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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!

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.

Church Choral Reading Session Summer 2016

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Brad Nix

Brad Nix

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. Brad Nix, a widely published composer and consulting editor for Shawnee Press, 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 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016
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

Good News for Jazz Lovers!

Over the last few months, Pender’s has added over three hundred brand new sheet music titles, books, CDs, and DVDs to our jazz selection!.

Jazz DeckIf you’re looking to improve your jazz skills, give The Jazz Deck a shot. It’s a hands-on approach to improvisational music and suitable for players of all levels. The deck includes a multi-dimensional presentation of basic notes and musical tidbits to help jazz students learn faster than ever. Start sharpening your abilities!

Jazz Icons on SaleAs if all these new materials weren’t enough, now all of our Jazz Icons DVD sets are on sale. Each high-quality, remastered collection features rare footage of the original masters of early jazz as they play the television studios and concert halls of the past. Every collection comes with a booklet full of photos, notes, and memorabilia from the artist’s family or estate. Uncover these treasures for 30% off while supplies last.

Ultimate Christmas Fake BookIf you haven’t already, head over to Pender’s festive Christmas Spirit collection to find our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites. We’ve lined up some great holiday sheet music titles to help you get in the spirit, like the comprehensive Ultimate Christmas Fakebook, your seasonal companion featuring over 270 traditional and contemporary holiday hits.

Don’t forget you can preview audio of most holiday titles in our Christmas Spirit collection, and be sure to look through the assortment of accompaniment material available, too!

Lab 2015It’s One O’Clock Somewhere
Remember Pender’s also has the perfect gift for every jazz enthusiast on your list. Lab 2015 is the first One O’Clock Lab Band recording under the direction of Jay Saunders, featuring compositions by Drew Zaremba, Aaron Hedenstrom, Rich DeRosa, Garrett Wingfield, Kevin Swaim, and Brad Kang arrangements by Drew Zaremba. Scoop up this excellent album at Pender’s while it’s still in stock!

Do You Hear What We Hear?

‘Tis the season for holiday music! Our expert staff is fluent in the universal language of music for every occasion, and they’ve lined up some great holiday sheet music titles just in time to prepare your band, classroom, or church group for those special Christmas performances. Don’t forget you can preview audio of most holiday titles, and be sure to look through the assortment of accompaniment material available.

New and Best Selling ChristmasCHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Our Christmas Spirit collection features our new and best-selling Christmas sheet music favorites for jazz, band, orchestra, and more. Help your audience get lost in festive music that’s just right for the season. Be transported by a horse-drawn sleigh over wind-swept hills through white snow in Snowfall and Sleighride. Want to try something new? Introduce a reimagined classic like Wenceslas Meets Vivaldi to this year’s holiday program.

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. Our new titles offer unique and inspiring perspectives, like Noel Celebration, which narrates the familiar story through the eyes of first-hand witnesses to the birth of 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!


 

Sacred Choral Sheet MusicNEW FALL & WINTER CHORAL
The sound of merry voices singing in perfect harmony is as much a part of the winter season as pine trees and fireside readings of “The Night Before Christmas.” Browse our new fall and winter choral publications, featuring Christmas worship songs, keyboard favorites, cantatas, educational materials, and more. Find the perfect Christmas sheet music for your holiday choir program.

Start shopping for new fall and winter choral music!


 

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.

From all of us at Pender’s Music Co., happy holidays!

Church Choral Reading Summer 2015

Anticipate the Changing Seasons with
New Fall and Christmas Choral Music

Heather Sorenson

Heather Sorenson

In a Mixed-Publisher Church Choral Reading Session, the Hal Leonard Corporation and Pender’s Music Co. will present new fall and Christmas choral music. Heather Sorenson will also present new highlights from several other publishers—including Lorenz, Alfred, Shawnee Press, and Hope. Join in fellowship with others by participating with up to four members of your congregation (ex: director plus three). Registration includes complimentary music packet of most music presented and morning refreshments.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
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
10:45 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 (800) 772-8405 or
e-mail John at jstaton@penders.com

Music on display for sale will include:
Christmas cantatas • vocal solos and duets • children’s choir books • handbell music • piano duet • piano • piano/organ duo • organ

Elementary Music & Reading: A Perfect Christmas Combo

Now that Halloween has passed, thoughts move on to the holidays of fall and winter: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. And of course, it’s a natural progression that gift-giving (and buying) become high-priority items on many to-do lists.

As an elementary music educator, if you want to encourage the young ones in your life outside of the elementary music classroom to value not only music, but reading as well, there’s no better combination than a beautifully illustrated picture book with an accompanying CD that can be read and listened to over and over again.  Studies show that arts education directly correlates with improvements in children’s reading abilities.

It’s best to begin early, and while your elementary music classroom is a great place to encourage music and reading, it’s always nice to think beyond the school setting and the elementary music classroom itself. Get parents involved. Even if a child can’t read, the parent reading to them is a huge stepping stone to developing that child into a lifelong reader.

Lifelong readers become lifelong learners. According to the Children’s Reading Foundation “Without the ability to read, excellence in…school and beyond is unattainable.” That’s a pretty powerful statement, right? We think so, too, and if there’s ever a way to bring music, reading, and lifelong learning into the same equation, we’re all for it.  Consider a music [education] picture book/CD for all those little learners on your Holiday gift list!
For more great book/CD ideas, browse the latest edition of our Pender’s Music Co. Elementary Music catalog curriculum section.