The 2018 RPMDA Super-Colossal Summer Road Trip Song Trivia Quiz

by Danny Smolenski, Alfred Music [To download the questions, click here: 2018_Road_Trip_Song_Trivia_Quiz] Summer is the time for vacations and holidays… and ROAD TRIPS! In this spirit let’s take a musical journey through the United States and Canada. Each trivia question answer is the title of a song that has the name of a U. S. state …

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RPMDA Members Celebrate Make Music Day in a Big Way!

by Andrea Pelloquin, West Music Company June 21st was Make Music Day in more than 800 cities in more than 120 countries, celebrating the love of making music in our communities.  Events are free and open to anyone who wants to participate.  Our RPMDA member organizations took advantage of the occasion to showcase both the …

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Best Ideas Part Two

Compiled by Tim Cose, Hal Leonard Madeleine Crouch IDEA: Use RallyUp as a resource to manage your sweepstakes and fundraisers! The website is https://rallyup.com/. This is a company that manages online sweepstakes fundraisers for charities and non-profit causes. If a retailer wanted to team up with a local school district to raise money for music …

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Best Ideas – RPMDA Convention 2018

Images © 2018 Richard Rejino Photography Lindy Campbell, Music on the Hill (The Winner!) Idea:  Giving new students a list of what they need to buy when they start lessons A consistent problem at my store is that my private music teachers feel uncomfortable “selling” to their students. So last summer, I worked with all …

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Hal Leonard Distribution Center Tour

by Tim Cose, Hal Leonard The RPMDA convention-goers toured the Hal Leonard Corporation facilities on the Wednesday before the convention began. This left plenty of time for attendees to discuss the distribution and production systems and facilities. Our perspective as the audience was unanimous: the Hal Leonard team in Winona took us all on an …

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RPMDA Announces the 2018 Dorothy Honoree and Other Awards

The 2018 RPMDA 42nd Annual Convention in Minneapolis attracted 160 attendees, including 26 exhibitors, and 20 first-time attendees. Among the many convention attractions, members participated in a tour of the Hal Leonard Distribution center in Winona, Minnesota, a visit to member stores, Groth Music Company and Schmitt Music Company, an excursion to Fly Over America in …

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