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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, October 17, 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!

Want To Go To The Midwest Clinic?

Click for a copy of the PMC Midwest Clinic FlyerPalen Music Center is proud to once again provide assistance for area directors to attend the 65th annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference. We provide transportation to and from Chicago and select meals along the way. Directors must provide their own registration ($110 through December 5th), meals while at the convention, and pay for lodging. We reserved a block of rooms months ago at a great rate, so it is easy to go.

We will be staying at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 325-3535
Rates are $119 per room reserved

Our exact travel times have not been determined. Once we have the list of directors going, we will make final arrangements regarding departure points and times, and arrival times back home.

This clinic is a great way to learn many new things, see incredible exhibits, network with other directors, and expand your horizons. Sit back, enjoy some great conversation with other directors on the way to and from Chicago, and let us do the driving!

Want to go? Notify your PMC road rep!
Please let us know before November 1st so that we can hold your spot. We will transfer the room reservation into your name and reserve a spot for you in one of our vans.

It is the goal of The Midwest Clinic to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession.

For more information, visit the Midwest Clinic website, or speak with your PMC road representative.

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, Jason Moore, Mike Steffen, AAron Bryan (417) 882-7000
Columbia Paul Bowen (573) 256-5555
Liberty Ken Crisp, Harlan Moore, and Victoria Clymore (816) 792-8301
Joplin AAron Bryan (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Mark VanVranken and Bryan Snyder (918) 286-1555


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