NASMD

Rusty Kephart is the president of the music company his parents established as a small music store in Iowa.  Rusty grew up in the store and developed his own passion for music, as a listener and as a performer.  After gigging for several years, Rusty joined his parents in the store and soon...
Ede Kidder was teaching full time when her husband came home from his job at a music store with the idea of owning their own store.  Luckily for Jim, Ede jumped in with her many skills to make the store a success.  She took over as the book keeper and played a vital role in the growth and...
Jim Kidder had already worked in music retail for several years when he was given the chance to take over the band instrument division and form his own business. Since then, Kidder Music has become well known and loved by students and band directors alike. Jim’s strong support for school programs...
Jim Kincaid has fond memories of his father singing and playing his guitar. Jim’s father was the folk singer and publisher, Bradley Kincaid, who helped pioneer folk music on the radio in the 1920s and 30s, throughout the Midwest and the New England area. His father retired from his music career at...
Bob Knight came into the music industry right after World War II and watched instruments slowly make their way back into the music stores.  He was hired by CG Conn and enrolled in their band repair school, which was filled mostly with former soldiers, as Bob recalled.  The Conn Company asked Bob to...
Tony Leonard is the president of Playground Music, a Florida-based music store his father established in 1961. With a strong focus on school music and print, Tony has continued with many of the key elements his father developed as the store’s philosphy, namely customer service. Tony has also played...
Dan Marshall’s father opened Marshall Music Center in Lansing, Michigan, in 1948, right after returning from World War II. The store soon became a leader in quality instruments and service for local musicians as well as the area schools. Under Dan’s direction, the company has grown and developed...
Malcolm McFadyen served as president of the family music store just as his father and grandfather did before him.  Malcolm worked with his father to establish many of the procedures for the store, including the personnel manual and the employee’s handbook.  The handbook outlined the philosophy for...
J. Scott McFadyen served as president of the family operated store after his father, the founder, retired.  Scott was heavily involved with the music industry by helping to establish NASMD and serving on the NAMM Board of Directors.  Scott's father was also the mayor of Fayetteville, North Carolina...
Joel Menchey is the president of Menchey Music Service, a Hanover, PA based retail store established by his grandfather in 1936. Joel is also very active within the industry serving on boards and committees for such organizations as NASMD, NAMM and RPMDA. Joel, himself a music maker, can be heard...

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