Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, January 2, 2006


The PMC Quick Note is a weekly service provided to all area directors.  It is part of our mission to support the lives of band directors across the Midwest.  The weekly Quick Note will contain helpful tips and suggestions from area directors, spotlights on area college and university band programs, calendars of upcoming events, advocacy articles promoting music education, links to helpful web resources, and much more.  Comments, suggestions, ideas, and articles are always welcome.


PMC Website Gets A Facelift

The Palen Music Center website has a new look. The site contains contact information for our store locations, news and events, contact information, and more. Come by for a cybervisit!

Quick Note Back Articles

Be sure to check out the Quick Note archive page where you can read back issues, or look for information on specific topics. Thank you to all of the directors who submitted material. If you have an idea for an article, or would like to submit material, please contact Eric Matzat. Here are the topics that were covered during the fall of 2005:

December 13, 2005
Brassy Caroling by Ed Pfueller

December 12, 2005
Maintaining Your Instrument Inventory's Health by Marvin Manring

December 5, 2005
Have Fun At Your First Concert by Eric Matzat
Free Sheet Music
Southwest Baptist Music Department

November 28, 2005
A Bad Instrument Is A Very Bad Reason For Any Child To Lose Interest In Band by NAPBIRT
Spotlight On Area College Music Websites

November 21, 2005
Have You Thought About Home Recitals? by Jerry Hoover
Spotlight On Liberty
Web Spotlight: Creating A Grading Rubric

November 14, 2005
Successfull All-State Band Audition Guidelines - Preparation Outline by Ann Goodwin and Paul Copenhaver

November 7, 2005
Get Some Help From Audition Recordings
Free Online Metronome

October 24, 2005
Maintain Your Clarinet by Mike Lutley
Hammons Hall For The Performing Arts Events

October 17, 2005
Trip Preparation Is The Key by Eric Matzat

October 10, 2005
Utilize Your Drum Major by Rusty Raymond
World's Fastest Drummer Comes To Palen Music

October 3, 2005
What To Do For Students With Braces by Jim Donaldson
Keep It Fresh by Michael Knight

September 26, 2005
Survival Tips For New Teachers by Mike Croom
Use Cable Ties For Quick Brace Repairs by Jerry Rowden
Weekly Web Spotlight: Online Music Flash Cards

September 19, 2005
Avoiding Conflicts With Rehearsal Schedules by Troy Peterson
Weekly Web Spotlight: Midwest Marching Competitions
DCI Broadcast on ESPN2

September 12, 2005
Musical Accountability - Test It! by Eric Matzat
Online Interactive Scale Sheets from Sibelius Music
Helpful Web Links To State Music Organizations

September 5, 2005
DCI On ESPN2 Tonight
District Audition Hints - Prepare Those Scales! by Keith Reuther
Check Out The Groups To Perform At The MMEA Conference In January

Contact Your Local Palen Music Center

Can we assist you with anything?  Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.


(417) 882-7000
Bob Hopkins and Mike Brown
Springfield North (417) 862-2700 Martin Probstfield
Columbia (573) 256-5555 Robert Pitts
Moberly (660) 263-0109 Joe Brown
Joplin (417) 781-3100 Wayne Blades
Liberty (816) 792-8301 Ken Crisp


If you would like to submit material, make changes or corrections, give comments, or wish to be removed from this mailing list, please contact Eric Matzat.