THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

July 27, 2022 by jwpepper

Shop Disney’s Encanto Sheet Music

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney have created their latest sensation that excites kids and adults with its catchy tunes.

July 13, 2022 by jwpepper

How to Establish Classroom Routines and Why

Picture a successful band, orchestra, or choir rehearsal. Students have their instruments and music at the ready and are focused on the conductor.

July 13, 2022 by jwpepper

How to Prepare for Your First Concert

Follow our step-by-step guide, broken down from months before the concert to the day of, to plan a successful performance and minimize stress.

June 22, 2022 by jwpepper

5 Things to Consider When Buying Color Guard Equipment

Have you stepped outside, felt the blazing sun and heat from the pavement, and immediately wanted to run back into the AC? That’s how you know marching band season is about to begin… and that it’s time to start ordering new equipment and accessories for your color guard!

June 16, 2022 by jwpepper

PYO Music Institute Presents the 9th Annual Ovation Award in Partnership with J.W. Pepper, Jacobs Music, and WRTI 90.1 FM

Each year, the PYO Music Institute’s Ovation Award recognizes outstanding music teachers in the Delaware Valley region.

April 29, 2022 by jwpepper

10 Easy-To-Learn Funky Tunes for the Stands

Picking stand music for football or basketball games can be tricky for many reasons: Most groups struggle to find enough time during band camp to put their field show together, let alone rehearse an extra 10 or more songs...

April 27, 2022 by jwpepper

Zoom F3 Field Recorder Review: The Easiest Way to Get Pro Audio for Your Music Ensembles

If you’re a musician or music teacher, we’re willing to bet that at least one of these situations sounds familiar: You need to record a vocalist, and you ask them to sing to get a microphone check. At first, it’s very soft...

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If You Love West Side Story, Listen to These!

Are you a West Side Story fanatic looking to expand your music palette? Have you wanted to explore other musicals but don’t know where...

The Music of Rita Moreno, a West Side Story Icon

Rita Moreno is an incredibly talented Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer, most famous for her role as Anita in the 1961 West Side...

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10 Easy-To-Learn Funky Tunes for the Stands

Picking stand music for football or basketball games can be tricky for many reasons: Most groups struggle to find enough time during band camp to...

Directors & Parents: Download Our New Contest & Festival Checklist

Planning for contests and festivals is a huge undertaking. There is so much for you, your students, and their parents to remember, and there...

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The Results Are In… The Most Popular New Editors’ Choice Selections as Voted by Directors

For years music directors and performers have relied on Editors’ Choice – our list of the best-of-the-best new selections for the season – to...

New Sounds Podcast: Check Out New Music… from Your Couch

Welcome to our new podcast: New Sounds of J.W. Pepper! Each episode features a different publisher or composer who will introduce some of their...

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