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School List






Bells High School


Pritchard Junior High School 


Bonham High School


I. W. Evans


Rather Middle School

Caddo Mills

Caddo Mills High School


Caddo Mills Middle School


Callisburg High School


Callisburg Middle School


Canton High School


Canton Junior High School


Chisum High School


Chisum Middle School


Commerce High School


Commerce Middle School


Texas A&M University-Commerce


Como-Pickton High School


Como-Pickton Junior High School


Cooper Schools


Crandall High School


Crandall Middle School


First Baptist Academy


Edgewood High School


Edgewood Middle School


Ennis 6th Grade Center


Ennis High School


Ennis Intermediate School


Ennis Junior High School


Farmersville High School


Farmersville Intermediate School


Farmersville Junior High School


Blackburn Elementary School


Brown Middle School


Forney High School


North Forney High School


Warren Middle School


Fruitvale Schools


Brandenburg Middle School


Coyle Middle School


Garland Christian Academy


Garland High School


Hudson Middle School


Lakeview Centennial High School


Naaman Forest High School


North Garland High School


Rowlett Elementary School


Rowlett High School


Sachse High School


Sam Houston Middle School


Schrade Middle School

Grand Saline

Grand Saline High School


Grand Saline Middle School


Greenville 6th Grade Center


Greenville High School


Greenville Middle School


Harmony High School


Harmony Junior High School

Honey Grove

Honey Grove High School


Honey Grove Middle School


Hooks High School


Hooks Junior High School


Howe High School


Howe Middle School


Kaufman High School


Nash Intermediate School


Norman Junior High School


Fannindel Schools


Mabank High School


Mabank Intermediate School


Mabank Middle School


A. C. New Middle School


Agnew Middle School


Berry Middle School


Horn High School


Kimbrough Middle School


McDonald Middle School


Mesquite High School


North Mesquite High School


Poteet High School


Terry Middle School


Vanston Middle School


West Mesquite High School


Wilkinson Middle School

Mt. Pleasant

Harts Bluff School


Mt. Pleasant High School


Mt. Pleasant Junior High School


Mt. Pleasant P. E. Wallace

Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon High School


Mt. Vernon Junior High School


Community High School


Community Middle School

New Boston

Crestview Elementary School


New Boston High School


New Boston Middle School


Oakview Primary School


Crockett Intermediate School


North Lamar High School


Paris High School


Paris Junior High School


Stone Middle School

Pilot Point

Pilot Point High School


Pilot Point Intermediate School


Pilot Point Middle School


Pottsboro High School


Pottsboro Intermediate School


Pottsboro Middle School


Clark Junior High School


Huddleston Intermediate School


Princeton High School


Quitman High School


Quitman Junior High School


Rains High School


Rains Intermediate School


Rains Junior High School


Forest Meadow Junior High School


Lake Highlands High School


Lake Highlands Junior High School


Cain Middle School


Heath High School


Rockwall High School


Utlely Middle School


Williams Middle School

Royse City

Herdon Intermediate School


Royse City High School


Royse City Middle School


Ruth Cherry Intermediate School


S&S High School


S&S Middle School


Saltillo ISD

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs High School


Sulphur Springs Middle School


Sunnyvale High School


Sunnyvale Middle School


Herman Furlough Middle School


Terrell High School


Whitesboro High School


Whitesboro Middle School

Wills Point

Wills Point High School


Wills Point Middle School


Memorial Middle School


Winnsboro High School




Questions frequently asked about instrumental music.

Do I have to buy an instrument for my child?

Most parents arrange with a local music store for a rental-purchase plan.  This type of plan allows a student to try the instrument on a rental-purchase basis until the child's interest and capability can be determined.  There is a list of recommended instruments and accessories that have been chosen through careful evaluation as the best combination of quality and price.  Always rent a student instrument from a music store with a qualified repair shop.

Can my child play a used instrument? 

Many fine used instruments are available from former band students and local music companies.  Please DO NOT buy a used instrument until it has been evaluated by one of the directors.  There is a wide variation in the value and quality of all musical instruments and it is certainly desirable to get your money's worth.  We have found that an old instrument can deter a student's progress.  Always evaluate the cost of renting versus the cost of purchase.  In other words, do not buy a used instrument until you are confident a student can play it or until it has been confirmed that it is in top playing condition.  Musical instruments do require maintenance and some used instruments may cost more to repair than what was saved buying used.

Are any instruments available from the school? 

Most instruments must be provided by a student's parents.  In order to have a good instrumentation balance, the school may provide some of the more expensive instruments.  These instruments are normally assigned to students who have ideal physical characteristics for that instrument.

Can my child be "musical" if the parents are not?  

No one can predict a child's musical success as that is determined by complex factors, the most important of which is desire.  There is no music test that can make such predictions and no prior musical training is necessary for an instrumental music class.

Is private instruction available or required?  

While we encourage private instruction, it is not required to participate in an instrumental music class.  If interested, we will be happy to suggest a private teacher.

How important is practicing at home?  

In order to have a reasonable chance at successfully learning to play, students must practice at home.  It is important to have a quiet place for practice as well as a portable wire music stand that can be purchased for home use.  The amount of time necessary to practice will vary from student to student.  The important factor here to for parents to encourage practice and praise all results.



We would like to welcome you to the McKay Music Company website!  It is constantly being updated and new products are being added. 


Please pardon our repairs!  Our "Products" pages are down for maintenance and we will have them back online as soon as possible!  Until that is complete, please call the store nearest you and we will assist you in your purchase.



If you want to make a "Rent-To-Own" monthly payment, just select "Make A Payment" at the left side or the top of the screen and follow the directions.  It is not necessary to set up an account.  


We primarily serve Northeast Texas.  If you cannot find what you need, click here and find the store closest to you.  We want to help you in any way that we can so your musical experience will meet your expectations.


We are currently having a sale on all Vandoren reeds!

40% off for a limited time!





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Free Delivery to your school!

Representatives from McKay Music Company visit customer schools each week.  After you have selected the items you would like to purchase, just select the Check Out Now in your shopping cart.  You will find a form to complete with a listing of schools at the bottom.  Simply select your school from the drop-down menu and your order will be filled and delivered to the band hall at your school during our next weekly visit.

Not attending one of our customer schools?

For now, we have a flat rate for shipping of $10 per order.  

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not ship outside the continental United States.

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The history of McKay Music Company is a long one to the school bands of Northeast Texas.  Established by original owners Kenneth and Billie McKay in 1954, the tradition of providing quality sales, service, and repair to area school bands continued to 1980 when ownership was assumed by Bob and Sandra Cartwright.  They worked on serving the area band needs until July 1, 1999 when current owners James and Denise Coffman took over handling this wonderful music tradition.

It is the desire of McKay Music Company to enhance learning opportunities for students by providing only the highest quality instruments available from the leaders in instrument manufacturing across the world.  McKay Music Company also provides weekly service visits to schools and uses highly skilled and experienced repair technicians for the best quality repair service in Northeast Texas.

McKay Music Company currently maintains two store locations; one in Sulphur Springs and one in Garland, Texas.  Road service to schools is provided by experienced Texas educators; therefore, you truly have educators serving educators.

In addition to serving the needs of school bands, McKay Music Company also welcomes local musicians, both amateur and professional, and seeks to provide only top quality instruments, equipment, and service.  Our professional staff welcomes any way that we can help fulfill your musical needs!


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