The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Recently, while watching an episode of Biography about the movie Jaws, my mind wandered back to the summer of my tenth year, to our...
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The Stars and Stripes Forever

Music is a natural accompaniment to enjoying the summer's bounty of good food, good times and patriotic celebrations.  Watch how some New England band members expressed their patriotism as they...

Witness the Spark

A young boy jams with Hayward blues band and finds the joy of groove in the process.

Audience inCHOIRing

Have you ever attended a musical or choral event and thought, "Wow, I wish I could do that"?  Perhaps you felt so inspired after...

Celebrate! It’s National Arts in Education Week

It is September 2012.  Most of us have enjoyed a host of summertime fun -- picnics, barbecues, memorable vacations with family or friends.  Now,...

“Deep Field”: Exploring the Connections Between Science and Music

Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre and the late “Mother of Hubble” Nancy Grace Roman had something in common when they were children: they both enjoyed...

Celebrating Music in our Schools

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and this year we are celebrating with quotes from some of our close friends in the world...
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“I Love the J.W. Pepper!”

“I love the J.W. Pepper!”  –  quite possibly the best testimonial we have had the pleasure of receiving from a customer – or perhaps...

Ways to Celebrate Music in Our Schools

What started as a single day of music advocacy by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) back in March of 1973 has grown into...