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Meet Pepper: Southern California

November 27, 2012

When tourists visit southern California, their itinerary will more than likely include must-see sights and trips to Disneyland, Hollywood and one of the many beaches that typify Los Angeles.  However, there is growing speculation that making a trip to Pepper Southern California may be trending positively within that list, probably somewhere in between Rodeo Drive and any MTV celebrity home.

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The Pepper Difference

Our National Customer Service Center

October 19, 2012

Ever wonder who’s on the other end of your phone call, email, fax, or mail order when you contact J.W. Pepper?  Ever wonder who staffs these areas for 12 ½ hours a day and 10 hours on Saturdays?  We are extremely fortunate to have many dedicated employees with a lot of experience, passion and drive to help you with your music needs.

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Meet Pepper: Northern California

October 16, 2012
Hi from the San Francisco Bay Area!  The J.W. Pepper Northern California store is located in sunny Dublin, California, about 40 miles east of San Francisco.  We moved to this spot in the spring of 2008 from our original Fremont location which opened in 2001.
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Meet Pepper: Indiana

September 21, 2012
Pepper Indiana Staff

J.W. Pepper acquired the print music division of Paige’s Music in April of 1990.  Incidentally, both companies were established in the 1870s and have been family owned throughout their history.

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Meet Pepper: Pennsylvania

August 14, 2012

Greetings from Paoli, Pennsylvania!  If you’re thinking “Where the heck is Paoli?”, we’re about 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 25 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware.  We are a Regional Marketing Center housed in the J.W. Pepper corporate headquarters.  We benefit from the added musical talents and expertise of many corporate employees with whom we exchange thoughts and ideas.

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Meet Pepper: Texas

May 17, 2012

In the spring of 1986, our Texas location opened its doors in Grand Prairie, Texas.  The branch was managed by Mike Purdy, and Luana Marler was hired as the assistant manager.  Four other women worked in shipping, receiving, order filling and customer service.  After a few years in Texas, Mike, a confirmed New Yorker, left to return “back East.”  It was then that Luana took over as Pepper’s first female branch manager.

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Meet Pepper: Georgia

March 15, 2012

Pepper’s Atlanta location opened in 1966, and we settled into our current location in 2009.  We have the unique situation of being the only regional marketing center in the company to be physically attached to a distribution center.  Our customers, visiting college methods classes, and even open house attendees have enjoyed tours of the D.C.!

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Music Advocacy

How I Got Started In Marching Band

July 13, 2011

Looking back on my childhood  I realize how, in some form or fashion, music has always been an integral part of my life.   As things ramp up for the marching band season, I began thinking about how people get involved in the world of marching, so I asked a few Pepper colleagues how they got involved in marching band.

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