Willie Smith


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Willie Smith was trained on instrument repairs on the plant floor of the Conn-Selmer factory in Elkhart over 30 years ago.  He began working in the music industry with the Vincent Bach Company in the 1970s and remained with the company when it was sold to Selmer and again in the early 2000s when it merged to become Conn-Selmer.  Like many of his co-workers in the factory, Richard has served in many areas including trombone mounting and soldering.