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

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...

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.

February 10, 2022 by jwpepper

The Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder Review

We at J.W. Pepper are always looking for the best-sounding and most affordable video camera for musicians and teachers. With the recent release of the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder, we have crowned a new camera king!

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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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