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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, September 13, 2010


The PMC Quick Note 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!

PMC To Take Directors to Midwest....Again.

Palen Music Center is once again excited to take a group of directors to the famed Midwest Clinic this December. We will provide transportation to and from Chicago and several meals along the way. Directors will be responsible to pay for their own clinic registration and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers and the reservations can be transferred into the directors' names once we have been notified. Rooms for single occupancy are only $115 per night plus tax. We will be leaving on Tuesday, December 14th and returning on Friday, December 17th.

If you are interested in this incredible opportunity, please speak with your PMC road representative prior to November 1st. Click here to view our trip flyer.

Is Playing an Instrument Harmful to Your Health?

A recent article from ABC News highlights the importance of keeping your instrument clean. View the article below originally published on the website and also distributed by NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians).

To read the rest of the article, please click here.

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, Wayne Blades, Brett Palen, Eric Matzat, Jason Moore, and Paul Bowen (417) 882-7000
Columbia Robert Pitts and Jake Herzog (573) 256-5555
Liberty Ken Crisp and Harlan Moore (816) 792-8301
Joplin Dave Coble and Chelsea Samuel (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Mark VanVranken and Tiffany Dempsey (918) 770-6827


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