We’re happy to announce that New Zealand euphonium phenom, Steve Miles, has chosen to play our flagship JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium.
Steve is a member of the National Brass Band of New Zealand and has been voted ‘Best Soloist’ at the New Zealand Band of the Year Championships. Many UK brass band players will also recognise him as a former principal euphonium for the world famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band. When Steve isn’t performing, he tutors Brass Performance at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and is a previous director of the Southern Brass Academy, NZ.
The JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium is quickly growing in popularity with pro musicians and advanced students like. Designed in collaboration with Sterling Musical Instrument, it features a unique Sterling design leadpipe which provides a lovely warm tone usually reserved for models many times its price. The JP374 Sterling has also drawn praise from another Brass Band stalwart, Mike Howley (Solo Euphonium with the Desford Colliery Band, formerly Solo Euphonium with Brighouse & Rastrick Band) who said
“A triumph of engineering! How can such quality be so affordable? I have been using the euphonium as a soloist and in brass band and it is at home in both environments. The tone is true at the extremes of pitch and throughout the dynamic range. The Euphonium is all about sound. With the JP Sterling Euphonium I can create the very personal sound which is in my heart, in my soul. That's simply not possible on many of the much more expensive brands."
The JP374 Sterling is now available with an ergonomic trigger mechanism for ease of tuning.
For full instrument specification and description, visit the JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium page.