“Fame” High School of the West: The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

| July 15, 2013

If you are reading this, it most likely means that you are either a musician or involved in some type of art form.  As a person involved in the arts there’s a very good chance that you’ve had a strong…

“I Love the J.W. Pepper!”

| July 2, 2013

“I love the J.W. Pepper!”  –  quite possibly the best testimonial we have had the pleasure of receiving from a customer – or perhaps future customer.  This was only one of many wonderful things Eddie from Godfrey Elementary School in…

Teaching Music to Deaf Students

| January 22, 2013

As a musician and a person who deals with both the music business and the deaf world, I assumed as many do that students with hearing loss would never hear, understand or appreciate music.

Fortunately, as I began talking with fellow…

Veterans Day 2012

| November 8, 2012

Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

  • On November 11, 1918, the fighting for World War I actually

Live Music – It’s Something Special

| September 18, 2012

Whether it’s the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, club bands, a college recital or Pat Metheny, live music is special.  Unfortunately, it’s also somewhat taken for granted in an era and generation where just about everything…

Celebrate! It’s National Arts in Education Week

| September 10, 2012

It is September 2012.  Most of us have enjoyed a host of summertime fun — picnics, barbecues, memorable vacations with family or friends.  Now, teachers and students alike are facing the fall season and schools across the country are back…

Marching Music — A Special Art Form

| August 23, 2012

Drum Corps International, the premiere marching music entity, recently held their world championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I had the pleasure of being in attendance for the week’s activities.  During this time, thousands of young musicians and performers…

Music in our Schools Month: A Multi-Generational Approach

| March 27, 2012

March is Music In Our Schools Month!  As part of this month-long celebration of music, the Montgomery County Concert Band of which I am a member participated in a unique and positive musical experience that combined generations of musicians.

Led by directors Stephen…

A Message from Dolly Parton to Church Choirs

| January 6, 2012

It’s time to celebrate the wonderful contribution choirs make in churches across the country!

J.W. Pepper is happy to sponsor National Choir Appreciation Sunday and offer here a special message from Dolly Parton to all the…

Helping Our Troops

| December 15, 2011

Like most companies, we are asked quite often to help with various charitable organizations.  While it’s very hard to help everyone, we do regularly contribute to the United Way and the American Red Cross through both corporate and individual donations.…