Arkansas 2022: Exhibitors

  We are excited to welcome our 2022 exhibitors, representing the best of the best, in cutting-edge instrument technology, accessories, sheet music, mutes, and more! Browse through our vendors below, and make plans to visit each of them on-site in July!

Hickey's Music Center | Musical Instrument & Equipment | Ithaca, NY | ithaca.com

Hickeys Music Center, founded 130 years ago, has for these last thirty years been a mainstay in the trombone world with one of the widest and most comprehensive selections of music, accessories, and instruments anywhere. Our staff regularly consults and assists on equipment and literature, working with everyone from beginners to top symphony players and soloists. We’d love to have you as our next client!

Gard Bags  The Gard Bags brand is an important and thriving segment of the Talwar company (Talwar Brothers Pvt. Ltd). In fact we are a family business now in our third generation, with our R&D, production and management teams operations centered in Kolkata, India. A valued resource within the worldwide music industry for more than half a century, the company is committed to the highest levels of service, quality and innovation, underpinned by our core values of honesty, integrity, and loyalty to our customers.

MADBone Inc. is a brass wind instrument research, products, and services company.

Since 1946, Saied Music Company has been offering the most respected brands and the best selection for your piano, keyboard, organ, band, orchestra, guitar, combo, and print music needs. Visit one of our six locations in Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. Saied Music Company is proud to support the effort to keep music an integral part of our nation’s elementary and secondary school curriculums.

WaveFront Music

Publishing music for performers. Managing rights for composers.

Adams Musical Instruments - Wikipedia

Dedication, pride, and reliability are the pillars on which the third generation of the Adams family works on the future. In 1970, André Adams had a dream to make the best musical instruments. Working in a region that is internationally known for its wind music, the bar was set high and remains high today. With son-in-law Frans Swinkels as director, Adams has grown into a global player in the market as a class brand in concert percussion and brass.

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center | Business

Family-owned and operated since 1958. We’re staffed with musicians and industry experts, people that live and breathe music gear. Our mission is to help you find the right gear for your project, that thing that will bring you the most joy out of what you do. We’re an authorized dealer for almost every brand, we stock items the other stores don’t, and we display it in our showroom so you can test it out before you buy it.

Greg Black Mouthpieces

Since 1985, Greg has been hand-crafting these fine pieces to exact specifications, creating a product that far exceeds the expectations of his customers.  Musicians from around the world including the New York Philharmonic, Broadway Musicals, and Recording Studios recognize a commitment to excellence through superior craftsmanship.

In 2019, Benjamin Strickland joined Greg Black Mouthpieces as the business manager and Greg’s apprentice.  Greg and Ben continue to adhere to the highest quality and attention to detail musicians have come to expect in a Greg Black Mouthpiece.

S.E. Shires Co. was founded in 1995 for the sole purpose of building custom brass instruments of unparalleled professional quality. Now recognized as a leader in brass instrument design, innovation and manufacturing, we maintain our commitment to every player who chooses Shires-to build an instrument that not only looks and sounds exactly the way you want it to, but is mechanically perfect, built to last for many years and beautiful to look at as well.

Griego Mouthpieces designs and manufactures a complete line of authentic, inspired, performance equipment for orchestral, commercial and jazz musicians. We are a family-owned company committed to designing and producing the best equipment imaginable.

Family owned brass makers, since 1946.

The Edwards Instrument Company was established in 1989 to meet the needs of professional musicians who have very specific ideas about how their instruments should sound and feel.

Greenhoe Trombones was founded in 2001 and began production in 2002 under the direction and design of Gary Greenhoe. Gary has been an instrumental part of high quality trombone design for most of his 41 years as a professional trombonist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Gary’s patented Greenhoe valve system has been at the center of every Greenhoe Trombone since the beginning. Greenhoe Trombones represent a return to a classic sound with the highest quality available throughout the world.

FRENCH STYLE ELEGANCE

Antoine Courtois has set itself apart as a top-end manufacturer of brass instruments for over two centuries. Founded in 1803, the Courtois family had already been making its first cavalry trumpets since 1789. The legance of French instrument making came into its own in their Amboise workshops. The brand’s trumpets, flugelhorns, trombones and saxhorns are steeped in this culture, rich in expertise and traditional values. Antoine Courtois instruments appeal to soloists and musicians in major symphony orchestras and jazz ensembles worldwide.

Excellence is a standard which transcends the test of time. Since its inception, B.A.C. Musical Instruments has been the spearhead of innovation and craftsmanship that will rise above the rest.

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.

We are delighted to introduce Ray Splawn as the Slide Doctor. Ray is a professional trombonist, who studied with Bill Hill at Georgia State University and who continues to freelance in the Atlanta area.

Ray began with an apprenticeship in the Slide Dr. shop for five years and took proud ownership of the business. He not only is a highly skilled technician, he has an excellent engineering mind and understands how to make slides function at the upper limits of the technology of the tubes. 

At Houghton Horns, we specialize in helping brass players sound better and feel more confident. Our unique approach is tailored to your needs and aspirations from the very beginning. And with a team comprised of professional musicians, educators and craftsmen, nobody rivals our expertise.

Doug Elliott is a professional tenor and alto trombonist, brass teacher, clinician, and mouthpiece maker. A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Doug was solo jazz trombonist with the USAF Airmen of Note from 1989 to 1996. In 1981 Doug Elliott established his mouthpiece shop. Since then he has continued to develop and refine his designs to meet the exacting needs of professional players in many different settings. All mouthpiece components are precision hand-crafted in his shop, ensuring the highest standard of quality.

Specialty sheet music, promoting the health, wellness, and good technique of all musicians by publishing items which are innovative, accurate, and unique. We are dedicated to finding new strategies for solving old problems, in addition to addressing areas in traditional pedagogy which have not yet received adequate attention.

Where the art of trombone making meets the 21st century!

We are builders of carbon fiber trombones.

Explore the freedom of of an ultra light, extremely responsive instrument that allows you to express your music without stress. Experience how an ultra light slide can enhance your ability to play music clearly and accurately and reduce stress in the hand and shoulder. Enjoy incredible dynamic range and flexibility that old world craftsmanship can’t achieve with old world materials. Hand built high tech.

Stephens Custom HornsSteve Shires is best known in the brass world as the founder of the S. E. Shires Company, crafter of custom trombones and trumpets.  His passion for designing and building brass instruments grew from his love of playing the trombone. Come by and try the brand-new Stephens trombones, hand made in Vermont!

Austin Custom Brass eBay outlet | eBay Stores

In these days of the internet store the relationship between clients and dealers have been strained. Most stores are only concerned in the bottom line and lack the personal attention the customer deserves. The customer service and personal attention you will receive here at Austin Custom Brass will be a highlight of my personal mission. I want you to feel like you’re my only client. I can’t wait to work with all of you.

CASES AND CARBON. EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU

Hand made by skilled craftsmen here in London, it’s the exceptionally high quality of the workmanship, the finest materials and care that go into our cases, that make each one so incredibly special.

Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces

Bob Reeves started making mouthpieces in 1964 in the back of his mother’s garage in Glendale, California on a lathe purchased for him by his trumpet teacher, John Clyman. A US Navy trained machinist and toolmaker by trade, Bob apprenticed in the art of trumpet making at the Benge Company and  mouthpiece making with custom mouthpiece maker Carroll Purviance.

In 1968 Bob officially founded Bob Reeves Brass. Since then Bob Reeves and his team have been serving the worldwide brass community through their expert consultation, mouthpieces, valve alignments, and custom work.

Husonics | Reverb

Husonics is a provider of premier musical instruments and accessories, as well as ultrasonic instrument cleaning and music lessons. Located in St Petersburg, Florida.

Pickett Brass and Blackburn Trumpets uses state of the art CNC machines and skilled finishing, along with our years of playing and manufacturing experience with top professional artists today to produce truly one of a kind mouthpieces, trim sets, and instruments that are second to none in quality and design. 

World renowned instruments and mouthpieces made in Italy

“The spirit of American innovation is alive and well! I started Robinson’s Remedies because I am a lifelong cold sore sufferer and wasn’t happy with the speed and effectiveness of the products on the market. So I spent years researching ingredients, worked with professional chemists, and tested the results under demanding and stressful conditions. That’s how I created Lip Repair. And that is how we create all of our proprietary formulas. 

Carefully researched, professionally formulated, real-life tested. Amazingly effective. That’s Robinson’s Remedies.”

Everything trumpet and trombone, from A – Xeno.

WORLD CLASS BRASS SINCE 1974

We manufacture a complete line of mouthpieces for Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, and Tuba – plus our growing line of top quality accessories for both brass and woodwind instruments.

The XO brand began with the vision of Koichi Haido, Chief Instrument Technician at the Global Corporation in Japan. After many experiments and countless prototypes, the first XO trumpet was introduced to the market in 1995.

With vast experience in instrument making and prowess as a trumpet player, Haido continues to explore innovative approaches to meet perfection. He pushes the limits to reach the goal of providing a comfortable and enjoyable playing experience for every performer. 

World class

instruments of the highest quality.

With handcrafted techniques and absolute precision, THEIN Brass in Bremen creates instruments with inspiration. With the fineness of millimeters and the force of the hammer, the sounds are designed that lead to the worldwide success of the instruments.