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Through Dec. 13th
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It's Gotta Work--Now! Maintenance of Instruments for the Hectic Band Room

  • WELCOME: We want to share how to keep your band instruments “alive and playing” - ideas about general care, maintenance, best practices for players and directors of Band Instruments.

    We hope after today you will come away with a new understanding of how to care for, maintain, troubleshoot when things don’t work or are broken, possibly prevent such occurrences, and begin prolonging the life of your instruments while you and your students enjoy making music with them.
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  • Greg Beckwith has been involved with the Band Instrument Repair Program in Red Wing since 1996, and been full time since 2003. Greg is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, attended Eastman School of Music in New York and The St Louis Conservatory of Music in Missouri, for horn performance.

    John Huth has his BS degree from Bowling Green State University and his MA (Trumpet) from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He was apprentice-trained as a repair technician and joined the faculty at Red Wing in 1987. John is a Master Repair Clinician in the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians

    Lucas Pemberton graduated from the Red Wing Repair Program in 1998. Lucas was lead repair technician for Ekroth Music Stores in White Bear Lake MN for 5 yrs. He has been involved with the program since 2000 becoming full time in 2003.