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Songs of Hope


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!

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 or calling 405-842-7825.


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 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.

Oklahoma Bandmasters Summer Convention 2016

Pender’s will exhibit at the 2016 Oklahoma Bandmasters Summer Convention on Tuesday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 20th at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We will have a great selection of marching band, concert band and jazz ensemble music on hand along with a variety of band texts, CD’s, DVD’s, music gifts and accessories. Call our OKC store at 800-772-8405 in advance and we will be glad to bring special requests for your perusal. The 2016-19 OSSAA concert band PML list has been announced and we will have the new additions in stock. Dr. Ed Huckeby will be a guest in our booth when he is available during OBA exhibit hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also have music on hand by OBA guest clinicians James Swearingen and Robert W. Smith. We offer exceptional customer service with billing tailored to your school’s needs. Our goal is to make your shopping experience easy and supply the music you need for your program.

Pender’s OBA exhibit hours are:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 1:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm

Further information about the OBA convention is available here

2016 Southwest Music Summer Exhibition

Southwest Music Summer Exhibition
Pender’s will be at the Southwest Music Summer Exhibition in San Antonio again this year with tons of band, choir, and orchestra materials available for purchase. Join us on July 22 and 23 (9 am – 5 pm) to stock up on all your back-to-school needs!

Teachers and directors, try not to forget 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.

See you in San Antonio!

Pender’s at the OCDA 2016 Summer Convention

On July 11 and 12, Pender’s Music Co. will be at the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association 2016 Summer Convention in Norman showing off a large selection of new music for choir, elementary, and voice. We’ll also have OMEA All-State, OCDA All-State, Circle the State, and regional honor choir music in stock!

You can check us out and browse our selection any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on either of the convention days. See the OCDA’s full schedule for new music reading workshops and special interest sessions, and be sure to visit us if you like what you hear – we’ll have all the materials from the readings and sessions available for purchase.

OCDA 2016 Summer Convention

All-State and Circle-the-State packets, along with elementary music, all ready to go to the convention!

Piano Workshop

Hal Leonard Piano Workshop Phillip Keveren Tour

Join Pender’s at the Phillip Keveren Piano Workshop

Pender’s Music Co. is proud to sponsor this special event. RSVP before July 22 to reserve your spot at this Hal Leonard Piano Workshop with Phillip Keveren! Phillip’s successful keyboard series has grown to a collection of more than eighty books full of arrangements for every level of pianist. At this workshop, Phillip will introduce new music and showcase recent additions to the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. Every attendee will receive free music and special discounts.

The workshop will be held on July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Dance Institute of Dallas. To RSVP, contact Carol Wilbur at 972-818-1333 or

We hope to see you there!


Graduation Music

Graduation Fanfare

Plan Ahead: Graduation Music for Choir, Band, and Orchestra!

The end of the school year is fast approaching! Directors, if you are in search of the perfect graduation music or end-of-the-year fanfare, look no further than our wide selection at Pender’s Music Co. Our sheet music specialists have taken the time to pick out their favorite celebratory scores for choir and band/orchestra to make your graduation music search just a little bit easier.

As always, if you have any questions or are having trouble finding something, give us a call at 1-800-772-5918. We are happy to help!

We Have the Technology!

Software and Technology

Pender’s Music Co. might be your go-to for sheet music, musical education materials, contest scores, and instrument accessories, but did you know that we carry software and technology products for musicians too? We stock everything from speakers, keyboards, and microphones to notation software and recording suites. Browse our Technology category for lots of great products, or check out a few of our top picks:

AirTurn Manos
AirTurn Dual Foot Switch Kit
Xkey 25 Note – Gun Metal Gray
AudioBox Studio Recording Bundle
XD-V30HS Digital Wireless Headset Microphone System
Band In a Box
Pyware 3D Interactive
Charms Music Office Assistant

Pender’s Picks the Pops for Choral

Choral PopsCheck out all our hot choral titles for spring

Pender’s Music Co. is excited to share this selection of hot new pops for choral sheet music titles for 2016! The items are interactive, including audio samples and previews. Purchase now or make a Wish List to get a requisition/purchase order. Don’t forget to order judges’ scores if entered in a contest or festival.

View, listen and place your order for these highly anticipated features:
Shut Up and Dance
Best Day of My Life

Bonnie Anderson: 2016 GRAMMY Finalist

Pender’s Music Co. would like to congratulate Bonnie Anderson, a long-time customer and friend, for her well-deserved selection as a finalist for the 2016 Music Educator Award! Bonnie is currently one of ten teachers out of nearly 4,500 nominations being considered for this honor, presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. Bonnie teaches at Coronado Village Elementary in Universal City, Texas, and she is one of only two elementary music specialists being considered for the award, which in itself is a massive achievement.

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Music comes to life in Bonnie’s classroom. Her unique teaching methods incorporate hands-on instruction, multicultural instruments, and international techniques alongside an approach that inspires children to practice and learn more about music and the world around them. Her classes incorporate drums, marimbas, ukulele, singing, and dance. She offers a Music Memory class where students memorize fifteen pieces of classical music and dip into the history of the music they are learning.

Bonnie focuses on giving her students opportunities to learn about other cultures through music, engaging them beyond the standard musical curriculum and even organizing public musical performances for students to showcase their skills to parents and friends. Her peers note that she has the uncanny ability to encourage even the most stubborn students to learn and strive for greatness. Students want to make her proud, which is clear in the performances her classes bring to the community.

When Coronado Village Elementary became a dual-language campus, Bonnie stepped up to the challenge, investing her own time and resources to enroll in Spanish classes. She is now confident in her ability to teach classes in both Spanish and English, allowing her students even more opportunities to learn and grow beyond a basic music education.

Pender’s is proud to have had the chance to work with Bonnie throughout the years, helping her acquire specialty sheet music for the more nontraditional instruments she teaches, and coordinating the purchase of the Texas-made marimbas she uses in her classroom. The work Bonnie does changes children’s lives for the better, and we’re always glad to help people like her do what they do best. If you are ever in search of hard-to-find sheet music or educational materials for your classroom, chances are we can help you too!

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The Music Educator Award was established to recognize excellence in musical education, and considers teachers of all grades from both private and public schools. The educators who are recognized have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of music education and continue to demonstrate a commitment the broader goal of maintaining quality music education in schools. Pender’s wishes Bonnie the best of luck in the final round of awards!