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Palen Music Center Quick Note

Monday, December 5, 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!

For more information about the essay contest listed above sponsored by School Band & Orchestra magazine, click the image above.

Free Pianos! Free Pianos! Free Pianos! (and an organ)

Do you want a project? Can you use a piano or an old organ? Nowata HS in Oklahoma has three old upright pianos and one organ that they are wanting to give away. The only catch is that you need to arrange to pick them up from the school. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Prince, Director of Bands.
(810) 305-2575


If you are interested in participating in the third-annual Bartlesville TUBA CHRISTMAS, click the copy of the flyer to the right for complete details. This event is open to area directors and students....please help us pass the word for this fun event!

Previous conductors include Jon Matthews from Oologah and James Morrison from Berryhill. This year, Kevin Miller, freelance musician and private teacher for Union, Broken Arrow, and Owasso will be the guest conductor and Alex Claussen, Director of Bands for Bartlesville Schools will once again be the resident conductor.

DATE: Sunday, December 11
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Frank Phillips Mansion Front Lawn
REGISTRATION: 1:00 pm Bartlesville HS Fine Arts Center
REHEARSAL: 1:30 pm Bartlesville HS (in the FAC)
NOTE: Dress for the Holidays and feel free to decorate your instrument. Music and play list available in advance. If interested, contact the coordinators. In case of bad weather, we will move the concert into the FAC Auditorium.


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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