Al Perkins

Welcome to Al's Mellophone Page, sister site to Al's Tenor Horn Page.  This page will hopefully serve to promote, legitimize, bolster, support, celebrate and dispel any myths surrounding the Mellophone, Mellophonium and all other Eb/F alto brasses.

Greg Monks

With the assistance of Greg Monks, we strive to be a great resource for those who love this seldom-respected instrument.

Hey you! If you're looking at this site, you should also be looking at The Middle Horn Leader!  Need more incentive?  They have a nice article about yours truly as the MelloCast reaches it's first year!

Mello CatechismBUY THIS BOOK!  Dr. John Q. Ericson, Associate Professor of Horn at Arizona State University (and a Mellophonist's best friend) has published a new book called "A Mello Catechism: A Guide to the World of Mellophones and Marching Horns." Click here and buy it now!

Listen to The MelloCast! Yep, we've got a podcast for Mellophonists everywhere! Each week or so, Al gets together with Scooter Pirtle from the Middle Horn Leader, composer and Jazz Horn and Mellophone player Mark Taylor, Renegades brass instructor Chris Nalls, Horn professor John Q. Ericson, and lots of great guests to discuss all things Mellophone!  So go to the website, go to iTunes (or click here: ),-- just go, listen and tell everyone you know to tune in!  Go on, tell them now.  We'll wait ...

But if you HAVE to listen now, you can listen right here!

Put my show and this player on your website or your social network.


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