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August “MUST Watch”


YouTube provides us with many opportunities to review products from many viewpoints.  Many times they are just fun to watch.  A friend from Florida sent me a YouTube link that deserves to be acknowledged.  If you have younger children and grand children… it’s a “Must Watch”… at least through the trumpet solo. Enjoy!


Announcing The “SUPER” SONIC

Are You Ready for the Next Generation Wersi Organ?

The much-awaited Sonic instrument is finally available!

Most of the time products are developed by engineers without consumer input. The Sonic evolved a little differently. After the prototype was finished, the Sonic was exposed to a panel of players for evaluation.

Everyone agreed that the Sonic was a well-engineered instrument. Users got the chance to voice their opinions, some of them asking for improvements in certain areas:

It’s great, but I wish you would have done this differently to make it more user friendly…”

I wish it still had one of these…”

I’m older, and the screen should have greater color contrast, and it should be tilted so I can read it better…”

You get the point.

They listened, and made multiple upgrades before the final “Super” Sonic was released. They could have added another S word to describe it:


Even the future for upgrades is built into the Sonic.

In the past, we made a big deal about the importance of layering and how most instruments have limits of 4 or 5 layers. The New Sonic allows you to layer 16 sounds, a feature that is virtually absent in today’s instrument market.

Take a look at the long list of features under Products>>> Sonic.






Wersi OAS Club is Alive and Well!

The June OAS workshops hosted by Joann and Roy Young had some extra excitement this session. Bill Horn was given special recognition for his 60 years as a musician, entertainer and clinician. Bill was presented with an album of highlights, many from his over thirty Dutchland Shows which were the highlight of his still ongoing career. Bill is still entertaining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

They say that music is food for the soul; it’s also good for your health. 98 year-old OAS member Elna Roop’s performance is a testimony to this fact. I have the utmost admiration for those who keep music a high priority in their lives. I hope Elna will join us for our November session at the Steamboat Inn.

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