Meet Gary Hewit

We would like to welcome him to our team of repair technicians.

Gary came to work for us in August 2014 after moving to the area from Charleston, South Carolina. Primarily a bass player (double and electric), he has 30 years’ on the job experience repairing all brass and woodwind instruments. After starting at the age of 14 years old in a Los Angeles repair shop, Gary grew into repairing musical instruments and has been doing it ever since. After high school he attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. After earning his degree, he remained in California repairing at high end repair shops and playing bass professionally. He enjoys working on flutes, especially professional models. When he is not repairing or playing, Gary’s hobbies include baseball and travel.
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May Promotions – Spring Sale

Our Spring Sale will start May 18, 2015 and continue until May 30, 2015. View our flyers.

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Free Local Event

DC Horn Day
Sponsored by The Capital Horn Club and The Catholic University of America

When: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Where: Benjamin Rome School of Music
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Cost: Free!
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Hornists of the National Symphony will be playing and giving masterclasses at Catholic University in Washington DC as part of DC Horn Day from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The National Symphony Orchestra horn section (Abel Pereira, Laurel Ohlson, James Nickel, Scott Fearing, Joy Hodges Branagan, and Chandra Cervantes) will be featured in addition to the US Army Horn Quartet (SSG Kelly Satterwhite, SFC Shawn Hagen, SSG Christy Klenke, SFC Rob Craven). L & L Music-Wind Shop will be on hand with a sampling of instruments, accessories, and sheet music.

Enter To Win

Enter to win Free Instrument Maintenance for 1 year!!

No purchase necessary to enter.  To enter, come in the store and fill out and submit the entry form. One Entry allowed per person.  Maintenance good for One instrument listed on form at time of entry. Illegible entries will not be considered for drawing.  Entry deadline is May 30, 2015.  Winner will be announced on our blog and facebook June 2, 2015.


April Promotions

Spring Break Sale
April 1-15, 2015

~All Clarinets – 35% off list price
~Clarinet Mouthpieces and Ligatures – 30% off list price
~Clarinet Cases – Extra 10% off our price
~Clarinet Music – 10% off list price
~Metronomes & Tuners –15% off our price
~K & M ”Rainbow” Series Music Stands – $24.99

Disclosures: No trade ins or rental credits allowed. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.  Sale prices good on in stock inventory only 4/1/15 to 4/15/15.

Earth Day Sale
April 22, 2015

~Single Reeds – 25% off our price per box (whole boxes only)
~Double Reeds – 25% off 5 or more (Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon, & Contra Bassoon)
~Synthetic Reeds – 25% off 3 or more (includes: Légère, Harry Hartmann, & Fibercell)

Disclosures: No exchanges allowed. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons.  Sale prices good on in stock inventory only on 4/22/15.

Spring Break Instrument Maintenance

MCPS spring break is April 3, 2015 thru April 12, 2015.  If your instrument is in need of maintenance during spring break, please bring it in by Saturday, April 4, 2015.  If you do, we will guarantee completion by the Saturday, April 11, 2015*.

*Guarantee is good on normal maintenance, not overhauls or repads.  If parts need to be ordered, we will try our best to get them in on time, but can’t guarantee the manufacturer will have them available.

April Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our monthly drawing – Melissa McDonald. She is the winner of a music note scarf.

Local Music Events – April

Rockville Concert Band presents Music For All Ages: Reel Music
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:00pm
Where: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20851

L & L Music-Wind Shop is sponsoring this event and will be at the concert beforehand with a selection of instruments for a “petting zoo.” All ages are welcome to try any brass or woodwind instrument we have on hand. See you there!

Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra presents Gustav Mahler: A Union of Symphony and Song
-Songs of a Wayfarer (1884-85) – featuring Matthew Woorman – baritone
-Symphony No. 1, “Titan” (1887-88)
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:00pm
Where: Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

This fourth concert studies Gustav Mahler and the relationships among his works. Mahler changed the musical world and more specifically, he changed, forever, our perception of a symphony. Never again would a symphony have four movements. Never again would it be tonally centered, and never again would each movement use standard forms. Never again would using voices in a symphony merely be orchestra with chorus, and none of these symphony characteristics would ever return with composers who followed Mahler. He made the musical community sit up and listen.

Montgomery Philharmonic welcomes baritone Matthew Woorman to the stage to sing Songs of a Wayfarer, Mahler’s first work for voice and orchestra. Characteristics as well as melodic and harmonic content transferred from Songs of a Wayfarer to both Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 5 by Mahler. As we play Symphony No. 1, our audience will have the opportunity to compare and contrast Mahler’s compositional styles.

Urban Play App

Learn more about the NEW Urban Play App. Download, select and experience the NEW play-along app from Buffet Group wind instruments.

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Single Reed Symposium & University of Maryland Clarinet Day

Single Reed Symposium

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Where: The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064
Time: 8am to 5pm
Cost: Free!
Website: Click here.

Join Dr. Bob Beeson and Dr. Ben Redwine as the saxophone and clarinet studios join forces to present the Catholic University of America Single Reed Symposium 2015 on March 7th. Guest artists include Dr. Noah Getz from American University, Dr. Doug O’Connor from Towson, Mr. Robert DiLutis from the University of Maryland, and Mr. Pedro Rubio from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, Spain. The day consists of informative master classes and performances culminating in an all-participant saxophone/clarinet choir concert.

L & L Music-Wind Shop will be on hand with a sampling of instruments, reeds, and other Clarinet & Saxophone accessories.

University of Maryland Clarinet Day

When: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: DeMatha High School
4313 Madison St.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: $25 online, $35 at the door
Website: Click here.

Join University of Maryland Clarinet professors and studio for the 3rd annual Maryland Clarinet Day! With masterclasses, presentations, and performances, each participant will engage in an unforgettable experience! Featuring guest artist Mark Nuccio of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Plus discover new types of equipment and accessories from vendors all over the country. A lucky student will have a chance to win a Buffet Crampon Clarinet! (Open to all clarinet students grade 5-12 enrolled in a school music program).

L & L Music-Wind Shop looks forward to attending with a sampling of instruments, reeds, & other Clarinet accessories.