Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic

by Don Clossun The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic is an awesome convention – a real highlight of the year. This large gathering is held every December in Chicago because it is warm there at that time (I’m Canadian eh! and everything is relative). It’s a special combination of people. In this case, publishers/suppliers in … Read more

DJ’s Top 6 on “Why St. Louis?”

by David Jahnke, Hal Leonard Corporation Hi, RPMDA Friends! Some industry associates have asked me why RPMDA decided to have our 2016 Convention in St. Louis.  They don’t know RPMDA’s rich history so I found myself telling them some of the fun and interesting facts I’ve learned about St. Louis along the way.  Here are … Read more

Best Ideas for Christmas

From Bookmark Music, Music Innovations, Alfred Music Co., & Pender’s Music Company Bookmark Music, Marcia Stearn, Owner Bookmark Music is located in a small town. Pacific Grove, California bills itself as “America’s Last Hometown”. Located on the Monterey Peninsula, it competes with Monterey and Carmel for business. So, community / neighborhood events abound thanks to … Read more

Best Ideas for Christmas

From Bookmark Music, Music Innovations, Alfred Music Co., & Pender’s Music Company Bookmark Music, Marcia Stearn, Owner Bookmark Music is located in a small town. Pacific Grove, California bills itself as “America’s Last Hometown”. Located on the Monterey Peninsula, it competes with Monterey and Carmel for business. So, community / neighborhood events abound thanks to … Read more

Down Memory Lane – Our Sheet Music Heritage

By Tony Walas / Harris-Teller, Inc. / author Visions of Music – Sheet Music in the Twentieth Century It’s interesting to remember that our organization was originally called the RSMDA (Retail Sheet Music Dealers Association). There’s that important phrase – sheet music. It’s something we sell and are familiar with, yet do people (ourselves included) … Read more

Down Memory Lane – Our Sheet Music Heritage

By Tony Walas / Harris-Teller, Inc. / author Visions of Music – Sheet Music in the Twentieth Century It’s interesting to remember that our organization was originally called the RSMDA (Retail Sheet Music Dealers Association). There’s that important phrase – sheet music. It’s something we sell and are familiar with, yet do people (ourselves included) … Read more

Making the Madness Fun

by Lori Supinie, Senseney Music As I write this, the phones are busy ringing, band and orchestra rentals are flying out the door, method books, marching band and choral music orders are in and being delivered, and the general mad chaos of our fall “harvest season” is upon us. We use the term “harvest” because … Read more

News from The NAMM Foundation

Are the music programs in your community getting the recognition they deserve? Strengthen support for music programs in your community with a 2016 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation or a SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation. Applications to be considered for this national designation will be accepted between October 15th and … Read more

News from The NAMM Foundation

Are the music programs in your community getting the recognition they deserve? Strengthen support for music programs in your community with a 2016 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation or a SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA) from The NAMM Foundation. Applications to be considered for this national designation will be accepted between October 15th and … Read more