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About Rhythm Band Instruments

RBI's beginnings date back to 1961 when a Fort Worth Texas music shop owner and his entrepreneur son recognized the need for quality musical instruments, primarily percussion products, that could be used in the classroom by elementary music teachers. After meeting with music educators in the area, Woods and Tommy Moore developed a wish list of items from potential customers, and Rhythm Band Incorporated was Born.

In That era, RBI manufactured many of the instruments inside their small shop on Throckmorton Street, and later at the much larger offices and warehouse located on E. Lancaster Avenue near downtown Fort Worth. Quality and value were the factors that set RBI apart and made their products a recognizable and sought-after brand. In 1967 Bob Bergin joined RBI and began calling on customers nationwide. Most importantly, Bob was learning what teachers needed and wanted from RBI, and in turn RBI has been meeting those needs for 50 years. Over a 40-year period, Bob and his wife Laura developed relationships with music educators and supervisors worldwide; further shaping RBI as a trusted source for elementary music products. Woods, Tommy, Bob, and Laura truly had a vision for what RBI could ultimately become.

We would like to salute the RBI family members that have made this a great company. As RBI customers, you may recognize some of these names. All these individuals have been dedicated supporters of music educations over their lifetimes and played a roll in the ongoing success of RBI.

Woods Moore, Tommy Moore, Bob Bergin, Laura Bergin, Barry Long, Darryl Long, Louis Wersen, Sarah Dunn Sistrunk, Ruth Red, Eddie Lake Bunton, Bill Cormack, Howard A. Doolin, Dr. Carroll A. Rinehart, Gerry and Sonya Burakoff, Bradley Bonner, Jay McKim, Jim Paulos, Flora Brewer, Virginia Ebinger, Bob McGrath, Nobuo Toyama, Takamura Toyama, Charly Yang, Jason Yang, Willie Kim...and many, many more.

As you begin the 2010-2011 school year, Rhythm Band begins it's 50th year. Much has changed, yet just as in 1961, those of us at Rhythm Band Instruments strive to bring you quality, value, and excellent customer service. Thank you to the many music educators, school administrators, and parents that have shaped this company. Without you, we would not be here today. We appreciate your business and loyalty.

President
Brad Kirkpatrick