The Conn-Selmer Institute 2014

| June 6, 2014

csi-mast-newThe Conn-Selmer Institute returns this year from June 8th to the 11th.  Held annually in Mishawaka, Indiana, sessions focus on recruitment techniques, retention, student engagement, and motivation as well as a wide range of other topics music teachers may not…

Richard Strauss’ 150th Birthday

| May 12, 2014

Richard_StraussIn 2014 we celebrate the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864 – September 8, 1949).  He is considered by many to be the natural musical successor to Richard Wagner and the leading German composer of the post-Romantic period…

Three Marching Band Horror Stories

| April 21, 2014

Marching-Band-CoverTrying to keep a rehearsal running smoothly with a collection of musicians is difficult enough as it is.  Add to that the unpredictable outdoors, a plethora of competitions, and a hundred or so jittery teenagers and you might as well…

Necessities for Marching Band Maintenance

| March 31, 2014

Accessories for MusiciansWith limited resources for many music programs these days, proper instrument upkeep has never been more important.  While you need to handle major repairs with a complete instrument repair kit, many smaller issues can be solved with regular maintenance.  A…

Pepper is now the place to go for Music Apparel!

| March 20, 2014

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You have always known us as the top sheet music retailer in the nation, and we know you will find our apparel section to be everything you’ve come to expect from J.W. Pepper.  We have a wide range of…

“A Whole New World” – Aladdin on Broadway!

| March 11, 2014

Music from Disney’s Aladdin

50 Years of Wingert-Jones Music

| March 7, 2014

Wingert-Jones Commemorative EditionsIt was the Mid-West National Band Clinic, 1964. Merrill Jones sat alone at a table with his publishing company’s entire catalog — one piece by Claude T. Smith, a well-known band director in the area around Kansas City.  The piece was called…

The 300th Birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

| February 26, 2014

C.P.E. BachThe year 2014 could prove to be significant for the legacy of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.  The second surviving son of the great Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 8, 1714, and a flurry of events worldwide will commemorate…

The Star-Spangled Banner Turns 200

| February 20, 2014

The Star-Spangled BannerWe know the story of how The Star-Spangled Banner was written.  Francis Scott Key, lawyer and amateur poet, sat aboard a British warship in Baltimore Harbor watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry when the lyrics came to him.  He had gone…

Pepper is at the 2014 TMEA Convention

| February 4, 2014

Major teacher convention scene of exciting new product releases.