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Thank you for contacting Roper Music!

1224 N 25th St
Grand Junction, CO  81501

Tel: 970-242-3272

Monday - Friday 9:30-6:00

Saturday - 9:30-2:00

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About Us

Roper Music has been serving the Western Slope for over 67 years. The story of the store starts back in 1947 when Gilbert Roper and his brother Judge started Roper Brothers Music and Electronics in Montrose, Colorado.


A decade after opening their store in Montrose, Gil Roper decided to open a store in Grand Junction. Mr. Roper bought the Clark and Steen Music Store in March of 1956, and this location would become home to Roper Music. After buying the store, Mr. Roper hired Joe Grantham as a sales representative, who developed an excellent rapport with the local band directors.

In 1984, John Handley joined Roper Music as a repairman. When Joe's health began to deteriorate, John began filling the position of sales representative, and in 1993 he took over the store, following Mr. Roper's retirement.


Today, the store continues to support music education on the Western Slope with high quality instruments, a wide selection of sheet music, and a full-time band, and orchestra repair shop.


The success of Roper Music can be explained by the innovative business practices of Gilbert Roper. He combined honesty, consistency and quality service to ensure his customers' satisfaction. It is Roper Music's mission to support music education at all levels while giving each and every customer the best service. This goal has been and will always remain at the heart of Roper Music.

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 John was hired in August of 1984 by Gil Roper and Joe Grantham as a repair technician. He was from Danville, IL, joined the Navy in 1975 and played in the Norfolk Fleet Band for 4 years. After he retired from the Navy he went to Allied Music Corp for training in band instrument repair. When John graduated from Allied he was hired by Paxton Music in Valparaiso, IN, and then a year later came out west to Grand Junction.

Sadly, we lost our fearless leader in the summer of 2019. He is and will be sorely missed by all of us and so many people in our community.

John Handley 

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