Welcome to The Instrumentalist Award and Book Store

2022 Standing Orders are being shipped now.

They will go out over the next couple of weeks.

Watch for your awards and unpack your box upon arrival to check the contents. If you have any questions or problems, please email us at [email protected] or call 888-446-6888. Invoices are sent separately in the mail. If you need one sooner, please contact us.

Orders may also be placed at any time this spring,
through the online store, by email or by calling 888-446-6888.

Awards Shipping - most orders ship the day we receive them or the next business day and will arrive in 4-6 days on average.  We ship from south Florida, so nearby states will receive them more quickly.

Contact us if you need an invoice emailed to you.

Important Award Policies Below

Awards Catalog Download

Classic Sousa Deskpiece: We recently received some Sousa Deskpiece heads from the late 1950s or early 1960s... see more below.

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Award Categories (click on names for product details)

Classic Sousa Deskpiece:

We recently received some Sousa Deskpiece heads from the late 1950s or early 1960s from a jewelry store that had them sitting in storage for several decades. We mounted them on the current marble bases. We will donate five of these gorgeous works of art to schools that request them, with preference to schools that have given the award for the longest time. Directors who apply for the awards should describe their school’s award program over the decades. Send emails to [email protected].

Important Award Policies:

1. We will only ship awards to a school address (with the exception of certificate frames which may be ordered by parents and students).

2. If you are presenting one of our awards, you must also purchase at least one element of a student award from us to present to the student. The awards are intended to honor the students, and schools may not just put the student's name on a wall plaque.

3. These awards (including the names and images) are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and are protected by registered marks. Duplication of these awards or the creation of similar awards is prohibited and will be prosecuted. We are a sole source provider of our awards; there are no authorized dealers of these awards.

Full award policies are found here.



Orders are usually shipped via FedEx. Charges within the continental U.S. are based on the dollar amount of awards ordered.

Amt of order     Shipping
Up to $125         $12
$125.01-250      $17
Over $250         $22

Certificate frames are $8 per frame if shipped separately. Orders with only certificates and pins ship via USPS and shipping charge will vary based on quantity ordered. Check with us if you need the amount. (Note: if you order pins/certificates only through the store, it will automatically charge you the standard shipping above but we will refund any excess charged.)

Rush shipping  is available although FedEx is not guaranteeing delivery times this spring. For delivery outside the continental U.S. or rush orders, you must call 888-446-6888 or 847-446-5000, or email [email protected]

Certificate Information:

It is strongly suggested that you do NOT put certificates through a printer but instead write the student's name in ink. The gold seals and ribbons tend to come off in most printers and destroy the certificate.