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About BANDMAN Rental & Repair, LLC of Altoona, PA

BANDMAN is a family-owned business, which means we share your values and concerns when it comes to representing the area’s musical talent. Central PA is full of pride for its musical heritage and that carries over every time a performer uses an instrument we sell and service. You are invited to check our products to see for yourself the quality name brands we have to offer.

While it takes expert craftsmanship to manufacture an instrument, it also takes technical knowledge and skill to keep them performing as they should. Cleaning, adjusting, tuning, and other repairs will keep your musical instrument in top-notch form. BANDMAN is famous for our repair service and attention to detail. We work hard to make the process as easy and affordable as possible. With our repair-by-mail service, we can also help save you time and energy in getting your instrument in proper working order, and returned to you, safe and sound.

Our promotion of and service to the performing arts goes beyond what is contained within our walls. BANDMAN strives to support all collegiate, public and private school music programs. We also encourage everyone to discover the sense of personal accomplishment that comes from playing a musical instrument. Count on us as your musical resource as you enhance your musical skills.

Community Participation

At BANDMAN, we say that we are “promoting the arts, one instrument at a time!” We do this by helping our customers play, practice, and perform on a daily basis. This drive also translates to our free time, where we are also conscious of supporting local music festivals, and community-based concerts. In addition, we offer private music lessons and perform with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, The Santone Orchestra, local community bands, Altoona Community Theatre, Sapphire Sky Productions and various local churches.

As we’ve explained to school-age music parents and other customers numerous times, the ability to play and enjoy a musical instrument can be a life-long endeavor. Music performance is a great way to take the skills learned in lessons and share them in the community. The thrill of personal performance can be enjoyed for many years to come. If you have any questions about any of Bandman’s community-minded services, please contact us.

Doug Stephens – Owner / Lead Repair Tech

As a graduate of the internship program at Badger State Repair, I am excited to offer affordable, quality instrument options to area musicians, regardless of ability or discipline. Being a Penn State graduate (B.S. Music Education and M.M. Wind Conducting), the former Director of Bands for Hollidaysburg Area High School, and the current Director of the Hollidaysburg Community Band, I also have a keen sense of appreciation for the importance of a properly functioning instrument.

I am extremely fortunate…combining my passion for the performing arts with the skillful use of tools, I am able to bring a much-needed service to our region and help other area musicians continue to perform. I thank God daily for my wife, Lori, and our four children, Jacob, Marian, Ruth & Simon, all of whom share in the continued success of BANDMAN. We are always happy to chat with our customers, so please feel free to call or stop in, and ask about repair work, buying an instrument or accessory, or participating in our rental program.

Aaron Kenawell – Sales Associate / Repair Tech

Aaron is an Altoona native, with a music education degree from Slippery Rock University, and has been a member of the BANDMAN team since 2018. His passion for quality repairs & effective service has a positive impact on customers on a daily basis. Whatever you need, Aaron can help make it happen!

Ken Oyler – Electronics Repair Tech

Ken is an Altoona native with over forty years of experience in electronics repair. “KO” is skilled at diagnosing and repairing everything electronic—amps, mixers, microphones, stereo components, keyboards, organs—you name it. If it runs on electricity, he can fix it!