Growing up ”Southern”

| July 5, 2013

My mother and grandmother were born and bred in Kentucky, something that I am most proud of.  Having a Southern heritage is something that I wear like a new suit on Easter Sunday morning – with my head held high.  …

The Rite of Spring – An Appreciation

| May 14, 2013

Igor StravinskyAs I write these words, we are no more than a few days away from the hundredth anniversary of one of the great events in musical history. May 29, 1913 was the date of the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s …

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 …

The Midwest Clinic: Postlude

| January 17, 2013

The 66th Annual Midwest Clinic for band and orchestra was a huge success!  Meeting many of our customers and putting a face to a name is always exciting.  Thank you for stopping by the Pepper booth to check out …

Top 2012 Customer Picks for Choir and Band

| December 21, 2012

Top Picks for ChoralOur editors have their work cut out for them when choosing which titles to include in our Editors’ Choice series each year.  We did some digging to find out which titles Pepper customers favored this past year and were pleased …

The Midwest Clinic – A Preview

| December 18, 2012

The 66th annual Midwest Clinic is this week! The theme for this year’s famed International Band and Orchestra Conference is “In Honor of Our Mentors,” and some important figures in band and orchestra music will be in attendance.

Wynton …

Pepper and Manhattan Beach Music Team Up to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

| November 19, 2012

Band Music for Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concerts
Does your band want to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy?  Pepper and Manhattan Beach Music have teamed up to provide free music for your band so you can host your own benefit concert.  Bands across the country have expressed interest …

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 stopped on the eleventh hour

KISS – Part 3: 12 Songs in the Pepper Vault – and Final Thoughts

| October 25, 2012

In the second part of this series we learned more of the Pepper lore with KISS.  In this final segment, we give a complete list of the “Pepper-connected” songs and our final thoughts.  We hope you have enjoyed this series with

Pass the Pepper, Please

| October 23, 2012

Are you a music teacher or director?  If so, would you “Like” to win a $1,000 Pepper Gift Card?

Simple enough, right?  Actually, it is!

Through May 1, 2013, we are running a sweepstakes to win a $1,000 gift card.  …