Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Massachusetts and we have so much to be thankful for. We’ve had an amazing year seeing our instruments go home with wonderful musicians and colleagues, meeting new friends, and sharing our love of brass instruments with the trumpet and trombone communities. We wanted to share with you some of the things we’ve been most thankful for this year!
-We’ve had an exciting and widely successful launch of our Q Series instrument line. These instruments have quickly become a favorite throughout the world and have gained popularity with professionals, teachers, and students alike
-We’ve introduced new models including the S.E. Shires cornet, our CVLA commercial model line of trumpets, our newest addition to the Shires small bore tenor trombone line, and new instruments in our tenor and bass trombone Custom Series line. We’ve never been busier designing and releasing new products for our customers!
-2017 marks new relationships and partnerships with dealers throughout the world including Houghton Music, Alto Musique, Rettig Music, Marshall Music, Howren music
-We’ve been lucky enough to work with our Artists in events across the globe featuring Artists including Ralph Sauer, Colin Williams, Michael Davis, Doc Severinsen, Shachar Israel, Nathan Zgonc, members of the Israeli Philharmonic, Mark Clodfelter, Blair Bollinger, Jim Nova, Kenneth Thompkins, Tim Smith, Brad Palmer and many more
-We’ve traveled throughout the country visiting dozens of universities and Shires dealers including Boston University, UT Austin, Michigan State University, the University of Kansas, West Virginia University, University of Southern Mississippi, Florida State University, University of Miami Frost School of Music, and UCLA to name a few
-We participated at the NAMM Show, Texas Music Educators Conference, American Trombone Workshop, National Trumpet Competition, Cleveland Trombone Seminar, International Trumpet Guild Conference, International Trombone Festival, International Women’s Brass Conference, Southeast Trombone Symposium, Swiss Trombone Days, and more
-We’ve been busy with new projects including the release of our new S.E.Shires website, new Shires swag, S.E. Shires: Explained videos, and of course our popular Shires Factory Weekends!
And now to share our biggest news of all, we’re moving! We’re thrilled to announce that we have purchased a new factory and showroom location for S.E. Shires which is located in Holliston, MA (about 10 minutes from our current factory) which offers us a large facility with a beautiful new showroom. This move represents a huge achievement for our company. We’ve been in the same location in Hopedale, MA for over twenty years and have outgrown the space with the production and building of our trumpets and trombones. Our following has continued to grow over the years and we couldn’t be happier that so many of you have made the decision to join #TeamShires!