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Band & Orchestra

  • Yamaha Custom Z Sax Anniversary Redesign

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | August 8, 2013

    The new Custom Z alto and tenor saxophones are targeted towards school-aged, collegiate, and professional saxophonists who play in a solo or ensemble setting. Yamaha anticipates high demand – as the current models (both alto and tenor) have been top sellers in the pro/Custom category since their debut in 2003. These new saxophones are now equipped with a one-piece bell. The addition of the esteemed V1 neck brings improved intonation and enhanced flexibility. Other features include new engraving and an improved B-C# connection.

  • Updated Yamaha Xeno Artist Model ‘Chicago’ C Trumpet

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | August 8, 2013

    Intended for use in orchestral, concert band and other brass ensemble environments, the new Artist Model Chicago C trumpet was crafted with the input of John Hagstrom, member of the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section. The trumpet features a MalonePipe® leadpipe design, which provides superior response and accurate slotting. Additional updates include brace placement modifications and heavier valve caps, providing an optimal mix of flexibility and power to fulfill the needs of the highest-level orchestral musicians.

  • Cremona SV-130 Student Violin

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | August 8, 2013

    Cremona now offers their SV-130 Premier Student Violin Outfit in a choice of six colored finishes, in addition to the standard warm brown finish that is familiar to all. Students can now choose from the available five sparkling colored finishes: Black, Blue, Green, Purple and Rose. The violins utilize material fit for not only beginning students, but more advanced players as well.  As with every Cremona instrument, each SV-130 is hand-crafted from fine tonewoods with both the tops and backs hand-carved and graduated.

  • Yamaha V Series Violin/Cello

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | August 5, 2013

    Yamaha’s new V Series Violin and Cello outfits are designed for beginning student string players and feature three violins and three cellos in one-half, three-quarter and full sizes, respectively. Components featured in the V Series outfits include ebony pegs, D’Addario Prelude strings, a composite tailpiece with four fine tuners, wood bow with ebony frog, and sturdy shaped ABS plastic case. Shop-adjusted to MENC specifications, the V Series outfits also feature Yamaha’s Five-Year Limited Warranty, as well as the company’s unmatched service.

  • St. Louis Music and Zonda Instruments

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | August 5, 2013

    St. Louis Music is now shipping a new line of Zonda signature instruments.  The new full line of instruments includes flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.  All products are in stock and shipping to dealers now for purchase or for rentals and fall fill-ins. 

  • Gatchell Violins’ Steve Crisafulli Talks New Products at Summer NAMM 2013

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  • P. Mauriat’s Craig Denny at Summer NAMM 2013

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  • Franz Sander Master Violins

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | June 17, 2013St. Louis Music is now offering two new Franz Sander master violins. The Symphony Model features select, even grain European spruce tops and beautifully flamed European maple back and ribs, with hand-rubbed spirit varnish. Choice trim includes a polished ebony tailpiece with gold diamond inlay with matching pegs and ebony Hill-style Guarneri chinrest. The Concerto […] Read More...
  • Cervini Student Violin Outfit

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | June 17, 2013With its traditional red finish and select spruce top, maple back, sides, and neck, the HV-100 has the beauty to match a quality tone. The fingerboard and fittings are of dyed hardwood and the Cremona VP-201 bridge is of select, aged maple. A lightweight, composite tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners makes tuning easy for […] Read More...
  • JodyJazz Band Director Trial Kits

    hoff | Band & Orchestra | June 3, 2013The new Band Director Trial Kits are designed to facilitate the testing and selection of JodyJazz’s most popular mouthpieces by Band Directors and their students. The JodyJazz band director Trial Kits are to be made available to school music dealers, their road reps, and individual band directors themselves. Each kit consists of a velvet-lined hardsided case containing five  mouthpieces.  The  company  offers the Band Director Trial Kit […] Read More...
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