Brass Instrument Expo?

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Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by patrickosmith » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:27 am

Not having done this before, I'm looking for ideas as to who to invite to the Brass Instrument Expo to be held on June 7, 2020 at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA 01608 in conjunction with colocated concerts featuring brass band, organ and soloists (Chris Martin, trumpet and Toby Oft, trombone).

We expect the demographic to include enthusiastic brass players & listeners, music educators, seniors, children and families. The planned Instrument Petting Zoo is likely to attract the young of heart. We anticipate a sold out concert event (1350 seats) and an overall audience throughout the day of between 1000 to 2000.

So far I've got on my list:
  • S.E. Shires
  • Osmun Music
  • Jupiter Band Instruments & XO Professional Brass
  • The Music Wagon LLC
Any other ideas or thoughts on who might be interested in a one-day / one-location Expo event like this?
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by Doug Elliott » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:34 pm

I would come to exhibit mouthpieces. I already had it on my calendar.
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by Posaunus » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Dillon Music?
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by JohnL » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:24 pm

Stir the pot a little bit and see if you can get Steve Shires to show off his new Stephens French horn. :twisted:
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by GabeLangfur » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:14 pm

Aaron Beck is making Lawson horns in Wellesley MA.

Virtuosity in Boston is a dealer for Edwards, Bach/Conn, Greenhoe. Maybe Yamaha as well?

Yamaha from the New York atelier.

B&S/Courtois from their New York shop.

Stork mouthpieces from Vermont.
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by GabeLangfur » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:40 pm

Ken Pope of Pope Repair is an important French horn dealer and technician.
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by Bonearzt » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm

DEFINITELY Wessex!!!
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by patrickosmith » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:43 am

GabeLangfur wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Ken Pope of Pope Repair is an important French horn dealer and technician.
I suppose there will be some French horn players present in the audience, but, this Concert/Expo is featuring British-style brass band music. We won't have any french horns on stage.
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by patrickosmith » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:53 am

Bonearzt wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:51 pm
DEFINITELY Wessex!!!
Thanks for the suggestion. Wessex is planning to be there!
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by timbone » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 am

Brass band? Besson.
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by patrickosmith » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:51 am

So far I've lined up the following:
Shires
Wessex
Buffet Crampon (includes Besson and many others)
Jupiter & XO
Osmun
Music Wagon

Are there any missing elements? Well yes, no schools, no ipads, no cases, no custom
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by jorymil » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 pm

You might consider talking with the organizers of HONK! and see who's interested. If you're shooting for that angle on things, of course--"brass band and organ" has a different connotation to me than "Rebirth Brass Band," even though the words are the same. :-)
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by timbone » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 am

Glad to hear you have contacted BUFFET for Besson - but who are the "many others"?
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Re: Brass Instrument Expo?

Post by patrickosmith » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:21 am

BUFFET CRAMPON includes 12 brands.
These include the following brass instrument brands:
Besson,
Antoine Courtois,
B&S,
HANS HOYER,
J. SCHERZER,
MELTON MEINL WESTON
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