Okemos business helps band students blow their horns

Sep 3, 2015

Current State checks in with Meridian Winds in Okemos, who have been selling and repairing instruments to musicians across Michigan for over 30 years, and find out how brass instruments can be improved with magnets. 

Students around mid-Michigan are getting their tubas (and other brass instruments) tuned up before the school year at Meridian Winds in Okemos.
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For over 30 years, the Okemos business Meridian Winds has been repairing musical instruments from across Michigan, and beyond.

The end of summer is a busy time for the shop. Marching bands are just starting to take the field and band directors need to have the various instruments in good working order. 

Current State’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Meridian Winds owner Eric Satterlee about his long tenure in the instrument repair business.