Conducting Batons

Handles


About Music Works Custom Batons

Music Works Custom Batons was started in 1999 in response for a need of quality conducting batons here in Denver. While working at Flesher-Hinton Music, one of my favorite baton companies “Harrison Hurtz Batons” was getting harder and harder to get.
So Music Works Custom Batons was created.

A conducting baton that you will want to use for years takes time to make. I invite you to look and see my work. Each of my baton handles are turned one at a time. I use great looking woods and now acrylics to make a baton just as individual as you are. It has been a journey to find what works best for a conducting baton that I would use. Even during rehearsal, I could never use just any stick. The stick must feel right. I hope that you like what you see as much as I like them. My batons are a A conducting baton that you will want to use for years takes time to make. I invite you to look and see my work. Each of my baton handles are turned one at a time. I use great looking woods and now acrylics to make a baton just as individual as you are. It has been a journey to find what works best for a conducting baton that I would use. Even during rehearsal, I could never use just any stick. The stick must feel right. I hope that you like what you see as much as I like them. My batons are a great value starting at $40.00 for wood and $52.50 for Acrylic handles, each with free shipping in the US.
Try one and feel why I say,
"A Great Place for a Great Conducting Baton"

Making Choices

CHOOSE THE LENGTH OF YOUR CONDUCTING BATON.


The myth that I have heard is the length from the inside a bent elbow to the middle finger up with the palm up is the perfect length. What I have found through experience is that a 14" baton works for just about everyone. Lengths come in half inch increments up to 16 inches.
Other thoughts you might consider is that if you are working with a small group use a short stick, if you are working with a large group use a long stick. There is more discussion on the Baton Blog.

3CHOOSE A HANDLE DESIGN


conducting baton opus1

OPUS NO.1 has a bulb on the end with a nib at the stick end. Some have said that this helps them control the baton.

conducting baton op2

Opus No.2 is a classic tapered handle.

conducting baton op3

Opus No.3 is my homage to a classic by Harrison Hurtz. As you can see it uses two reverse cones.

conducting baton opus 4

Opus No.4 is a classic bulb. Hard to improve on this one.

CHOOSE A WOOD OR ACRYLIC


conducting baton wood

Soft and Light Woods

Woods come in different densities. Above are woods that are just naturally lighter and work really well for smaller batons


conducting baton wood2

The most popular woods


conducting baton wood3

Great wood but getting harder to locate.


conducting baton acrylics

Look at all these colors! If you like tapered handle all the colors will work. The problem is if you like a handle that is closer to 7/8 of an inch. Not all colors come large enough to make a large handle. Contact me and I will let you know what will work for your needs.