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Getzen Gazette

Mail Bag: September 2005
Dear Getzen, I am the director of the Clovis High School Trombone Ensemble from Clovis, CA. I enjoyed meeting Tom Getzen and the rest of the team at the Getzen booth during this year’s NAMM show. I have included a...
The Birth of a Handslide
Learn more about Getzen slide production by viewing our factory videos. Have you ever wondered how we earned the reputation of manufacturing the finest trombone handslides? It took years of experience, extremely high standards, and countless hours of handcrafting. We’ve...
A Valuable Air and Breathing Exercise
by Mike Vax The most important aspect of playing any wind instrument is getting air through that instrument. I believe that one of the best ways to practice proper use of the air is to do it away from the...
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...