Historically, the Model 1541 Flugelhorn has perennially been a Blessing best seller. It is ideal for both the student and the professional musician. In performance, a player will experience a smooth feel, transitioning between trumpet and flugelhorn without compromising the characteristic warm and mellow ‘flugel’ sound. Offering professional features that include an adjustable 3rd valve slide trigger, the Blessing BFH1541RT is an upgrade in playability at a fraction of the cost.

The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.
 

BTR1660R with Raw Brass Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. Buffed and polished, an un-plated raw trumpet will naturally tarnish over time. It provides the classic patina consistent with the character of a vintage brass instrument

The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.

BTR1660S with Silver Plated Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. The bright luster of the silver-plated trumpet has long been the favorite choice of a professional player. It is durable but is susceptible to tarnish. However, it will maintain its shine over time if properly maintained

1The standard bearer in the line, the BTR1460S is a fantastic trumpet for any level of player from the motivated advanced student to the professional musician. It features a yellow brass bell and silverplated finish that provides a colorful sound that is rich in harmonics. Designed with a traditional standard lead pipe set up, the BTR1460S provides the resistance critical to controlling your sound and performing in all registers with reliable intonation and even sound.

 

Well balanced with a tight sound core and the flexibility to manipulate sound color, the BTR1460S is accessible, offering both the playability and value comparable to a professional model trumpet. The BTR1460S outfit includes a stylish lightweight back-pack to case that offers excellent protection and ease in mobility. Dependable and reliable, the BTR1460S is designed to inspire confidence and musical development.

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Historically, the valve trombone was one of the most popular models offered by E.K. Blessing. The BVT1470 Valve Trombone continues in this tradition. Pitched in Bb and designed with a trumpet valve block, the valve fingerings are identical to the trumpet, but the sound is one octave lower. It is the perfect double for a trumpeter or affordable alternative for members of the low brass section that prefer the traction valves provide, particularly for fast passages that may be problematic for a hand slide. With its bell forward projection, the BVT1470 provides the playability desired in school marching, pep, or jazz band settings.

Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

A lacquer finished cornet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

Configured like a professional cornet, the BCR1230 offers playability, reliability and affordability for a student or school band program. The yellow brass bell with Shepherd’s crook provides a warm, colorful tone. It has a fixed 1st valve saddle and 3rd slide ring to encourage proper habits for correcting intonation tendencies. Smaller and more compact than a trumpet, the cornet is more comfortable to handle for a young student. The BCR1230 Cornet is an excellent option for the beginner in developing a strong foundation in brass concepts.

 

Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. More care is required to maintain a silver finish.

The BBH1287 is a great fit for a first-time student. Beginning band programs benefit from using ‘British bore’ baritones for the simple reason that they are easier to play and more manageable in every way for a young player. It is easy to play because it’s ergonomic and more responsive due to the smaller bore and bell. Additionally, its lighter weight is much easier for a child to manage as they transport back and forth.

For generations, Blessing has been a name music teacher’s trust for a quality student instrument. Our Blessing BCL1287 Bb Clarinet is no exception. The BCL1287 has features found on the best student clarinets like Valentino pads and a ringed bell. It also has upgraded features such as blued steel springs. Best of all, the BCL1287 is responsive and easy to play, which allows for a focused, characteristic sound. A durable ABS plastic resin body and sturdy key mechanism make this clarinet a top choice for the musical demands of a beginner.

Designed for a student, our four valve non-compensating BEP1287 Euphonium is solidly built and durable. It is perfect for school band programs. With four top pistons, the student is introduced to the benefits of a fourth valve without the larger investment associated with fully compensating models. Responsive with excellent intonation and a singing sound quality, the BEP1287 will allow for rapid music development for a beginner to an advanced low brass student.