Hankins’ Horns

Sorry for the long absence. I’ve been busy working on a slew of beat-up school horns from two Virginia school districts and some cool horns for local players in the Marine Band.  My newest player is one of my oldest buddies, Mike Hankins, who visited us this week on his way to a gig in a 7 piece band on Celebrity Cruise Lines. His Calicchio Trumpet needed a general check-up/buff-up and the Amado water key on the main tuning slide had to be replaced. His Couesnon Flugelhorn just needed to be cleaned and lubed. Ready to go!

Working on Hankins' Horns

Working on Hankins’ Horns

Couesnon Flugel

Couesnon Flugelhorn

It was great to see him and to hang out around town. We took him to hear the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, treated him to a killer Indian dinner at Rasika, and cooked dinner on the grill. I took a day off to show him the Air and Space Museum. The aircraft carrier exhibit was of particular interest. He’s now on the ship in Miami, about to set sail across the Atlantic. We wish him awesome adventures and safe travels.

Air and Space

Air and Space

About randyjmueller

Sr. Instrument Repair technician
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