OUR HISTORY

In 1946, Cascio Music was founded by Frank Cascio with $500 and a dream. It started as a small teaching and accordion studio called the West Milwaukee Accordion School, that also carried televisions and radios.

In 1951, a new Cascio Music store was built in West Allis, WI, expanding to include sheet music and additional lessons. In 1970, a mail order vision, Interstate Music Supply, began to service regional school band directors in Wisconsin. This division eventually grew into the more robust catalogs today that continue to serve band directors and the military on a national level.

Three years after adding Interstate Music Supply, Cascio Music opened a second location in New Berlin, WI, to house the new division and include a small retail outlet for instrument rentals. The New Berlin store became the hub for Cascio Music, undergoing a remodel in 1997 that doubled the retail floor space to 30,000 square feet.

Today, Cascio Music ranks as the 14th largest musical instrument dealer in the United States due to a commanding ecommerce presence and catalog business. It is a key national player in the music products industry through its multi-channel retail, wholesale and manufacturing operations. The retail location is a true musical instrument superstore, offering large display areas for band and orchestra instruments, drums and percussion, recording technology and keyboards, guitars and basses, and media. The superstore also offers lessons, school instrument rentals and a full repair service for instruments.


THE CASCIO MUSIC DIFFERENCE

The Cascio Music Difference is the ultimate value given to you by combining superior service, huge selection, fast shipping and guaranteed lowest prices. With our three major catalogs, we bring you the inventory of a massive company, but with the care and service of your local mom & pop music store. We're not afraid to go that extra mile to earn your trust. With our real-time order processing and central location, turn around on your package is the quickest available.

We have been delighting customers since 1946. Our knowledge and experience are unparalleled. You can buy from us with complete confidence. We know how to treat you well, exceed your expectations, and deliver the best value. Please allow us the opportunity to serve you and to experience the Cascio Music Difference. We're confident that you will make us your first choice in musical equipment.

We are your source for everything from stage to studio!


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  • C. F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, using both old and new design and techniques.
  • Meinl Cymbals inspire drummers, offering them new sounds to hear and feel. Six different alloys are used for crafting cymbals, offering   the widest selection of basic cymbal sound characteristics. Based in Germany, Meinl also offers a wide assortment of high quality percussion instruments for all skill levels.
  • Archer offers Acoustic, Electric and Bass models – quality instruments with "sound" value at modest prices. Designed and performance-tested in the USA, these are ready-to-go right out of the box! With Archer, you're not paying for the "name," you're paying for the guitar. 
  • Union Drum Sets are designed and performance tested in the USA ... and come with everything needed to start playing, right out of the box. Quality Drum Hardware and Hand Percussion round out the Union Drums line.
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