Incorporated in West Virginia on July 27, 1980, Kerr's Music World was the brainchild of George Y. Kerr. After remodeling a building in Crede, four miles north of Charleston, the doors were opened for business on August 27, 1980 with a staff of three. The store specialized in band instruments and accessories with a repair service department and teaching studios.

As the business grew in size and the staff increased in number, Kerr's relocated to Charleston at 911 Bigley Avenue in June of 1983. The business continues at this location where it is housed in three separate buildings on the same parcel of land. The business takes on a "homey atmosphere" since it is housed in an older three-story brick home built in the 1920's.
In the late summer of 2006, Kerr's opened a new location in Huntington. Located at 5505 Route 60 East Suite 99, serving the tri-state area.  From the original staff of three, personnel has grown to include sixteen individuals.

The store is devoted to the sale and repair of band instruments, sale of instrument accessories, and the sale of auxiliary accessories such as shoes, gloves, and flags. It also specializes in band and choral music, formal wear, choir robes by Murphy Robes and Thomas Apparel plus band uniforms by the DeMoulin Uniform Company.

Another part of the business is the Sefco Plume Co. that was purchased in 1984. Kerr's is the sole manufacturer of the yarn plume that can be worn in rain or snow. Since it is made of acrylic yarn, the Sefco plume is practical, inexpensive, and colorfast. Sefco Plumes is a division of the business and manufactured on premise.

Widely known as the People's Store,  Kerr's specializes in:

  • Band instruments by leading manufacturers
  • Band instrument accessories with a wide selection
  • Band instrument repair service completed on the premise by very respected service personnel who are members of N.A.P.B.I.R.T.
  • Band music by top publishers
  • Choir music by top publishers
  • Teaching studios
  • Band uniforms custom made by leading company
  • Choir apparel
  • Band hats, helmets, plumes, and garment bags
  • Band items such as shoes, gloves, flags and poles, rifles, and much more
  • Majorette batons, boots, shoes, and other accessories
  • Large selection of drum sets, hardware, cymbals, sticks and heads

Many of our fine customers are repeat customers. They have experienced our pleasant atmosphere, extremely fair prices, our high quality of products and our knowledgeable, courteous staff throughout the store. Should you have any need for our musical products, try Kerr's, we can work to help you become a repeat customer.

With our background in education, we continue to be committed to meeting your needs. We have the products and staff to help you. Six of us are former degreed band/choir directors, two english majors and five gifted and trained repair specialists.

We are a team and YOU are invited to join!!!




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