Music & Arts has announced their spring 2018 schedule for the "Upgrade Your Sound" event tour, featuring additional dates and locations than in previous years.

This popular and free event invites students, musicians, educators and parents to test drive a very wide assortment of woodwind, brass and string instruments, speak with instrument specialists from major brands, and receive discounts and special financing offers from Music & Arts, all under one roof. 

From March through the end of May, the tour will visit multiple cities across the U.S. and will include two event series; Horns of Plenty events will offer a large selection of woodwind and brass instruments, while their String Showcase events will offer orchestral instruments. Guests can also consult with instrument specialists from Music & Arts and top brands like Yamaha, Bach, Giardinelli, Conn-Selmer, Buffet, Fox, Eastman, Strobel, Howard Core, Vandoren, Rico and more. Participants can sign up online to request brands and models they would like to try at the event.

“In today's world, it has become very difficult for teachers and their students to try many different instruments, particularly at one place,” says David Fuhr, vice president of sales, Music & Arts. "The Music & Arts team feels strongly in our mission to help connect students with an instrument to reach their musical dreams. Watching them find that right instrument is an exciting and rewarding experience.”

“I'm excited to announce that this year is our best year yet, with more events and more instruments than ever before,” adds Jeremy Mueller, national sales director. “Our 'Upgrade Your Sound' events provide players with an enormous selection and unbelievable pricing, rebates, and financing that make buying an instrument affordable for every budget and a one-of-a-kind experience.”

All dates can be viewed here, where guests can RSVP.

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