The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: History and Evolution of Trumpet Manufacturing in American 1830s-Present
Mike Corrigan is the founder and president of B.A.C. Musical Instruments, located in Kansas City. Coming from a musical childhood, Corrigan decided to pursue a accreditation at the respected Minnesota State College, Red Wing, for Band Instrument Repair.
Following graduation from Red Wing, Corrigan took a position apprenticing under the direction of Steve Shires, Charles Shepherd, and others at S.E. Shires Custom Brass, in Hopedale, MA. (2000-2004) During this time for a short stint, Corrigan also worked directly with Gary Greenhoe as a consultant/contractor with what at the time was Greenhoe Custom Valves and Components.
In 2004, Corrigan started his own Musical Instrument Repair shop, B.A.C. Horn Doctor, where he earned a reputation of both modification and repair, and sales of high end Vintage Professional and Historic Musical Instruments. Corrigan studied with noted Master Craftsman, John Duda, at Calicchio Custom Trumpets and Earl Williams Custom trombones in Tulsa, OK before forging the new B.A.C. Custom Musical Instruments line. Corrigan provided consulting for and has designed instruments for several large companies in the industry.
B.A.C. Custom Musical Instruments began with a line of authentically produced Historic Brass instruments, utilizing techniques from the 16th Century. Today, in addition to imports, after having acquired the now defunct Kanstul Factory, B.A.C. has expanded domestic production. B.A.C. produces the highest quality Custom Brass instruments from their facility in the Historic Jazz District of Kansas City. B.A.C acquired E. Benge, and produces instruments for the Martin Band Instrument Company, in addition to other O.E.M clients.