Mel Graner was a local band director for many years. Upon retiring, he went into the music retail business with the main objective of serving the local school band programs. Now in his 80's, Mr. Graner continues to be an active part of the musical community. He plays the trombone in the Pikes Peak New Horizons Band, the Swingmasters Jazz Band, and he directs the Shriners Band.
There are musicians working in every department of Graner Music. On any given night, you will find these musicians performing throughout Colorado~~from Pueblo to Denver~~playing to dozens at a local watering hole, thousands at the Pikes Peak Center, or tens of thousands at the Bronco Game!
You never know what you will find when you visit Graner Music. It could be just a simple errand OR it could turn into a grand adventure! You could see a 5 year old playing a violin, or hear a famous concert pianist tinkling the ivories, or a local jazz legend trying out a new saxophone. Music brings us all together!
Now owned by the Baker family, Graner Music remains committed to Mel's original passion for students and local school programs. We proudly support the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth Symphony, the Pikes Peak Brass Band, the New Horizons Band and many others.
CIOMIT instructors have been spreading the knowledge of musical instrument repair for 41 years. With an academic and hands on approach to repairing, research, and testing, CIOMIT has gathered and distributed the information needed for innovation, helping to drive the development of the better quality repairs and higher standards in manufacturing as we see it today. Currently focused on training over the web, CIOMIT is now defining the webinars and teaching the art of instrument repair over the Internet through the phenomenon of web conferencing. Music retailers and individuals the world over look to CIMIT as a leader and friend to help train them and their associates in musical instrument repair and technologies.