Trumpet soloist and Bandmaster of the “German Staff Band”
Ted Sparks, a former solo cornet and soprano player of the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army, has recently designed a 1st. class cornet mouthpiece.
I chose his # 3 for my brass band cornet playing. The mouthpiece has a comfortable rim that is well balanced with the cup and backbore. The tone is somewhat more focused than other mouthpieces and blends well with other types of mouthpieces used in the ensemble.