Conn-Selmer Earns Four Awards at 2016 NAMM Show

Elkhart, IN - Conn-Selmer was honored with four awards during this year’s 2016 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California. From a panel of leading US retailers, the company earned two highly coveted NAMM 2016 Best In Show awards. The pTrumpet received the “Gotta Stock It” trophy, while Ludwig Drums was chosen to be one of six “Companies to Watch”.

Conn-Selmer, America’s leading musical instrument manufacturer based out of Elkhart, Indiana, was also awarded the distinguished “Supplier of the Year Excellence” award by Music Inc. Magazine.

Showcasing 107 years of hand craftsmanship, Ludwig’s Legacy Mahogany series drums were named “Best Drum Set of 2015”. Music & Sound Retailer Magazine recognized Ludwig’s new product achievement after retailers nation-wide voted for this extraordinary drum kit series. The shell, sound and finish of the Legacy Mahogany Series Drums pay homage to Ludwig drums of the mid-1950’s, while utilizing today’s advanced manufacturing technology.

Conn-Selmer debuted the pFunZone, featuring the award winning pTrumpet alongside the pBone, which had been decorated with the same bestowal in previous years. The pTrumpet, the lightest trumpet on the market, includes an innovative all-plastic valve system, allowing it to be played straight out of the box with no oil. The pBone, the world’s first plastic trombone and world’s best-selling trombone garnered a “Best In Show” award during the 2012 NAMM show.

Over 99,000 visitors from 102 countries and regions worldwide attended this year’s Winter NAMM show with exhibitors showcasing the latest in music design and innovation.

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

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