Conn-Selmer

Paula Walker began working in the music industry right out of high school for the Gemeinhart flute company in Elkhart, Indiana.  In the early years she worked primarily on student instruments for Gemeinhart, which provided products designed especially for younger students.  Her attention to detail...
Dennis Ward takes great pride in the work he does making musical instruments!  He began working in the music industry with Vincent Bach in the 1970s and remained with the company in the early 2000s when it merged to become Conn-Selmer.  In recent years Dennis manages the machines which make parts...
Diana White is like so many factory workers within the music industry because most of her friends and many members of her own family have worked in the same plant over the years.  Diana is very proud of her work and the skills she has gained over the years, especially those related to CNC work in...
Edward Whitmyer began working on the bench at Selmer in Elkhart in the 1970s when most of the work was done by hand.  During his long career, Edward, has witnessed firsthand the development of computer driven machines to complete some of the tasks he once completed by hand.  His training on CNC...
Karen Wojcik began working for Selmer in 1973 and watched the company change hands but stayed with the same company for her entire career.  She works in the office for Conn-Selmer in Elkhart and has witnessed some great changes with the use of computers and later the Internet.  Her role in...
Dave Woodruff began working for King Band Instruments right out of college.  He began in the personnel department and Human Resources before becoming involved with the production of the instruments.  As a King musician himself, Dave has always been very proud of his role with the company and the...
Roger Zehr worked as a trumpet tester for the Vincent Bach brands of horns, beginning when the company was on its own and later when it was purchased by Selmer and when it merged to become Conn-Selmer in 2003.  Bob Hodges was also a trumpet tester for the company who served as Roger’s mentor and...

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