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Postby Tundratubast » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:46 pm

I'm drawing a blank, What was his real name, and when was he playing. Was he an artist for a time for Conn? And when?
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby Steve Marcus » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:51 pm

Perhaps you're thinking of John Kuhn, who played for the Sousa band among others (check Wiki, etc.).

There were a very limited number of ornately engraved raincatchers built by Holton in the 1930's with an image of a Native American wearing feathers and surrounded by stars and stripes with the designation "The Chief" clearly appearing on the bell. Don Harry owns one of these; a rather recluse band director in Chicago owns another one.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby windshieldbug » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:56 am

Steve Marcus wrote:Perhaps you're thinking of John Kuhn, who played for the Sousa band among others (check Wiki, etc.)


He also had the "Conn-Chief" mouthpiece named for him.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby Steve Marcus » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:30 am

windshieldbug wrote:He also had the "Conn-Chief" mouthpiece named for him.


...after which the "Stofer Chief" mouthpiece was designed.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby cktuba » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:37 am

Steve Marcus wrote:
windshieldbug wrote:He also had the "Conn-Chief" mouthpiece named for him.


...after which the "Stofer Chief" mouthpiece was designed.


Which, sadly (at least the last time I checked) is no longer available.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby Tundratubast » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Yes, That's the name, John Kuhn, He also shows up occasionally on the home page postage stamp, correct.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby Tundratubast » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Yes, That's the name, John Kuhn, He also shows up occasionally on the home page postage stamp, correct.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby Tundratubast » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Yes, That's the name, John Kuhn, He also shows up occasionally on the home page postage stamp, correct.
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Re: The "Chief"

Postby TubaRay » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:42 pm

I believe I got that.
I believe I got that.
I believe I got that.

Tundratubast wrote:Yes, That's the name, John Kuhn, He also shows up occasionally on the home page postage stamp, correct.
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