This Day in History: 1910-06-30

Renold Schilke, American trumpeter and manufacturer, soloed with the Holton factory band at age eleven, made his first mouthpiece at age 17 in a gun shop that he was working in, member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, worked informally with Elden Benge improving trumpets, became 3rd trumpet in the CSO (1936), principal (1939-41), after WWII, returned at 3rd trumpet and then 4th (1942-52), member of the Grant Park Symphony and the Chicago Lyrica Opera Orchestra, taught in many Chicago universities, formed Schilke Musical Products Corporation, invented the tunable bell trumpet, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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