How is it the middle of July already???
It's been quite a while since I've done regular blog entries... I would really like to make more time for that again... and I have been doing regular News Updates on the website as well. If you haven't been keeping up with the buzz at Harrelson Trumpets... the last year plus has been quite a ride. We've opened a new Showroom here in Denver. We were lucky enough to snag a space just a couple of doors down from the trumpet shop. Jason and I have been focused (when not designing and building horns) on moving the contents of the office in Minneapolis here to Denver. A journey that has taken over a year. We're consolidating... and organizing. This seems to be a never ending process. Just yesterday we pulled about 6 more boxes out of the trailer that are now slowly being assimilated into the office. (I finally found the box with the laminating sheets in it... after buying two other rounds of laminating sheets)
Yesterday we spent at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute. Jason gave a short clinic on the Physics of Brass Playing. Today Joe is there taking care of the booth. It was a chance to finally show off our new mouthpiece and trim displays. We're utilizing the new Laser Cutter and having a lot of fun with how quickly (relatively) we can produce high quality results and prototype in minutes.
On the off chance you haven't heard about it yet... we're hosting a full weekend of open houses, shop tours and in house clinics NEXT WEEKEND! To find out more information and to register for your spot click here: http://www.whyharrelson.com/clinics--tours.html
Looking forward... I will soon be heading back to New Orleans to attend the Satchmo Summerfest. We are sponsoring the festival again this year. We're taking a year off from making a custom Satchmo Trumpet and instead sponsoring Kermit Ruffin's set for the festival. We're changing the way we donate and advertise the custom Satchmo Trumpet and we'll have more information on that in the coming months. In the mean time... look forward to an action packed weekend of photos and updates from me during the festival. I do my best to meet with as many of our clients as possible... and not only attend the festival, but their evening gigs as well.
If you're in New Orleans and would like to meet up with me... please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ... or just call us at the shop 303-657-2747
I will be tracking down some of our old friend and clients in town including Kermit Ruffins, Leory Jones and Shamarr Allen... just to name a few! Really looking forward to making new friends and reconnecting with a few of the older ones.
And! Last but not least... our surprise visitors today.
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