Author: Drew Holmes

Instrument Step-Up Is Back! It’s Your Weekend Update.

In this Weekend Update: The Boomer Step-Up Event is back! We are still being safe a limiting people on site, so instead of just one day we are spreading it out over several weeks. Details can be found here *AND* Mrs. Lemons, the band director at High Plains School has scheduled weekly sessions for April to […]

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cool things are happening at high plains school!

5:00 PM is not very late for most people to be out, but with two small boys Drew is rarely anywhere but home at that hour. So where was he? At High Plains School in Loveland! Mrs. Lemons, the band director at HPS, got creative and split her beginners into three groups due to COVID […]

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Happy Easter! Drew Goes Wireless and Takes It Outside. It’s Your Weekend Update

In this Weekend Update: Drew takes it outside using the new R0DE Wireless Go II. See his first look video here. *AND* Audio recording expert Braden explains the three W’s (What is it? Why is it cool? Why do I need one?) for audio interfaces, specifically the FocusRite Scarlett 2i2. Get the scoop here. *PLUS* […]

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Funding for classroom music is availble, but you need to apply soon!

Music Educators, As you have likely heard, the government has passed into law 3 different “Cares Acts” that include funding for Schools, referred to as ESSER FUNDS.  The 2nd round of ESSER Funds is available now on a grant basis to schools.  This is a use it or lose it type of funding and schools […]

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Calling all trumpet players!

This Saturday is the Colorado State University Virtual Trumpet Day! CSU Trumpet Day is designed for trumpet players of all ages who are looking for an event that inspires their love of music and all things trumpet. Trumpet students, teachers, performers, and band directors in Colorado are invited to attend directly on Zoom. Hosted by […]

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David smalley talks trumpet maintenance

Former SE Shires trumpet builder and current Boomer Music Company repair shop Manager David Smalley sits down to talk trumpet maintenance. He touches on such topics as: Simple routine maintenance you can (and should) do at home How often to get a professional chemical or ultrasonic cleaning Lubricants – What to and not to use […]

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We Survived the Snowpocalypse! It’s the Weekend Update.

In this Weekend Update: We survived the snowpocalypse! And along the way we found the heroes we needed right where they have always been. Read about it here *AND* Drew gets down to brass tacks. Well brass trumpet bells, not tacks. If you have ever wondered what the difference is between gold brass and yellow brass this […]

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What the Heck is It: Yellow Brass or Gold Brass?

Trumpet players of all experience levels ask us the same question: What is the difference between yellow brass and gold brass? Drew explains the differences, shows what they look like, and demonstrates the differences in sound.

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Care and feeding of your string instrument

In this Boomer By Request video String instruments can be tricky to maintain, especially for a beginner. We hear from orchestra teachers all the time that kids adjust one tiny thing and make their instrument unplayable. This is not their fault! They simply lack the necessary experience. In this video Sarah draws on her years […]

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