Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yamaha 842S Euphonium for sale

Hello all from Sudbury, Ontario. First day of vacation is finished - rain the entire day! Today we will be camping in Algonquin Provincial Park. The reason for this announcement is an email I got this morning from Dr. Kroesche about a euphonium for sale. Here is the email:

"Hello Mark,

I hope you are well. I know that you are a Yamaha Performing Artist and thought you might want to know about a great deal on Yamaha euphonium for your students. Below is the information on a horn that one of my students is trying to sell. I think this would be a great buy for a student or anyone for that matter. I can attest to the fact that she has kept this horn in great shape.

All the best,


Kenneth Kroesche, D.M.A.
Professor of Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba

Oakland University
Department of Music, Theatre & Dance
329 Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Domonique Barnes
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 9:07 PM
Subject: Euphonium For Sale
To: Kenneth Kroesche

I am selling my Yamaha Professional YEP-842S Euphonium. I bought this instrument new in December 2008 and it has great instrument for me. The only reason I am selling it is because I found a great deal on an instrument I like a little better. Since I have owned the horn for a little over a year-it is in pristine condition. There are are two very tiny dings on the bell of the horn which I showed in the picture (caused by a quick mute change). If you would like to see additional pictures just ask.

The sound that you get from this horn is HUGE-it was really taken my playing to the next level. Dillon Music and the Woodwind & Brasswind currently list this instrument for $5,984.00 new.

I am asking for $4,900 but may be willing to negotiate.

Please contact Niki
dabarnes@oakland.edu "

Contact the above person directly if any of you are interested. Have a great (and dry) day -

Dr. Cox

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer update

Hello all.

Hope your summer is going well. How are chops? Do your valves move?

My summer has been crazy (I know, nothing new). It was supposed to be a quite few weeks from the end of school to mid-June. WRONG. The next studio party we will have, you will not recognize the place. The barn is gone! Shepherd Fire Department came out and did a practice burn on it (see attached photo). The flames were about 4 stories tall and could be seen for miles around. The next day, nothing left. We are trying to find a contractor to bury what little foundation is left. We are going to take that section and just put grass there with a big fire pit. Should be fun in the fall.
We are also finding a contractor to redo the roof on the house. With the interest rates so low, we refinanced the house and have some "extra" money to put a Hunter Green steel roof on it (and maybe garage). We have had everyone contractor out from major companies to the Amish. And if there is money left over, we are going to put out a LARGE play center for the kids (the old one is gone). We currently have a 10 yard dumpster in front of the garage to get rid of all the junk that was in the barn. Eric D. came out and helped me to organize after the fire. We have a 20x10x10 foot wall of scrap metal (next to the propane tank) that is going away as well.

So as you can see, it has been pretty wild around here. And, as of June 8th, I will be away from the place until about July 1st. The family and I are taking a 3 week vacation to: Algonquin Provincial Park; Ottawa, Quebec City, Boothbay Harbor (Maine) and eventually end up at the inlaws in NH. Once back in town, I leave again for Interlochen on July 5th. So a very limited time to catch me in town. If you need me, please send me an email. With the iPhone, I have been a lot better at keeping up on the emails.

That is it for now. Be safe and I will see you soon.

Dr. Cox