Fourth-grader Kathryn Harris, 9, tries out a trombone during a demonstration of band instruments by David Ellis of Ellis Music Co. at Marion Cross Elementary School in Norwich, Vt., on March 4, 1994. Ellis is carrying on a tradition started by his father, Richard Ellis, more than 45 years ago. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.