Step-Up your band instrument at The Music Shoppe

TMS-Normal: November 7th-12th
TMS-Champaign: November 15th-19th
TMS-Springfield: December 1st-3rd

The Music Shoppe’s Step-Up events are the best opportunity to move from your beginner band instrument to intermediate or professional horns.

The largest inventory of the year is on-hand and ready to be played. Special offers are available during each store’s promotional periods, including rebates up to $200 and deferred interest financing up to 18 months!

Earn $10 for your school’s band!

The Music Shoppe will donated $10 for every band student grade 6-12 who tries a Step-Up of their current instrument at the event!

No purchase necessary. Student must be accompanied by an adult. One donation per student.

Why Step-Up?

Simply put, Step-Up instruments enable players to play to their full potential.  Their hand-made design gives a better response, giving the performer a wider range of expression across all registers.  High-quality construction materials naturally produce a more desirable tone.  Some instruments, such as flutes, oboes, and saxophones, even add keys for notes that aren’t possible on beginner instruments.
Stepping up is encouraged for many players, including students who:

  • Want to play their best. They audition for the top ensemble or take chair placement seriously.
  • Enjoy playing competitively. They are motivated by solo/ensemble contest or auditions.
  • Play outside of school. Playing their instrument is recreational, or part of community involvement.
  • Are considering a music related degree in college.

If your student falls into one of these categories, it may be time to consider stepping up.