Over the past four decades, clarinet and saxophone players have trusted Rovner to provide them with innovative, technologically superior, high-performance ligatures, and woodwind accessories. From the original Dark Model ligature to the patented Next Generation models, Rovner ligatures complete the synergetic circle of the mouthpiece and the reed. Designed with price and performance in mind, the variety of Rovner handmade all-American products are an extraordinary value.
The original Dark Model launched the line of Rovner ligatures in 1974 and introduced an innovative approach to ligature design. It is especially popular among classical players, and despite many imitators, continues to be a best-seller. For decades it has also been the “go-to” ligature for music educators, knowing they can recommend it with complete confidence that a Rovner ligature is just the thing to help developing players move to the next level of performance.
Willis Music Company has been serving the local community since 1899 and the online community since 2010. With our rich history, we have always had a focus on music education. From our internationally known educational piano catalog to one of the top retail music chains in America the focus on education has always remained. In 2005, Willis partnered with the Hal Leonard Corporation who now handles product development, production, and distribution for the Willis catalog in the America’s and beyond. With the 2013 acquisition of Moeller Music, Willis strengthened its commitment and dedication to school music programs in all markets. At the same time, Willis began representing the renowned Yamaha Band and Orchestra line of instruments. As a family-run company, all of us at Willis are tremendously proud of the legacy that began with Charles H. Willis so many years ago and continues through the Cranley Family today and we are committed to continuing with the same dedication for years to come. Our mission is to be the epitome of forte in your musical life. We strive to focus on people, offer the highest value in quality products and services, reach potential through empowerment, tradition of integrity, and enrich lives by encouraging music participation. Thank you for your trust in Willis Music Company and we will always strive to be your trusted music company.