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May 13, 2024
Celebrating a Harmonious Year by AAron Bryan
May 6, 2024
Non-Musical Aspects of a Successful Band Program by Jana Gorham
April 29, 2024
Starting Them Right by George Naylor
April 22, 2024
OUCH! Don't Use THAT For Emergencies by Jessica Losey
April 15, 2024
In Tone, In Tune, In Time by Cassie Rice
The Euphonium is Not Just for the Transfer Portal by Jim Maxwell
April 8, 2024
Congratulations on Your New Job! Now What? by Rob Goade
April 1, 2024
April Fools Edition
March 25, 2024
Feel the Burn...Out! by Jessica Holtzscher
Fixing Road Map Problems With Color by Samantha Stevens
March 18, 2024
Creating the Best Opportunity at Festival by Bob Lee
March 11, 2024
Viva Mariachi! by David Tourtellot
March 4, 2024
Why is Valve Alignment Important? by Corey Divine
February 26, 2024
The Thanksgiving Concert by Sherri Lohman
February 19, 2024
The Importance of Staying Hydrated (Care & Feeding for a New Wooden Clarinet by Teresa Segress
February 12, 2024
Percussion Inventory Management Strategy by Ben Gervais
February 5, 2024
Take a Leap of Faith! by Dale Sharkey
January 29, 2024
We Have a Concert Tomorrow? by Susan Clothier
January 22, 2024
Contest/Festival Selections: What's your Motivation? by Rob Goade
January 15, 2024
From Fundaments to Fluency: Flute Teaching for Non-Flutist Band Directors by Charlene Cannon
January 8, 2024
Laying the Groundwork by Eric Matzat
December 11, 2023
Navigating Supply Chain Issues & Price Increases by Austin Wilson
December 4, 2023
Tips for a Successful Recruitment Season by Chris Koehn
November 27, 2023
Perspectives on Organizational Leadership and People Management by Bradley Coker
November 13, 2023
Speak Musically: How to Add Musicality to your Ensemble Before Even Playing a Note by Austin Jay
October 23, 2023
Fun & Productive Ideas to Try in your Bandroom by John Kelly
October 16, 2023
I Had No Idea! Did You Know? by Kale White
October 9, 2023
October = PERSEVERANCE by Melissia Goff
Music Responsibility Zones by AAron Bryan
October 2, 2023
Things They Didn't Teach Us in School by Troy Bunkley
May 1, 2023
Two Common Bassoon Misconceptions by Austin Jay
April 24, 2023
Spring Marching Percussion Checklist by Caleb Evans
April 17, 2023
Third Trombone or Bass Trombone by Gabriel Duerkop
April 10, 2023
Timpani Repair by Jeff Mozingo
April 3, 2023
Band Karate by Rob Goade
March 27, 2023
Military Band Opportunities by David Stump
March 20, 2023
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Beginning Band by Barry Harper
March 13, 2023
It's Not Me, It's My Reed by Joseph Tomasso
March 6, 2023
The Twelve Key Game: Rebranding Scales by Emmett Starkey
February 27, 2023
A Personal Message From Your Friendly Neighborhood Repairman by Corey Divine
February 20, 2023
It's Not "Just" Middle School Band by Megan Perkins & Kyle Wiemar
February 13, 2023
Wood Clarinet Care by Kristen Denny Chambers
February 6, 2023
Livin' the Dream by Derek Limbeck
January 30, 2023
Communicating With Your Team by Susan Clothier
January 23, 2023
Repair Technicians: The Assistant You Didn't Know You Had by Joe Seamer
January 16, 2023
The Power of Thank You Notes by Eric Rath
January 9, 2023
Tips for Recruitment, Retention, & Success by Charles Menghini
December 12, 2022
Strategies for Improving Rehearsal Technique by Brian Silvey
December 5, 2022
Beginning Clarinet Articulation & Section Tuning by Mary Lollis
November 28, 2022
Critical Mass and Beginners by Troy Bunkley
November 14, 2022
PMC Professional Development Day by Bridgett Randolph
November 7, 2022
Building Ownership in Your Program by Kirby Swinney
October 31, 2022
"Glow Up" by Mike Steffen
October 24, 2022
Electronics... by Jordan Nimmo
October 17, 2022
Recruiting...NOW? by Kale White
October 10, 2022
And the (Circus) Band Played On... by Marvin Manring
October 3, 2022
Keep Your Eye on the Prize by Marc Mueller
September 26, 2022
Palen Inventory System by David Gorham
September 19, 2022
Tips & Tricks to Spice Up Visual Rehearsal by Kent Lineberry
May 9, 2022
More to Start - Fewer to Quit by Eric Matzat
May 2, 2022
Jeff Mozingo Joins Palen Music by Jeff Mozingo
April 25, 2022
4 Strategies for Introducing Phrasing to Young Players by Caleb Evans
April 18, 2022
The Importance of Chamber Music by Gabriel Duerkop
April 11, 2022
The Real J-Lo: An Interview with Jessica Losey by Chase Cavalier
April 4, 2022
Advocate for Your Program by Ann Goodwin-Clark
March 28, 2022
What is Verdigris? And Why Do We Care? by Ryan Iadanza
March 21, 2022
Advocacy by Chris Sprague
March 14, 2022
Using Markings in the Score for Musical "Opportunities" by John Bell
March 7, 2022
Ear Training for Band/Orchestra Students by Emmett Starkey
February 28, 2022
Noisy Rotary Valves: What Causes Them & How to Fix Them by Corey Divine
February 21, 2022
The Pyramid of Success by Brett Palen
February 14, 2022
Non-Musical Aspects of a Successful Band Program by Jana Gorham
February 7, 2022
Piston Valves: What Goes Down SHOULD Come Up by Chase Cavalier
January 31, 2022
Concert Programs: To Print, or Not to Print by Dennis Carter
January 24, 2022
To Rent, or Not to Rent... by Susan Clothier
January 17, 2022
Why Do Violin Strings Cost So Much More Than Acoustic Strings? by Karl Franks
January 10, 2022
Woodwind & Brass Tuning Charts
January 3, 2022
Baby Band Concert by Danika White
December 13, 2021
A Thousand Little Things: by John Cisetti
December 6, 2021
Reviving a Small School Program by Teri Wyatt
November 29, 2021
Revved Up! by Troy Bunkley
November 15, 2021
Addressing Common Problems in Small Marching Bands by Kirby Swinney
November 8, 2021
Step up the Sound of Your Ensemble by Bridgett randolph
November 1, 2021
Atomic Habits & An Extra String by Mike Steffen
October 25, 2021
There's a Prescription for That...FUNdamentals by Jordan Nimmo
October 18, 2021
Engaging Your Beginner...PARENTS! by Kale White
Palen Inventory System, Part 2 by David Gorham
October 11, 2021
Practicing Musician: A Free Music EdTech Program by Shannon Waldo
October 4, 2021
An Alternative to Amplified Metronome for Marching Band by Kent Lineberry
September 27, 2021
Palen Inventory System by David Gorham
September 20, 2021
Marching Festival Season is Here! by AAron Bryan
May 3, 2021
The Easiest Instrument to Play...BADLY! by Mike Steffen
April 26, 2021
The Golden Music Stand by Mary Lollis
April 19, 2021
Director's To-Do List by Bridgett Randolph
April 12, 2021
Tips for Making the Most of Recruitment by Teresa Segress
Repair Feature: Joel Lomax
April 5, 2021
A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity by Kale White
Repair Feature: Brooklynne Seale
March 29, 2021
Chamber Music as a Focal Point in Music Education by Jeff Melsha
Repair Feature: Andy Pilcher
What Do You MEAN My Instrument Has BUGS?! by Laura Sears
March 22, 2021
How to Be a Kid Magnet by Belinda Watson
Repair Feature: Laura Sears
March 15, 2021
Fielding a Modern, Competitive Marching Band Show with a Small Marching Band by Ben Sachs
Repair Feature: Javad Hussain
March 8, 2021
Percussion Solos & Ensembles by John Paul Chapman
March 1, 2021
Incorporating Percussion into Your Daily Warm-ups by Kirby Spayde
Repair Feature: Mike Hulsey
February 22, 2021
Contest/Festival Selections: What's your Motivation? by Rob Goade
Repair Feature: Fionna Pillow
February 15, 2021
Send in a Tape! by Marvin Manring
Building Your House by Melissia Goff
Repair Feature: Cooper Wingo
February 8, 2021
Student Retention by Amy Hinkson
Repair Feature: Chase Cavalier
February 1, 2021
Getting Off to a Good Start by Mary Ann French
Repair Feature:Corey Young
New Harmony Director from Yamaha
January 25, 2021
Contest Season 2021 by Charlie Bartrug
Repair Feature: Karl Franks
January 18, 2021
Suggestions for a Successful Band Performance Experience by Alex Claussen
Repair Feature: Jimmy Roffmann
January 11, 2021
Would You Ever Sight-Read on a Concert? by Kale White
Repair Feature: Myles Madden
December 14, 2020
Covid-19 Concerts by Charlie Bartrug
Repair Feature: Jessica Losey
December 7, 2020
So What IS Working? by Susan Clothier
Repair Feature: Ryan Boone
November 30, 2020
Recruiting for 2021-22 by Bridgett Randolph
Repair Feature: Chris Phillips
November 16, 2020
The Care and Feeding of Woodwind Beginners by Mary Ann French
The Importance of Lubricants by Corey Devine
November 9, 2020
Solutions for Common Flute Problems by Danika White
November 2, 2020
Percussion Solo & Ensemble Ideas by Amy Hinkson
October 26, 2020
An Alternate to the Traditional Class Period During a Pandemic by Paul Baur
October 19, 2020
YNWA! by Mike Steffen
October 12, 2020
Surviving Certain Uncertainty! by Jeff Melsha
October 5, 2020
Mental Health During These Times by Austin Wilson
September 28, 2020
Teaching Beginning Clarinet by Megan Perkins
September 21, 2020
Let's Celebrate Our First Year Musicians by Marcia Neel
May 4, 2020
Interpreting the Turn by Dr. Jung Choi
COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning
April 27, 2020
DON'Ts & DOs for New Directors by Rob Goade
Challenges for the 21st Century Educator by Jeff Melsha
April 20, 2020
What Now? Music Education at its Best by Dr. Michael Raiber
Foundational Bass Technique for the Non-Bassist by Riley Robison
April 13, 2020
Sharing Band Kids with Orchestra by Susan Clothier
April 6, 2020
Virus-Friendly Beginner Recruitment by Melissia Goff
Challenges for the 21st Century Educator by Jeff Melsha
March 30, 2020
Online Resources for the Music Classroom by Bridgett Randolph
March 9, 2020
Title One Teaching Challenges by Danika White
String Intonation by Jill Woodhouse
March 2, 2020
Starting Quality Horn Players by Jana Gorham
The Art of the Sideman's Side Hustle by Kyle Pudenz
February 24, 2020
Introducing Jazz to your Program by Austin Wilson
Making Waves by Tina Sibley
February 17, 2020
You Are an Influencer by Mike Steffen
A Tale of Two Pedagogies by Michael A. Murray
Please Share Your Fundraising Ideas by Eric Matzat
February 10, 2020
Percussion Maintenance & Care by Amy Hinkson
What Worked For Me by Esther Clifton
February 3, 2020
Something to Crow About by Eric Matzat
January 27, 2020
Life Lessons Learned as a Band Director by Eric Rath
January 20, 2020
House Points Competition by Sarah Sacco
January 13, 2020
A New Year, A Better You by Kirby Swinney
January 6, 2020
Promoting Tone Quality and Ensemble Awareness with Your Percussionists by Kale White
December 26, 2019
Quality Over Quantity by Jessica Holt
December 9, 2019
Words Matter by Doug Rice
December 2, 2019
Finding Peace of Mind by Courtney Maples
A Season of Thanksgiving by Matt Carmichael
November 18, 2019
Considering Multiple Performing Ensembles by Kirby Swinney
November 11, 2019
Scale Spell Quiz by Jared Brown
November 4, 2019
Changing Timpani Heads by Jeremy Megginson
October 28, 2019
The Doctor Is In by Troy Bunkley
October 21, 2019
New Teacher Lessons by Eric Schrantz
October 14, 2019
Back in the Middle Again by Michael Raiber, Ph.D.
October 7, 2019
The One Caption That Affects Them All by AAron Bryan
September 30, 2019
Beginning Clarinet Articulation & Section Tuning by Mary Lollis
September 23, 2019
Good Musician vs. Great Musician by Nate White
September 16, 2019
10 Mistakes of Young Band Directors by Patrick Moore
April 29, 2019
In Praise of Effortful Fun by Charles Bartrug
April 22, 2019
Principles of Intonation for Clarinet in Band & Orchestra
April 15, 2019
"Benefits of Band Participation by Jim Devine
April 8, 2019
"I Need to Fundraise?" by Susan Clothier
Spark Joy by Bridgett Randolph
April 1, 2019
April Fool's Edition
March 25, 2019
The Effect of Performance Anxiety on Beginning Band Performance by William VanDelinder
March 18, 2019
The First Ten Minutes: The Most Vital Time You Have by AAron Bryan
Yamaha Chord Tracker App
March 11, 2019
What, If Anything, is a Bass Violin? by Karl Franks
March 4, 2019
Our Bad Habit, and How Tri-M Can Help Fix It by Sarah Sacco
February 25, 2019
Habits & Routines in the Winter of Unending Snow... by Ann Goodwin Clark
February 18, 2019
Taking a Band to Europe...Yes, It's Possible by Jeff Lawless
February 11, 2019
Promoting Music Advocacy in your Classroom by Jeff Melsha
February 4, 2019
Starting Quality Horn Players by Jana Gorham
January 28, 2019
Three Great Tuning Tip Charts
January 21, 2019
Want Your Band to be Better at Sight-Reading? by Eric Combs
January 14, 2019
Ten Essential Ensemble Objectives Your Band Must Acquire by Mark McGahey
January 7, 2019
Why Do Violin Strings Cost So Much More Than Acoustic Strings by Karl Franks
December 17, 2018
Blocks & Cubes: Building a Better Block Rehearsal by Samantha Stevens
December 10, 2018
Talk Band! by Craig Finger
Up Close With Rob Goade
December 3, 2018
Dealing with the Pitfalls of Solo/Ensemble Contest by Kirby Swinney
November 26, 2018
Q & A With Scott Hillock, Jenks HS
Up Close With Amy Hinkson
November 12, 2018
Making Music by Dr. Russell Coleman
Selection & Adjustment of Single Reeds by Dr. Russell Coleman
November 5, 2018
Strings & the Seasons by Karl Franks
October 29, 2018
Effective Rehearsal Tips by David Gorham
Up Close With Kale White
October 22, 2018
Band-A-Palooza Revisited by Charlie Bartrug
Up Close With Chuck Appleton
October 15, 2018
Make Monday Special by Troy Bunkley
Up Close With Melissia Goff
October 8, 2018
Open-Minded Communication by Melissia Goff
Up Close With Jennifer Wassenaar
October 1, 2018
Do Bassoonists Really Need to Use the Resonance Key? by Jennifer Auerbach
September 24, 2018
How to Make Everyone Happy by Chris Harris
Up Close With Leann Eden
September 17, 2018
Two Helpful Online Resources by Eric Matzat
Up Close With Troy Bunkley
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 by Gregory Lyons
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
When You Don't Show Up to Sectionals
September 18, 2017
Developing Student Leaders by Kevin Ford
10 Things That Require Zero Talent
May 15, 2017
Ten Reflections on First Year Band Teaching by Dylan Noble
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
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 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
September, 12, 2016
Top Three Rudiments Young Percussionists Must Know by Nick Fernandez
May 16, 2016
New Palen Music Opens in Springdale, AR
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
A New Spin on General Music Class by Kirby Swinney
Warehouse Progress
February 22, 2016
Encouragement for New Directors by Josh Garoutte
Pics from the Classroom
February 15, 2016
The Band That Gives Back by Jennifer Wassenaar
Seating Chart Generator
February 8, 2016
Developing a Young Mallet Player by Nick Fernandez
Preparing Your Beginners by Bridgett Randolph
Pics from the Classroom
February 1, 2016
PMC Coming to STL
Lanyards in Beginning Band by Eric Rath
Pics from the Classroom
January 25, 2016
The Most Important Thing by John Heavner
Pics from the Classroom
January 18, 2016
The Band Director's Daughter by Bethany Harper
Festival Music Selection by Marvin Manring
Pics from the Classroom
January 11, 2016
Preparing Your Solo by John Cheary
Pics from the Classroom
January 4, 2016
Recording -- A Must! by Charlie & Nancy Bartrug
Pics from the Classroom
December 14, 2015
International Travel by Alex Claussen
Pics from the Classroom
December 7, 2015
Expanding to Arkansas
Non-Musical Aspects of a Successful Band Program by Jana Gorham
Pics from the Classroom
November 30, 2015
Developing Flute Vibrato by Dr. Cate Hummel
Pics from the Classroom
November 16, 2015
Rejuvenating the Struggling Marching Band by Kirby Swinney
Six-Second Test by Jim Swiggart
Pics from the Classroom
November 9, 2015
Transition from Marching by Ryan Thomas
Pics from the Classroom
November 2, 2015
Low Brass by Bridgett Randolph
Pics from the Classroom
October 26, 2015
Small School Bands by Rob Goade
Pics from the Classroom
October 19, 2015
Band Director Accountability 101 by Chuck Appleton
Pics from the Classroom
October 12, 2015
Audition Tips by Charlie Bartrug
Pics from the Classroom
October 5, 2015
Top Three Rudiments by Nick Fernandez
Pics from the Classroom
September 28, 2015
Lessons Learned from Garry by Mike Steffen
Pics from the Classroom
September 21, 2015
Music Responsibility Zones by AAron Bryan
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)
Pics From The Classroom
May 11, 2015
Ten Commandments for Band Directors
Pics From The Classroom
May 4, 2015
How To Truly Listen (video)
Pics From The Classroom
April 20, 2015
Things I Missed in Music Ed Class by Michael Skinner
Free Arban Book
Pics From The Classroom
April 13, 2015
Music Recognized as a Core Subject!
Technique For All by Dylan Gililland
Pics From The Classroom
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 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
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
December 15, 2014
Wind Ensemble Survival Guide by Charlie Bartrug
December 8, 2014
Maintaining and Growing a High-Caliber Band (featuring David Gorham)
December 1, 2014
The Great Set-up: Choosing the right mouthpiece for your clarinet students by Wendy Benford
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 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
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
May 20, 2013
A Summer Missed.....Is A Summer Lost!! by Jerry Hoover
May 13, 2013
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 25, 2013
Solving The Mystery of Cymbal Selection by Ken Crisp
February 19, 2013
Tuning, Blending, and Balancing... It Never Ends! by John Bell
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
Woodwind Tuning Tips by Harlon Lamkin
January 14, 2013
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
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
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 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 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 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 25, 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