Hillje Music Centers, LLC is proud to announce a new partnership with Alamo City Strings to provide improved orchestral expertise and service.
Orchestra Service and Expertise
Alamo City Strings has developed strong customer relationships through years of dedicated service and exceptional orchestral expertise. This merger streamlines business processes, while allowing our orchestra experts to do what they love – support orchestra education.
Orchestra Instrument Selection
Alamo City Strings has long been the San Antonio orchestra instrument specialists. We maintain a wide selection of violins, violas, cellos and basses to accommodate all skill-levels. Our goal is to provide the ultimate in customer service and high quality music products.
Orchestra Sales, Rentals, and Repairs
Our pricing policy and rental-purchase program is tailored to fit your budget. We maintain a full service repair facility where fully trained personnel keep all instruments we rent or sell in perfect playing condition. Our experienced technicians also provide major instrument repair.
This expansion also provides additional convenient locations for San Antonio orchestra educators and students.
Stop in to any of our six locations for all your orchestral needs!
While most children are still playing video games and waking up late every morning, band parents know their children are waking up early in August for Summer Band! I remember summer band marching technique training in the HOT Texas heat, drill downs, and impatiently waiting for the drum majors to yell, “AT EASE!” as sweat dripped down my nose. It is hard work, but it builds discipline and responsibility. Continue reading →
Hillje Music Centers has new and used band instrument rentals in stock at all locations. Instruments and accessories will fly off the shelves at the end of August in the back to school rush. Now is the time to beat the rush!
Our payment plans are 100% interest-free, and include our Liability, Damage and Replacement service. Return at any time with no long-term contract. We also offer layaway and significant discounts for outright purchase.
Band Rental Instruments Available Now
July is a great time to reserve the instrument your music student needs for beginning band. We have new and used, director-approved brands and models in stock now.
Ovation Guitars are now in stock at Hillje Music Center!
Experience the world’s most innovative Ovation guitars for yourself. Stop by any of our locations today to get your hands on one of these instruments and see what all the hype is about!
History of Ovation Guitars
In 1862, Spanish luthier Antonio de Torres Jurado set out to prove the sound and tone of an acoustic guitar is largely dependent on the top. To accomplish this, he built a guitar with papier-mâché back and sides and a solid wood top. All the local musicians who tried the guitar remarked at the depth and clarity of its tone. Today, the instrument resides in the Museo de la Musica in Barcelona, Spain.
Founded in 1965, Ovation has paired this philosophy with decades of innovation to produce beautiful instruments with a remarkable sound. Chief among these are the trademark “parabolic” backs on Ovation guitars, which aid both acoustic and electric amplification, and their unique placement of multiple sound holes on stringed instruments. The company was also a major pioneer at the dawn of the first electric-acoustic guitars.
Questions about Ovation Guitars?
Our staff of musicians is always here to assist you in finding the right make and model of instrument and all the right accessories to take your playing to the next level. Stop by any of our stores today or contact us to learn more!
Brass month is for brass players, and brass instruments are neat machines. Pistons and slides and springs and felts working together in smooth harmony support your musical voice! You will look and sound better with a clean, well-oiled machine.
Brass Service Station
Cleaning and maintaining your instrument is easy when you know the tricks. Hillje Music is happy to invite all middle and high school brass players to Saturday Service Sessions during the month of May.
Each Saturday in May, we will have a “service station” set up at all locations for young brass players. Our in-house experts will oil valves, grease slides, inspect water keys, and rag polish your instrument at no charge.
Free Repair Estimates
We also provide free repair estimates for dented or non-working instruments. If your trumpet, trombone, euphonium or tuba needs more than a tune-up, our expert repair technicians will provide a free estimate for any additional repair.
While you are in the store, take 10% off all brass cleaning kits all month! Also check out our selection of mutes, gig bags, instrument stands, and other accessories.
Join us for a free “tune-up” during the brass month of May!
Calling All Guitarists: April is Guitar Month at Hillje Music Center and New Braunfels Music.
Guitar Re-String Events
We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with D’Addario for this year’s Playback events. Earn Players Circle Points and do good for the environment by bringing in your old guitar or bass strings to recycle.
In return, you’ll receive a FREE set of D’Addario’s awesome new NYXL or NB strings. Additionally, our expert luthier will be on site to offer FREE installation. Dates and locations are as follows:
Boerne location – Saturday, April 8 – 10 AM to 3 PM
Bandera location – Saturday, April 15 – 10 AM to 3 PM
Northwoods location – Saturday, April 22 – 10 AM to 3 PM
New Braunfels location – Saturday, April 29 – 10 AM to 3 PM
We are proud to offer D’Addario’s quality products and expert knowledge to our customers, and look forward to future special events.
Mariachi instruments are available at Hillje Music Center! Fiesta is just around the corner, and now is a great time to stop by. Keep reading to learn more about H. Jimenez Mariachi Instruments.
Hilario “Layo” Jimenez designed these Tex-Mex beauties right here in Texas. Mr. Jimenez is a prominent instrument builder with border-town roots and over 30 years of experience. Check out Hilario’s story here. H. Jimenez is now partnered with Hohner, makers of quality instruments and accessories since 1857. As a result, these instruments are sure to provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment and reliability.
Hillje Music Center is the best place to check out H Jimenez’s new lineup of bajo quintos, guitarrons and vihuelas. Additionally, we’ve got Hohner accordions and classical guitars to round out your mariachi instruments lineup. Our friendly staff of musicians is here to answer any questions. Furthermore, we offer layaway and flexible financing options to help you get the instrument of your dreams. Contact any of our locations to learn more, or stop by today to see one of these awesome instruments in person.
We have great deal on these great guitars with prices too low to get the boss’s approval. These instruments are all new model year close out specials – Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguar Bass, Jazz Bass LH, Precision Bass. (Scroll the pictures with the arrows at ends of image.)
Contact Ozzy below and he will get it to the location nearest you!
Music is a language with the power to change lives, and music lessons improve communication skills. Enjoying music comes naturally, but learning to play music requires commitment. Learning the musical language is easy, but mastering the physical skills required to play an instrument requires a regular lesson routine.
Music lessons improve self control and the ability to cooperate with others. You will also be happier when you learn to play a musical instrument. A 90 day gym membership will improve your physical health, but a 90 day music education routine will improve your body, mind and spirit!
Music changes lives for the better, and no one is upset when they’re dancing! To help you develop your ‘chops’, Hillje Music Centers, LLC offers a $100 discount on any in stock guitar when you purchase 12 guitar lessons. Here is more info about how to sign up.
We also offer a FREE LESSON during the month of March on the language of music! So make the world a better place. Make music!
Thank you for your interest. This program ended 3/16/17.
A web store for music classes will help your band parents find what their students need. You can build a school web store offering only those items specified on the director preference list – the right books, sticks, mallets, reeds, cleaning supplies, etc.
Parents can easily find the correct instrument and accessories for their students. Students start the first class with everything they need to be successful.