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Getzen Gazette

Mail Bag: March 2005
Dear Getzen, My son Ray Banks had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on September 10, 2004. You may remember Ray from the NBC news story last veterans day about his Eagle Scout project working with Bugles Across America. Out...
A Closer Look at Custom Series Bb Trumpets
In the world of professional trumpets, there are a lot of great names to choose from. However, it’s not just the name that matters. What’s most important when picking a professional trumpet is finding one that suits you as a...
How to Choose the Right Student Instrument
Adapted from NAPBIRT publication At Getzen, we understand the early years are the most crucial in the education of a young musician. The availability of a quality instrument is key to the development of their skills. However, it is unrealistic...
Here We Go Again
Almost 40 years to the day after setting the cornet world abuzz with the introduction of the first 800 Eterna cornets and just a few years after unveiling the 3850 Custom cornet, Getzen is proud to announce that “We’re doing...
A Little Piece About Little Mouthpieces
by Patricia Backhaus The cornet – just a little trumpet? No, not at all. A real cornet is a conical bore instrument that is most similar to the F horn. Early versions of the instrument used a mouthpiece that was...
Mail Bag: July 2004
Gentlemen, Please find attached a photo of the trombonists of the 76th Army Band (V Corps) holding the Getzen poster of Mr. Jeff Reynolds. The photo was taken last May at LSA Anaconda near Ballad, Iraq just outside “the wire”...
Getzen Manufactures High Quality Field Trumpets
Every day in America approximately 1,800 World War II veterans pass away. These brave men and women risked their lives to defend the land they loved. Yet, as many as 75% of these heroes will not be given the honor...
The Trumpeter’s Solemn Musical Duty
by Dan Erikson Wisconsin State Director, Bugles Across America Have you ever attended a military funeral and, after the three rifle volleys, Taps was played from a tape deck or CD player? If you’re an upper brass player, you probably...
The Badger Band Gets More Getzens Yet Again
Following the order of 100 Eterna Classic trumpets a year ago, the University of Wisconsin Badger Marching Band continues their love of Getzen instruments with an order of 75 new Getzen trombones. Mike Leckrone, the Badger Band director, took a...
Becoming the Smart Musician, Part II of Series
by Robert Levy – Professor of Music, Lawrence University Getzen Artist & Clinician While Part I of this series addressed an approach in practicing by isolating Musical Elements, I’d like to backtrack a moment in Part II to the very...