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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


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!

Recruiting and Instrumentation for Beginning Band

It was great to see so many of you at the Missouri Music Educators Association convention last week. I had some requests to send out the materials used at the clinic entitled: It's Harvest Time: Recruit and Steer Instrumentation For Your Next Crop of Beginners. Here are the materials from that clinic. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact me at

Click the image to view the PowerPoint. Click here for the presentation notes/outline.

To view the other materials referenced in the presentation, 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 (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Mark VanVranken and Bryan Snyder (918) 770-6827


If you would like to submit material, make corrections, give comments, or wish to be removed from this mailing list, please contact Eric Matzat.  

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