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East Noble High School Joins the Conn-Selmer School Program

Posted on March 10, 2015

Kendallville, IN  – Congratulations to East Noble High School, the newest member of the Conn-Selmer School Program!  Located in Kendallville, Indiana, East Noble draws students from Rome City, Brimfield, Avilla, LaOtto, and other neighboring towns to make up its over 1,200-student population. Band Director Bryan Munoz joined East Noble 3 years ago and has been working hard to build up the school’s music program despite budgetary constraints:  “As I spoke to our administration it became clear their ability to contribute would be drastically limited as our school had undergone a $500,000 budget cut. Our administration knew the importance of this endeavor so they were willing to help but outside resources would be an absolute necessity. This is where grant writing came in. Through a grant proposal and many subsequent interviews, we were awarded $100,000 to participate in the Conn-Selmer School Program.”

Bryan went on to note:  “What made a lasting impression on our staff was not just the quality-made instruments but the dedication to us as professionals.  The continued support from Conn-Selmer in terms of facilitating professional development, connecting us with our peers while fostering mentorships from across the country, and bridging the gap between industry and education were what spoke strongest to us about the Conn-Selmer name.”

Michael Kamphuis, Managing Director of Educational Services at Conn-Selmer, Inc., speaks for the whole company when he says:  “We are grateful that Bryan is in music education. His passion and vision reflect greatly within the school. To hear from Bryan and his students how excited they are over these new instruments underscores the value of the music industry and music education working together. I also would like to thank Dan Hough and the team from Quinlan and Fabish in Fort Wayne, IN for supporting East Noble as their local servicing dealer for this program.”

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing resources for and support to music educators worldwide. These goals are accomplished through teacher in-service support, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the Conn-Selmer School Program.  For more information go to www.conn-selmer.com or contact the Division of Education at education@conn-selmer.com or 574-523-0644

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Prelude, Glaesel, Soloist, William Lewis & Son, Scherl & Roth.  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities. 

Conn-Selmer is the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds and Yanagisawa saxophones as well as the global distributor for Jiggs pBone. 

Through its educational program, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools tailored to music education.

For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com

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