St. Louis Music Announces Partnership with Antigua WindsPosted on March 30, 2018
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – St. Louis Music is proud to announce it has acquired the distribution of Antigua Winds in North America effective May 1st, 2018. Antigua Winds, founded in 1991, is known the world over for its comprehensive line of band instruments which are used by players at all skill levels. Additionally, SLM will assist and drive future marketing and development efforts for the line, focusing on class-leading product quality while enhancing worldwide brand awareness.
“St Louis Music is the perfect sales and distribution partner for Antigua Winds as they continue to grow”, commented Mark Ragin, President and CEO of SLM. “We have a time-honored dedication in serving the school music market through a dealer base and look forward to working with Antigua dealers and introducing the brand to many more.”
According to Mike Sails, Director of Antigua Winds, “Antigua Winds is excited about this new opportunity to partner with St Louis Music. With the impressive growth Antigua has been experiencing the last few years, we needed to partner with a leader in sales and marketing band instruments to allow Antigua to achieve its full potential. This a perfect partnership for Antigua Winds.”
Antigua Winds will remain based out of San Antonio, TX, the city they have called home for more than 25 years. Mike Summers will assume the role of Brand Director for Antigua and be responsible for its day to day success. Current and prospective authorized Antigua retailers are encouraged to contact Mike or their SLM Inside Sales Representative for additional details.
[Pictured: Antigua Alto Saxophone, Model AS4348CU; Mike Summers, Brand Director-Antigua Winds]
St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing Wind Instruments, Hamilton Stands, Austin and Sigma Guitars, DEG Band Accessories and Zonda Reeds. The company is also the exclusive global manager and licensee of Alvarez-Yairi Guitars, the exclusive North American distributor of P. Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets, and the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware. SLM also distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.
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