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  1. Back in tbe saddle!

    Well, after 2.5 years of dialysis, Iím in the hospital for a kidney transplant! Canít wait to get the energy to start performing again!!!
    Martin Cochran
    Adams Performing Artist
    mceuph75@gmail.com

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    Good luck, Martin!! I didn't have any idea you were ill. Hang in there and hope to hear of your wonderful euphonium playing soon.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    There has never been a better time to use modern medicine's miracles. I'm sure you will be restored and be able to play better than ever!

    Dennis
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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    Great news Martin! I didn’t know you were sick either. Dialysis is tough. We have a drummer in our band that had to do dialysis for 5 years befor his kidney transplant. He’s back to 100% now. Good luck to you.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
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    Ah, patience is a virtue indeed! It will be nice to have you back at 100%!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    You've already seen my response, but I'll say it again -- Woot-woot and dy-no-MITE!!!
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

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    Best wishes for a quick return to a normal life.
    Besson Prestige 2052,3D K&G mouthpiece;JP373 baritone,T4C K&G mouthpiece;Bach 42GO trombone,T4C K&G mouthpiece

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    All the best, Martin! I worked for a dialysis company for many years, and news of a transplant was always good to hear. Dialysis centers are sad places, no one is happy to be there, and very few ever stop going voluntarily. Congratulations, it truly is the first day of the rest of your life!

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    Best wishes for a full recovery & successful transplant.
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meters)
    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103E, SM3.5
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
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    Great news, Martin!

    Best wishes on your recovery!

    Robert Pendergast

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