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Conn-Selmer Marching

Announcing Conn-Selmer Marching Performance Series

Conn-Selmer will now be offering a new line of marching brass and battery percussion instruments! The King and Ludwig Performance Series, designed with the performer in mind by the expert team at The Blue Devils.

Product

Conn-Selmer is in a unique position to leverage its legendary brands together and ensure your program may perform and compete at the highest possible level. We will also be at the forefront of research and development and lean on you to define the future of these new marching arts products.

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Education

Our veteran team of experts comprise today’s best educators and marching arts specialists. The Conn-Selmer Marching faculty includes leading educators in the field of Brass, Percussion, Woodwinds, Visual and Audio. This roster of seasoned educators which includes staff from The Blue Devils are ready to help you achieve your marching goals and objectives.

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Community

The Conn-Selmer Marching Community is a forum for all involved in the pageantry arts to learn and share ideas. This social community will have access to articles, videos, tutorials, and a first-hand look into new products being developed for marching arts!

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MARCHING BRASS PERFORMANCE SERIES

Conn-Selmer is now offering a new line of marching brass called the King Performance Series, designed with the performer in mind by the expert team at The Blue Devils.

The King Performance Series Marching Brass is designed drawing on a rich history of success in performance venues around the world. These instruments speak as individual voices, blend as a choir, and project clearly both near and far.
Beautifully designed with a focus on ergonomics and comfort with perfect hand positioning that give these brass instruments a balanced feel while reducing weight and length. The King Performance Series instruments are ready for any environment and will take your performance to the next level!
The superior design is rooted in decades of experience of The Blue Devil product team. Their impeccable track record of success recognized the demands and challenges required for Performance Excellence.
K10sp marching trumpet

KTR411S and KTR411

Marching B♭ Trumpet

  • 5” Bell
  • .459 Bore
  • ABS Case
kp12sp trumpet

KTR412S and KTR412

Marching B♭ Trumpet

  • 5” Bell
  • .464 Bore
  • ABS Case
kp20sp mellophone

KMP411S and KMP411

Marching F Mellophone

  • 10” Bell
  • .468 Bore
  • ABS Case
kp25sp baritone

KMB411S and KMB411

Marching B♭ Baritone

  • 10” Bell
  • .560 Bore
  • ABS Case
kp25sp baritone

KMB412S and KMB412

Large Shank Mouthpiece Reciever

  • 10” Bell
  • .560 Bore
  • ABS Case
KP30SP Marching Euphonium

KME411S and KME411

Marching B♭ Euphonium

  • 11” Bell
  • .562 Bore
  • ABS Case
kp50sp over the shoulder tuba

KMT411S and KMT411

Marching BB♭
Over the Shoulder Tuba

  • 19” Bell
  • .734 Bore
  • ABS Case
KP25SP Sousaphone

KSP411S and KSP411

Marching BB♭
3-Valve Sousaphone

  • 26” Bell
  • .730 Bore
  • ABS Case
KP55SP Sousaphone

KSP412S and KSP412

Marching BB♭
4-Valve Sousaphone

  • 26” Bell
  • .730 Bore
  • ABS Case

LUDWIG PERFORMANCE SERIES PERCUSSION

Conn-Selmer is now offering a new line of percussion called the Ludwig Performance Series, designed with the performer in mind by the expert team at The Blue Devils. The Ludwig Performances Series Features:

Innovative design with carbon fiber construction which puts this equipment in a class all by itself
Lightweight, built for speed with the performer’s health and well-being in mind
Rich, smooth and resonant voices with an incredible ensemble blend to project in any venue
Aesthetically beautiful, eye-catching and elegantly cool, whether outdoor or indoor, this series is made with performance in mind
Marching Snare Drum

LPMS14PVC

Marching Snare Drum

  • 12" x 14"
  • Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 4 Ply Maple Shell
Marching Multi-Tenor Drums

LPMTHEX

Marching Multi-Tenor Drums

  • 6"-8"-10"-12"-13"-14
  • Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 4 Ply Maple Shells

Also Available

LPMTQUINT

  • 6"-10"-12"-13"-14

LPMTQUAD

  • 10"-12"-13"-14
Marching Base Drums

Marching Bass Drums

All versions:

  • Aluminum Hoops
  • 6 Ply Maple Shell
  • Carbon Fiber Lugs

LPMB16 - 14"x 16"

LPMB18 - 14"x 18"

LPMB20 - 14"x 20"

LPMB22 - 14"x 22"

LPMB24 - 14"x 24"

LPMB26 - 14"x 26"

LPMB28 - 16"x 28"

LPMB30 - 16"x 30"

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MARCHING ARTS EDUCATION

Take your marching band to the next level. Conn-Selmer's Division of Education has created a series of workshop for the marching arts with a goal to provide you a comprehensive approach to planning, designing, and competing on the marching field.

Access to World-Class Marching Arts Clinicians
Comprehensive Approach to Planning, Designing, and Competing
Learn Concepts: How to design on a budget, What is general effect and how do I get it?, and many more topics
Explore Music Design and Clarity: How to plan for it, How to write for it, and How to teach it

Conn-Selmer Marching Clinicians

We have gathered top-tier marching arts clinicians, judges, and experts to help you compete, design, and improve your marching arts skills. Our roster of seasoned veterans which include staff from The Blue Devils team are ready to help you and community achieve your marching goals.

Frank Chapple

Frank Chapple

Director of Percussion
Keller High School

  • Educator with DCI for over 20 years
  • Instructor of Phantom Regiment, The Glassmen, The Crossmen, The Madison Scouts and more
  • Published fundumentals-based curriculum, "The Packet"
  • Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician

Dr. Shelby Chipman

Shelby Chimpan

Professor of Music & Director of Bands
Florida A&M University

  • Taught Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 10 years
  • Teach of the Year by Miami-Dade County Schools
  • King Orange Jamboree Parades for 3 years
  • Collegiate Advisor for Florida NAfME

Chip Crotts

Chip Crotts

Director of Jazz Studies and
Assistant Director of Athletics Bands
Georgia Tech

  • Brass Co-Caption Head, Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Brass Instructor for Santa Clara Vanguard, Spirit of Atlanta, Phantom regiment, The Blue Devils, and The Cavaliers
  • Adjudicator with BOA, DCI, WGI, and internationally
  • Bach Trumpet Performing Artist and Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician

Wayne Dillon

Wayne Dillon

Director of Bands
Frank J. Ciccarell Academy

  • Marching Band awarded three consecutive State Championship
  • Three time USSBA State and National Champions
  • Active Adjudicator for DCI, BOA, and WGI
  • Educational Clinician, Conn-Selmer

Brian Dinkel

Brian Dinkel

Front Ensemble Caption Head / Arranger
The Blue Devils & System Blue Education Clinician

  • Front Ensemble Caption Head/Arranger and Sound Designer for Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Front Ensemble Caption Head/Arranger for RCC Indoor Percussion and the RCC Marching Tigers
  • Director of the Southern California Percussion Ensemble Festival

Julie Duty

Julie Duty

Founder and Executive Director
United Sound, Inc.

  • Co-Founder of parent advocacy group, Gilbert Music Matters
  • Performs with Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Adjudicator for state-wide events for ABODA
  • Mother of three children

Beth Fabrizio

Beth Fabrizio

Director of Bands
Village Elementary / Hilton Schools

  • Maintains Active Private Clarinet Studio
  • Principal clarinet and personnel manager with The Greater rochester Music Educators Wind Ensemble
  • Artist and Clinician, D'addario
  • Educational Clinician, Conn-Selmer

Randy Greenwell

Randy Greenwell

Educational Support Manager, Central Region
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Director of bands, BOA Grand National Champion, Lawrence Central HS, IN, Retired
  • DCI, BOA, WGI Adjudicator
  • Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager, Midwest Region

Scott Johnson

Percussion Caption Head / Arranger
The Blue Devils & System Blue Educational Clinician

  • Blue Devils Percussion Staff, 1978-1989
  • Santa Clara Vanguard Director of Percussion, 1991-1993
  • Blue Devils Director of Percussion, 1994-Present
  • Adjudicator for WGI, PAS, BOA
  • 19 DCI Titles, 14 DCI High Percussion Titles and 2 WGI Gold Medals
  • DCI Hall of Fame and WGI Hall of Fame (2012), World Drum Corp Hall of Fame (2015)

Dr. Nola Jones

Dr. Nola Jones

Director of Educational Programs
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Adjudicator - DCI
  • Adjudicator - BOA
  • Adjudicator - WGI
  • DCI Adjudicator Training and Administration Team

Chad Kohler

Scott Kohler

Director of Athletic Bands
Fishers High School

  • The Fisher Tiger Band has been ISSMA State Finalist and BOA Regional and Super Regional Finalist
  • WGI world-class National Finalist
  • Board of Directors, Indiana Percussion Association
  • Performed and instructed The Cavaliers and served as Percussion Caption Head for the Blue Stars

Bobby Lambert

Bobby Lambert

Director of Bands
Wando High School

  • Student Leadership Clinician
  • Former Assistant Band Director at Marian Catholic High School
  • B.S. in Music Education from Western Caroline Univ.
  • M.M. in Saxophone Performance from Univ. of Massachusetts

Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser

Chief Education Officer / Vice President of Educaiton
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, The Midwest Clinic
  • Board of Directors, American Band College
  • Founder, Attitude Concepts for Today
  • Co-author, "Essential Elements" Band Method
  • Author, GIA Publications

Tony Lymon

Tony Lymon

Founder and Director of Eminence Indoor
Percussion Ensemble

  • Creative Designer for Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Director and Show Designer for the WGI HS World Finalist, Petal Indoor Percussion Theatre, MS
  • Sound Designer for The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Founder and Director of Eminence Indoor Percussion Ensemble

John Meehan

John Meehan

Brass Co-Caption Head / Arranger
The Blue Devils & System Blue Education Clinician

  • Brass Arranger and Co-Caption Head for the 19-time DCI Champion Blue Devils
  • Brass Arranger and Advisor for the Blue Devils B & C Corps
  • Past Lead Designer for System Blue and King Marching Brass
  • DCI Hall of Fame and World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (2019)
  • Bugler’s Hall of Fame (2016)

Rosie Queen

Rosie Queen

Board of Director
Winter Guard International

  • Director of Color Guard, Carmel High School, IN, 2003-2019
  • Pride of Cincinnati Instructor since 1997
  • Visual Instructor and Company Manager for the Original Cast of “Blast”
  • DCI Staff Member: Bluecoats, Cadets of Bergen County, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Madison Scouts

David Nelson

David Nelson

Category Manager, Educational Percussion
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Former Director of Bands Lake Central High School
  • Former Band Director Warren Township High School
  • DCI Caption Head/Arranger: Blue Stars and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps
  • DCI Instructor: Glassmen and Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps

James Rocillo

James Rocillo

Assistant Professor / Brass Instructor
Riverside Community College / The Blue Devils and System Blue Educational Clinician

  • Adjudicator and Clinician
  • Studied with Bobby Shew, Tony Lujan, Ron Stout, and others
  • Performed internaionally
  • Vast understanding of both classical and jazz music

Richard Saucedo

Richard Saucedo

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Director of Bands, Emeritus, Carmel High School (IN)
  • Music Ensemble Coordinator for The Blue Devils
  • Music for All Hall of Fame 2015
  • Freelance composer and arranger
  • Composer for Hal Leonard
  • Chief Judge, Bands of America

JD Shaw

JD Shaw

Associate Professor of Horn
Univ. of South Carolina

  • Former Creative Director / Co-Owner, Boston Brass
  • International solo artist
  • Current member of Summit Brass, Cones Tones, and resident artist with Rafael Mendez Brass Institute
  • Featured performer on NPR's "Performance Today" and the CBS "Morning Show"

Neil Titus

Neil Titus

Performing Arts Director
Lake Middle School

  • Educator, Percussionist, and Sound Designer
  • Works with skate/snowbardk promo videos, hip hop and pop artists, and several web series
  • NTMD music production and sound design for the pageantry arts

Brad Toth

Brad Toth

Director of Instrumental Music
Byron Nelson High School

  • Brass Caption Head for Phantom Regiment
  • Former visual and brass instructor with the Cadets
  • Brass instructor and caption head for the Blue Knights
  • Active clinician and adjudicator

Frank Troyka

Frank Troyka

Senior Educational Consultant
Conn-Selmer, Inc.

  • Director of Bands, Coordinator of Fine Arts (Retired)
  • Director of Education for System Blue Education
  • Bands of America Hall of Fame 2016
  • Texas Bandmaster of the Year 2019
  • Music Education faculty at Southern Methodist University, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University
  • Guest conductor/clinician across the United States, Canada, South America, Singapore, China, South Africa, Europe, The Philippines

Steve Vento

Steve Vento

Designer, Arranger, Composer
Consultant

  • Former Professor of Music, Tulsa Community College
  • Former Director of Bands, Broken Arrow
  • Arranger, designer, consultant, and composer for competitive marching bands

Alfred Watkins

Alfred Watkins

Musical Director, Co-Founder and Conductor
Cobb Wind Symphony

  • Member, American Bandmasters Association
  • Member, Bands of America Hall of Fame
  • Midwest Music Advisory Committee, 2014
  • Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, Edwin Franco Goldman Award, ASBDA

Jeff Young

Jeff Young

CEO and Co-Founder
Dynamic Marching

  • President/CEO Dynamic Marching
  • Visual Caption Head, Carmel High School Marching Band, IN
  • Former Visual Consultant, Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

Kyle Young

Kyle Young

Associate Director of Bands
Carmel High School

  • Recipient of the National Band Association Program of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award, 2018
  • State Band Champion, '15, '17, '18, '19
  • Active adjudicator for BOA, DCI, and other circut organizations
  • Former Band Director, Mason City Schools District

MARCHING ARTS COMMUNITY

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