NAPBIRT Annual Conference 2021

NAPBIRT Annual Conference 2021

Saxophonist Rulon Brown holding a Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone

Meet Key Leaves founder Rulon Brown at the 2021 virtual NAPBIRT conference to learn how Key Leaves helps grow your business, build client trust, and provide primo instrument care. NAPBIRT Specials listed below!  

NAPBIRT CLINIC: The Most Disgusting Science Every Repair Tech Should Know
3:30-5:00 pm CST, Friday, April 9, 2021

Join saxophonist, repair tech and Key Leaves founder, Rulon Brown, as he shares laughter, horror and video from his year-long study of pad rot. With the help of a food scientist, Rulon conducted a controlled torture test of brand new Selmer® saxophones to learn more about how sticky rotten pads evolve and how to prevent them. Enjoy quality Q&A and discover the latest tech in woodwind pad care, win prizes and see the world's first time-lapse video of leather pad rot - Yuck!  


EXHIBITOR SESSION, 5:30 - 5:55 pm CST, April 9
AKA, The Not-To-Miss 
Product Demo Extravaganzapaloozafest! 

Place your first New Dealer order of $300+ and receive complimentary maple wood product display, display product, display signage, swag stickers, plus 25 Spit Sponge™ pad dryers. Yep! Pay $300 and we welcome you to the Key Leaves family with great sales support and an additional $150+ of retail product you can sell at 100% margin. Order must be placed during the conference or before COB April 12th. See for more info.

Get free co-branding to feature your store name directly on our flagship product when you order 125 or more Key Leaves saxophone key props. Excellent marketing for your brand because saxophone players see and touch the Key Leaves product 2X every time they play and the product lives on the instrument (not lost or rarely used). Order must be placed during the conference or before COB April 12th. 


GapCap is the best saxophone end cap or end plug becuase it fits every saxophone case and every saxophone and helps the sax vent dry.

GapCap® is THE ULTIMATE SAX CARE CAP and "Product of The Year 2020" from The Saxophonist magazine. 

Available in a standard emerald green anodized aluminum finish or the premium finishes of gold satin or silver frost plating. 

GapCap is earning rave reviews from techs, teachers and pros, including Greg Fishman who is notorious for never endorsing gear.

Don't risk your saxophones with loose fitting end plugs and cases. GapCa flexes to fit your sax perfectly, screw adjusts to fit your case, shock absorbs impact, and vents air through the top and side for a cleaner saxophone and longer pad life.


Refreshingly honest and playfully bright, Spit Sponge™ pad dryers are ultra absorbent on the top and micro-textured on the bottom to keep pads and tone holes dry and clean. We designed this super absorbent fabric to be thin enough to serve the tightest oboe pads and absorbent enough for the drippiest tenor sax. Both the saxophone and woodwind size Spit Sponge pad dryers won "Outstanding Product" ratings from The Saxophonist Magazine.

Our soprano product comes in an easy to use kit that techs or players can adapt for use with any make or model of soprano saxophone - curved, straight, vintage or modern! 

Soprano saxes are played less often so care and storage can be critical. Help your clients prevent tone hole corrosion, pad rot, and sticky malfunction. 

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