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  • October 26, 2019

    Music & Arts | Milford (HOP) 11 AM - 3 PM

    164 Main St. Milford, MA 01757 (508) 366-7007

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • October 26, 2019

    Music & Arts | Oakton 10 AM - 3 PM

    2916 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124 (703) 281-0400

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Eastman, Howard Core, ConnSelmer

  • November 2, 2019

    Music & Arts | Asheville 10 AM - 4 PM

    800 Fairview Rd Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 299-3000

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 2, 2019

    Music & Arts | Charlotte 10 AM - 4 PM

    8046 Providence Rd Suite C Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 341-0000

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • November 2, 2019

    Music & Arts | Ellicott City 10 AM - 4 PM

    9210 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 461-1844

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Howard Core, ConnSelmer

  • November 2, 2019

    Music & Arts | Manchester 11 AM - 3 PM

    18 March Ave. Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 623-0153

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • November 2, 2019

    Music & Arts | Westerville 10 AM - 6 PM

    43 N. State St Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 891-9008

    Event Type: Horns A Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • November 5, 2019

    Ranchview High School 4 PM - 8 PM

    8401 Valley Ranch Pkwy E Irving, TX 75063 (972) 315-8400

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • November 9, 2019

    Music & Arts | Bridgeton 10 AM - 6 PM

    12292 St Charles Rock Rd Bridgeton, MO 63044 (314) 739-4265

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 9, 2019

    Music & Arts | Itasca 10 AM - 6 PM

    907 W. Irving Park Rd Itasca, IL 60143 (630) 285-1485

    Event Type: Horns A Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • November 9, 2019

    Music & Arts | Richmond 10 AM - 3 PM

    4701 W. Broad St Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 358-1981

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • November 9, 2019

    Music & Arts | Webster 10 AM - 4 PM

    19335 Gulf Freeway #10 Webster, TX 77598 (281) 316-1724

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Bridgeway Christian Academy 10 AM - 3 PM

    4755 Kimball Bridge Rd Alpharetta, GA 30005 (770) 418-2424

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Chesapeake 10 AM - 5 PM

    1412 Greenbrier Parkway Suite 126 Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 366-0666

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat, Tomasi

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Cool Springs 10 AM - 6 PM

    539 Cool Springs Blvd Suite 115 Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 771-3113

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Fairview Heights 10 AM - 6 PM

    10 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102-B Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 622-1726

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Jacksonville 10 AM - 6 PM

    10991 San Jose BLVD #51 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 292-9705

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Manassas 10 AM - 3 PM

    8029 Sudley Rd Manassas, VA 20109 (703) 361-0149

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Eastman, Howard Core, ConnSelmer

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Milford (SS) 11 AM - 3 PM

    164 Main St. Milford, MA 01757 (508) 366-7007

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | Tehama Ridge 10 AM - 4 PM

    2301 Porter Creek Drive Suite 219 Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817) 306-4554

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Music & Arts | The Woodlands 10 AM - 4 PM

    19075 Interstate 45 S Suite 111H Shenandoah, TX 77385 (936) 273-3602

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 16, 2019

    Red Lion Hotel 10 AM - 2 PM

    11211 Main St Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 486-5000

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • November 23, 2019

    John Wesley United Methodist Church 10 AM - 3 PM

    626 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 852-0900

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Glendora 9 AM - 4 PM

    848 S Grand Ave Glendora, CA 91740 (626) 963-0263

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Greensboro 10 AM - 4 PM

    2609 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 282-1256

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Lewisville 10 AM - 4 PM

    360 E FM 3040 Suite 820 Lewisville, TX 75067 (972) 315-8400

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Princeton 10 AM - 4 PM

    3375 US-1 Suite 150 Lawrence Township, NJ 08648 (609) 987-9595

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Howard Core, ConnSelmer

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | South Hill 10 AM - 2 PM

    4102 S Meridian Ave Suite E4 Puyallup, WA 98373 (253) 840-3746

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Stony Brook 10 AM - 2 PM

    2308 Nesconset Highway Unit C Stony Brook, NY 11790 (631) 751-2464

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • November 23, 2019

    Music & Arts | Tomball 10 AM - 4 PM

    22513 State HWY 249 Suite 101 Houston, TX 77070 (281) 826-0136

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 7, 2019

    Concord High School 10 AM - 3 PM

    2501 Ebright Rd Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 697-1380

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, ConnSelmer, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | Cedar Park 9 AM - 4 PM

    11066 Pecan Park Blvd B201 Cedar Park, TX 78613 (512) 506-8824

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | Katy 10 AM - 4 PM

    23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Unit H100 Katy, TX 77494 (281) 391-1933

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | Cary 10 AM - 6 PM

    Crossroads Plaza 426 Crossroads Blvd. Cary, NC 27518 (919) 854-0024

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | East Hartford 10 AM - 3 PM

    42 Main st East Hartford, CT 06118 (860) 231-9562

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | Issaquah 10 AM - 2 PM

    6130 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE Suite E Issaquah, WA 98029 (425) 392-1000

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Howard Core, ConnSelmer

  • December 7, 2019

    Music & Arts | Spartanburg 10 AM - 4 PM

    1450 WO Ezell Blvd Suite 400 Spartanburg, SC 29301 (864) 595-1116

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

  • December 14, 2019

    Music & Arts | Fayetteville 10 AM - 5 PM

    5075 Morgantown Rd Unit 10B Fayetteville, NC 28314 (910) 864-8808

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 14, 2019

    Music & Arts | Rockville 10 AM - 2 PM

    1901 E Jefferson St Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 881-6440

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

    Brand Specialist present:

    Blessing, P. Mauriat, Tomasi, Yamaha

  • December 14, 2019

    Music & Arts | South Austin 9 AM - 4 PM

    5207 Brodie Ln Suite 220 Sunset Valley, TX 78745 (512) 892-0044

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 14, 2019

    Music & Arts | The Forum 9 AM - 4 PM

    8206 Agora Parkway Suite 110 Selma, TX 78154 (210) 566-1920

    Event Type: Horns of Plenty

    Musician Type: Woodwind & Brass

  • December 14, 2019

    Woman's Club of Paramus 10 AM - 2 PM

    65 W Ridgewood Ave Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 444-9800

    Event Type: String Showcase

    Musician Type: Orchestral

    Brand Specialist present:

    Howard Core, ConnSelmer

Save 10% on purchases of $199 or more.  Use code UPGRADE19.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is “Upgrade Your Sound?”

As students advance in their musical abilities, so should their instruments.  Our “Upgrade Your Sound” event is the nation’s largest, semiannual sale where we invite you, your students, or your kids, to step-up your instrument from a beginner to an intermediate or professional-level instrument for improved sound, technique, intonation and response.

What is “Horns of Plenty?”

Horns of Plenty are Upgrade Your Sound events tailored specifically to woodwind and brass instrument musicians.  We carry a large, plentiful assortment of clarinets, flutes, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, low brass and more, from popular brands so that you don’t ever have to worry about not having enough choices.

What is “String Showcase?”

Similarly, String Showcases are Upgrade Your Sound events for orchestral string musicians.  We carry the largest selection of violins, violas, and cellos but we can also get access to upright basses and electronic violins.  Tell us what you are looking for and we’ll make it happen!

Are the events free to attend?

Yes!  Whether you RSVP online or in-store or if you are a walk-in, there is no obligation to buy.  It is also free to special request an item to be waiting for you at your event to playtest.

Can I bring my music educator to help me select the right instrument?

We want you to feel confident in your purchase.  Having third-party guidance, such as your band director or private lesson instructor, will give you more insight into finding the right instrument.  Please bring them to the event.  We would love to meet them!

I don’t see an event listed for my town.

If you don’t see an event in your city, it may have already expired or it isn’t on our roadmap yet.  But don’t fret!  You can choose from hundreds of retail stores across the country and our retail staff will provide you with the same white-glove assistance in finding your dream instrument.  Find your nearest location at www.MusicArts.com/Stores.

*24-month and 36-month promotional financing

24-month financing available for well-qualified customers who spend $499 or more on select brands during 10/6/19 - 12/14/19. 36-month financing available for well-qualified customers who spend $999 or more on select brands during 10/6/19 - 12/14/19 at event or in-store. Customers are required to sign-up for automatic payments (referred to as EZ-Pay). Down payment, interest rate and monthly payment are subject to credit approval. Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases, excluding the following: gift cards, rentals, lessons, repairs. Special vendor-supported financing may be available for following brands: Yamaha; Jupiter: XO, Azumi, Altus, Majestic, Mapex; Backun; Buffet: Buffet Crampon, Besson, Courtois, Fox, Keilwerth, Schreiber, Hans Hoyer, Meinl Weston, B&S, Scherzer; Conn-Selmer: Armh4, Bach, Conn, Selmer Paris, Holton, King, Leblanc, Selmer, Yanagisawa, Ludwig, Ludwig-Musser; Amadeus; Andreas Eastman, S.E. Shires, Ivan Dunov, Albert Nebel, Eastman Master Series, Wilhelm Klier, Frederich Wyss, Doetsch; P. Mauriat, Blessing, Tomasi; Haynes; Howard Core: Kohr, Core Series, Core Select, Dragon, Wilfer, Sandner, Christopher, Emanuel Wilfer; Otto Benjamin, Bellafina, Giardinelli, Allora, Strobel; Maple Leaf Strings, Powell: Powell-Sonare, Powell Signature; Tomasi, Zildjian, Williams, Pearl: Pearl Drums, Pearl Flutes, Pearl Adams; Verve Drums, Jett Drums, Laurel Canyon, Harbinger; Roland, Boss; Simmons. See store associate for details or visit www.MusicArts.com/Exclusions. See www.MusicArts.com/Financing for more financing options. For questions, call Customer Service at 888-731-5396.

**10% Off Coupon

Offer valid 10/6/19-12/14/19. Maximum discount of $500.00. Does not apply to rental payments, repairs, lessons, taxes, shipping and handling charges or any similar processing charges. Valid in-store and on in-stock products only. Non-transferable. No cash value. Not valid with other discounts, gift cards, gift certificates, rebates, prior purchases, clearance, or “hot deals” items or discontinued items. Cannot be combined with rental credit. Coupon may not be applied toward institutional/educator purchases. Other restrictions apply. One coupon per customer per visit. For questions, call 888-731-5396.

Special Educator Pricing

Attend a Horns of Plenty or String Showcase event and receive special educator price on band and orchestral instruments only. Valid at event only. For registered educators only. Not valid with other discounts, gift cards, gift certificates, rebates, prior purchases, clearance or hot deals items or discontinued items.

12-month Financing

12-month financing available for well-qualified customers who spend $299 or more. Down payment, interest rate and monthly payment are subject to credit approval. Customers are required to sign-up for automatic payments (referred to as EZ-Pay). Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases, excluding the following: gift cards, rentals, lessons, repairs. See store associate for details. See www.MusicArts.com/Financing for more financing options. For questions, call Customer Service at 888-731-5396.

90-Day Financing

90-day financing available for well-qualified customers who spend $199 or more. Down payment, interest rate and monthly payment are subject to credit approval. Customers are required to sign-up for automatic payments (referred to as EZ-Pay). Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases, excluding the following: gift cards, rentals, lessons, repairs. See store associate for details. See www.MusicArts.com/Financing for more financing options. For questions, call Customer Service at 888-731-5396.