Welcome to Wingert-Jones Publications.
Founded in 1964, Wingert-Jones started as a labor of love between two instrument salesmen with a passion for grand, high-end band music. Merrill Jones started small, attending the 1964 Mid-West National Band Clinic with just one piece: Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith. From those humble beginnings, Wingert-Jones has grown into an internationally known publisher.
Merrill Jones and George Wingert were good friends and together founded a small print and retail shop in Kansas City selling just a few pieces by their sole composer, Claude T. Smith. Smith would remain the chief composer for Wingert-Jones until his death in 1987. His music was the foundation Wingert-Jones was built on and still features prominently to this day.
Today, Wingert-Jones continues to publish some of the finest pieces of band music in the world, expanding their library to include orchestral and educational pieces with the Achievement and Early Achievement series leading the way. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Wingert-Jones introduced a line of commemorative editions featuring many of the best pieces ever published by the company.
Brands: Wingert-Jones also distributes works from Fema Publications as well Interlochen Music Press.