Bill Eckroth


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Eckroth Music Center

Bill Eckroth enjoyed being a band director in his home town of Mandan, North Dakota, just across the Missouri River from Bismarck.  He started out teaching junior high school students, many of whom he would meet later in his life after he decided, in 1972, to open a music store.  Along with his wife, Bill bought a small store from an older man who wished to retire.  Bill and Mary Ann built the business to serve several locations and as a true community hub for local musicians.