The times they are a changing!
Things have been really crazy here the last 2 or 3 weeks. First of all, we decided to move Mr. Bandman Music to a new location. We found a really neat smaller building downtown just 2 doors north of the Pines theater. The address is 350 N. 4th St. It is just a fraction of a mile down the street from our present location. We hope to concentrate more on band instrument repair, along with having the accessories for band instruments--reeds,oils,etc. and guitar strings and picks.
We've been greatly impressed with the new Ventura guitars and plan to keep a few new acoustic guitars in stock, as well as an occasional used guitar. We can also order some super great violins from the same company that makes the Ventura guitars. They are highly recommended. Our catalog order department will allow you to purchase all sorts of guitars, amps, drum sets, what have you.
We will continue to have a fantastic rental-purchase plan on school band instruments as an affiliate of NEMC. We have been an NEMC affiliate almost as long as we have been in business. They have an outstanding rental-purchase program that is a 0 interest plan. You can check out them out at www.nemc.com. You can even rent an instrument on line, and we we will deliver it to your child's school in our area. We will also have used band instruments for sale. You will be happy to know that all of our used band instruments have been through our shop and have a 90 day warranty. They are all well known name brand band instruments, too.
We are excited to be moving. The new building is better suited to our needs, and we look forward to seeing our area customers there real soon. We plan on being open for business there later this week--Saturday, Sept. 1 for sure.
The second big change is Hazel's HodgePodge is no more. We had a big garage sale in preparation for our move. A man came along and agreed to buy all of my HodgePodge inventory. I may have an item or two or three left around to sell,but for the most part, I am out of business. It really leaves a hollow here--both in the need to try to list and sell all that "stuff" and the physical presence of all those boxes to move and store. I will definitely have more time for other projects and endeavors. As soon as we complete the Mr. Bandman Music move, I will be busy removing everything pertaining to Hazel's HodgePodge from the internet.
We have had a few set backs with health issues the past couple of weeks, but we are still excited over the move and confident that the "winds of change" will blow nothing but good our way.