Band & Orchestra
All levels of players need reliable instruments and the right accessories to play the best they can. Robert M. Sides has a huge selection of band and orchestral instruments from the best manufacturers to ensure you’ll find the right instrument for you. Whether you choose brass, woodwind, percussion or strings, we provide a wide variety of options and solutions to help you start or continue on your musical journey.
As a member of the National Association of School Music Dealers, Robert M. Sides takes great pride in being a “full-service” school music store.
What does full service mean?
· Our team of 6 school service representatives make weekly visits to over 100 school districts in Pennsylvania and New York bringing, our store and repair shop closer to K-12 music programs, teachers and students.
· Our in-house repair shop services everything we sell from piccolos and violins to tubas and string basses with free delivery and pickup to the students & schools we serve.
· Our online rentals and 6 affiliate rental locations make getting started easy no matter where you live in our service area.
· All levels available from beginner/student to intermediate and professional: new and used options are available
· We stock and rent intermediate and professional instruments from open-hole flutes to double french horns
· We stock and rent “harmony” instruments: baritone sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet, alto flute, piccolo, etc.
Meet Scott (on right) and Rob (on left). Their home store is our Williamsport location. They service schools in the following counties: Lycoming, Sullivan, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Union, Montour, Columbia, Snyder and Northumberland. While out on the road, they take care of delivering orders, rentals, repairs, accessories, and whatever else each school may need!
Bill (left) and Doug (right) are our educational reps for our Wilkes-Barre store. They help to ensure that each school they service has everything they need in order to continue on as a successful music program! They service the following counties: Broome, Susquehanna, Wayne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Sullivan, Orange, Pike, Monroe, Luzerne, Carbon, and Schuylkill.
State College Store
Meet Nick and McKenzie, our representatives at our State College store! They take care of the following counties; Blair, Fulton, Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Clearfield, Clinton, Cameron, and Elk. They take great care of their schools by dropping off and picking up repairs, bringing instrument accessories to the schools, taking music orders from them, and whatever else the schools may need!