Sleister Music is pleased to be a dealer for BAC. BAC stands for Best American Craftsmen is a newer instrument manufacturer founded by Mike Corrigan in Kansas City. Although BAC is best known for their custom trombones and trumpets, which are played in groups as well-known as Bruno Mars’ band, they also make a line of good quality student instruments, dubbed the Apprentice Series. As with any instruments we carry, the BAC clarinet has been shown to local band directors and is a quality clarinet at a reasonable price for a student.
B.A.C. moved forward on an opportunity to develop instruments for young musicians to assist them along their musical journey. The Apprentice Series line of instruments was an exciting project, and has continued achieving energetic endorsement from musicians and music educators around the U.S. since its inception in 2012. Mike Corrigan and his staff were inspired during their involvement with the recovery effort in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. B.A.C. donated time and labor to service over a thousand “storm horns.” As we serviced these horns, we encountered many hundreds of NEW inexpensive instruments that were being donated to schools and individuals. While we had great respect for the intentions of the contributors, the questionable quality of instruments we were seeing became a genuine concern. B.A.C. stepped in by designing a line of durable instruments without compromising a limited budget. To ensure quality, each instrument receives inspection, adjustments and play-testing at our facility in Kansas City by our staff of skilled craftsmen. With our roots as a well-respected repair business, we also understand the importance of having OEM replacement parts readily available. We are proud of and stand by the quality of our Apprentice Series wind instruments.