000 items for immediate shipment. We routinely stock music most other stores have to special order, and our full line of performance products services the needs of the educational and professional communities both locally and worldwide. We are a regional resource for musical instruments as well, with professional, intermediate and beginner level models from some of the world's top manufacturers. We have regular customers in all 50 states, and many countries around the globe. We would like to make you our next "regular" customer. For more information check out our website at: www.hickeys.com.
In an effort to help insure the long term development and educational goals of The National Trumpet Competition, Jupiter Band Instruments is pleased to establish a special endowment fund. This fund will help develop capitol improvements to the NTC web site, prize infrastructure and insure the bright future of NTC’s young artists. Jupiter Band Instruments and NTC both highly value a long term, continuing education program for young artists and their professional development.
Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc. is the US distributor of Jupiter woodwinds and brass, Mapex concert and marching drums, Majestic marching and concert percussion, and Altus handmade flutes. Jupiter has a strong commitment to music education, and sponsors educational clinics and concerts across the country with prominent artists like the Boston Brass, Harry Waters, Pat Sheridan, Sam Pilafian and Dr. Stan Michalski. For more information, please contact:
12020 Eastgate Blvd
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
or visit www.jupitermusic.com.
Maestro Classics™ began in 2004 in Washington, DC as Magic Maestro Music™. The outgrowth of over a decade of sold-out concerts for young people and their parents at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Chamber Symphony, music director Stephen Simon and executive director Bonnie Ward Simon turned their efforts to sharing their gifts with a wider audience. Experience had convinced them that if you educated as you entertained, were sophisticated enough to interest parents as well as children, and offered only the finest musical performances, all children could appreciate symphonic music.
Together the Simons created their signature format, alternating music with talking, explanations with musical adventures. The title track is always a work for narrator and orchestra, where the music is just as important as the story. This is followed by background information about the life and times of the work and/or the composer. Then a new musical genre is introduced, taking a theme from the title track and transforming it into jazz, folk, Dixieland, heavy metal, or other style. This is followed by the conductor talking about what to listen for in the music with musical examples. You are then invited to listen again, sometimes with the narration, sometimes without, and people are always astounded at how much more they hear with their new “educated” ears. Finally, each CD ends with a play-along, sing-along, or dance-along track, because participating in the music-making is always fun.
The inclusion of the 24-page program booklet that accompanies every CD includes biographies, interesting information on a variety of related subjects, both musical and non-musical, and is illustrated by a noted artist or children’s book illustrator whose work reflects the spirit of the music. More information can be found on: www.maestroclassics.com.
David L. Maller, a professional trumpet player, conductor and music teacher, started Maller Brass Instruments (also known as Maller Baroque Brass Instruments) in 2000. David first studied making instruments under the tutelage of the late Ronald K. Collier. He served as Ron's apprentice until his passing in 1999.
David has had a long time passion for manufacturing and performing on historical and modern instruments. He is very dedicated to keeping the Collier legacy alive. Now David is one of the few Baroque Brass Instrument designers/makers in the world.
At Maller Brass Instruments, we are focused on providing the highest quality, instrument reproduction services for the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Though our website is still under construction, please look around. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. You can visit our website: http://www.mallerbrass.com.
Noteworthy Tours, Inc. specializes in custom trips for school music groups. Dennis Lavy works very hard to provide great musical events in itineraries; always atempting to include performing opportunities, festival situations, theater, major concert events such as the Chicago Symphony, clinic sessions and, of course, interesting highlights in each city that our clients visit.
The late, Dennis Lavy was a band director for nineteen years before entering the tour business. He was active in the Ohio Music Education Association, an adjudicator in both marching band, concert band and orchestra competitions. He served on the competitions committee of OMEA as Adjudications Chairman and Competitions Chairman. Further, his memberships included: Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, ASBDA, and MENC. He performed regularly with the Olde Mill Brass Quintet and the Firelands Symphony. Noteworthy Tours is proud to be associated with Dr. Dennis Edelbrock and the sponsorship of the Middle School Division of the National Trumpet Competition.
Noteworthy Tours, Inc.
P.O. Box 1665
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: (419) 627-2757
Fax: (419) 627-9603
Hand Crafted Trumpets & Custom Brass Instrument Services
Our goal is to design & build the very best in trumpets & trumpet-related equipment in order to enhance the performance experience of the widest variety of players, continue to preserve the history of brass instrument making in America, and further the art of trumpet playing by providing musicians with instruments that can be extensions of musical thought rather than obstacles to an individual, musical voice.
Originally established as TrumpeTech, Inc. on March 1, 2005 to construct custom trumpets, provide complete brass instrument services & music industry consulting, the "Powell Trumpets" brand was initiated in 2007. We now resume development with the introduction of some new product lines & services. Description The updated product line will include:
- the "Marquis" & "Marquis Ltd Custom"
- the "Premier" Series
- the all-new "Discover" models
All are professional, hand-built trumpets specifically designed to meet the diverse needs of players from the advancing student to the working professional or recording artist.
For more information email Fred Powell
Schilke Music Products, located in Melrose Park, IL, has sustained a reputation of creating the finest trumpets and brass instrument mouthpieces sold worldwide for almost 50 years. Each Schilke trumpet is handmade by highly skilled craftsmen who understand the needs of the professional as well as amatuer players. Many of the 22 craftsmen at the Schilke factory are trumpet or trombone players which adds to their expertise. Reynold Schilke, founder of the Schilke Music Products in 1956, used many different innovative ideas in his designs. These original designs continue to be followed in order to maintain the high quality and excellent playability of every Schilke produced.
Warburton brass mouthpieces are precision machined in the Warburton factory in Mims, Florida. The Warburton system flexibility provides the player with the most efficient mouthpiece for performing in any situation. Please visit www.warburton-usa.com to learn more about our mouthpieces and innovative accessory tools for brass players.
Warburton Music Products
2764 US 1
Mims, FL 32754
Established in 1960, the Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), then Yamaha International Corporation, offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. Yamaha is the leader in providing quality musical instruments, research, information and service to educators, students and musicians both aspiring and professional.
The Joe R. & Joella F. Utley Collection of Brass InstrumentsThe Joe R. & Joella F. Utley Collection of more than 600 brass instruments is a splendid assemblage of cornets, trumpets, and related instruments that Joe and Joella collected over several decades. The collection documents the history of high brass instrument-making during the past 400 years in an encyclopedic way.
It includes treasured originals from the heydays of the baroque trumpet made in the Imperial City of Nuremberg by renowned makers such as Johann Wilhelm Haas and Johann Leonhard Ehe. The 19th century is represented with a fine collection of keyed bugles, Civil-war over-the-shoulder cornets, and a comprehensive array of valve designs. Highlights of 20th century trumpet-manufacturing include two trumpets by David Monette, custom-made for Joe Utley in 1985, and a highly ornate Flumpet (a cross between a trumpet and a flugelhorn) specifically designed to celebrate the Utley Collection and decorated by the goldsmith Tami Dean. The collection also includes ethnic instruments, such as African side-blown war trumpets and Tibetan monastic ceremonial trumpets.
In 1999 the Utley Collection was donated to the National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where selected examples can be viewed. More information and checklists are available on the NMM website: http://www.usd.edu/smm/UtleyPages/JoeUtley/Utley.html