By: Mike Rhodes—
Muncie, IN—Established in 1941, Muncie Music Center has been serving musicians, students, and band programs across the state for almost 80 years. Muncie Music Center is a privately owned, independent business and has been in the hands of only three families through the years, two of which were related by marriage. The store was originally located in a historic building in downtown Muncie before moving to a custom-built location just a few blocks away in the 1960s. After continuous growth and expansion, it was necessary to once again design a new, custom-built location for the store in 2013, also in the downtown Muncie area.
Muncie Music Center is a brick and mortar retail music industry store that stocks a wide variety of electric and acoustic guitars and amps, drum sets and percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, digital pianos, public address speakers, power amps and mixers, sheet music, recording gear, microphones, accessories, and much more. The company also takes trades and can sell your existing gear for you, on a consignment basis.
Muncie Music Center specializes in school band program musical instrument servicing. They visit 67 schools to do on-site repairs of musical instruments. Muncie Music Center offers band instruments to school students in the form of Rent-to-Own agreements at very reasonable price points.
“We serve 67 different school systems across the state for band instrument service and repair. That’s our bread and butter. We have two guys on the road everyday to do band instrument repair and service.”—Scott Twibell, Store Manager
Muncie Music Center also has a full service band instrument repair shop inside their downtown location. They also offer many acoustic instrument repair services as well. Muncie Music Center’s music education center is staffed with quality instructors and covers lessons on nearly every instrument.
New In-house Recording Studio
Muncie Music Center opened a new recording studio in August of 2017. Customers can rent the room with an engineer for $40 per hour with full recording and mixing operations. Twibell said,”We have 5 additional lesson studios wired up for recording so musicians can be isolated/separated for recording if needed. Many people rent the room to record a vocal track over an existing piece of music. We have a lot of guys who come in and realize how much fun it is, so they keep coming back. Our services include: recording, editing, mixing, mastering, music composition, commercial recordings, video recording, and other music studio production services.”
Audio, Video & Lighting Installation
Twibell says audio, video, and lighting installation is one of the fastest growing areas for Muncie Music Center. “We do the design, sales and installation of audio, video and lighting (AVL) systems for use in auditoriums, gymnasiums, sanctuaries, conference rooms, sporting fields, building exteriors, and many other environments. Muncie Music Center has been doing AVL installations for 20 years, but this area of the business is growing quickly, mostly by word-of-mouth.”
Newly Refreshed Website
The Muncie Music Center’s website has been recently redesigned for ease of use and includes a great deal of content covering all aspects of the business. Visit the new website at https://munciemusiccenter.com
Muncie Music Center
600 S Mulberry St, Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: (765) 284-4481