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

December 22, 2021 by jwpepper

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 can be unfortunate consequences if important items are forgotten.

December 3, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenblum

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 Story film. Throughout her nearly 80-year career, Moreno has played a plethora of phenomenal characters, some of whom have allowed her to showcase her vocal talents as well.

December 3, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenblum

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 to start? We break down the West Side Story soundtrack and give you a new tune recommendation suggested by many of your favorite West Side Story songs.

November 30, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenblum

Beatlemania in DCI: The Bluecoats

Between the 2019 movie Yesterday, a new Disney+ documentary, and even a recently launched master’s degree, the Beatles are in our lives and in our hearts as much now as they were in the 1960s.

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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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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...

Beatlemania in DCI: The Bluecoats

Between the 2019 movie Yesterday, a new Disney+ documentary, and even a recently launched master’s degree, the Beatles are in our lives and in...

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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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