About Us

Student Band Instruments for You!

StartBand is a web division of Taylor Music, Inc. focusing on our student beginner band program. We are an authorized dealer for over 50 major brand manufacturers of band instruments. These include Selmer, Bach, Conn, Holton, King, Armstrong, Gemeinhardt, Ludwig, Musser, Jupiter, Majestic, Pearl, Yamaha and more.

Since 1956 we have been helping student, musicians and school band programs with their band instrument needs. Located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Taylor Music is one of the top 200 suppliers of Band Instruments, Percussion Equipment, and Band Accessories. Along with our customer service staff, we have one of the largest Repair Facilities in the U.S. We provide quality repair for all band instruments and percussion.

Free Supplies  ~  No Hidden Fees  ~  No Surprises

Woodwind Instruments:
Clarinets | Flutes | Oboes | Saxophones

Brass Instruments:
Baritones | Cornets French Horns | Trombones Trumpets

Viola Violin Cello

Percussion Drum Kits with Bells

Dedicated Customer Service Staff!

Our representatives are experienced individuals who have made careers in helping musicians purchase equipment. We strive to provide our customers with the best service and product knowledge in the music industry.

Payment Plan Options


All Payment Plans are INTEREST FREE!
Free Supplies  ~  No Hidden Fees  ~  No Surprises

Are you a parent looking for your child’s 1st Band Instrument?
For an Intermediate or Professional Instrument?
A School Band Director looking for a Payment Plan?

We also offer Interest Free payment plans designed for:

Intermediate/Professional Instruments
School Districts/Band Clubs Payment Plan

Our Payment Plans Include:
FREE Warranties
Return/Cancellation Options

For further information call us or send an email.
1-800-872-2263 or  music@startband.com

Band Instrument Repair

Our Repair Department consists of 30 Instrument Repair Technicians. We guarantee quality craftsmanship on every job. Contact us for more information. For more information the shipping process you can link to UPS  www.ups.com.

Your Time is Important!

We’ll make sure your time is not wasted with any automated telephone recordings.

We have Real People to answer your questions!   1-800-872-2263