Welcome to North Georgia Band!
From professional and custom models to student instruments we have an extensive parts inventory and the most current tools and technology to ensure that you will receive the best service in the Atlanta area. We are proud to offer a 2-3 day turnaround on most repairs and focus entirely on offering our customers the best service in town at a competitive price. We visit many local schools in Gwinnett, Hall and Forsyth counties and surrounding areas as well as maintain a network of affiliate music stores for convenient pickup and delivery options.
As Repair Technicians there are certain maladies we see every day that are totally preventable if instruments are treated with care and properly maintained. In the most recent issue of the School Band and Orchestra Magazine (SBO), there is an … Continued
How do you know the difference between a dent that will affect the playability of an instrument and one that is simply a cosmetic annoyance? For many years players were told that the closer the dent is to the mouthpiece … Continued
In order to maintain your brass instrument it MUST be chemically cleaned at least once a year. In between your chemical cleanings, it is also a good idea to bathe your brass instrument. Keeping it free of dirt and grime … Continued
Are cases really all that important? Yes! Aside from the convenience factor of being able to transport your instrument in a smaller more convenient package, they are also there to protect your horn. The case nesting is cut from protective … Continued
How do you clean an oboe? It is one of life’s biggest mysteries. No, not really. But it seems like it must be because I see so many dirty oboes coming through our shop! The most important thing to understand … Continued
What a Summer we have had here at North Georgia Band! We were super busy at the shop – in addition to servicing over 600 instruments (a new record!) we spent a week in Detroit, Michigan training at the Muramatsu … Continued
What Not to Repair A common problem that any musician faces is an emergency instrument repair and perhaps more importantly the question of when to stop and send the horn to a professional repair shop. Below we will offer some … Continued
Does your trombone section have an airy sound? Have you checked the water key corks? It is such a simple thing that makes a drastic difference in the sound. Try using self adhesive neoprene water key corks. They are easy … Continued
We are clearing out some space for this summer’s repairs and we have a TON of stuff to get rid of in a hurry! Everything is being sold on a first-come first-served basis – if you see something you like … Continued
Two weeks ago we posted an article about the importance of chemical cleaning in brass instruments. Although most woodwinds are not made of brass, there should still be an emphasis on cleaning the instruments. There was a case recently in … Continued