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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, April 9, 2007


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 contains 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.


Looking for help on a particular topic? Be sure to check out our Quick Note Catalog of back issues.

We Want To Makeover Your Music Room!
Peavey, Buffet Crampon, Pearl, Notion, and Pro Mark are putting on their 2nd annual "Does your music room need a makeover?" contest. Write to InTuneMonthly and tell them why you should win, and you could receive $25,000 in new instruments and equipment for your school. Simply write to (putting “Ultimate Music Room Makeover” in the subject line of your e-mail message) and tell them why they should pick your music room.

The grand prize-winning teacher will be notified by August 1, 2007. Be sure to include an address and phone number so they can reach you over the summer. If you win, they will visit your school in September, deliver your equipment, take pictures, and write a story for In Tune.

For more information, check out the flyer.

Missouri State Graduate Assistant Position
The band staff at Missouri State University requested that we put out some information regarding a band graduate assistantship that needs to be filled for the coming fall semester. They are accepting applicants in all areas, but are particularly interested in a percussionist. View a pdf flyer advertising the position. For more information, contact the Missouri State University band department.

Help Us Promote Summer Music Camps!
We are interested in putting together a list of summer music camps, dates, costs, and information. If you have a summer camp to recommend, please let us know and we will publish the list at the end of April.

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, Mike Brown, and Zach Houser
Springfield North (417) 862-2700 Burl Williams
Columbia (573) 256-5555 Robert Pitts
Joplin (417) 781-3100 Wayne Blades
Liberty (816) 792-8301 Ken Crisp and Dick Murdock


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