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Time to get your Sax on!

It’s time for Saxophone Day!

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Willis Music is a Sax fan so this day is awesome for us! We love all types of music so anytime we get to celebrate, we will take advantage of it!

Was it is? Well check out what holiday insights.com says about it:

Date When Celebrated : Always November 6

Saxophone Day is today. The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more. It’s only fitting that this great instrument has a day of recognition all to its own.

The Saxophone was invented around 1840. It was created by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker.  The sax is made of brass.

Adophe Sax invented 8 types of saxophones: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created was the Bass Saxophone. A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004. It is the smallest Saxophone.

Some famous Saxophone Players (Alphabetical order):

  • John Coltrane
  • Stan Getz
  • Coleman Randolph Hawkins “Hawk”
  • James Moody
  • Charlie “The Bird” Parker
  • Lester Prez Young

Happy Saxophone Day!!!


Origin of Saxophone Day:

Adophe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born on this day in 1814. So, the reason for celebrating on this day is apparent.

We did not find any information on who created Saxophone Day, or when this special day was first celebrated.

There are numerous references to “Saxophone Day” for schools, bands, or special events. They are scattered across many different dates.

DEAL OF THE WEEK – March 15

It’s March Madness time! Are you excited to cheer on your favorite college basketball teams towards a championship?

Here at Willis Music in Lexington we are excited to cheer on YOU, our customers, towards a purchase of your next musical instrument!

We will announce a DEAL OF THE WEEK each and every week via this blog & our Facebook page.

This week we have lowered the price on these two guitars:

DOTW 3-14-14

One of our Lexington employees, John Renshaw, can’t contain his excitement for this DEAL OF THE WEEK!

Martin X Little Spruce Top Guitar
Was $300
NOW $150! 

Blueridge Historic Craftsmen Guitar
Was $1,579
NOW $1,200!

Final Happy Hour – Tonight 4-7pm

Tonight, join us for our final Friday Happy Hour for the year and also visit with the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Association for our monthly Bluegrass Jam! Happy hour starts at 4 and goes to 7. Bluegrass Jam starts at 6pm. See you there!

Happy Hour Time!

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 27!!

Tonight Happy Hour

Join us tonight 4-7!!

Join us for our 3rd Happy Hour! The other 2 have been a blast and people are saving tons! See ya at 4!

Happy Hour??

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 20!!

Friday Happy Hour 4-7

TONIGHT!!

Join us tonight for our 2nd Happy Hour. 4pm-7pm! Great deals!! See you there!

Happy Hour

Who loves Happy Hour?

Here at Willis, we love Happy Hour, so we want to share it with you. Every Friday in December from 4-7, we will have special Happy Hour deals just for you. Every week will have something different!! Stop by the store today and ask for the Happy Hour sheet for Dec 13!!

Friday Happy Hour 4-7

Remember today is our first Friday Happy Hour!! Lots of great deals. Stop by the store between 4 and 7. See ya then!

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Willis Music Artist of the Week – Nickelback

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), Nickelback!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

This Canadian band has continuously defied genres since their inception. They bounce from one genre to another like the unpopular person from middle school who bounced from clique to clique and was never welcomed into any of them. You know the person I’m talking about. They perfectly represent Nickelback, and Nickelback is the only band they listen to.

Nickelback writes songs on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from photographs, being rock stars, and cowboy hats. It takes a massive amount of talent to make an entire career based on a picture of Billy Ray Cyrus, who never made it as a wise man, couldn’t cut it as a country star, was tired of living like a rock star, and sick of trying to be a successful father.

So congratulations to Nickelback for winning the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), and here’s hoping America is able to do unto Canada as Nickelback did to America.