SOURCE: Music & Arts

Music & Arts

May 20, 2013 09:30 ET

Music & Arts Acquires Anaheim Band Instruments

Partnership Represents Third Music & Arts Location in Southern California, With Additional Stores Planned

FREDERICK, MD and ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2013) - Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, has acquired Anaheim Band Instruments, adding to its growing footprint in Southern California. Music & Arts will operate the business under the name Anaheim Band Instruments, Part of the Music & Arts Family, and will uphold Anaheim Band Instruments' 30-year tradition of excellence in customer service established by owners and founders David and Diane Browne. 

From the moment its doors first opened in 1982, Anaheim Band Instruments has earned a reputation as a musical instrument leader in Southern California, with a specialization in traditional brass and woodwind instruments. The partnership between Anaheim Band Instruments and Music & Arts will provide customers with a wider selection of instruments for purchase and rental, create more educational and performance opportunities, and continue to offer the high-quality instrument repair and maintenance services customers have relied on for more than 30 years. The acquisition also gives Anaheim Band Instruments access to a state-of-the-art distribution center and an educational representative sales force that supports school music educators. Until they retire this summer, David and Diane will remain on staff to ensure continuity and a link to the store's existing customers.

"David and Diane have built Anaheim Band Instruments into an Orange County institution," said Music & Arts' executive vice president of operations, Allan Greenberg. "We are excited to work with them and help build on their great tradition of supporting new and experienced musicians throughout Southern California."

The acquisition of Anaheim Band Instruments brings Music & Arts its third location in Southern California, following the company's recent expansion into Rancho Cucamonga and Corona. Music & Arts also has plans for a store in San Dimas, Calif.

"Diane and I have had the privilege of sharing our passion for music with the schools, families and musicians of Orange County since 1982," said David Browne. "As we move on to the next phase in our lives, we want to thank our customers for more than 30 great years of support and sharing great music. We are confident that the partnership with Music & Arts will further enhance the qualities that made Anaheim Band Instruments this community's music destination."

Anaheim Band Instruments, Part of the Music & Arts Family, is located at 504 S. State College in Anaheim, Calif. For more information, please visit www.musicarts.com.

About Music & Arts
Music & Arts, the nation's largest school music company, has served students, teachers and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of musical instruments, instrument repairs and music lessons -- especially for the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has more than 110 retail locations across 22 states.

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