Congratulations Steve Purcell

Our friend and colleague, Mr. Steve Purcell, retires today from Paige’s. Steve has been a true champion of music education his entire adult life, first as a band director in Westfield, Indiana, then, for the past 40 years, as a District Manager for Paige’s Music.

Steve is best known for bringing joy to band and orchestra directors by combining a dangerous wit, genuine personality, and responsive approach to his personal service to music educators. Through his selfless dedication to music education, Steve will forever be known as the original “Paige’s guy” in the Indianapolis metropolitan schools!

We can’t thank Steve enough for his effort in helping to build Paige’s Music school service operation to what it is today. He is truly a remarkable team member whose ideals will live on for very long time here at Paige’s.

We will miss him dearly but know that it is his time to enjoy life as the golfing grandfather, stay-at-home husband, and finally the bourbon connoisseur that he’s always wanted to be!

Congratulations Steve! Well done, well done!

Below is Steve’s spotlight interview from a couple years back!



“I’m really proud to, not only have been a teacher, which I think is a wonder thing to be. But then to get to serve all of these wonderful programs all these years. It’s been a good thing to do with my life. I’m very proud of it.”

5 Comments

Bernadine Haag

about 3 months ago

Steve Purcell......You have touched the lives of hundreds of young musicians along with their directors. You were always a welcome site when you called on Dwan Hublar and me at Eastwood. I hope you and Jim continue your sharing of music in your retirement years. May God continue to bless you and your family for a long time.

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Kathy Peach

about 3 months ago

Steve Purcell! Congratulations. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

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Ed Staubach

about 3 months ago

Yeah, he set the bar high for district managers; he made all of our lives as teachers easier; and he brightened up the day on which he visited our school. But most of all, Steve was a friend. We love you Steve and will always be grateful to Nalini for sharing you.

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Ron Nobles

about 3 months ago

Steve, congratulations on a well earned retirement. Hope you will have many years of leisure to enjoy the “good life!”

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Roger Davis

about 3 months ago

Steve, so great to hear. Not sure you will remember this old trumpet student of yours from Westfield. We are now supporters of Western Band where my son marched for 5 years winning 4 state championships under our mutual friend, Brian Caldwell. I photograph marching bands now for Bateman Photography. I have been down on the field at State these past many years. If you are there next year please look me up. I wish you the best in your retirement.

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