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Javier Bonet Masterclass & Recital – April 2017

Join us April 22-23 for a weekend of events with world-famous horn soloist Javier Bonet! Houghton Horns is presenting a masterclass, reception, and concert to celebrate the first anniversary of our Lorine Street location in Keller! All events are free!

The masterclass will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 22nd. It will be held at First Baptist Church Keller, 225 Keller Pkwy, Keller TX 76248.

The reception will take place immediately after the masterclass at 12:30 pm. It will be held one block away from the church at Houghton Horns, 121 Lorine St, Keller TX 76248. Food and drink will be provided!

The concert will be the following day, Sunday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm. It will be held at the Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Texas-Arlington, 700 Greek Row Dr, Arlington, TX 76013.

All events are free, open to the public, and sponsored by Houghton Horns! We hope to see you all there!

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How to Ship a Horn

We recommend shipping horns without cases. Doing so will minimize the possibility of damage due to the added weight of the case.  If you are sending a horn for consignment we understand this may not be practical – just remember that careful & adequate packaging are the best insurance against shipping damage.

Houghton Horns will not assume liability for damage incurred during shipping. 

For a fixed bell horn:

Buy a “Dishpack” storage box from any U-Haul, self storage, or “pack-n-mail” center. Dimensions should be at least 28 x 18 x 18″.   Careful here – if you go too big, you’ll incur “oversize” charges. Pack the horn ‘bell up’ – toward the top of the box. Nestle it in tightly with packing material (foam peanuts, excelsior or bubble wrap), allowing at least three inches of clearance on all sides for a layer of packing material between the box and the horn. The more packing material you can squeeze in, the better.  Seal with generous amounts of shipping or strapping tape.  A new box is best – as it will be stronger.  Also, the shipper may deny a damage claim if you ship in a used box due to your inability to deny prior damage.

For a detachable bell horn:

It’s best to buy a 275 lb. test, double walled box. 20″ x 20″ x 20” is the optimal size. Wrap the corpus of the horn snugly with at least four layers of bubble wrap so as to prevent any slop or shifting in transit.  Wrap the bell flare separately with bubble wrap. After adding packing material (foam peanuts, excelsior or bubble wrap) to the bottom of the box, place the wrapped corpus in the box, and stack the wrapped bell flare on top of the corpus. Nestle the corpus and bell in tightly with packing material, allowing at least three inches of clearance on all sides for a layer of packing material between the box and the bell and corpus. The more packing material you can squeeze in, the better.  Seal with generous amounts of shipping or strapping tape.  A new box is best – as it will be stronger.  Also, the shipper may deny a damage claim if you ship in a used box due to your inability to deny prior damage.

Insurance:

You should always insure the package for (at least) the dollar amount you paid for the horn.

Lastly, be sure to include “ship to” and Return Address info along with your phone number, both inside and outside the box.   Call us with any questions. We’ll contact you as soon as your horn arrives to let you know it got here safely!