E.K. Blessing has a long history of making top-of-the-line brass instruments since it was founded by German-born Emil Karl Blessing in Elkhart, Indiana in 1906. Whether you're a student or a professional musician, E.K. Blessing instruments are proven to be highly durable, well designed, and preferred by many musicians, such as Buff Dillard, Robert Dorer, Dominick Farinacci, Bryan Hilliard, Seelan Manickam, David Pastor, and Lew Soloff. The company works closely with partners like Cliff Blackburn, Fred Powell, and Steve Shires, as well as professional players to continuously develop and improve its line of student, intermediate, and professional trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns, marching mellophones, marching baritones, marching French horns, trombones, and mouthpieces.