Monday, May 18, 2015


Guided Practice | Marching Beyond Halftime | Summer Band Director Workshop
Pics from the Classroom | Enjoy Your Summer!

Guided Practice for State Audition Material

Randy Hamm and a team of All-Stars have put together a brand-new subscription-based online guided practice tool. The first phase of this website is to help Missouri high school students prepare for district and state auditions using materials outlined by the Missouri Bandmasters Association. Check out the welcome video below (just click the image) for additional information. Future modules will include adding audition material for additional states, and also modules on sight reading, improvisation, and more!

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Marching Beyond Halftime

This is a fabulous advocacy video for the power of being involved in band. Well worth five minutes of your time! Click the image below to watch the video.

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Summer Band Director Workshop - July 6-9

The Palen Music Center educational staff, along with the Missouri State University band department, have joined together to create a summer band director workshop. Sessions will include student leadership, instrument repair, teaching beginners, advanced marching band rehearsal techniques and visual development, student recruitment and retention, roundtable discussions, literature selection, and even a reading band. Graduate credit is also available if desired. Click on the image below for a printable flyer.

The camp will be held from July 6-9. The cost is $130 per director....but can come for free if you send at least 10 students to the Missouri State Bands Alive student camp. We would love to see you there! For more information, please contact Eric Matzat or AAron Bryan.

Click for a printable flyer

Pics from the Classroom

Thank You!!!

The staff of Palen Music Center would like to take a moment to simply say "thank you"! We love what we do and it wouldn't be possible without the support of the many wonderful directors we serve. We appreciate the business very much and hope to continue the partnership for many years to come.

This will be the last Quick Note until the fall, which will be here before we know it! I hope that you have a restful summer with some well-deserved time off.


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 educa
ion needs.


Springfield Bob Hopkins, Mike Steffen, Amanda Meyer and Melissia Goff (417) 882-7000
Columbia Chuck Appleton and Dylan Gililland (573) 256-5555
Liberty John Bell, Rob Goade, and Bob Drummond (816) 792-8301
Joplin Jennifer Wassenaar and Amanda Meyer (417) 781-3100
Broken Arrow Jeff Lawless, Mary Ann French and David Gorham (918) 286-1555
OKC Charlie Bartrug and Kirby Swinney (405) 896-8111
PMC Admin Eric Matzat, AAron Bryan and Zach Houser (417) 882-7000


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