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May 14, 2018
Enjoy Your Summer
Up Close With Kirby Swinney
May 7, 2018
Re-Boot Camp by Patrick Moore & Christopher Dobbins
Up Close With Jason Moore
April 30, 2018
The Why and How of Beginner Recruitment by Belinda Watson
Up Close With Mike Steffen
April 23, 2018
Prospecting for Percussionists by Kale White
Up Close With Carl Spaeth
April 16, 2018
Top 10 Rehearsal Mistakes by David W. Snyder
Up Close With Chase Cavalier
April 9, 2018
Motivating the Middle School Musician by Shannon Crepps
Up Close With Bridgett Randolph
April 2, 2018
Considerations for Beginning Tubas by Blake Duren
March 26, 2018
Woodwind Mouthpiece Pitches by Mike Steffen
March 19, 2018
Teaching Music Literacy by Dr. Ed Huckeby
Linking your Personal & Professional Lives by Diana Williams
March 12, 2018
If the Shoe Fits... by Kirby Swinney
March 5, 2018
Battling Early Recruitment by Bridgett Randolph
February 26, 2018
Making Beginning Band a Blast by Shannon Waldo
About Palen Music
February 19, 2018
Inked By Evans by Greg Rosander
February 12, 2018
Recruit Like a Rock Star! by Kirby Swinney
February 5, 2018
We all need a quick fix by Dr. Michael Sekelsky
January 29, 2018
Do you still have the love and passion for Music? by Jim Devine
January 22, 2018
The Care and Feeding of Woodwind Beginners by Mary Ann French
January 15, 2018
The Middle School Woodwind Section by Cindy Lansford
January 8, 2018
Sight-Reading Room Hints for Young Teachers by Jim Shaw
December 11, 2017
Taking the Trepidation out of Contest Preparation by Becky Long
December 4, 2017
Achieving & Maintaining the Best Sound From Your Concert Snare Drum
November 27, 2017
ONE Thing That Improved Student Performance In Band
November 20, 2017
Ingredients for Building Your Band (and Retention) by Ted Keck
November 13, 2017
Liberty Pre-Contest Clinic by Aaron Money
Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences by Jennifer Carr
Reed-Making Video
November 6, 2017
Burn-Out Prevention Tips by Kirby Swinney
Leave the 50 Yard Line Outside! by Dr. Jay Jones
October 30, 2017
Mentors by Ari Taylor
October 23, 2017
Percussion: Back-to-school Tips by Nick Fernandez
From the Bandroom - Mound Valley, KS
October 16, 2017
Maintenance Monday! by Danika White
From the Bandroom - Wyandotte, OK
October 9, 2017
Be Somebody's Hero! by Melissia Goff
From the Bandroom - Parsons, KS
October 2, 2017
Longevity by Chris Sprague
September 25, 2017
A Few Things to Reinforce in Each Marching Caption by AAron Bryan
Midwest Trumpet Festival
When You Don't Show Up to Sectionals
September 18, 2017
Developing Student Leaders by Kevin Ford
Used Chimes and Timpani
10 Things That Require Zero Talent
May 15, 2017
Ten Reflections on First Year Band Teaching by Dylan Noble
Thank You!
May 8, 2017
How Do You Deal? by Villette Stamper
Clarinet Pinkie Keys Chart
Pictures from the Classroom
May 1, 2017
Tuning Your Marching Snare Drums
Tuning Your Marching Bass Drums
Pictures from the Classroom
April 24, 2017
Resources for Your Jazz Band by Eric Matzat
April 17, 2017
Tryouts Don't Have to be Trying by Troy Bunkley
April 10, 2017
Your Students are Brilliant - Don't Trust Them! by Jared Brockmeyer
April 3, 2017
Beginning Percussion Basics by Shannon Lockwood
What Did Your Learn At Contest?
March 27, 2017
Call it "State Music Assessment"
More Than Music by Mike Steffen
MSU Low Brass Day
March 20, 2017
The Last Lecture by Dr. William Wakefield
March 13, 2017
Ten Stress Relief Tips for Band Directors by David Law
March 6, 2017
Spring Teaching Checklist by Randall Standridge
Tip for Flutists with Braces
February 27, 2017
Buzz and Play Everyday by Julie Huffman
I'm Your Judge, and This is What's on My Mind During Your Audition
February 20, 2017
How Sticky Notes Saved My Life! by Joslyn Lay
February 13, 2017
Download John Philip Sousa Marches for FREE!
Check out this Resonator Box for a Marching Machine
Four Concepts to Remember When Tonguing on the Clarinet by Mallory Tittle
February 6, 2017
Ten Tips for an Effective Rehearsal by David Gorham
Take Care of Yourself by Kale White
January 30, 2017
The Golden Music Stand by Mary Lollis
January 23, 2017
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain by Anita Collins
January 16, 2017
Not Oh, Recruitment but OOH!!!, Recruitment! by Troy Bunkley
December 12, 2016
Horn Basics for Band Directors by Eldon Matlick
December 5, 2016
Two Great Websites: Saving Time and Increasing Results! by Mike Steffen
November 28, 2016
Contest and Festival Music Selection by Rob Goade
November 14, 2016
Setting Goals and Achieving Objectives - Practice Tips for the Modern Musician by Eric Rath
November 7, 2016
Band-A-Palooza by Charles Bartrug
October 31, 2016
Taps: Fiction and Facts by Paul Copenhaver
October 24, 2016
So How Does Your All-State Oboe Player End Up In Country Music? by Chuck Appleton
Taming Your Young Low Brass Section by Bridgett Randolph
October 17, 2016
Future Music Educators' Experience Presented by Music For All
October 10, 2016
WHY Are We Doing This Thing Called "Marching Band"? by Jeremy Ford
Free Percussion Clinic at Republic High School
October 3, 2016
Three Tips for Surviving Marching Season by Josh Garoutte
Free Percussion Clinic at Republic High School
Cool Weather Tuning Tips
September 26, 2016
How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band by Tony Mazzocchi
September 19, 2016
So... The Band Played In The Rain by Walker Carter
Conducting Workshop
Events
September, 12, 2016
Great Day at the Palen Percussion Preview in OKC
Top Three Rudiments Young Percussionists Must Know by Nick Fernandez
May 16, 2016
New Palen Music Opens in Springdale, AR
Thank You!!
May 9, 2016
Why Are My Clarinets Playing Flat? by Tamarie Sayger
May 2, 2016
Sweat the Small Stuff by Kirby Swinney
April 25, 2016
Tips for Closing Out the School Year by Josh Garoutte
April 20, 2016
Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony
Inspirational Video
April 18, 2016
Getting Your Inventory Ready for Summer Break by Bridgett Randolph
April 11, 2016
Getting Off to a Great Start with Beginning Band by Rob Goade
April 4, 2016
Road Report by John Bell
March 28, 2016
The Side-By-Side Concert by Charlie Bartrug
March 21, 2016
10 Conducting Tips by Mark Heron
March 14, 2016
Rehearsal & Performance Etiquette by Nick Pilato
Pics from the Classroom
March 7, 2016
Best Advice In Six Words by Melissia Goff
Pics from the Classroom
February 29, 2016
Encouragement for New Directors
Warehouse Progress
February 22, 2016
Encouragement for New Directors
OU Conducting Workshop
Pics from the Classroom
February 15, 2016
The Band That Gives Back
OU Conduction Workshop
Seating Chart Generator
February 8, 2016
Developing a Young Mallet Player
Preparing Your Beginners
Pics from the Classroom
Jazz Festivals
February 1, 2016
PMC Coming to STL
Lanyards in Beginning Band
Pics from the Classroom
January 25, 2016
The Most Important Thing
MMEA App
Pics from the Classroom
January 18, 2016
The Band Director's Daughter
Preparing Your Solo
MMEA App
Pics from the Classroom
January 11, 2016
Preparing Your Solo
MMEA App
Pics from the Classroom
January 4, 2016
MMEA App
Recording -- A Must!
Pics from the Classroom
December 14, 2015
International Travel
Bartlesville Tuba Christmas
Pics from the Classroom
December 7, 2015
Expanding to Arkansas
Non-Musical Aspects of a Successful Band Program
Bartlesville Tuba Christmas
Pics from the Classroom
November 30, 2015
Developing Flute Vibrato
Bartlesville Tuba Christmas
Pics from the Classroom
November 16, 2015
Rejuvenating the Struggling Marching Band
Bartlesville Tuba Christmas
Six-Second Test
Pics from the Classroom
November 9, 2015
Transition from Marching
Trombones of STL Symphony
Pics from the Classroom
November 2, 2015
Low Brass
Trombones of STL Symphony
Pics from the Classroom
October 26, 2015
Small School Bands
Free Guided Practice Resource
Pics from the Classroom
October 19, 2015
Band Director Accountability 101
Pics from the Classroom
October 12, 2015
Audition Tips
Kansas City Jazz Summit
Pics from the Classroom
October 5, 2015
Top Three Rudiments
Pics from the Classroom
September 28, 2015
Lessons Learned from Garry
PSU Trumpet Festival
Pics from the Classroom
September 21, 2015
Music Responsibility Zones
Teaching Musical Roadmap
Pics from the Classroom
September 14, 2015
Tuning Your Marching Bass Drums
Marching Beyond Halftime
Pics from the Classroom
August 7, 2015
Percussion SUPER Sale!
May 18, 2015
Enjoy Your Summer!
Marching Beyond Halftime (video)
Summer Band Director Workshop
Pics From The Classroom
May 11, 2015
Ten Commandments for Band Directors
Summer Band Director Workshop
Pics From The Classroom
May 4, 2015
How To Truly Listen (video)
Summer Band Director Workshop
Pics From The Classroom
April 27, 2015
Summer Band Director Workshop
Pics From The Classroom
April 20, 2015
Things I Missed in Music Ed Class by Michael Skinner
Free Arban Book
Pics From The Classroom
Missouri State Low Brass Day
April 13, 2015
Music Recognized as a Core Subject!
Technique For All by Dylan Gililland
Pics From The Classroom
Missouri State Low Brass Day
April 6, 2015
Plan Ahead...For A Strong Finish by Rob Goade
March 30, 2015
Sight Reading 101 by Charles and Nancy Bartrug
March 25, 2015
Palen Music Hosts After Hours Event!
March 23, 2015
Get On The Level! (Or, "Keep Calm and...well...Keep Trying.") by Marvin Manring
March 19, 2015
Palen Music Center After Hours Event
March 18, 2015
PMC Excited to Announce New Staff Additions
March 16, 2015
Concert Band Intonation by Bruce Gale
March 9, 2015
This Rehearsal is Available to You in High Definition by Dr. Thomas McCauley
March 2, 2015
Why Students Really Quit Their Instrument (and How Parents Can Prevent It) by Anthony Mazzocchi
February 23, 2015
Combating the Stress of a Difficult Schedule by Amanda Meyer
Help Needed! Theft From Union (MO) Band Program by Mike Steffen
Sound Projections Review
February 16, 2015
Actively Encouraging Your Students to Pursue Music - Part Two by Mike Steffen
Discipline From Within the Band by Julie Capps
February 9, 2015
The Development of a Band Program: Another Approach by Bob Drummond
February 2, 2015
Tips For Staying On Top Of Email
January 26, 2015
Tuning for Intermediate and Middle School Bands by Fred J. Allen
January 19, 2015
Recruit Like A Rock Star! by Kirby Swinney
January 12, 2015
Actively Encouraging Your Students To Pursue Music: Part One - Resources to Open Their Eyes by Mike Steffen
January 5, 2015
How Can I Get All Of This Done? Effective Allocation and Organization of Rehearsal Time by Brian Britt
Upcoming Area Jazz Festivals
December 15, 2014
Wind Ensemble Survival Guide by Charlie Bartrug
Upcoming Area Jazz Festivals
December 8, 2014
Maintaining and Growing a High-Caliber Band (featuring David Gorham)
Upcoming Area Jazz Festivals
December 1, 2014
The Great Set-up: Choosing the right mouthpiece for your clarinet students by Wendy Benford
Upcoming Area Jazz Festivals
November 17, 2014
Volunteer High School Marching Band by Danny Watring
November 10, 2014
Opportunities For Teaching Musical Nuance by John Bell
7 Steps To Overcoming Procrastination
November 3, 2014
Better Practice Through Focus by Dr. Richard J. Rulli
October 27, 2014
Picking Literature - My Contest Preparation Process by J. West
October 20, 2014
All-District Band Auditions: Are your students ready? by Chuck Appleton
Tips For Staying On Top Of Email
October 13, 2014
The Five-Year Plan by Bob Hopkins
What Students Really Need To Hear by Chase Mielke
October 6, 2014
So...The Band Played In The Rain by Walker Carter
Speaker Placement In The Front Ensemble by Casey Tillman
September 29, 2014
Tuning Tips for Marching Percussion
September 22, 2014
Promoting Your Next Concert by Mike Steffen
September 15, 2014
Three Musts For Every Marching Band by AAron Bryan
September 8, 2014
Marching Band Pro Audio - Part One by Brett Palen
August 4, 2014
Heat Related Illnesses by Mary Ann French
May 12, 2014
Getting Organized: Planning Your Year by William W. Gourley
May 5, 2014
A Little Inspiration: Joy In The Congo Video
April 28, 2014
New Location in Liberty
Spring Cleaning Instrument Specials
April 21, 2014
The Art of Practicing
April 14, 2014
Sight Reading at the MSHSAA Evaluative Music Festival by John Bell
April 7, 2014
The Big Choice...Band vs. Football
African Percussion by David Phillips
March 31, 2014
What Are You Doing This Summer? by Chuck Appleton
March 24, 2014
Be Part Of The Band! -- Recruiting Videos
March 17, 2014
It's Contest Performance Time: Don't Forget To Focus On The Big Three by Rob Goade
March 10, 2014
How To Practice Your Band Instrument - Video
March 3, 2014
Why I Teach In A Small School - Part Two by Chris Sprague
February 24, 2014
Shape Up The Band by Amanda Meyer
February 17, 2014
Taking The Step - National Board Certification by AAron Bryan
February 11, 2014
PMC Announces New Plans to Open in OKC!
February 10, 2014
The Power of Four Little Words by Eric Matzat
February 3, 2014
Practice, Rehearsal, Performance by Ken Crisp
Armless Child Plays Trumpet
January 27, 2014
Are you tired of handing students the same piece of music over and over again? The solution is simple, effective, and it works! by Janice Bengston
January 20, 2014
Replacing and Clearing a Timpani Head by Mark Wessels
Why I Choose To Teach In a Small School by Chris Sprague
January 13, 2014
Congratulations to Chris Moore - 50 Directors Who Make a Difference
Professionalism in Music Education by Randell W. Mealer
January 6, 2014
5 Smart Tips for Successful Teacher Planning by Jim Matthews
December 16, 2013
Bringing the Star Spangled Banner to Life by Lori Hutton
George Junior High School (Springdale, AR) Recognized Nationally for Commitment to Music Education
December 9, 2013
Taking a Band to Europe...Yes, It Is Possible! by Jeff Lawless
December 2, 2013
Starting Quality Horn Players (or....How to Avoid Future Pain and Suffering!) by Jana Gorham
November 25, 2013
Genius Parent-Teacher Conference Idea - Individual lesson demonstrations
Bartlesville Tuba Christmas
November 18, 2013
Are Your Students Sight Reading Daily? by Paul Warnex
Yikes! Clean Your Instruments!
Get the Recognition Your Music Program Deserves: NAMM Best Communities for Music Education
November 11, 2013
Why Taking Choir Kept Me From Becoming Valedictorian
Plan for Success by John Bell
November 4, 2013
The Big Band Drummer by Ken Crisp
October 28, 2013
Don't Forget To Have Some Fun! by Rob Goade
Building Excitement for Band in High Poverty Settings by Janice Bengston
October 21, 2013
Music Preparation Sequence by Chuck Appleton
October 14, 2013
It's Time To Add Some Double Reeds by Amanda Meyer
October 7, 2013
And the Rest is...Music History by Marvin Manring
September 30, 2013
What Apps Are You Using? by Melissia Goff
September 23, 2013
Basics of Jazz Drumming by Micah Martin
September 16, 2013
Teaching the Beginning Trombone Class: Some Practical Suggestions by Dr. Jason Hausback
August 15, 2013
Missouri State University Concert on the GREEN!
July 1, 2013
Interested in Going to BOA Grand Nationals with PMC?
June 24, 2013
NWA Music on the Move Drum Corps Show
May 20, 2013
Enjoy your Summer!
A Summer Missed.....Is A Summer Lost!! by Jerry Hoover
May 13, 2013
Review of Yamaha DTX-Multi 12
Boosting Your Band Parent Group by Chuck Appleton
May 6, 2013
Palen Music Center Welcomes Melissia Goff To Our Team!
Brass Tuning Tips by Harlon Lamkin
Helpful Brass Articles by Paul Copenhaver
April 29, 2013
Beginning Clarinet Articulation and Section Tuning by Mary Lollis
Calling All Trombonists -- Be Part of a World Record Attempt!
April 22, 2013
The Turtle and the Fence Post - A Tribute to Mentors by Bob Hopkins
Going...Going....Almost Gone! (Percussion Equipment for Sale)
April 15, 2013
The Next Five Minutes: Developing Technique by AAron Bryan
April 08, 2013
Reflections on Building a Band Program from Scratch: One Director's Experience byKristen Legler Wages
April 1, 2013
Daniel Lee Palen (July2, 1936 - March30, 2013)
June - August: Keep 'em playing! by Mary Ann French
March 25, 2013
Embouchure Visualizer by Rob Goade
March 18, 2013
Tips for Solo and Ensemble Contest
March 11, 2013
The First Ten Minutes - The most vital time you have by AAron Bryan
March 04, 2013
Why I Choose To Teach In a Small School by Chris Sprague
Yamaha in Oklahoma!!!
February 27, 2013
Special Concert Anouncement
Percussion Deals!
February 25, 2013
Solving The Mystery of Cymbal Selection by Ken Crisp
February 19, 2013
Tuning, Blending, and Balancing... It Never Ends!
February 11, 2013
Sight-Reading in Middle School Band by Liz Sauer
Yamaha in Oklahoma!!!
February 4, 2013
Sight-Reading Contest Success and the Percussion Section by Eric Rath
January 28, 2013
The Band Director's Balancing Act by Chuck Appleton
January 21, 2013
Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet
Woodwind Tuning Tips by Harlon Lamkin
January 14, 2013
Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet
A Clever Idea (Pun Intended) by Bob Hopkins
January 07, 2013
Welcome Back!
December 17, 2012
A Better Way to Practice
December 10, 2012
The Flipped Music Lab
December 03, 2012
The Care and Feeding of Woodwind Beginners by Mary Ann French
November 26, 2012
Taps: Fiction and Facts by Paul Copenhaver
November 12, 2012
Flute Vibrato by Amanda Meyer
November 5, 2012
Transitioning from Marching Drum Line to Concert Percussion by Rob Goade
October 29, 2012
Why the Texas Music Association's (TMEA) Annual Convention Should Be On Your "To Do" List by Aaron Thomas
October 22, 2012
Adjusting and Tuning Timpani
October 15, 2012
Begin With The Basics - STAY With The Basics! by John Bell
October 08, 2012
Note Name Recognition by Amanda Meyer
Middle School Band Tryouts by Amanda Meyer
October 01, 2012
What Could You Not Live Without?
Fifty Steps to a Better Marching Band by Don Green
September 24, 2012
Ideas to Start/Revamp a Jazz Program in Your School by Mike Steffen
September 18, 2012
5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance by Jen Uscher
May14, 2012
Avoiding Band Burnout - Seeking Inspiration
April 30, 2012
A Summer Missed.....Is A Summer Lost!! by Jerry Hoover
April 23, 2012
Additional Music Advocacy Information
April 16, 2012
Grab And Go - Getting Started in Music Advocacy
Growing Our Young Tubists - S.T.T.B.P. by Keith J. Robinson
April 2, 2012
A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention
March 19, 2012
The Successful Educator: A Collection of Success Makers & Breakers
March 12, 2012
What Should We Teach In A Music Appreciation Class?
February 27, 2012
Diagnosing Problems in Your Band, and How to Help Your Kids Listen for Themselves
February 20, 2012
Finally, Here's Justification To Buy That iPad :)
February 13, 2012
Calling All Techies
February 06, 2012
Beginning Jazz Improv Tip
January 23, 2012
Cool Stuff From NAMM
Special Price for Mollard Batons
Palen Music Center Named National Dealer of the Year
January 16, 2012
When The Cat's Away......
January 10, 2012
Sousa JH Honor Band - Deadline Reminder
January 09, 2012
W. Francis McBeth (1933-2012)
Instant Help For Your Saxophone Section by Dr. Caroline Henderson
January 02, 2012
Do You Have A Publicist? by Paul Copenhaver
December 12, 2011
Sousa Junior Honors Band Lincoln Band Travels to New York City
December 05, 2011
Essay Contest (worth $20,000)
Free Pianos! Free Pianos! Free Pianos! (and an organ)
TUBA CHRISTMAS
November 28, 2011
Don't You Wish All of Your Percussionist Knew This Stuff About Timpani?
November 21, 2011
Clarinet Pinky Chart - Feedback
The Easiest Instrument To Play....Badly
November 14, 2011
Bands of America Grand National Championships
Clarinet Pinky Chart
November 07, 2011
Discipline Tips for Middle School Band Rehearsals
October 31, 2011
What Does A Victoria's Secret Photographer, Lego Sculptor, Rock Climber, and Music Teacher Have In Common?
October 17, 2011
Want To Go To The Midwest Clinic?
October 10, 2011
Words of Wisdom From My Mentor by Julie Capps
October 06, 2011
Used Marching Brass Specials
October 03, 2011
Marching Rehearsal Tips - Part Two (of Two) by Eric Matzat
September 26, 2011
Marching Rehearsal Tips - Part One (of Two) by Eric Matzat
September 12, 2011
First-Annual Palen Percussion Preview Great Success!
May 24, 2011
Desperate Help Needed for Joplin Tornado Victims
May 16, 2011
A New Way To Daer Thgis (Sight Read) by Todd Johnson
May 9, 2011
Two Upcoming PMC Marching Percussion Events
May 3, 2011
Childhood Music Lessons Keep Aging Brain In Tune
April 25, 2011
AAron D. Bryan joins Palen Music Team
April 18, 2011
Three Levels of Listening
March 20, 2011
Balancing a Timpani Head
March 14, 2011
Two Big Moves for Palen Music Instrument Specials from Disney
February 28, 2011
Q&A: Woodwind Mouthpiece Choices
February 14, 2011
Happy Valentines Day from PMC! Playing Trombone Dangerous to Your Health
February 7, 2011
Horn Right Hand Tips
February 2, 2011
Recruiting and Instrumentation for Beginning Band
January 17, 2011
Time To Train Your Audience  courtesy of theMENC website.
January 9, 2011
The Art of Making Winter Guards by Shirlee Whitcomb
January 3, 2011
The Outstanding School Band Program by Julie Capps
December 13, 2010
Practical Ideas for Developing a Warmer Sound in Young Bands by Mike Pearce
December 6, 2010
Young Concert Band Soloists by Mike Pearce
November 29, 2010
Making the Most of Your iPad by Craig Finger
November 22, 2010
Three-Year Old Conducts Beethoven
November 15, 2010
Reasons To Put An iPad On Your Christmas List
November 8, 2010
Helpful Repertoire Resource - You MUST Check This Out!
November 1, 2010
BERP Your Way To Success
October 25, 2010
Intonation: Teaching an Ensemble Skill by Dr. James South
Jeff Coffin Coming to Palen Music This Thursday!!!!!
October 12, 2010
Jeff Coffin Coming to Palen Music for Free Clinic
October 4, 2010
Three Tips for Cleaning Marching Band Drill Efficiently by Rob Stein
September 27, 2010
Easy File Transport Without a Flash Drive
September 20, 2010
Trip Preparation Is The Key by Eric Matzat
September 13, 2010
PMC To Take Directors to Midwest....Again.
Is Playing an Instrument Harmful to Your Health?
May 19, 2010
New Buffet Wood Oboe for $1,500. Incredible! Director Clinic - Santa Clara Vanguard and Pyware Drill Software
May 10, 2010
Just as music involves all aspects of learning (memory, recognition, emotion, motor control and perception), music education can work to stimulate..
Recruiting and Retention by Gary Gribble
May 03, 2010
Just as music involves all aspects of learning (memory, recognition, emotion, motor control and perception), music educationcan work to stimulate..
A Summer Missed.....Is A Summer Lost!! by Jerry Hoover
April 19, 2010
There is a high relationship between interest in school music and high self perception..
Beginning Band Recruitment Video.
April 12, 2010
96% of respondents to a U.S. Gallup Poll believe participation in a school band is a good way for children..
Violinist Plays Through Brain Surgery.
April 05, 2010
When a child learns by experience that music forges direct links between self and world..
Time To Train Your Audience courtesyof the MENC website.
March 29, 2010
The nation's top business executives agree that arts education programs can help repair weaknesses in American education..
Instructions For Sightreading Contest by Julie Capps
March 22, 2010
Young children with developed rhythm skills perform better academically in early school years.
Some Thoughts For Young Trumpet Players by Paul Copenhaver
March 15, 2010
96% of respondents to a U.S. Gallup Poll believe participation in a school band is a good...
Does music improve student achievement, or do smart kids like to play music? by Matt Frederickson
March 08, 2010
The Fastest Drummer in the World, Johnny Rabb, is coming to Palen Music Center...
Timpani Pedal Adjustments by Phil Myers
March 01, 2010
The nation's top business executives agree that arts education programs can help repair weaknesses in American education...
Reaction to Guest Editorial by Larry Bennett
February 29, 2010
Reaction to Guest Editorial Guest Editorial
February 22, 2010
88% of Americans believe participation in music helps teach children discipline.
What Adjudicators Want To Hear: Preparing Your Band for Success by Paul Copenhaver
February 15, 2010
A Columbia University study revealed that students in the arts are found to be more cooperative with teachers...
Take a Bite out of the Budget Crunch by Marvin Manring
February 08, 2010
Music has been linked to significantly higher test scores in writing.
Incredible Elementary Honor Band from Japan
February 01, 2010
Communication Website for School Band & Orchestra by Steve McClard
Januart 25t 2010
Guest Editorial
January 18, 2010
Guest Editorial
December 14, 2009
Getting Back To The Concert Band Clarinet Sound Following Marching Season by James Gai
December 7, 2009
Music training helps under-achievers. Students lagging behind in scholastic...
How To Practice Nothing by George Shelby
November 23, 2009
The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music..
Piano Stairs - You'll Enjoy This!
November 16, 2009
54% of American households reported having a least one musical instrument...
First Biannual John Philip Sousa Junior High Honor Band Info provided by Randy Mealer
November 9, 2009
Middle school and high school students who participated in instrumental music...
25 Ways To Strengthen Your Leadership Skills by Dr. Belva Worthen Prather
November 2, 2009
Students of lower socioeconomic status who took music lessons in grades...
Accurate Reading On Mallet Keyboard Instruments by Al Payson
October 26, 2009
Martin Gardiner of Brown University tracked the criminal records of Rhode Island...
Making the Transition from Marching Snare to Concert Snare by Brett Jones
October 19, 2009
95% of Americans in a 2003 Gallup Poll believe that music is a key component...
Technology On and Off the Field by Haili Sun
October 12, 2009
During moments of musical euphoria, blood travels through the brain to...
Online Missouri State Band Audition Recordings
October 5, 2009
Teaching through the arts motivates children and increases their aptitude...
Musical Accountability by Eric Matzat
May 18, 2009
Teaching through the arts motivates children and increases their aptitude...
Free Staff Paper
May 11, 2009
In 2003, 54% of American households reported having at least one musical...
Helpful Beginning Band Recruiting Materials
May 5, 2009
During Moments of Musical Euphoria...
Money, Money, Money...
April 27, 2009
Teaching through the arts motivates children and increases their aptitude for...
Where's My Bailout? Right Here! by Bob Morrison
April 20, 2009
Music enhances the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include...
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
April 13, 2009
Students who were exposed to music-based lessons scored a full 100% higher...
25 Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills by Dr. Belva Worthen Prather
April 6, 2009
A Survey of 7500 University Students Revealed...
in Your First Years of Teaching: Some Helpful Advice by David Branson
March 30, 2009
78% of Americans Feel learning a musical instrument helps students Can I Sell Recordings of my Band?
March 23, 2009
With music in schools, students connect to each other better-greater camaraderie...
The Power of Four Little Words by Eric Matzat
March 16, 2009
Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree...
Sight Reading -- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly by Paul Copenhaver
March 9, 2009
Students who participate in students who participate in school band or orchestra...
Coach Wooden on Leadership
March 3, 2009
95% of Americans in a 2003 Gallup Poll believe that music...
An Important Partner: The Music Dealer
February 23, 2009
71% of Americans surveyed by the Gallup Poll believe that teenagers…
February 16, 2009
The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored...
Great Article on Overcoming Fear
February 9, 2009
Music Majors are the Most Likely Group of College Grads to be Admitted to Medical School
February 3, 2009
Good Teachers Learn to Evaluate Themselves As Well As Their Students by Donald DeRoche, Ph.D.
Jauary 5, 2009
Keeping in touch with your band students, parents, and staff through mass texting
December 8, 2008
Attention Directors -- Make Your Plans Now!
December 1, 2008
Check Out the Latest Music Advocacy Studies
November 24, 2008
Disney Jazz Celebration -- February 19-21, 2009
November 17, 2008
It Only Takes a Moment to Make Someone's Day
November 3, 2008
Proceed with Care by Nilo Hovey
October 27, 2008
From the Theatre of the Mind to the Downbeat on the Field by Bobby Hullett
October 20, 2008
What to do for Students with Braces by Jim Donaldson
October 13, 2008
Drum Major Salutes by Randy Gilmore
October 6, 2008
What To Do For Students With Braces by Jim Donaldson
September 29, 2008
Maintenance During the Performance Season by Chuck Hagler
September 22, 2008
Woman Fends Off Burglars With Musical Instrument
September 15, 2008
Three Rehearsal Tips As You Head Into The School Year Parents Help Schools Get Free Musical Instruments
September 8, 2008
Palen Music Center Unveils New Website
Stockton Black Walnut Parade
May 27, 2008
Updated Recruiting Materials Available
Quick Note on Vacation
May 19, 2008
Development of a Beginning Grade School Band
May 12, 2008
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
May 5, 2008
Beginners Always Need High-Quality Instruments To Succeed In Their Music by John Whyte
April 28, 2008
Yamaha Announces The Hub
April 22, 2008
Excuses, Excuses
April 14, 2008
Three Levels of Listening
April 7, 2008
Study Reveals Teen's Strong Commitment to Music and Music Making
March 24, 2008
Recruit, Retain and Train Your Low Brass Section by Dr. Thomas Bough
March 17, 2008
PMC to Give Away a Professional English Horn
Congratulations to Mark Schmedinghoff and Heather Jones
Incredible Deals on High End Basses
March 10, 2008
Hints for Solo and Ensemble Contest by Dr. Belva Prather
March 3, 2008
Special on Cutting The Changes
Marceline HS Graduate Now Assistant Drum Major of "The President's Own" Marine Band
February 25, 2008
Wonderful Music Listening Site - www.pandora.com
February 18, 2008
Parent Help: But I Don't Know A Thing About Music
February 11, 2008
Amplifying the Front Ensemble: How To and How Much? by Rob Ferguson
February 4, 2008
Tips on Tuning a Double French Horn
January 28, 2008
How NOT To Discipline Your Band Students (CNN Video)
January 21, 2008
Beginning Bass Mega-Resource!
January 14, 2008
Right Hand Horn Position by Lisa Casey
January 7, 2008
Please Help Me Pay The Bills (Securing Corporate Sponsors)
December 17, 2007
Music Theory Website: eMusicTheory.com
December 10, 2007
Palen Music Takes Directors to Midwest Clinic in Chicago
Director Feedback to Quick Note - Student Growth Plan
December 3, 2007
Getting Back To The Concert Band Clarinet Sound Following Marching Season by James Gai
November 26, 2007
Music Lessons Pay Off In Higher Earnings
November 19, 2007
Band and Orchestra Intonation: Teaching an Ensemble Skill by James South
November 12, 2007
Approaches to "Recording a Jazz Band" by Scott Harris
November 5, 2007
Off-Season Maintenance of Marching Drums by John Paul Chapman
October 29, 2007
To Compete Or Not To Compete by Janel Healey
October 22, 2007
What A Place!: Tips for Playing in a Dome by Paul Baur
October 15, 2007
Three Tips For Cleaning Drill Efficiently by Rob Stein
October 8, 2007
Responses: How Do You Handle A Lazy Rehearsal?
September 24, 2007
How Do You Handle A Lazy Rehearsal?
September 17, 2007
Q: What kind of damage does playing in the rain do to marching percussion? How should wet battery equipment be cared for? Do I necessarily have to change the heads after a rain performance?
Portrait of a Music Educator - John Eubanks Passed Away on Friday
September 10, 2007
Instrumental Teacher's Guides
Palen Music Supports Camp Barnabas
Online Rental Portal Available
September 4, 2007
DCI Broadcast Tomorrow
Smartboard + SmartMusic = Success by Wayne Root
Online Rental Portal Available
July 3, 2007
PAS Percussion Clinics in Kansas City
U.S. House Resolution Supporting School-Based Music Education Passes Unanimously
May 21, 2007
BNB& Recruiting Materials Coming Soon
Quick Note on Vacation
May 7, 2007
A Summer Missed....Is A Summer Lost by Jerry Hoover
Exciting New Recruitment Materials Coming Soon
A Few More Summer Music Camp Opportunities
April 30, 2007
News From The Midwest Clinic
Scholarship Available from MWBDA
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
April 23, 2007
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
April 16, 2007
Have A Successful Clinic by Alan Raph
April 9, 2007
We Want to Makeover your Room
Graduate Assistant Search
Summer Music Camp Info Needed
April 2, 2007
Midwest Clinic Housing Information
The Making of a Flute (video)
The Making of a Trumpet (handout)
March 26, 2007
An Ounce of Prevention by Jerry Rowden
March 19, 2007
Music Jeopardy Game by Jeff Lean
March 12, 2007
Artistic Music for Young Band (Grade II and III) by Dr. Brian Hopwood
March 5, 2007
Effective Score Preparation and Study: Preparing Yourself for Productive Rehearsal by Barry Bernhardt
February 26, 2007
Good Foundations for Successful Festival Performance by Dr. Joseph Parisi
February 12, 2007
Music Preparation Sequence by David Robinson
February 5, 2007
Band Repertoire by Dr. Brian Hopwood
January 29, 2007
What Is Your Mission Statement?
January 22, 2007
MO Percussive Arts Society Clinic at MMEA
January 15, 2007
Palen Music Center Sponsors Eugene Corporon Clinic in Joplin
Yamaha Band Instrument Streaming Video Series
January 8, 2007
JH Jazz Band -- Success Lies Within the Warm-ups by Diana Williams
December 11, 2006
Ten Hot Tips by Mimi Stillman
December 4, 2006
Music Advocacy Series: Can Music Really Make You Smarter?
November 27, 2006
Some Typical Bassoon Problems, Their Possible Explanations, and Solutions by Michael Burns
November 13, 2006
Midwest Clinic is Coming
Why Won't My Clarinet Play? by Christopher Zello
November 6, 2006
25 Ways To Strengthen Leadership Skills by Dr. Prather
October 30, 2006
Tuba Survey Results by Gregory Irvine
Free Finale Notepad
October 23, 2006
Raise Your Hand! by AAron Bryan
Free Finale Notepad
October 16, 2006
Victor Wooten Coming to Springfield PMC
Boost Your Band Website by John Devos
Thank You For A Great Rental Season
October 9, 2006
What Makes Good Teachers and Students? by Douglas Yeo
October 2, 2006
Accurate Reading On Mallet Keyboard Instruments by Al Payson
Touch and Say...Then Play by Eric Matzat
Sir Malcolm Arnold Passes Away
September 25, 2006
Portfolios: A Systematic Approach to the Practice Room by Craig Finger
Music Training Boosts the Brain
September 18, 2006
State Band Audition Recordings Available Online
Percentage of Americans Who Believe...
Music Educator Websites
September 11, 2006
Marching Percussion Instrumentation by James Campbell
State Music Educator Websites
Cool Internet Shortcut
September 5, 2006
Maynard Ferguson 1928-2006
Lengthening the Life of a Rifle: The Importance of Taping Rifles by John Sullivan
Online Rental Portal Available
DCI on ESPN2 on September 7
Did You Catch Us In 417 Magazine?
May 22, 2006
PMC Moves To A Beautiful New Columbia Location
Lengthening the Life of a Rifle: The Importance of Taping Rifles by John Sullivan
Quick Note On Vacation/ Highlights from the Year
May 15, 2006
Beginners Always Need High-Quality Instruments To Succeed In Their Music by John Whyte
May 8, 2006
Avoiding Band Burnout - Seeking Inspiration
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
Spring Concert Dates - Updated
May 1, 2006
PMC Repair Staff Attends NAPBIRT
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
Spring Concert Dates
April 24, 2006
Your Kids Will Love This! (Music Racer Theory Website)
Grants for MBA
Feedback from "Can I Sell Recordings Of My Band?"
Spring Concert Dates Requested
April 17, 2006
The Power of Four Little Words by Eric Matzat
April 10, 2006
Can I Sell Recordings Of My Band?
April 3, 2006
Yes....It Can Rain On Your Parade by Diana Williams
March 27, 2006
Playing With The Big Kids by David Knight
Jump On That Rudiment Sheet
March 20, 2006
Oboes For Idgets by Amy Hinson
Online Woodwind Fingering Charts
March 13, 2006
Sight Reading Tips by Bob Holden
Kenton Concert
Job Postings
March 6, 2006
March is Music in the Schools Month
Nevada Band Festival
PMC Percussion Teacher to be Featured with 311
February 27, 2006
Magical Practice by Jerry Hoover
February 20, 2006
Time To Train Your Audience -- Concert Etiquette
Online Classroom Timer
February 13, 2006
Music Education Statistics and Information
February 6, 2006
Caring For Your Reeds by Dr. Cheryl Cifelli
January 30, 2006
Hints For Solo and Ensemble Contest by Dr. Belva Prather
January 23, 2006
Ten Ways To Recruit Middle School Students Into High School Band by Steve Hayes
January 16, 2006
Incredible Music Theory Site -- You've Gotta Use This!
January 9, 2006
Preparation For Spring Semester -- Two Things To Start Thinking About Now by Mike Brown
January 2, 2006
Website Gets A Facelift
December 13, 2005
Brassy Caroling by Ed Pfueller
December 12, 2005
Maintaining Your Instrument Inventory's Health by Marvin Manring
December 5, 2005
Have Fun At Your First Concert by Eric Matzat
Free Sheet Music
Southwest Baptist Music Department
November 28, 2005
A Bad Instrument Is A Very Bad Reason For Any Child To Lose Interest In Band by NAPBIRT
Spotlight On Area College Music Websites
November 21, 2005
Have You Thought About Home Recitals? by Jerry Hoover
Spotlight On Liberty
Web Spotlight: Creating A Grading Rubric
November 14, 2005
Successful All-State Band Audition Guidelines - Preparation Outline by Ann Goodwin and Paul Copenhaver
November 7, 2005
Get Some Help From Audition Recordings
Free Online Metronome
October 24, 2005
Maintain Your Clarinet by Mike Lutley
Hammons Hall For The Performing Arts Events
October 17, 2005
Trip Preparation Is The Key by Eric Matzat
October 10, 2005
Utilize Your Drum Major by Rusty Raymond
World's Fastest Drummer Comes To Palen Music
October 3, 2005
What To Do For Students With Braces by Jim Donaldson
Keep It Fresh by Michael Knight
September 26, 2005
Survival Tips For New Teachers by Mike Croom
Use Cable Ties For Quick Brace Repairs by Jerry Rowden
Weekly Web Spotlight: Online Music Flash Cards
September 19, 2005
Avoiding Conflicts With Rehearsal Schedules by Troy Peterson
Weekly Web Spotlight: Midwest Marching Competitions
DCI Broadcast on ESPN2
September 12, 2005
Musical Accountability - Test It! by Eric Matzat
Online Interactive Scale Sheets from Sibelius Music
Helpful Web Links To State Music Organizations
September 5, 2005
DCI On ESPN2 Tonight
District Audition Hints - Prepare Those Scales! by Keith Reuther
Check Out The Groups To Perform At The MMEA Conference In January