Today is September 11 and we again are faced with disasters and uncertain times.

JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA, Mexico — Thousands of homes in this city were severely damaged. Half of the 19th-century city hall, with its 30 arches, collapsed. The main hospital here was so devastated that staff members evacuated patients to an empty lot and worked by the light of their cellphones. By the time the earthquake’s tremors finally faded, at least 36 people in Juchitán de Zaragoza were dead. And now we have Harvey and Irma ……….. What can be said at times like this? As close to the perfect message of hope I have found is this opening prayer given by our…

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Instructions For Transferring Missouri Driver’s License to Texas

If you are anticipating a move from a different state to the state of Texas, you need to follow my very simple and easy to understand instructions in order to make the transfer as painless as possible. 1. First, visit this Web Site to understand where you need to start- New To Texas 2. Next, read the following information related to your license transfer- TX Driver’s License/ID Cards When you move to Texas, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license to the state within 90 days of establishing residency. You’ll need to visit your local TX DPS office in…

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The Perfect Lesson Plan #1 “Absolute Beginner”

When first beginning to play trumpet, your expectations are usually high and the amount of energy spent also indicates your desire to succeed. Unfortunately ones desires and expectations sometimes are higher than ones ability. Too many times we are told, “You can do anything if you try hard enough”, which unfortunately many times is inaccurate. I could try the remainder of my life to be able to fly but “it ain’t going to happen”! Before we begin on your lesson plan, I wanted to say that if you are interested in playing trumpet, I encourage you to begin, and with…

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trumpetlessonsonline.com and Claude Gordon- All you need to become a professional trumpet player! Part 1

So many try to complicate life with new ideas and “all you need to know” sites. And some may have value while most turn out to be less than helpful. So why do I think the combination of my trumpetlessonsonline.com is any better than the others you might ask? Well I will tell you….. After playing and teaching trumpet for over seven decades, you’ve got to learn something! I have tried many concepts, methods, tricks, routines, patterns and methods which have been interesting and sometimes helpful to my trumpet career. But after a considerable amount of contemplation, I was able…

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Kanstul Instruments

Kanstul Musical Instruments, Inc., located one mile east of Disneyland in Anaheim, California manufactures a complete line of brass musical instruments renowned worldwide for their quality and sound. Founded by legendary music executive and artisan Zig Kanstul and managed by his sons Jack and Mark, this family business is an inspirational “Made in America” success story, living up to their company slogan, “Nothing Resonates Like a Kanstul.” For information and factory tours visit www.Kanstul.com The Kanstul Flugel Horn owned and played by one of the members of my Branson Trumpet Ensemble is the best Flugel I have ever played! Check…

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Another Great Loss To The Trumpet World

We have lost a friend some younger trumpet players may not know or even recognize his name, Robert E. Nagel. To the older players, his work with the New York Brass quintet was the start of brass chamber music as we know it today. The trumpet work of Robert Nagel and Allan J. Dean was an inspiration to all of us at that time and we will forever be indebted to their perseverance and musicianship. I’m sure many of us have our favorite story about this gentile, soft spoken man but mine will forever be etched in my memory. Many…

It’s No Wonder We Have Junk Horns on The Market!

I think all serous trumpet players will find this interesting. I did several searches for a list showing the most popular and talked about trumpets on the Internet today and found this one…… The following was taken from one such “Most Popular” on the Internet lists… Hold on to your Bach, Schilke, Benge, Conn, Yamaha. 10 Best Trumpets 60,413 reviews scanned BestReviews.guide (BRG) is a data¬driven assistance tool for your online shopping research. There’s so much information available out there: social platforms, blogs, forums, comments, articles, and many more. At any given moment, there are thousands of new reviews published.…

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