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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, March 14, 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.


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Two Big Moves for Palen Music

Thanks for helping us grow!! Palen Music Center in Joplin is expanding. We are moving 50 feet down the road into our new, larger facility located in the Crown Plaza and will be open on July 1st, 2011. We will be in our current Joplin location until July 1. At that time, our new address will be: 1202 S. Range Line- Suite 5,6 & 7 Joplin, MO . We can't wait! Thanks again for helping us grow! More lesson studios, more showroom floor, ability to do Performance Week in our own facility. Giddy up - let's go!


Also -- Coming May 1st -- New location and expanded lesson facilities for our Broken Arrow location. We are moving to 929 N. Elm Place (71st and Elm) where we will have eight lesson studios and more room in the repair shop. Construction has started and we are excited to make the move.


The existing locations in Joplin and Broken Arrow are open and happening! Thank you so much for helping us continue to expand. We appreciate your support!

Instrument Specials from Disney
Each year, the Disney theme parks obtain equipment from Conn-Selmer for all of the school groups that come perform. Each spring, the equipment is sold at a discount to schools wishing to purchase the items. Palen Music Center works closely with Conn-Selmer to help move the equipment. Over the years, we have been very impressed with the condition of the instruments and the resulting schools have been thrilled with the savings. Below is a listing of equipment and the reduced pricing. The items are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and once the items are gone they cannot be reordered at these prices. Take advantage of these specials and act quickly before they are all gone. Contact information for our road reps is found at the bottom of this Quick Note.


Here are just a few of the great deals available. For a complete list, including descriptions, photos, and prices, click here.


Ludwig 36" Concert Bass Drum $940.94
Musser 4.3 Octave Kelon Marimba w/Motocart Frame $3,725.21
Ludwig Concert Trap Table w/Stand $84.71
Ludwig 4-piece Polished Copper Timpani w/Pro Tuning Gauges $6,661.00
Musser Xylophone on All-Terrain Cart $1,737.91
Musser Vibraphone on All-Terrain Cart $3,208.69
Ludwig Element Fusion Drumset with Hardware $470.06


Many more great deals! Click here for the full list.

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 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


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