The One Man Band is a National Musical Instrument Trading Company which Specializes in Trading with Public and Private Schools as well as Universities. The One Man Band Travels the Entire Continental United States with our Unique "We Come To You" Trade-in Service.


Our Trade-in Service allows schools to take the value of their unused, unrepaired, and obsolete, instruments regardless of condition and trade them into musical instruments the same day. We don’t require you to make a list before you call just a general idea of what you might have available to trade-in is all you need. The One Man Band will come to your school free of charge and evaluate your instruments with you on site.

The One Man Band has built its reputation on making your trade-in value go further. We have one of the largest inventories of used instruments in the country with over 3,000 in stock. Our extensive used inventory coupled with our new inventory gives band directors an almost unlimited variety of options to choose from. We are confident you will find the specific brand names, styles, and models of instruments you would like to trade for. We always strive to make an even trade with all of our clients. Remember, all of our instruments come with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Even today, we still believe in dealing face to face with our clients. We are convinced The One Man Band has a service that can’t be beat and to date over 2,000 schools, universities and musical organizations think so too.


The Cash Service is always available but only 2% of our band directors choose this option. Most agree that the instruments we provide are more valuable to their band programs than cash. But if this is still the service you would like to move forward with, we will issue a company check to your band or school on the day we come to pick up your instruments. 


This option is very popular, as our trading season starts in the spring, and many times band directors don’t know what their needs will be in the fall. This allows you time to consider budgets, new students, and program changes. The One Man Band Trade Credits never expire. 


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