Any SOTW members attending this year's US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason January 11,12 2019? It is a great event for those who have not attended. Every year there is a special guest and this year Bob Sheppard is giving a clinic on January 12th. There are a ton of performances including the by the US Navy Concert Band and the US Navy Commodores and there is a large vendor show where you can try out all the latest products. The big 4 manufacturers are usually represented along with several other vendors. Music Medic has been there for the last several years along with JunkDude who sells Morgan mouthpieces. D'addario and Vandoren are usually there. Both Ted Klum of Ted Klum mouthpieces and Jody Espina of Jody Jazz have been there but do not attend every year. Last year I ran into Branford Marsalis who was just hanging out trying stuff in the vendor room and spoke to him for a few minutes. What a cool guy! I would love to meet other SOTWers in person so let us know if you are attending and perhaps we can arrange a time to meet up on the Saturday. The best thing, it is 100% free to attend so check it out.