Owner of Swicegood Music receives statewide honor

Kurt Killion has an important job, keeping customers satisfied at the music store that's supported local bands since 1953.

Since 1953 the Swicegood Music Co. off College Street in Beaumont has had a huge hand in shaping musicians across Southeast Texas. But the store does more than just sell and rent instruments and search for sheet music.

Year-round, this facility hosts 15-20 musicians who repair and clean horns and tubas as well as mentor local high school and junior high musicians in the area.

Kurt Killion is going to receive the Most Outstanding Contributor award this weekend in San Antonio during the Texas Bandmaster's Associations conference for band directors and drum majors.

In this 12 News special report, we go behind the scenes of Swicegood Music, and show you "The Music Man" who has influenced thousands of lives during his career in the arts.

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