Mark Ragin


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St. Louis Music

Mark Ragin jumped from working at the retail level of a music store into wholesale when he realized there was a real need for a band instrument and accessory distributor geared toward the specific needs of music stores that calls on band directors.  Mark established U. S. Band and Orchestra Suppliers in St. Louis, MO and years later when he had the opportunity to purchase St. Louis Music he did and combined both companies to serve the combo and band instrument dealers. Mark has also worked on several committees and boards to help guide and support the industry, including serving on the NAMM Board.