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May 15, 2017
Ten Reflections on First Year Band Teaching
Thank You! 

May 8, 2017
How Do You Deal?
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

April 17, 2017
Tryouts Don't Have to be Trying

April 10, 2017
Your Students are Brilliant - Don't Trust Them! 

April 3, 2017
Beginning Percussion Basics
What Did Your Learn At Contest?

March 27, 2017
Call it "State Music Assessment"
More Than Music
MSU Low Brass Day

March 20, 2017
The Last Lecture

March 13, 2017
Ten Stress Relief Tips for Band Directors

March 6, 2017
Spring Teaching Checklist
Tip for Flutists with Braces

February 27, 2017
Buzz and Play Everyday
I'm Your Judge, and This is What's on My Mind During Your Audition

February 20, 2017
How Sticky Notes Saved My Life!

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

February 6, 2017
Ten Tips for an Effective Rehearsal
Take Care of Yourself

January 30, 2017
The Golden Music Stand

January 23, 2017
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

January 16, 2017
Not Oh, Recruitment but OOH!!!, Recruitment! 

December 12, 2016
Horn Basics for Band Directors

December 5, 2016
Two Great Websites: Saving Time and Increasing Results!

November 28, 2016
Contest and Festival Music Selection

November 14, 2016
Setting Goals and Achieving Objectives - Practice Tips for the Modern Musician

November 7, 2016
Band-A-Palooza

October 31, 2016
Taps: Fiction and Facts

October 24, 2016
So How Does Your All-State Oboe Player End Up In Country Music?
Taming Your Young Low Brass Section

October 17, 2016
Future Music Educators' Experience Presented By Music For All

October 10, 2016
WHY Are We Doing This Thing Called "Marching Band"?
Free Percussion Clinic at Republic High School

October 3, 2016
Three Tips for Surviving Marching Season
Free Percussion Clinic at Republic High School
Cool Weather Tuning Tips

September 26, 2016
How to Cultivate a Great Beginner Band

September 19, 2016
So... The Band Played In The Rain
Conducting Workshop
Events

September, 12, 2016
Great Day at the Palen Percussion Preview in OKC
Top Three Rudiments Young Percussionists Must Know

May 16, 2016
New Palen Music Opens in Springdale, AR
Thank You!!

May 9, 2016
Why Are My Clarinets Playing Flat?

May 2, 2016
Sweat the Small Stuff

April 25, 2016
Tips for Closing Out the School Year

April 20, 2016
Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony
Inspirational Video

April 18, 2016
Getting Your Inventory Ready for Summer Break

April 11, 2016
Getting Off to a Great Start with Beginning Band

April 4, 2016
Road Report

March 28, 2016
The Side-By-Side Concert

March 21, 2016
10 Conducting Tips

March 14, 2016
Rehearsal & Performance Etiquette
Pics from the Classroom

March 7, 2016
Best Advice In Six Words
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

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 Arbans 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 23, 2015
Get On The Level! (Or, "Keep Calm and...well...Keep Trying.") by Marvin Manring

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 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 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

July 1, 2013
Interested in Going to BOA Grand Nationals with PMC?

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 by Kristen 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 25, 2013
Solving The Mystery of Cymbal Selection by Ken Crisp

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 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 23, 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......
Incredible Convention Specials

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 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

January 17, 2011
Time To Train Your Audience  courtesy of the MENC 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 education can 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 courtesy of 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 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
The foremost technical designers and engineers in Silicon Valley are almost all practicing musicians......
Communication Website for School Band & Orchestra by Steve McClard

January 25, 2010
Children who have received music instruction scored higher marks on tests of their spatial and arithmetic skills.....
Guest Editorial by Bob Scott

January 18, 2010
Children who have received music instruction scored higher marks on tests of their spatial and arithmetic skills....
Guest Editorial by Bob Scott

January 11, 2010
Children given piano lessons significantly improved in their spatial-temporal IQ scores...
Parent Help: But I Don't Know A Thing About Music by Conn-Selmer

January 4, 2010
U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during...
Crimson Corps adopt families for Christmas

December 14, 2009
College-age musicians are emotionally healthier than their non-musician counterparts...
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 - Eric Matzat

March 16, 2009
Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree... 
Sight Reading -- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - 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 -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