Regional Competitors at March 7 Winter Guard International Eye Coveted Door Prize

2008 Winter Olympics Baritone Horn Inscribed with Olympic Rings to be Raffled.

Monroe, CT, March 06, 2009 --( On Saturday, March 7, one lucky school participating in Trumbull’s Winter Guard International Regional Percussion Competition will own a piece of history; an official 2008 Beijing, China Olympic baritone horn. The horn, used at the 2008 Olympics and manufactured by Eastman, is inscribed with the Olympic rings and is a collectible piece of musical history.

Creative Music Center of Monroe was one of a handful of stores that were offered a horn from the Olympic Games last fall. “I am very honored and pleased to be able to donate this beautiful horn to benefit the Trumbull High School Winter Percussion program. I’m deeply committed to supporting local music students and music programs. I’m certain that the winning school will cherish it and provide a place of prominence for this rare instrument.”

The horn serves as the event’s largest door prize and participating schools will have equal chance to win it. Raffle tickets to win the horn will be sold for $3.00 each or 10 for $20.00. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn by Creative Music Center’s owner Liz Reisman, between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. at the event. The winning ticket holder will share the horn with their school, where it will be placed on display.

About Winter Guard International:
Winter Guard International (WGI), now in its 32nd year, is a non-profit youth organization that hosts indoor percussion and performance competitions among marching band and color guard students, and judged upon entertainment value, pageantry, movement and skill. Nicknamed “Sport of the Arts”, the most recent competition had over 11,000 participants. The March 7 competition is hosted at Trumbull High School and participating schools come from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia. To learn more about WGI, visit

About Creative Music Center:

Creative Music Center is a full-service music retail store in Fairfield County, Connecticut serving Monroe, Newtown, Trumbull, Easton, Shelton, Oxford and surrounding communities. Creative Music offers instrument rentals, student and professional instrument sales, repairs, sheet music and music birthday parties. Creative Music Center is located at 701 Main Street, Monroe, CT. 06468, phone 203.261.7301,

Creative Music Center
Shelly Marr Harvey
Liz Reisman