Mr. Menchey founded the Menchey Music Service in 1936 out of his mother’s sewing room in Hanover. By the time he retired in 1982, Menchey’s Music grew into the premier full-service school music and piano dealer serving Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. He pioneered expansive sheet music departments throughout his multi-store locations and was known to provide music publishers with ideas of trends and needs he saw within his customers, which often resulted in new editions and publications such as band music for beginners in the era before they were common place. Mr. Menchey served on the NAMM Board.
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