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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Marching Band

3 Things You Didn't Know About High School Marching Band Who knew? You know marching band as that summer band camp your kid has to go to, and the weird competitions you take them to in the fall. Honestly, it's like entering another world. Don't worry, we did marching band in high school [...]

August 20th, 2019|Facts & Trivia|0 Comments

Cool Instrument Techniques

Cool Instrument Techniques What makes a professional musician sound so much different from a student? Playing the right notes, sure, but they also do some cool things to make incredible sounds. These are just a few things that professionals do- check them out and see what you want to learn! Vibrato "Vibrato" is a [...]

May 24th, 2019|Facts & Trivia|0 Comments

Bizarre Instruments

Bizarre Instruments Innovative minds are making new and crazy instruments every day. This Halloween, we pulled together some of the weirdest and creepiest instruments we could find for you to hear! Armonica Invented by Ben Franklin in 1761. Glass bowls rotate on a wheel and are struck by the player's dampened fingers. Though popular during Franklin's [...]

September 27th, 2018|Facts & Trivia|0 Comments

The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner Hostages, bombs, gentleman, and more. Revisit the journey that our national anthem took to becoming what it is today. Part 1 Forts, ports, and British ships Who: Francis Scott Key, lawyer and recreational poet Where: Fort McHenry, Baltimore When: September, 1814 What: The Defence of Fort M'Henry, a poem [...]

June 29th, 2018|Facts & Trivia|0 Comments

How It Works: Repair

How it works: Repair Ever wonder what actually goes on in the repair department? We wonder that every day. Part I: Repair Brass: Soldering>Sonic cleaning>Dent removal>Replaced pieces>Play test>Mouthpiece Sanitation Soldering Any pieces that need to be soldered back on are replaced first. Sonic Cleaning The horn is taken completely apart and submerged in [...]

May 1st, 2018|Facts & Trivia|0 Comments