February 15th 2021

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Blessing is thrilled to introduce the new BTU1287 3-Valve 3/4 Tuba, a Standard Series entry level Tuba targeted for beginning bands. The BTU1287 3-Valve 3/4 Tuba will had its debut at the 2021 Winter NAMM “Beleive in Music” event.

“The BTU1287 3-Valve 3/4 Tuba rounds out the Blessing Standard Series with an affordable entry level tuba that provides the foundation of a school band sound,” says Phil Baughman, Brand Manager at E.K. Blessing.  “The small size is less intimidating and easier to manage for a beginner. Three top action valves are easy to play for a younger student. The tuba is designed for versatility with an additional second mouthpipe which converts to an over-the shoulder marching band style tuba.”

BTU1287 3-Valve 3/4 Tuba Specs:

Standard Series

Key of BBb

3-Valves/ Top Action

.661” Bore

14.4” Yellow Brass Bell

Stainless Steel Pistons

Rose Brass Mouthpipe

Additional 2nd Mouthpipe to convert to over the shoulder Marching Tuba

Nickel Silver

Yellow Brass Body

Clear Lacquer Finish

Blessing 18 Mouthpiece

Blessing C-1287TU Thermoplastic Case with Wheels

Visit to learn more.  For further information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected].  


{Pictured: BTU1287 3-Valve 3/4 Tuba}


St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.