Robert M. Sides Family Music Acquires Haines Music
Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers recently announced the acquisition of Haines Music in Selinsgrove, Pa. Haines Music owners, Pam & Nevin Garrett are retiring after 37 years in the music business, while 25-year Haines school service representative Rob Ensinger will continue to serve his schools as the newest member of the Robert M. Sides team.
Haines Music was founded in 1965 by Ward Haines who was a percussionist in the military band and graduate of the Conn Repair School in Elkhart, Ind. Nevin Garrett graduated from Susquehanna University in 1974 with a degree in Music Education. He worked as a teacher, professional musician and instrument repair technician from 1976 until he and his wife purchased the business from Ward in 1986. Pam, his wife, raduated from Susquehanna in 1980 with a double major in English and Communications and worked in retail management until joining Nevin in the purchase of Haines Music. In 1987, Rob Ensinger joined the Haines team as a school service representative after graduating from Ithaca College with a Music Education degree and working as a teacher and professional musician. Over the years Nevin, Pam & Rob grew the business, which relocated to the modern, present day facility in Selinsgrove in 1993.
Family owned and operated for over 75 years, Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers has grown into a NAMM ranked Top 100 Music Store. Sides provides sales, rentals and repairs to choral, orchestral and band programs in over 300 schools in Pennsylvania and New York and will incorporate the Haines business into their 52,000 square foot headquarters in Williamsport, Pa.
Peter Sides, Pam & Nevin Garrett, Rob Ensinger, Alysha Sides Greevy