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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:42:50 +0100
From: Jim Katz <>
Subject: Re: [Contra digest]

Buddy's grandson, 15 years old has a wish to play trombone and I'm looking
for a ballpark figure for a used or new-starter trombone. What can you tell

Jim Katz
a distant second bassoon
I Medici di McGill
Physician Orchestra
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 20:50:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Solomon <>
Subject: Re: [Contra digest]

On Sat, 17 Apr 1999, Jim Katz wrote:
> Buddy's grandson, 15 years old has a wish to play trombone and I'm looking
> for a ballpark figure for a used or new-starter trombone. What can you tell
> me?

In US dollars, depending on where you get it from a used beginner trombone
can be $150-200 or so, variable of course, and new, the range is about
$300-$500 depending on the brand, and quality. the brasswind is a good
online place to buy (but is in indiana)



Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 23:40:04 +0100
From: Jim Katz <>
Subject: Re: trobone wanted

Thanks for the various replies, and especially Mr. Silver for the offer to
sell one; I have passed these along to my friend for reply.

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Jim Katz
292 Senneville Road, RR1
Senneville, Quebec
Canada, H9X 3X6

(514) 457-5942


Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 00:15:00 -0400
From: jim & joyce <>
Subject: paperclip contra alto
> Don Gross wrote

>(3) EEb contra altos (one Vito and > one Bundy to low Eb, and one >Leblanc paperclip all low C);

I have a Vito EEb to low Eb and a LeBlanc BBb to low D.  When all is
said and done, I enjoy the EEb more.  I would like to know how you
compare the leblanc paperclip EEb to the Bundy and Vito?  Thanks.

Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 13:14:14 -0400
From: Dave Robinson <>
Subject: Re: Contrabassaholics Anonymous...


Did you play the Prokofiev on bass sax or bass sarrusophone?

Dave Robinson

Grant Green wrote:
> The program ended up with only
> one "bass sax" work (March Op. 99 by Prokofiev), which doesn't have a
> particularly prominent bass sax part, but I wasn't about to pass up the
> opportunity.  Certainly generated a number of inquiries ;-)  I understand
> that the concert was recorded on CD, tape, and video, and I assume is
> available from Moran Recording Services, Inc.

Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 06:02:42 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Job Opening

Thought that there might be an interested/qualified applicant on the list.
Wish I was qualified! Looks like a GREAT gig!

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 17:46:40 -0500
Subject: Job Opening


The University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion is looking for a
senior scholar to fill the newly created position, Joe and Joella Utley
Curator of Brass Instruments and Professor of Music at America's Shrine
to Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical
Instruments. This will be a permanent, twelve-month position.
Employment will begin July 1, 1999.

The Museum is looking for a self-motivated individual with a passionate
interest in brass instruments who wants to play an active role in the
continued development of one of the great museums of its kind in the
world. Please visit our website at for
information about the Museum, USD, the College of Fine Arts, and

We are looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual, capable of
relating well to students, potential students, colleagues, and the

Major responsibilities will include detailed cataloging of the Utley
Collection of Brass Instruments and the Museum's other extensive
holdings of brass instruments, the production of a definitive history of
the trumpet and state-of-the-art catalog of the Utley Collection, and
leadership to develop an Utley Institute for Brass Studies within the
Museum that will make the University an international center for brass

Requires a Ph.D. in musicology, experience as a brass player,
cataloging experience, an established record of major publications in
the field, the demonstrated ability to do serious archival work in
Germany and elsewhere, and a willingness to travel, as required.
Competitive salary, fringe benefits, and research/travel support.
Living costs in South Dakota are relatively low and there is no state
income tax. The quality of life is good. For further information,
visit our website or send a written request for our flyer, "Unique
opportunities for graduate music study at the University of South

Send resume, list of references, and a written statement about your
interest in the position, addressing the specific responsibilities noted
above. The Museum's mission is "to serve the people of South Dakota and
the Nation as an international center for collecting and conserving
musical instruments of all cultures and bringing people together to
study, enjoy, and understand our musical heritage."

Write to Dr. Andre/ P. Larson, Director, Shrine to Music Museum,
University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069,


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