Springfield Music is an authorized dealer of Bach brass for both rental and purchase. Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both a musician and an engineer to create brass instruments of unequaled tonal quality – instruments which today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide. Born Vincent Schrotenbach in Vienna in 1890, he initially received training on the violin, and then switched to the trumpet when he heard its majestic sound. Although Vincent also displayed a strong aptitude for science and graduated from the Maschinenbauschule with an engineering degree, he gave up a promising engineering career to pursue his first love and an uncertain future as a musician… the risk paid off. True to Vincent’s vision, Conn-Selmer, Inc. still painstakingly follows Bach’s original designs and blueprints to manufacture Bach Stradivarius instruments, the sound choice of professionals.