To give you a leg up this year, we have compiled a list of ten great accessories that you may not even know we have. Take a look and check some items off your gift list!
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“Now, go home and practice!” How many times have we as music teachers voiced those words to our students?
A love of making music is ingrained in the culture of not only our nation, but the entire world. The evidence of that can be seen in our traditions, our media, and, perhaps in its purest form, in our schools. One need only spend a few minutes with an elementary band, orchestra, or choir to see the unadulterated joy created by music.
Summer in the United States offers many unique opportunities for music lovers to enjoy the weather while seeing a favorite group or hearing an entirely new genre. One such genre is a lesser-known but inarguably entertaining tradition. It is a gathering of musicians, dancers, and other performers, all between the ages of 14 and 21.
If there’s any time during the year that’s best for introducing classical music to the uninitiated listener, it’s summer. Thanks to seasonal changes in venue, pricing, and repertoire for many notable orchestras over the summer months, concerts during this time create an enticing entry point to the art form of live classical music.
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 styles for you to choose from, so it’s easy to find a shirt that’s right for you. From Muddy Waters to One Direction, we have whatever you are looking for.
Why join the choir? Well, for one reason, you’d be in some very good company. Here’s a rundown of some former choir members:
For some, band camp has concluded and the school year is underway; for others, camp is in full swing, complete with marching and maneuvering basics, sectional rehearsals, and color guard catches. The tail end of summer is an intense time for marching ensembles, a time that sometimes finds parents and new marching students a bit surprised by the level of commitment asked of them. There are compelling reasons, however, to put aside other activities until November (or so) and make room for the full-time commitment marching band requires.
“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 Wyoming, Michigan had to say about J.W. Pepper in a letter he wrote to us shortly after being crowned the winner of our Music in Our Schools Month coloring contest and receiving his prize – a box of music games for his school.
Over the past few posts, we have been discussing the qualities that define an excellent student leader. The first two traits this three-part series has explored are a student’s attitude of service and his or her commitment to excellence. A third pivotal trait in a leader’s effectiveness is the student’s ability to communicate information in a live, face-to-face setting, as well as “read” his effectiveness in his followers.