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Music & Arts

October 06, 2014 06:00 ET

Music & Arts Announces Upgrade Your Sound Event Line-Up

Events to Feature Hundreds of Band and Orchestral Instruments From Major Vendors

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - October 06, 2014) -

Announcement Highlights:

  • 22 events will be hosted in 12 different states across the country
  • Events will be grouped into two instrument categories called Horns of Plenty and String Showcase
  • Vendors to be on-site at select events

Music & Arts, the nation's largest school band and orchestra instrument retailer and music lesson provider, believes as musicians advance, so should their instruments. To help with this, the company has announced a new Fall event line-up as part of their Upgrade Your Sound campaign. Unique to these events, musicians will have the chance to consult with instrument specialists and vendors, try out hundreds of band and orchestral instruments, plus more.

"We want to help musicians reach their full potential and give them the opportunity to try out as many instruments as possible before choosing 'the one,'" said Jeremy Mueller, Regional Director of Sales for Music & Arts. "It's always a great feeling to see our customers take home an instrument that matches their talent."

The events will be grouped by instrument class with Horns of Plenty events offering a large selection of woodwind and brass instruments and String Showcase events offering orchestral instruments.

"Picking out a new instrument can be a process," said Katye Bleck, Band & Orchestra Category Manager for Music & Arts. "We're excited to not only have our own instrument specialists at these events, but to also have vendors like Yamaha, Jupiter, Conn-Selmer and more at some events to help guide musicians as they choose their next instrument."

The official event line-up for this season includes 10 Horns of Plenty events and 12 String Showcase events in the following cities:

Horns of Plenty Events

Alpharetta, GA Nov 1

Shenandoah, TX Nov 8

Westerville, OH Nov 8

Lewisville, TX Nov 11

Chesapeake, VA Nov 15

Renton, WA Nov 15

Round Rock, TX Nov 29

Wilmington, DE Dec 6

Cary, NC Dec 6

Anaheim, CA Dec 6

String Showcase Events

Gilbert, AZ Oct 25

Oakton, VA Oct 25

Ellicott City, MD Nov 1

Lewisville, TX Nov 4

Tucson, AZ Nov 8

Manassas, VA Nov 8

Renton, WA Nov 15

Shenandoah, TX Nov 22

Lawrenceville, NJ Nov 22

Horsham, PA Nov 29

Rockville, MD Nov 29

Paramus, NJ Dec 13

To learn more about Upgrade Your Sound, visit

About Music & Arts

The first Music & Arts, run by founder Benjamin O'Brien, opened in 1952 and was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD. Still run by the O'Brien family today, Music & Arts now has more than 500 retail and affiliate locations, about 120 educational representatives and roughly 27,000 lesson students making it the nation's largest school music retailer and lesson provider. Now based in Frederick, MD, the company of trained musicians offers friendly service for everything musical in your life including instruments, lessons, rentals and repairs. Visit for more information.

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