2007 News - A Year in Review

November 11, 2007

MONETTE DECORATED PRESENTATION FIELD TRUMPET DELIVERED TO BAA's TOM DAY!

Marine Bugler Tom Day, the founder of Bugles Across America, received his decorated presentation Monette Field Trumpet today in time for Veteran's Day activities in the Chicago area where he lives. Tom is the only living American to have served in all five branches of the U.S. military, and his work with BAA is legendary.

The goal in building this instrument was to produce the best sounding and playing field trumpet possible, and to have the instrument visually as well as musically celebrate America's veterans and their families. More details and pictures to follow very soon in our Fall 2007 online newsletter.

August 27, 2007

Irvin Mayfield picked up his Katrina memorial decorated SAMADHI this weekend and played a private concert for us that we will never forget! More details coming soon...

At the left, Irvin Mayfield shows President George W. Bush the Elysian Trumpet.

July 27, 2007

FINGERBUTTON CONTEST WINNERS!

Thanks to the 870 of you who entered our raffle for a free set of finger buttons or a free Monette mouthpiece. Mark Rapp is the finger button winner! Mark plays an AJNA Bb, and is very active on the jazz scene in New York City. Downbeat magazine included him in their June 2007 "Trumpet" issue as one of their top 25 Emerging Artists. Mark's favorite fingerbuttons are the "Complex Mosaic" buttons we made for Patrick Hession, and we will make him a set similar to these. Congratulations Mark!

Michael Paul is the winner of the free mouthpiece. He is a working musician who plays on cruise ships. We look forward to getting him his choice of whatever size Monette mouthpiece he would like. Congratulations Michael!

Tami Dean, our co-worker who helps us build the elaborate decorated presentation instruments we build picked the winners from the 870 entries. Thanks for the help, Tami! Watch for the latest creation we have made with Tami coming soon to our online Fall 2007 Newsletter.

Scotty Barnhart's new inlaid fingerbuttons, made just last week and delivered with Scotty's new PRANA AJNA Bb.

July 20, 2007

SCOTTY BARNHART'S NEW PRANA AJNA!

Jazz trumpet great Scotty Barnhart played a private concert for us at our shop this week, and he just about blew the walls down with his new PRANA AJNA Bb! A crowd of almost 200 made for a standing room only performance as we were treated to over 2 hours of non-stop, hard swinging small group jazz.

We will have more on this concert - including video clips and a video interview with Scotty - posted in our upcoming FALL 2007 ONLINE NEWSLETTER, coming soon.

Thanks for the swinging tunes and the great hang, Scotty!

May 23, 2007

Monette client Byron Bartosh will be performing 'Taps' at the start of the Indianapolis 500 race this Sunday on his new Prana 3 Bb. It will be televised live worldwide on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC @ 12:30 pm EST.

May 8, 2007

"THE ONE AND ONLY MAYNARD FERGUSON" MAYNARD'S FINAL CD IS NOW AVAILABLE

Maynard Ferguson's final CD was just released, and is now available directly from the Maynard Ferguson Trust WEB site: www.maynardferguson.com