I opened The Horn Section over 20 years ago with one purpose in mind: to support the school music programs and student musicians of Brevard County. After graduating from Rockledge High School (while playing in the band for 4 years, of course!) I was a member of the 25th Infantry Division Band at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Upon returning to civilian life and obtaining my Bachelor of Music degree, I eventually returned to Brevard where I began to teach privately and at Brevard Community College.

The Horn Section is located in Melbourne, Florida where our main goal is to provide top quality service and products to the band directors and wind players in our area. Our repair technicans are some of the very best around and can handle anything but complete overhauls on brass instruments. We are very proud of our great staff of private teachers. Check out our teacher profiles on the “Lessons” page. We have lessons available on all wind instruments. (Except bagpipes!).

It quickly came to my attention that residents of Brevard were at a disadvantage to many other locations when it came to receiving top quality service and finding a good selection of top name brands. The Horn Section was born! We have grown to become Brevard’s leading school music source. We are an authorized dealer for many of the top instrument manufacturers including; Conn-Selmer, Yamaha, Bach, Jupiter, Eastman, Cannonball, Pearl and others!

My staff and I are dedicated to helping you and your child enjoy the positive, enriching experience of making music. I absolutely promise you that the life-long benefits your child receives from music making will far outweigh the short-term investment.

Good luck as you begin your exiting journey in school music!


Scott Apelgren
The Horn Section