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Sing-a-bration 2018

Pender’s Sing-a-bration 2018

Thursday, July 12 – Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for three days of inspiring and educational choral workshops from top clinicians in the nation!

New location in Denton this summer!
Denton Convention Center at Embassy Suites
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201

Sing-a-bration includes The Joy of Singing workshops for elementary, middle, and high school choirs and classrooms. You can also attend The Joy of Worship, which focuses on church chorals for adult choirs from traditional to contemporary.

Learn from top clinicians Greg Gilpin, Andy Beck, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Roger Emerson, Lynn Brinckmeyer, Emily Crocker, Tom Anderson, Joseph Martin, Patti Drennan, and Mark Hayes.



Pender’s Sing-a-bration

9:00 am – 4:00 pm $60
Experience a multi-level reading session of exciting new music from multiple publishers.
Clinicians: Greg Gilpin, Andy Beck, Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Register beginning March 1


The Joy of Singing: Middle/High School Choral Music

9:00 am – 4:00 pm $60
Learn the very best new music for school choirs, including 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, SAB, and SATB music for middle school and high school groups. PLUS: 3 spotlight topic sessions.
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Roger Emerson, Lynn Brinckmeyer, Emily Crocker
Register beginning March 1

The Joy of Singing: Elementary Choral Music

9:00 am – 4:00 pm $60
Discover new classroom materials and beginning choir music for elementary students. Featuring four nationally known composers and arrangers, the music spotlights unison and 2-Part music for beginning choirs. PLUS: 3 spotlight topic sessions.
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Roger Emerson, Lynn Brinckmeyer
Register beginning March 1


The Joy of Singing: Classroom Resources

9:00 am – 4:00 pm $60
Learn new, entertaining activities for the next school year! Expand your curriculum with new collections, activities, movement, and musicals for the general music classroom.
PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions.
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, Tom Anderson
Register beginning March 1

Joy of Worship/Pender’s Sacred Choral Session

9:00 am – 4:00 pm $60
There’s something for every church at Joy of Worship! Review the best new church chorals for adult choirs, from traditional to contemporary, in a variety of voicings and worship styles. Pender’s Church Music Session is a multi-publisher church choral music reading session.
Clinicians: Joseph Martin, Patti Drennan, Mark Hayes
Register beginning March 1

All attendees receive:

  • Morning coffee & light lunch
  • Complimentary music packets*
  • 10% discount on all items purchased at workshop

*Music packets of most of the music presented. Prices and workshop details subject to change.


Embassy Suites Hotel (workshop site)
3100 Town Center Trail | Denton TX 76201
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: PM1
Booking Deadline: June 11, 2018

Online advance registration begins March 1, 2018 at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Get Ready for Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble

Get Ready for Texas UIL Solo & Ensemble

Need music for Texas UIL Solo & Ensemble? We’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled the Prescribed Music Lists for your perusal — just choose your student’s instrument section and arrangement and our website will guide you to the exact music selections for your class!

To get started, select your section and arrangement below:
Woodwind Solo
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Solo
Brass Ensemble
Percussion Solo
Percussion Ensemble

Want some help from our staff? Here at Pender’s we are well-versed in UIL performance requirements and would be happy to help you find the right composition. Give us a call at 800-772-5918 to talk with us today!

Get Ready for 2018 contest season

It’s Time to Prep for Spring 2018 Contests!

The 2018 contest season is just around the corner, and here at Pender’s we have all the band and orchestra music you need! Our prescribed music lists make it easy to find your sheet music, and our friendly staff are experts when it comes to performance requirements for state contests — they can help you find whatever you’re looking for!

Check out these lists on our website to find new music, marching materials, sightreading, and more!

Texas UIL Band PML Additions 2017 – 2018
Texas UIL Band PML
Texas Concert Band Marches
Texas UIL Band Sightreading
Texas UIL String Orchestra PML
Texas UIL Orchestra Sightreading

Oklahoma OSSAA Band
Oklahoma OSSAA Orchestra

Mississippi Band
Mississippi Band Sightreading

Don’t forget to order competition scores for the judging panel! For assistance locating materials, give us a call at 800-772-5918. We’d love to help, and best of luck competing in 2018!

Jazz Education Network

Jazz Things Up: Pender’s at the JEN Jazz Conference

This year we’ll be at the 9th Annual JEN Jazz Conference! Join us January 3-6 in Dallas, Texas to peruse and purchase jazz charts, books, recordings and other materials. Have a special request? If there’s a piece you’d like to see in-person, feel free to call us in advance at (800) 772-5918 and we’ll bring it to the conference just for you!

Teachers and directors: remember your purchase orders if you have them — if you don’t have one at this time, don’t worry! Pender’s will still work to get you the music you need and can send you a bill to pay when you have your PO ready. Our aim is always to provide you with the best possible service and ensure you have everything you need!

Sacred Choral Reading Session

Sacred Choral Reading Session January 2018

To Register: Call  (800) 772-8405

Join Pender’s and clinician Pepper Choplin on January 6, 2018 for the Sacred Choral Reading Session! Hear new spring and Easter choral music including choral anthems, children’s books, piano, organ, Easter cantatas, vocal solos and duets, handbells, and more! Enjoy morning refreshments and a complimentary music packet, and participate with up to four members of your congregation (director plus three).

January 6, 2018

Grace United Methodist Church
6316 N Tulsa
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

$10.00 per person
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

8:30 Registration (coffee and donuts)
9:00 Session begins
10:45 Break (refreshments)
11:00 Session Continues
12:30 Session ends

To Register: Call John Staton at (800) 772-8405 or e-mail John at

It’s Beginning to Sound Like Christmas at Pender’s

Christmas SpiritWe’re stocked up on great holiday sheet music titles just in time to get your classroom or church group ready for Christmas events. Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites.

Find Christmas favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, and instrumental solo/ensemble

Perk up your Christmas piano and organ selections with these fantastic piano solos and ensembles.

New Christmas cantatas and choral music are also in stock. Shop now for seasonal materials or to find the perfect songs for your Christmas vocal music, songs for elementary classrooms, and new Christmas musicals.

Whatever the occasion, whether an old favorite or a completely new piece, we hope you find the holiday sheet music you’re looking for. If you have any questions about a particular title, or need assistance determining what related products are necessary, please contact us — we’d love to help.













Pender's helps your grant wishes go further

TMEA 2017 Elementary Music Grant

Get up to $800 in Pender’s products with a TMEA Grant!

As an Approved Vendor for the TMEA Elementary Instructional Support Program, Pender’s sales staff is ready and available to help you submit your grant request for up to $800 per campus. Your grant will go further with a 10% Pender’s discount plus free shipping on all qualifying TMEA grant materials!

Simple action steps for your grant

1) Shop the Pender’s Elementary Catalog or peruse our Elementary and General Classroom Music categories.

2) Select up to $800 in Pender’s products. ($888 really — don’t forget the 10% Pender’s discount!)

3) Fill out your Grant Order Form and click send. We will reply with your proposal (quote).

4) Finish and submit your grant application through TMEA

Grant application period: Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2017. Get TMEA details.

Randall Faber

Randall Faber Piano Teacher Workshop


Pender’s is proud to sponsor the 2017 Piano Adventures Teacher Workshop in the following locations:

Tuesday, Aug 15
9:30 am – 12:00 pm (registration begins at 9:00 am)

First United Methodist Church Denton
201 S. Locust Street
Denton, TX 76201

To register: 940-382-7124 / 800-772-5918 or
Register by Aug 7.

Wednesday, Aug 16
9:30 am – 12:00 pm (registration begins at 9:00 am)

Steinway Hall – Dallas
5301 N. Central Expy.
Dallas, TX 75205

To register: Contact Whitney Satterfield at Steinway Hall 214-526-1853 or
Register by Aug 9.

Friday, Aug 18
9:30 am – 12:00 pm (registration begins at 9:00 am)

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4400 N. Shartel Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

To register: Contact David Snelson  405-842-7825 / 800-772-8405 or
Register by Aug 11.

Southwest Music 2017 Summer Exhibition

Southwest Music Summer Exhibition
July 21–22 in San Antonio, TX

Pender’s will be at the Southwest Music Summer Exhibition in San Antonio again this year with our extensive selection of band, choir, and orchestra materials available for purchase. We’re excited to have Jerry West as a guest in our booth this year as an added bonus!

Teachers and directors: remember your purchase orders if you have them; if you don’t have one at this time, don’t worry! Pender’s will still work to get you the music you need and can send you a bill to pay when you have your PO ready. Our aim is always to provide you with the best possible service and ensure you have everything you need for a great start to a new school year.

The event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. See you in San Antonio!

Pender's AppView & listen to music at the event with the Pender’s App.
Download the Pender’s App on your Smartphone from the AppStore, or get it on Google Play. The Pender’s App allows you to scan the barcode of most music, and then listen to audio and view the score. You can also add products to your Pender’s Cart for purchase, or to your Wishlist for later reference.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google playWe recommend creating an online account so you can access your Wishlist from any device.


Oklahoma Bandmasters Association

Oklahoma Bandmasters Summer Convention 2017

Find What You’re Looking For in Tulsa
July 18–19, 2017

We’ll have just the right music for you at the Pender’s booth during the Oklahoma Bandmasters Summer Convention. Anticipate a great Pender’s selection of marching band, concert band, and jazz ensemble music, along with a variety of band texts, CD’s, DVD’s, music gifts and accessories! Do you have something in particular in mind? Call our OKC store at 800-772-8405 in advance – with your special request – and we’ll be glad to bring it to the show just for you to review.

The 2017-20 OSSAA concert band PML list has been announced and we will have the new additions in stock at the convention.

As a special treat this year, Jerry West will be a guest in our booth when he is available during exhibit hours. Come see Jerry and the Pender’s staff at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa July 18–19. See you there!