Category Archives: Competitions

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!

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!

Mississippi Contest Music

Mississippi Bandmasters Clinic

Pender’s Music Company will be exhibiting at the 78th Annual Mississippi State Band Clinic. Visit our booth to find music from the Mississippi Sight-Reading Contest list for band, as well as sheet music for instrumental solos and ensembles, jazz band, pop band, warm-ups, gifts, and more.

Plan ahead for the competition season! Our website will guide you to the appropriate music selections for your band. Click here to begin: Mississippi Concert & Sight-reading Contest

Looking for something specific? Let us know before the clinic and we’ll bring it for you! Give us a call at (800) 772-5918 or email band@penders.com. Our knowledgeable staff are well-versed in the performance requirements for state contests and can guide you in selecting the right composition. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, we’d be delighted to help you find exactly what you need.

Come See Us at the Mississippi State Band Clinic
Natchez Convention Center
211 Main St. • Natchez, MS

Exhibit Times
Thursday, December 10, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, December 11, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

TX UIL Solo and Ensemble

Get Ready for TX UIL Solo & Ensemble

Equip your student musicians with solo and ensemble music from the complete Texas UIL PML (Prescribed Music List). Begin by choosing your student’s instrument section and arrangement. From there, our website will guide you to the appropriate music selections for your class.

CHOOSE SECTION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Woodwind Solo
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Solo
Brass Ensemble
Percussion Solo
Percussion Ensemble
String
Vocal

Our knowledgeable staff are well-versed in the performance requirements for TX UIL solo & ensemble, and can guide you in selecting the right composition. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, find us in-store or give us a call at 800-772-5918. We’d be delighted to help you find exactly what you need.

Best School Music Mash-Ups

VH1 Save the Music and Apple & Eve Fruitables have partnered for the second year in a row to search for the Best School Music Mash-Ups in America! One elementary and one middle school vocal group will be awarded $10,000 toward their respective music programs.

The six finalists have been chosen (three elementary/three middle school). Voting began today, and it ends on on 04/22/11.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

You can cast one vote per day in each category.

Elementary Finalists:
Pearl Rucker Elementary School – Houston,TX
Warren-Prescott School – Charlestown, MA
Anthony Elementary School – Leavenworth, KS

Middle School Finalists:
Traverse City West Middle School – Interlochen, MI
Crittenden Middle School – Mountain View, CA
Union-Endicott Central School – Endicott, NY

Visit www.Facebook.com/AppleandEve to view their finalists videos, and to learn more!

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Elementary Music Mondays, the series, posts to www.pendersbuzz.com about twice a month, with information from our staff, our publisher partners, guest bloggers and more. Come back to this site, or access it from our main Home Page, to find out the latest buzz!

March is Music in Our Schools Month

Did you know that March is Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM)? That’s right, in just a few days there will be a prime chance to highlight the music program in your own school, or perhaps the school(s) of your past, or maybe the school(s) of someone you know and/or are related to.

MIOSM is when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation, and the celebration has grown since its inception in 1973. MIOSM began as a single statewide event. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is a perfect venue for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages. The theme for 2011 is Music Lasts a Lifetime.

It’s also a prime time to heighten the awareness of all school music programs, since it’s budget time for many school boards. In this era where all cuts are discussed in earnest, there’s no better opportunity than now to chime in and make your case for the preservation of your program.

Things that can help:

Music in Our Schools Month Website: The destination for resources and guidance in celebrating the month in your school, including logos, activity ideas, contests, advocacy and more.

SupportMusic.com: SupportMusic.com is a public service initiative that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the United States and abroad. Tens of thousands of concerned citizens visit the website every month and use its resources to keep music education strong in their schools and communities.

The Make Your Case database, powered by SupportMusic.com, and presented through MENC: This destination will help you build a case for your music program, particularly if it’s threatened. Music education advocates can use the facts, statistics, research, and anecdotes on specific topics for presentations, speeches, and other communications with school board members, administrators, and legislators.

Music indeed lasts a lifetime…..celebrate Music in Our Schools Month!

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Elementary Music Mondays, the series, posts to www.pendersbuzz.com a couple of times a month, with information from our staff, our publisher partners, guest bloggers and more. Come back to this site, or access it from our main Home Page, to find out the latest buzz!