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Orion Musical Instruments
Quality Made Affordable

A Solution to A Problem

Orion Musical Instruments began as a solution to a problem while Jeff was the Head Band Director at Godley, Texas: finding quality instruments at affordable prices. With Erik Lifchez, Jeff developed the Orion concept. At first, the brand was 'Musician Supply' named for Erik's store in Lexington, South Carolina. In 2014, the Orion name was selected for the instrument line at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Development & Review Process

Various adjustments were made to the instruments and/or better manufacturers were found before they hit the Texas market in 2015. Our development process is lengthy and includes discussions with the manufacturers, prototype instruments, rigorous testing by band directors and professional players with feedback regarding the tone, quality, and craftsmanship of the instruments. Our development and review process can sometimes take years, but when the instrument is finally ready for production, we know we have a quality, well-built, affordable instrument.

Our Promise

Orion was born in North Texas, where some of the most discerning band directors teach. Orion has also been in the hands of band students, from beginner to advanced, both on the field and off. In December 2017, Orion made its national debut at The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. We stand behind our Orion instruments with one year's free maintenance that covers everything but abuse, neglect, loss, and theft. And yes, parts are available.

At the 2021 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Nashville, our Orion Student Bassoon won Best in Show! Out of all the products at the show, our bassoon was selected as one of the best in the entire show! About Best in Show
Where to Find Orion Musical Instruments

New Orion Instruments are not sold online.  If you want to try an Orion instrument or would like more information about Orion, please contact one of our local authorized dealers. If you do not have an Orion dealer in your state, please contact us at 817-583-0001.  Orion Musical Instruments are sold only by our authorized dealers, listed below:

Palen Music Center
4093 W. Sunset Ave., 101
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 464-8877
Florida - Longwood

Music Shack
702 S US Highway 17-92
Longwood, FL 32750
(407) 678-1765

  Florida - Orlando
The Band Room
3233 Curry Ford Rd.
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 897-7080

Kansas - Overland Park
Palen Music Center
11625 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

  Mississippi - Jackson
JXN Metro Music
195 Lake Dockery
Byram, MS 39272
(601) 953-0709
  Missouri - Columbia
Palen Music Center
2609 E. Broadway
Suite 206/208
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 256-5555

Missouri - Joplin
Palen Music Center
1202 S. Range Line Rd.
Joplin, MO 64821
(417) 781-3100
  Missouri - Liberty
Palen Music Center
340 South 291 Hwy
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 792-8301
  Missouri - Springfield
Palen Music Center
1560 E. Raynell Pl.
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 882-7000

Missouri - St. Louis
Palen Music Center
4689 Highway K
O'Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 229-1904
           New Mexico
Olivas Music
1320 N. Zaragoza Rd. #115
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 858-6700
  Oklahoma - Broken Arrow
Palen Music Center
929 N. Elm Pl.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 286-1555

Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Palen Music Center
7701 North Broadway Extension
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(405) 896-8111
Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts
300 James St.
Verona, PA 15147
(724) 822-4461
  South Carolina - Irmo
Musician Supply
7001 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 732-6900

South Carolina - Lexington
Musician Supply
718 West Main St.
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 957-3707
The Bandwagon Music Store & Repair
102 E. Felix St. S. Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX 76115
(817) 583-0001
   Texas - El Paso
Olivas Music
1320 N. Zaragoza Rd. #115
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 858-6700

Texas - Houston/South Texas
Duane Wood

(832) 231-0875
Summerhays Music of Orem
1006 South State Street
Orem, UT 84097