Oral History Information
Gary Gand grew up playing music and developed a passion for musical instruments. In 1971, he parlayed this passion into a successful career in music retail. Gand Music and Sound, located in Northfield, Illinois, was among the first stores in the country to carry pro audio and lighting equipment. Since then, the company, which is co-owned by his wife Joan, is an umbrella for Gand Concert Sound, GSI: Gand Studio Installation, and Gand Backline Services, and has been on the pioneering side of product introductions and marketing campaigns. The couple also makes music together and can often be heard playing in the Palm Springs area under the name, you guessed it, The Gand Band!