Category Archives: ChopSaver News

From Trumpet Playing to the Medical Profession

So several years ago, I set out to create a lip care product for trumpet players and, by extension, all brass musicians. Soon after I started formulating, it was brought to my attention that woodwind players would be equally interested. Before ChopSaver even hit the market, our market expanded two-fold. I am always gratified to […]

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Music in Our Schools and Why You Should Support It

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has designated March as Music in Our Schools Month. I am proud to be both a product of (professional trumpet player) and to have developed a product for (ChopSaver) school music education.

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Exploring my Musical Roots

I grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. It was a great town in which to grow up, especially for a budding young musician. All of the local schools had strong music programs with good band directors at the helm. It probably had something to do with the fact that Elkhart was once known as the “Band Instrument Capital of The World.”

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Interview with WFYI – 90.1 NPR

Launching a “home grown’ product into a major retailer like CVS is a newsworthy event. Special thanks to Jill Ditmire and our friends at WFYI 90.1 NPR – Indianapolis for this “drive time” interview. On this one. I actually do some playing!

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How I Met Jim Rome – Current Public Enemy #1 in the Band World

Sports talk show host Jim Rome is famous for saying “Have a take, don’t suck!” It’s been his tagline for many years. What I think it means is, have a well-formed opinion and be able to articulate that opinion in a clear, concise way. It is actually good advice when you think about it. It […]

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See You at Midwest!

Are you going to Midwest? That’s a common question in musical circles this time of year. A trade show the week before Christmas? In Chicago? Yes, such is the magic of the Midwest Clinic – An International Band and Orchestra Conference, an event held this time every year. It brings together thousands of band and […]

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“Thank You!” from Dan the ChopSaver Guy

Today’s newsletter is not a newsletter. It is a thank you card. While I love the Christmas season and my family does send our share of personal Christmas cards, it has become a somewhat “complicated” holiday what with differing views on how to celebrate it, where to celebrate it and bizarre rituals like “Black Friday” […]

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