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Welcome to your Midwestern Source for Band Instrument Repairs, Custom Work and Accessories!

Located 150 miles west of Chicago near U.S. 30 and Interstate 80, Lee Stofer Music is your Midwestern source of Band Instrument Repairs, Custom Work, and Instruments and Accessories not found elsewhere. This May we will celebrate being in Iowa for 8 years. We are thankful for the wonderful and supportive community we enjoy here in the Upper Midwest, as well as the many visitors we have during the year.

After a lot of thought and prayer on the matter, in 2014 I am committing to adhere more closely to the original intent of this business; to provide the best quality repairs and custom work possible, and offering custom- and pre-owned instruments not available elsewhere. I am not a natural salesman, and do not enjoy trying to be one.  I like to sell something only if it is so good that it sells itself. And, my business is just not large-enough to engage in being a stocking dealer for any make of instrument. I have tried to do so for several years, but sales and profits have not been sufficient to continue trying to do so.  For those interested in the fine Kanstul brass instruments, I would suggest contacting their new sales manager directly at I will continue to offer my services to import Rudolf Meinl tubas upon request. I plan to significantly reduce the repair and restoration backlog here in the shop, and to finally produce several of my own make of tubas this year.  I have a number of instruments in stock, awaiting repairs before they are offered for sale.  Just because it is not listed for sale on the website does not mean that it is not here. If you are looking a particular instrument, or type of instrument, feel free to e-mail or call to inquire about the availability of an instrument.  And, I will continue support our military bands as a registered vendor to the Federal Government.

I wish all of my fellow players a productive and satisfying year of music-making. Let me know when I may be of service!