Lunsford’s Music is reducing prices to clear merchandise by mid-July, as they prepare to close their doors. Lunsford’s Music appreciates four decades of support from the East Tennessee community, and as Sonja Lunsford Rogers retires this summer, she will remain a loyal supporter of music education.
“We have enjoyed working with school band and orchestra programs all around this area. The loyalty of directors, parents and students has been tremendous! We wish you all much success,” said Sonja.
Several music accessories, books and fixtures are still available, along with some instruments. Prices have been reduced to 50% – 75% off. Lunsford’s has carried a wide range of support materials for music education. The final sale days at Lunsford’s conclude on July 12. The store will be closed for the July 4 holiday, but otherwise open regular hours through July 12:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lunsford’s has been a locally-owned family business since the late Daniel Lunsford started it out of his basement in 1981. He met Sonja when she was still band director at Scott High School, and they married in 1985. The couple worked together for many years out of the Lunsford’s Music store in Knoxville, personally visiting school music programs in several outlying communities.
“To say that I will miss Sonja is an understatement,” said Farragut High School Assistant Band Director Rodney Brown. “I cannot imagine being a band director in Knoxville knowing that Lunsford’s is no longer a phone call away. Sonja is a music education icon in East Tennessee and the legacy that she leaves cannot be eclipsed.” Rodney previously held band positions at Union County and West High.
40-year Campbell County Band Director Don Hendricks, now serving as Teaching Assistant, said he always appreciated the family business focus on helping as many students as possible. “There are several of my students that they have provided instruments to who couldn’t afford it, just so the kids could stay in band. It’s going to be a major void when Sonja retires, because she and Lunford’s have served thousands of young musicians with a sense of service – and there’s not really anybody stepping up to take her place.”