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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle

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Product Description

Got music? Everything needed for a solo performance or to form a marching band. Features a xylophone, a kazoo, castanets, a harmonica and a jingle stick in a wooden crate! Ideal for involving preschoolers in the musical experience.

In 1989 The Melissa & Doug Company started in the garage of the home where Doug grew up! Thanks to your support, the Melissa & Doug Company grew and was able to move into a real office down the road. Their philosophy has remained the same over the years-to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Melissa & Doug have always welcomed customer suggestions, and they continually strive to make improvements to their products. Melissa & Doug are honored by the faith you place in them and view it as their responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come! Melissa and Doug range of products include puzzles, preschool, play food, puppets, stuffed animals and gardening toys.

Additional Info

465707

F5EE8C68

000772013185

1317

2.2 pounds

14.7 x 11.2 x 1.8

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Average Customer Rating:

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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Great value (9)
  • Entertaining (8)
  • Interactive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Creative development (8)
  • Family (7)
  • Young children (7)
  • Imaginative play (6)
  • Indoor (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (6), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fabulous Toy!

My nephew had this toy at his birthday party. My then 2 year old daughter couldn't keep her hands off. There are so many options, everyone could play an instrument. Because my daughter...Read complete review

My nephew had this toy at his birthday party. My then 2 year old daughter couldn't keep her hands off. There are so many options, everyone could play an instrument. Because my daughter enjoys music, we went out and bought the same set.

Now when my older step-kids come over, my daughter passes out instruments to everyone and we have family band night. She LOVES this set. She's had it for six months and we still have all of the instruments intact. Durable, fun and entertaining toy.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Noise makers, not instruments

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a...Read complete review

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a really poor toy for people who would like children to learn something about music.

It's only useful as a noise maker. A shame from a toy company I had trusted to make good quality toys. As a Kindergarten teacher and mother, I would not recommend this toy.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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4.0

Mostly Awesome

By MegEBK

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

We got this for my daughter's birthday. We picked this specifically due to her love of all things musical.

Within an hour we threw away the harmonica (cheap plastic harmonica that blew so horribly out of tune and high pitched at that!) and the kazoo (there wasn't any way to actually get air through it or anything inside of it to create the classic, kazoo sound!).

That being said, we love the box it came in. 2 years later and that is still what we store them in. All of the other instruments play nicely and have held up through 2 years of play and a cross country move. If you want a kazoo or harmonica, look elsewhere, otherwise this box is for you!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

beginner band set

By Lori

from Cary, NC

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

I bought this set for my 2 year old. The harmonica, jingle stick, and the castanets were a hit. However, the xylophone and the kazoo were a huge disappointment. No sound will come out of the kazoo. As for the xylophone, the only time we can really hear different musical notes is if we run the wooden mallet quickly across all of the bars at one time. If we simply hit each bar separately, the sounds are very close and not at all entertaining for our little one.

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3.0

Good start

By Musicmom

from British Columbia

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

It is a great beginner set with tons of learning to be had. The quality is not amazing which is why I only gave it 3 stars.It is great that it comes on a wooden tray that you can take out, your child can paint and use to play with Melissa and Doug play food.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Noise makers, not instruments

By MrsB

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Colorful
  • Fun

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Young Children

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a really poor toy for people who would like children to learn something about music.

It's only useful as a noise maker. A shame from a toy company I had trusted to make good quality toys. As a Kindergarten teacher and mother, I would not recommend this toy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

my son loves band-in-a-box

By kid love it

from ma

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

My special needs son got band-in-a-box for a birthday gift. He loves the triangle. His one year old sister loves to play music with him. They sit on the floor together with it

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

my son loves band-in-a-box

By kid love it

from ma

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Creative Development
  • Family Time
  • Group Activity
  • Imaginative Play
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Special Needs
  • Young Children

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

My special needs son got band-in-a-box for a birthday gift. He loves the triangle. His one year old sister loves to play music with him. They sit on the floor together with it

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am buying this again and recommend it

By Granna

from Lexington, NC

About Me Grandparent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

    My grandkids love this kit and the sister kit that has the triangle. The harmonica is everyone's favorite! Buying this for great-nephews!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lots of fun!

    By Earthy Momma

    from Greenfield, IN

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Great Value
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Time
      • Group Activity
      • Indoor
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

      My two year old got this for her birthday and loves the whole set. All the items are easy to use and fun for even the adults to interact with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My child loves this!!

      By Ash Renee

      from Siloam Springs, AR

      About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Great Value
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Family Time
        • Group Activity
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor
        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

        Great items! Would recommend

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous Toy!

        By Sue

        from Elk Grove, CA

        About Me Working Parent

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Family Time

          Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

          My nephew had this toy at his birthday party. My then 2 year old daughter couldn't keep her hands off. There are so many options, everyone could play an instrument. Because my daughter enjoys music, we went out and bought the same set.

          Now when my older step-kids come over, my daughter passes out instruments to everyone and we have family band night. She LOVES this set. She's had it for six months and we still have all of the instruments intact. Durable, fun and entertaining toy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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