The Largest in the USA
The AVWPE Lending Library is the largest privately held sheet music lending library in the United States. We would like to say “in the world,” but have been unable to confirm whether that’s true.
More Than 30,000 Titles Available
The library began in the late 1990s as a concept of a handful of musicians who started the Arkansas Valley Wind and Percussion Ensemble (AVWPE). As the group began to accumulate sheet music to expand their repertoire, they realized they had a resource that could be of great use to the concert band world.
As the AVWPE expanded to include another new group, the 17-piece Valley Jazz Orchestra, and began to accept music donations from numerous donors, the library grew at an unprecedented rate, until today the library offers more than 30,000 titles in many genres available for loan to its members.
The library is primarily run by Trevor La Cost and Kathleen La Cost, with able assistance from many volunteer helpers.
Always Happy For Donations and Help
We are always grateful for any donations, and thankful for any help from those who would like to see more music made available for loan from this library. To donate music, please see our DONATIONS page, and to ask about helping in other ways, please see our CONTACT US page.