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We want to take a moment to speak from the heart about a situation that has arisen this year regarding Tarpley Music Company. As many of you may know, at the beginning of the year we proudly opened our new repair shop in Plano, TX. We were fortunate enough to welcome Tim Andersen, a regionally known musician and former band director in Dallas-Fort Worth; TJ Reinhardt, a well-respected instrument repair tech in Dallas-Fort Worth; Robert Osborne, another well-respected instrument repair tech in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to our Tarpley family. These talented individuals had previously been part of Williamson Music 1st.

However, in the spirit of complete transparency, we want to share that we're currently facing a legal challenge. Earlier this summer, Williamson Music 1st lodged a lawsuit against us here at Tarpley Music, as well as our team members alleging, in part, that the employees’ agreements with Williamson Music 1st prevent them (and therefore Tarpley Music) from maintaining any contact with certain school districts.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern this might cause amongst our community. Our commitment to music, education, and the welfare of your students and school remains unwavering, and we are doing our utmost to resolve the matter quickly and fairly. We're truly grateful for your understanding and continued support in these challenging times.

We also deeply regret to inform you that due to recent legal updates, our Tarpley Music family finds ourselves in a position where we're currently unable to take on any new orders for rentals or repairs from Wylie ISD (Wylie, TX). This situation began on Friday, July 21st, when Williamson Music 1st successfully secured a Temporary Injunction Order against us in the 416th District Court in Collin County.

This Temporary Injunction Order, for the time being, restricts Tarpley Music and our dedicated Team Members (from any Tarpley Music location) from maintaining or initiating any form of contact with customers or clients of Williamson Music 1st who are associated with the following school districts: Plano ISD, Wylie ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Richardson ISD, Rockwall ISD, Garland ISD, Denton ISD, Frisco ISD, Prosper ISD, Little Elm ISD, Melissa ISD, McKinney ISD, Coppell ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

It's important to understand that Williamson's interpretation of this Temporary Injunction Order restricts Tarpley Music from communicating with any band programs, families of band students, and school district administrators who are involved in vendor selection within the aforementioned school districts. We truly regret any disruption this may cause with you.

Our ability to communicate and serve you is unfortunately limited for the time being. It's a tough situation, but we must respect and adhere to the court's order. We're sincerely sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this may bring. Please know that we are working diligently to resolve this situation, and we're optimistic about re-establishing our full services in the future.

We're deeply sorry for the inconvenience this causes, particularly to those of you who reside in these districts. Our greatest wish is to serve your musical needs and we regret that we're currently unable to do so. We truly appreciate your understanding as we navigate these complex legal waters, and we look forward to the day when we can reconnect with you all.

While this situation has undoubtedly cast a shadow over our operations, we want to reassure you that we at Tarpley Music are not standing still. We are wholeheartedly committed to defending both our company and our dedicated employees throughout this legal process. We believe in the power of music and the strength of our community, and we're confident that these trials will only make us stronger. Here's to a year full of learning, growth, and harmony.

Sincerely, Tarpley Music Company, Inc.