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New and Best Selling Marching Band Titles for 2017

Marching Band Season 2017

Marching band season is almost here, and Pender’s Music Co. is ready with new sheet music arrangements and best sellers for marching bands of all levels! Browse the newest marching band music for the 2017 season, and shop for the best percussion music for your drumline, all in one convenient place. Need something for the stands? Check out our marching band folios. Our marching drill designs are ready to roll too!

Looking ahead

Pender’s is always one step ahead, so for those of you planning out the rest of the year, you can check out our patriotic and Christmas marching band selections too. If you’re looking for something you don’t see in our catalog, chances are we can help. Call 800-772-5918 to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members. We love a good challenge!

Summer Sacred Choral Reading Session

Sacred Choral Reading Session Summer 2017

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Join us in fellowship as Pender’s Music Co. and Hal Leonard proudly present new fall and Christmas choral anthems from the purveyors of some of the finest sheet music available. Patti Drennan, one of our favorite clinicians, will conduct the session. Register now to participate, with up to four members of your congregation. Registration includes complimentary music packet of most music presented, and refreshments.


Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Quail Springs United Methodist Church

14617 N. Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Schedule:
8:30 Registration, Coffee and Donuts
9:00 Session Begins
10:30 Break, Refreshments
11:00 Session Continues
12:30 Session Over

Cost: $10 per person, includes music packet
Limit 4 per church (example: director plus 3)

TO REGISTER: Call John Staton at (405) 842-7825 or (800) 772-8405, or
e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Music on display for sale will include:
Choral anthems • Children’s books • Piano • Piano/organ • Organ • Christmas cantatas • Vocal solos and duets • Handbells

March Moving Sale in Carrollton 30% – 50% Savings!

Carrollton Moving Sale

To Our Loyal Customers:

On April 1st our Carrollton and Denton shops will consolidate into one location at our newly remodeled Denton address. The consolidated Pender’s location will allow us to carry a larger selection of print music and maintain the personal service you’ve come to expect from our company.

To help us prepare for this transition, we’re offering you the chance to purchase the remaining keyboard, vocal, elementary, and handbell music from our Carrollton shop at 30% – 50% savings, through March 31st. These savings are limited to the on-hand quantities at the Carrollton location, so don’t delay! Loyalty Members will still receive points on these sale purchases that may be used in the future.

Starting April 1st, we invite all our Carrollton area customers to continue to shop with us at our Denton location. Please note that special orders taken in Carrollton during March will be available for pickup and shipping from the Denton location.

It has been our honor and privilege to service the Carrollton area over the last 10 years. Pender’s Music Co. values your support and looks forward to see you soon in the Denton location. If you prefer to place your orders on-line, please consider using our web site, www.penders.com. You can also email orders to orders@penders.com with your special instructions or call us at our toll-free number to speak to one of our helpful and friendly employees: (800) 772-5918. We are here to serve you!

Thank you for your continued patronage,
Richard Gore
President
richardg@penders.com

TMEA Convention 2017

TMEA Convention 2017

JOIN US FEBRUARY 8-11, 2017 IN SAN ANTONIO

Pender’s looks forward to setting up 40 booth spaces at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio for the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. This will take place February 8-11 and is the largest event of its kind in the nation, with more than 26,000 attendees. Come by to check out our stock of sheet music and related materials from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday or from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.


PRE-ORDER FOR CONVENTION

Need something specific? Let us save you some valuable time by placing your order with us in advance and picking it up at TMEA! Build a wish-list here on the site or email your list to orders@penders.com. Let us know that you would like to pick up the items during the convention on any order or PO, and we’ll have your materials ready when you arrive. To ensure that your request is completely filled in time for the show, we suggest sending us your purchase order early.

Pender's AppUSE THE PENDER’S APP TO PREVIEW & LISTEN TO SHEET MUSIC
Download the free Pender’s app on your smartphone, click “scan barcode,” and hold your phone over the barcode of most sheet music. You can view, listen, and purchase music immediately or, if you’re logged into your Pender’s account, add products to your wish-list.

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CARROLLTON LOCATION CLOSED FEB 7 – 11 FOR TMEA

The Dallas (Carrollton) Pender’s location will be closed Tuesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 11 to prepare for, and participate in, the TMEA Convention. Our Denton and Oklahoma City stores will remain open to assist you.

Pender’s Joy of Singing

Joy of Singing and Pender's Sacred Music Session


JOIN PENDER’S MUSIC CO. THIS SUMMER FOR JOY OF SINGING, JOY OF WORSHIP, AND PENDER’S CHURCH MUSIC SESSIONS

Lewisville Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 • Lewisville, TX 75067
Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 8
Graduate credit offered.*


2017 EVENT SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION:

Friday, July 7

The Joy of Singing: Middle/High School Choir & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Courtesy of Hal Leonard: the most popular reading session in the nation. It’s the best of the best for school choirs. 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, SAB, and SATB music and movement for middle school and high school groups. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL NOW

The Joy of Singing: Elementary Choir Music & Movement
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Classroom materials and beginning choir music featuring nationally known composers and arrangers. Unison, 2-Part and 3-Part Mixed music and movement for young, developing choirs. PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**
Clinicians: John Jacobson, Mac Huff, Greg Gilpin, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: ELEMENTARY NOW


Saturday, July 8

The Joy of Singing: Classroom Resources
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Collections, activities, movement and musicals for the general music classroom
PLUS: 2 spotlight topic sessions**

Clinicians: John Jacobson, Roger Emerson, Cristi Miller, Greg Gilpin
REGISTER FOR JOY OF SINGING: CLASSROOM RESOURCES NOW

Joy of Worship & Pender’s Sacred Choral Session (presented together)
9:00 am – 4:00 pm $55
Hal Leonard Joy of Worship presents choral music in a variety of voicings for every sacred setting. Varying from traditional to contemporary worship styles, this session provides a multitude of choral resources for beautifying your worship. Something for every church!

Pender’s Sacred Choral Session is a multi-publisher church choral music reading session including music from Lorenz, Hope, Alfred, and Soundforth.

Clinicians: Joseph Martin, Brad Nix, Heather Sorenson, Bradley Ellingboe, and Patti Drennan
REGISTER FOR JOY OF WORSHIP/PENDER’S SACRED NOW


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.

JOY OF SINGING HOTELS:

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville (workshop site)
785 SH 121 Bypass | Lewisville TX 75067
972-459-4600
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: PENDB
Booking Deadline: June 14
Book online now

Joy of Singing sessions feature new music from: Hal Leonard | Shawnee Press | Boosey & Hawkes | G. Schirmer Caldwell & Ivory | DeHaske | Fred Bock Music Company | Pavane Publishing

VanderCook College of Music
*VanderCook College of Music will allow attendees of Joy of Singing 1 hour of graduate credit. To be eligible, a student must have a degree in a music-related discipline. Any exceptions must be approved directly by VanderCook College of Music. To earn the credit, a student must attend two full days of Joy of Singing workshops. Students must also complete and submit the assigned project within two weeks after the completion of workshops: a lesson plan for at least one selected choral piece from the Joy of Singing workshops that you attend. A template will be provided for the lesson plan. Tuition: $320, due in full with VanderCook College of Music registration. Get more information here or contact Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing and Online Education at pbenson@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1139.

**Spotlight topic sessions are 30-minute “mini-clinics” by presenters on a topic relevant to the age group focused on that day.

Those categories with “movement” specified will have John Jacobson choreography demonstrations integrated into the session, as time allows. Access to John Jacobson choreography videos and notes for 20 new songs is included in the registration fee for all school sessions.

Songs of Hope

SPRING ANTHEMS AND MORE

It’s time to sing! Assemble your choir and let Pender’s help you locate the Easter and spring sheet music that is just right for your church’s seasonal programming.
2017 Hal Leonard Worship Songs New Music
Hal Leonard
Take a look at our newest publications from Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press. You can browse, look at scores, and listen to previews now on our website.


Lorenz Choral Music for Worship 2017Lorenz
Find the right music to prepare your church for Easter with this large selection of Lorenz worship music!

2017 Spring Contests

Prepare for 2017 Competitions with Music for Band & Orchestra

Are your music students ready to take on their competitions in 2017? Find all the band and orchestra contest music you’ll need right here at Pender’s. Our knowledgeable staff is well-versed in the performance requirements for state contests and can help you find the composition you’re looking for. You can also click the following links and browse the lists on our website for new music, marching materials, sightreading, and more:

Texas UIL Band PML Additions 2016 – 2017
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 be delighted to help you find exactly what you need!

OKC Sacred Choral Reading Session January 2017

Sacred Choral Reading Session January 2017

To Register: Call  (800) 772-8405

Come join one of our favorite clinicians, Patti Drennan, for a Mixed-Publisher Reading Session. Pender’s Music Co. will present new Spring & Easter choral music from various publishers including Alfred, Beckenhorst, Hal Leonard, Hope, Lorenz, and Shawnee. Expand the fellowship by participating with up to four members of your congregation (example: director plus three). Registration includes complimentary music packet and morning refreshments.

Music on display will include: choral anthems, children’s books, piano, piano/organ, Easter cantatas, vocal solos & duets, organ, handbells.

January 7, 2017

Messiah Lutheran Church
3600 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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

Schedule:
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 jstaton@penders.com

Get Ready for Christmas 2016!

It’s the season for holiday music! Our expert staff has lined up some great holiday sheet music titles just in time to prepare your band, classroom, or church group for those special Christmas 2016 performances. You can preview audio of most holiday titles on our website product pages, and be sure to look through the assortment of accompaniment material available.

Christmas SpiritCHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, keyboard, and more. Help your band audience get lost in festive music that’s just right for the season. For the adventurous, check out A Swashbuckling Christmas and celebrate the holidays on the high seas! Looking for something more general? A Whole Lot of Christmas will do the trick. And for a traditional holiday band performance, you can’t go wrong with the Hallelujah Chorus.

Perk up your Christmas piano selections with a A Tradional Christmas, new from Melody Bober! Or if Catherine Rollin is more your style, try Christmas Treats and Treasures book 1, book 2, or book 3. And new from Phillip Keveren this year is Grown Up Christmas List, a selection of 14 expertly arranged songs.

Start shopping for new & best-selling holiday music!


 

New Christmas Cantata Sheet MusicCHRISTMAS CANTATAS
Christmas cantatas are a wonderful way to commemorate the story of Christmas. Invitation to a Miracle is a colorful and poetic narration telling the timeless stoy of the birth of Christ. Celebrate His arrival and worship the Holy Child with the exciting choir musical, Jesus. Look for Christmas cantata sheet music that was created specially for senior adult choirs, featuring large print and easy-to-sing vocals.

Start shopping for new Christmas cantatas!


NEW FALL AND WINTER CHORAL
Merry voices singing in harmony is a special delight during the holiday season, and Pender’s has wonderful fall and winter choral publications featuring Christmas workshop songs, keyboard favorites, cantatas, educational materials, and more. See Amid the Winter’s Snow is a stunning arrangement that swells with emotion as the text unfolds! Part love song, part lullaby, part ballad, This Holy Night is a sensational Christmas Eve selection. Find the right fall and winter choral music for your program at Pender’s.

Shop for fall sacred sounds, and worship songs now!


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.

Two Chances to Attend Our Wynn-Anne Rossi Piano Workshop!

Wynn-Anne Rossi

Wynn-Anne Rossi

Learn how to teach Latin American musical styles, plan repertoire for your students, and harness the power of applied theory at one of our Wynn-Anne Rossi Piano Workshops! Participants will enjoy free Alfred Music publications, refreshments, discounts, and door prizes. There are two opportunities for music educators to take advantage of this valuable piano workshop:

Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City workshop will take place at Messiah Lutheran Church (3600 NW Expressway) on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Doors open the day of the event at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact David Snelson by emailing dsnelson@penders.com or calling 405-842-7825.

Dallas

The Dallas workshop will take place on Friday, August 5 at the Dance Institute of Dallas (2650 Midway, Suite 130 in Carrollton) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact Carol Wilbur at 972-818-1333 or email cwilbur@penders.com. Doors open the day of the event at 8:30 a.m.

About Wynn-Anne Rossi, from her website:

Wynn-Anne Rossi is a dynamic composer and unique music educator. She has a specialty for bringing the art of composition to young musicians and has been offering composition residencies in Minnesota schools since 2003, inspiring hundreds of students to write their own music. Her compositions have reached audiences throughout the United States and overseas. She has over 100 publications, primarily for piano, which are widely distributed online and in music stores.

Active as a presenter, Wynn-Anne is known for her innovative lectures, workshops and master classes. Musical outreach has taken her from coast to coast and beyond the borders of the United States. Her talks often center on the importance of musical self-expression. “Discover Latin” is one of her most popular presentations, inspired by the 8-book piano series, “Música Latina”.

Rossi was educated at the University of Colorado in theory and composition. Further training included choral conducting at Harvard University and jazz pedagogy through the University of Illinois, and she’s also studied composition under Pulitzer Prize recipient Aaron Jay Kernis.