Monday, September 18, 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
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservator of Music has posted the Missouri State Band Audition Materials on their website. The files are downloadable as mp3 files and are very helpful for students to listen to, imitate, and practice with. Questions or comments can be directed to Professor Joe Parisi, UMKC Wind Ensemble Director.
This year, the students will be using SET III. You can review Missouri All-State Band Audition Lists online on the Missouri Bandmasters Website. There is also a very helpful article entitled Preparing For The All-State Audition written by Paul Copenhaver and Ann Goodwin.
Percentage of Americans Who Believe:
• Music is part of a well-rounded education -- 95%
• Music is an activity that a child can enjoy all his/her life -- 98%
• Music brings the family together -- 90%
• School band is a good way for young people to develop teamwork skills -- 97%
• Schools should offer instrumental music as part of the regular curriculum -- 93%
• Music gives children a sense of accomplishment -- 95%
• Music helps instill an appreciation of arts and culture -- 96%
Reference: Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, compiled by Music Educators National Conference, 1998, 1996.
Below are some quick links to Missouri music educator district websites. We would love to include some district sites from Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. If you have a website you would like to see featured, please let us know!
Northeast Missouri District
St. Louis Suburban District
South Central Missouri District
Does your district have a website that was not listed here? Please let us know so that we can spotlight you in an upcoming Quick Note!
Online Rental Portal Available
If you have students who miss the instrument display night, you might direct them to the Palen Music Center Online Rental webportal. The parents can specify an instrument of choice, fill out the information, and we can deliver the instrument to the school. It is that easy! Just visit www.palenmusic.com and click Online Rental.
Can we assist you with anything? Please contact your local Palen Music Center school road representative for all of your music education needs.
|Bob Hopkins and Mike Brown|
|(417) 862-2700||Burl Williams|
|Columbia||(573) 256-5555||Robert Pitts|
|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.