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.
The Conn-Selmer Division of Education increased their support and outreach through the National Association of Music Merchants, N.A.M.M. this year at the 2012 N.A.M.M. show in Anaheim, California.
Conn-Selmer and Vincent Bach are proud to announce a new case design that draws on the vintage styling of the builders early ‘20s era cases with modern features that represents the needs of today’s players.
Musser is proud to introduce a new 3 octave practice marimba designed for at home student use. The new 3PM marimba includes graduated paduk bars, a sturdy wood frame, an X-style portable stand, cover, one pair of mallets and a soon to be released online package of scales and beginner etudes. This marimba is designed to fit into dealer rental fleets with a MSRP of $1,995.
What do Devonshire, Somerset and Exeter have in common with William Lewis & Son stringed instruments? These English regions name the newest models offered by William Lewis & Son. William Lewis was a prodigy violinist, raised in Devonshire England, traveled to America in the 1850’s and sought to provide quality instruments for student musicians by founding the William Lewis music company. His mission is carried on today in the newest models that augment the existing William Lewis & Son string instrument collection.