Glenn Axelton


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Glenn's Music

Glenn Axelton managed a few stores for the famed Jenkins Music Company in and around Kansas City before opening his own store in Manhattan, Kansas. Glenn’s Music soon became a music center for the town and surrounding areas and led to one of the largest music lesson programs in the area. As a repairman, Glenn saw to it that the store created and maintained a well respected band instrument repair service, which has been a key element of their success over the years. After Glenn's passing in 2013, the store continued with the help of his family and their long time employees and customers.  Behind the company and its mission to bring music to the lives of its customers stood Mr. Axelton, a passionate music maker himself who enjoyed his career in the music industry.