Instruments

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Brass Bell brings old instruments back to life

Published Dec. 2, 2019

Age had taken its toll on my alto sax, unplayed since 1992, so I brought it to Brass Bell in Glendale and asked if I could get it restored. A week later, the Conn sax was shiny and back in playing condition. Now the only thing that needs tuning up is me.

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Second generation owner toots Brass Bell's horn

Published June 9, 2015

Alan Gaulke was a trumpet player, music teacher and conductor who enjoyed, on his own time, helping people find the perfect - and most affordable - instrument. In 1971, he combined his passions and opened the first Brass Bell Music Store in Hales Corners. Today, Gaulke's daughter, Tristann Rieck, owns the thriving music business that's now located in Glendale.