Volkwein's Music Blog


  1. Marching Band is here again.  A time of year that students and educators dread and yearn for simultaneously.  For students, this time of year is a chance to reunite with friends and classmates, unpack the instruments that have been gathering dust over the last 2 months and learn the hard way why it is important to keep those chops in shape over the summer break.  For Director's and staff it is the start of a 3+ month sprint to make the best of what little time you have to accomplish your goals.   In these hectic times, it is often easy to overlook the true value that the marching band season possesses.  It gives us the opportunity to enrich the lives of people, young and old.  It gives the participants the opportunity to to be involved in a constructive, educational, and FUN activity.  It gives educators the chance to pass on their experience and knowledge of the art, and be a part in the preservation of something so unique.  And it gives spectators something to cheer about!  Marching bands in schools and communities are a key tool in gaining the attention of the non-music community.  Marching bands are the only part of a program that can be seen marching down Main Street, and performing at football game half-time shows.  It is the only organized live performances of music that some people hear!  One of our biggest missions here at Volkwein's Music is to preserve and exhibit the importance of music education in our schools and throughout our lives.  As those of us who are invloved in the coming marching band season begin the race that is ahead, let's all keep in mind the responsibility and opportunity we have in front of us, to aid in keeping music in our schools and in our lives.  See you on the field!  

  2. Well, its that time of year again.  School is over for the year, and the heat-wave of summer is already upon us.  This is the time of year when Kindergartners through college students tend to pack up their instruments and forget about them for a while.  Of course, we wish it weren't so, but we understand how it is.  The sun is shining, the ice cream stands are open again, the pool is cool and refreshing, and practicing your scales sometimes fall to the wayside.  Just don't forget how quickly summer tends to pass, especially for those of you involved in Marching Band.  Band Camp will be here before you know it!  Don't get caught unprepared!  We have a wide variety of everything you will need for marching band, or for school in August.  From reeds and valve oil, to drumsticks and practice pads, at Volkwein's Music, you will find what you need!  Click HERE to start shopping!

  3. Hello Musicians!

    We hope you are enjoying your experience with our new home on the web!  Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Volkwein's Music has been the area's leading music store since 1888.  Our goal here is to make purchasing your instrument supplies and accessories simple, by ordering online.  We understand that today's culture demands convenience, and we aim to bring that to you!  We hope that you are finding our new online store easy to use, and are finding what you are looking for.  Please note that if you do not find what you are looking for today, that our online database is still expanding and will continue to grow in the coming months.  If there is something that you are unable to find here online, do not hesitate to use the contact us link at the top of the page to ask if we have what you are looking for available in our Pittsburgh store.  We would be happy to help you out.  

    Also, customer feedback is important to us.  If there is something that you liked, or something that you did not like about your experience online with us,  you can use the same contact us link to let us know how you feel, or provide us with a suggestion.  We aim to provide excellent customer service and look forward to hearing from our customers!

    Thanks for stopping by, and check back in soon for updates!

    -Volkwein's Music