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Monday, September 22, 2008


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.


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Woman Fends Off Burglars With Musical Instrument by J. J. Stambaugh
This article was re-printed with the permission of from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Two men have been arrested for their alleged roles in a Seymour burglary that was thwarted by a woman who beat them and defended herself with a musical instrument, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened just after 9 a.m. Saturday at a home on Maryville Highway when two men forced their way inside while a "female and her young child" were asleep, a Sheriff's Office press release said. The woman confronted the men with "part of a brass musical instrument and assaulted one of the suspects," who in turn fled, the release stated. The type of instrument wasn't immediately available.

The woman was able to get a tag number from the car the suspects were driving and police used that information to track down the car's owner, 34-year-old Gregory Todd Lawson of Maryville. Lawson and another man, Billy Joe Price, 34, also of Maryville, were arrested on charges of aggravated burglary, according to the release.

Just one of the many benefits of playing music!!! Protect yourself and your family -- PLAY IN BAND!! <grin> You can view the original article by clicking here.

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