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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The PMC Quick Note is a service provided to all area directors. It is part of our mission to support the lives of band directors across the Midwest. The 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!

New Buffet Wood Oboe for $1,500. Incredible!

We received a special buy on brand new grenadilla wood oboes and are selling them for only $1,500 each. This is almost $1,000 less than our normal selling price. They feature silver-plated key work and have a luracast bore to resist cracking. This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a wood oboe that retails at $3,275.00 for a mere $1,500.00. This purchase is available for schools or individuals, but any interested parties need to contact Eric Matzat directly. Quantities are limited, so please act quickly.

  • Model BC4012-2-0
  • Grendailla wood body
  • Silver-plated key work
  • Simplified conservatory system
  • Luracast bore
  • Semi-automatic octave key system
  • High quality double fish skin and cork pads
  • Double G# and Eb
  • Range to low B
  • Left F key
  • Standard pochette case
  • 10 year limited warranty
  • $1,500.00!!!!!

Talk to your band to your to your principal....don't miss this opportunity to purchase a brand-new Buffet wood oboe at an incredible discount!

Director Clinic - Santa Clara Vanguard and Pyware Drill Software

On Monday July 19th, Momentum Drum and Bugle Corps, Missouri’s new upstart corps, will be hosting the Santa Clara Vanguard at Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri.  This will be an opportunity for band directors and students alike to observe this world class organization in action behind the scenes and attend clinics presented by staff members of The Vanguard.  Topics of clinics will be on Pyware for directors and technique clinics geared toward students.

The Vanguard will be rehearsing their 2010 production ”Bartok: A Soundtrack For Life” which will utilize music  from Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Music for Strings Percussion and Celeste.  Directors and students are invited to observe rehearsals and attend these free educational clinics.

For more information about this clinic, click to view the event flyer.

Quick Note on Vacation

We would like to thank you for another great year of supporting the Palen Music Center Quick Note. The next issue will come out in late August. Thank you for submitting articles, ideas, suggestions, or just reading the issues each week. You can view a complete list of back issues on our website. Have a great summer!

Contact Your Local Palen Music Center Representative


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


Springfield Bob Hopkins, Phil Myers, and Paul Bowen (417) 882-7000
Columbia Robert Pitts and Jake Herzog (573) 256-5555
Liberty Ken Crisp and Dick Murdock (816) 792-8301
Joplin Wayne Blades, Scott Frederickson, and Chelsea Samuel (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Mark VanVranken and Tiffany Dempsey (918) 770-6827


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