St. Louis Music (SLM) has acquired E.K. Blessing from Verne Q. Powell Flutes. Founded in 1906, E.K. Blessing is one America’s most historic brands of concert and marching band instruments and accessories.

Mark Ragin, CEO of SLM, comments, “I have known the E.K. Blessing brand for as long as I can remember, so its gives me great pride to bring this brand into St. Louis Music. Blessing is one of the most well-known, historic brands in brass and we look forward to optimizing its potential and delivering music stores with first class instruments and service on a global scale.”

For Steve Wasser, president of Verne Q. Powell Flutes, the transition was in the best interest for a brand he has shepherded and cared for since 2009.  “We previously sold our Zonda reed business to St. Louis Music, and were very pleased with their stewardship. They have a national team of sales people which will provide more exposure for the rejuvenated 109 year-old Blessing brand.”

Founded by Emil Karl Blessing in 1906, E.K. Blessing produces instruments in both the student and professional levels, with a range of instruments from Trumpets and Trombones to Marching Baritones and French Horns, as well as a leading line of mouthpieces.

To learn more about E.K. Blessing contact your St Louis Music Representative (800) 727-4512 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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