Thank You, Sioux City Police!

Thank You, Sioux City Police!

February 28, 2018

It’s days like today that we’re reminded of what a wonderful community Sioux City is! Yesterday we noticed a that a Bach Strad Professional Trumpet priced at $2,899. was missing from our show floor…Upon further investigation, we realized the instrument had been stolen and was listed on Facebook for sale! Less than 3 hours later, Sgt. Bill Melville assembled a team and the amazing Sioux City Police Department set-up a sting, recovered the stolen trumpet and arrested the thief!

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New Product - Key Leaves!

New Product - Key Leaves!

February 08, 2018

We're always on the lookout for innovative products. One little nugget we found this year at NAMM 2018 was Key Leaves. Since about 7th grade, I've always been frustrated when my saxophone G# key sticks.

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What a Blizzard!

What a Blizzard!

January 23, 2018

We’re so glad everybody at Midbell is safe and we’re glad to be back at work, ready to help our valued customer and friends.

A few of us are heading to the yearly NAMM show this week in Anaheim. Originally NAMM was the acronym for National Association of Music Merchants. The association is now called The International Music Products Association, but the original acronym stuck, and the trade show is still referred to as NAMM.

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New Horizons Band at Ray's Midbell

New Horizons Band at Ray's Midbell

January 18, 2018

Today was a neat day for our Learning Center’s New Horizon’s Band.  Their holiday party was postponed because of the cold, so they had a mini-party today celebrating the New Year before rehearsal.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on The Importance of Jazz

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on The Importance of Jazz

January 15, 2018

On this cold Monday afternoon, I'm taking a moment to appreciate the profound impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's work.  Jazz is in the air as Siouxland High School bands diligently prepare their contest repertoire for multiple area jazz festivals.   As a community music supporter, music retailer and jazz lover to the core, it brings me joy to share the below MLK speech with you.   

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