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Mellophones & Marching

On playing the mellophone and playing in marching band.

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

Tempe, AZ, September 12, 2013. Two books, Introducing the Horn and A Mello Catechism, have been released by Horn Notes Edition in second editions...

One part of the horn world we like to peek into periodically at Horn Matters is the mellophone world. The DCI season just ended...

Annually our church has a retreat over Memorial Day weekend up at a camp in the mountains near Prescott. Most years I have brought...

Back a few years ago I wrote (at some professional risk) a number of items on the mellophone, including an article on mellophone mouthpiece...

To tease the conclusion first, I was very pleasantly surprised by the plastic (Lexan) Kelly MC horn mouthpiece. Why a plastic mouthpiece? This past fall I...

Many horn players are not fans of marching. Often for instrumental music education majors marching band is a required course. At some schools, however,...

As we saw in week one, equipment is a big topic and one that could be easily expanded into a discussion that covers an...

At the recent IHS Symposium in Denton, TX one of the new products on display was an item called The Tuning Sleeve. It is...

A buccina is an ancient brass instrument that was used in the Roman army. In the spirit of that instrument Respighi called for this...