Conn-Selmer, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestral instruments for professional, amateur and student use. The Company manufactures and distributes its products under a variety of well-known brand names, including Vincent Bach brass, Selmer USA woodwinds, C.G. Conn brass, King brass, Armstrong woodwinds, Ludwig and Musser percussion and Glaesel string instruments. Other brands include Scherl & Roth and William Lewis & Son string instruments, Emerson flutes, Benge brass and Artley woodwinds. Under its Leblanc division, purchased in 2004, the company also manufactures and distributes Leblanc, Holton, Noblet, Vito band instruments. Conn-Selmer is also the exclusive North American distributor for Selmer (Paris) professional brass and woodwinds and U.S. distributor for Yanagisawa saxophones.
Conn-Selmer manufactures instruments in ten facilities located in Elkhart, Indiana, Cleveland and Eastlake, Ohio, Monroe, North Carolina, LaGrange, Illinois, Kenosha and Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and at G. Leblanc Cie in La Couture-Boussey, France. It also enjoys an extensive relationship with a variety of suppliers from around the world.
Conn-Selmer, Inc. leads the market with brands that are the overwhelming choice of professional musicians and recognizes its responsibility to maintain the highest quality manufacturing of instruments using proven designs that satisfy the most critical of professional players. King Ultimate Marching Brass and all the other brands represented by Conn-Selmer, continue to develop new instruments that help musicians reach greater performance levels.
With a mission to have every man, woman and child participate in instrumental music, the Company uses its market position to better inform and educate individuals as to the benefits of music participation and to better inform and prepare the music educators of today and tomorrow. Through the educational division, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Company provides band directors with ongoing educational opportunities in band & orchestra administration, musical instrument development and leadership skills. Through workshops, educator in-service programs and educational materials, the Company provides support to educational professionals, school systems, and students, assuring that music and music education continues to be available to all. Conn-Selmer also provides a wide array of promotional materials to communicate the benefits of music to the overall market.
More information on King Ultimate Marching Brass can be found at www.kingsofthefield.com Conn-Selmer, Inc. is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: LVB).