The slogan at E. K. Blessing is "We put music first." Founded by German immigrant Emil Karl Blessing in the back of his Elkhart, Indiana, home in 1906, Blessing offers trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns, trombones, and marching brass instruments.
No less a performer than Louis Armstrong played a Blessing cornet in his day. Today, the instrument company manufactures 100% of its musical instruments in Elkhart as it strives to be the leading maker of brass instruments.
Three generations of the family followed in the Blessing company founder's footsteps, until 2009 when E. K. Blessing Inc. was sold to Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. Even under new ownership though, the company is still run by people obsessed with quality.
Under the current owners E. K. Blessing has completely redesigned its student trumpets, created a new line of intermediate trumpets, and introduced its first truly professional trumpet since the 1960s—the Blessing BTR-1580.
Blessing offers their customers a winning combination of handcrafted quality and attractive prices on American-made musical instruments to position itself in the marketplace. Blessing's artisans take pride in producing brass instruments with character and beauty based on plenty of input from performing professional musicians.
Today's professional Blessing trumpets can captivate a symphony hall audience or let gigging musicians rip in the high registers. Blessing student horns blow easily and are built tough to take a beating under years of use.
In a poetic turn of events, on November 10, 2010, The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation presented its first "Satchmo Award" to trumpeter and recording legend Herb Alpert. The award included a special Sonaré 801 trumpet handcrafted at the E.K. Blessing workshop in Elkhart.
Woodwind & Brasswind is proud to offer high-quality Blessing brass instruments for musicians from professional to beginner. Blessing products for musicians are backed by The Woodwind & Brasswind's 110% Price Guarantee, assuring that you won't find quality Blessing instruments at a lower price anywhere else.