About Bandman Rental & Repair, LLC of Altoona, PA


Trumpet Repair

BANDMAN is a family-owned business, which means we share your values and concerns when it comes to representing the area’s musical talent. We moved to our new location from Duncansville, and are grateful to our customers for helping it to be a smooth transition. Central PA is full of pride in its 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.

Doug Stevens

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.

Ellen Benfer

Ellen Benfer – Sales Associate / Repair Tech

Native to New Berlin, PA, Ellen received her degree in Band Instrument Repair, from Western Iowa Tech in 2009, and has been a member of the BANDMAN team since 2014. Her passion for quality repairs & efficient service has a positive impact on customers on a daily basis. Whatever you need, Ellen can make it happen!

Ken Oyler

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—amps, mixers, microphones, keyboards, organs—you name it. If it runs on electricity, he can fix it!


Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (814) 942-7625 • Email: info@bandman.biz