I'm at one of our local music stores this afternoon here in Green Bay looking at mouthpieces. The guy pulls out a Bach, a Yamaha and a "Schilk". That's how he pronounced it. No "e" on the end.
Now some of you may be thinking "no big deal, easy mistake", but here's my problem with this gross injustice -
Renold Schilke was born right here in Green Bay.
Renold Schilke graduated from Green Bay East High. Class of 1929 I believe.
Renold Schilke was laid to rest in Green Bay.
How can you not know the name Schilke?
I never did like that store, now I have a good reason for it.