The United Kingdom - December, 2014 | The Cory Band A 10-year-old trombonist Matthew, who suffers Erb’s Palsy but has a wonder ear for music, received the best Christmas present ever this year, thanks to the combined efforts of HERCULES Stands, and The Cory Band. Contact was made by Strings and Things Ltd, the UK distributor of HERCULES Stands and the skilled R&D team came up with a clever solution for Matthew. A handmade and unique clamp, which can hold Matthew’s trombone firmly, was put on Hercules MS401B microphone stand and sent to the UK for him. “With the modified stand and clamp, he can play and practice his new instrument with greater independency. My heartfelt thanks to everyone involved,” said Diane, Matthew’s mother. Media Exposure Matthew’s story is published at 4barsrest.com and The Brass Herald.