Britton Watson Posts

2019 November SuperSale at Paige’s Music

We go ALL OUT for the Paige’s Music Super Sale.

Here’s how this works
Visit our store Thursday, November 21 through Saturday, November 23. Draw a ticket for 5-50% off your purchase. There really are tickets for 50% off. And we do not limit savings to bargain items. Customers have literally saved THOUSANDS on everything from Buffet Clarinets to Altus flutes to Yamaha trumpets.

 

Prefer to rent? We’ve got you covered.
All tickets will give you two to four months off ANY premier instrument on our rent-to-own program. This includes intermediate and professional trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, and much more. You still get all the same great Paige’s rent-to-own benefits that made us famous. Free repair and replacement? Check. Easy exchange? Check. Easy return? Check. Early purchase discount options? Check.

 

Do you offer traditional financing? YES.
We offer special financing on Yamaha instruments. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 18 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Financing offered through Synchrony.

We offer special financing on Conn-Selmer instruments. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Financing offered through Synchrony.

Want to finance something else? Email us at sales@paigesmusic.com or call us at 800.382.1099 to speak to one of our sales associates and we will let you know what we can do!

 

Do I still get Step Up to Yamaha Rebates? YES.
All NEW Yamaha step-up wind instruments are eligible for $50 or $100 rebates depending on the specific instrument you purchase. If you purchase a new Yamaha instrument during our Super Sale, your rebate DOUBLES to $100 or $200. Official details: 4wrd.it/SUTY19.

 

Legal Stuff
* Only applies to outright purchases. Drawing is limited to one ticket per family per day. Sales staff must witness drawing. Does not apply to any previous purchases, current rentals, pay-offs, repairs, or special orders. In-person sales only. Valid from November 21-23. No rainchecks.

Save Your Chops!

Indiana falls are beautiful. The chapped lips fall brings are not. This can happen for any number of reasons: perhaps the air is very dry. Practicing outside in marching band is especially hard on your lips. Heaters dry out the air when you are inside. Your “Chops” are one the most important pieces of brass and woodwind performance. If they are dry and cracked, it becomes incredibly uncomfortable to play your instrument at all. Here are some things to keep in mind to protect your lips!

How to Ease back into Playing After Summer Break

I speak from experience when I say that playing after a long break is tough! If you haven’t picked your instrument up in a few weeks, it can be really difficult to play! Everything feels alien—your chops swell up, you get exhausted after a few notes, you lose your range, and etc. I get it, I get it—hanging out at the pool with your friends is more fun than playing concert F for 30 minutes a day. Here are a few tips to ease you back into playing after summer break:

3 Reasons Why Marching Band Will Help You Win at Life

Marching band is as “Indiana” as the famed pork tenderloin at Nick’s Kitchen (Huntington, IN). We know form Google analytics that the Japanese and Indonesians cannot get enough of the Avon and Carmel marching band performances. Directors from all over the country come to learn from the extraordinary talent that make these programs run like clockwork. Marching band is an absolutely positive addiction.

I could cite any number of studies that show correlation between music education and academic achievement, creativity, and etc., I am not going to bore you with that—after all those are usually statistics that can be read in a variety of days. I do want to talk about what are real life benefits outside of the classroom. Here are three that I live every day:

The Debut Rental Program at Paige’s Music – 4 Easy Ways To Get A Band or Orchestra Instrument For Your Student

At Paige’s Music, we partner with hundreds schools throughout the state for easy and convenient acquisition of band and orchestra instruments. For many families, the easiest option is to rent. Renting with Paige’s Music is a great opportunity to participate in music-making. We make rental easy and convenient and provide you with peace of mind.

Here’s how our rental program works:

FAQ?: What should I do with my instrument this summer?

Ignoring those bell dents? Send your instrument in for repair. Sticky flute pads? Send your instrument in for repair. Is your instrument dirty? Send it in for cleaning. If you have a rental instrument, all repair and maintenance is already covered and you should make use of your included coverage whenever an issue of any sort arises. Sending in your instrument during summer break means you are less likely to miss any valuable rehearsal or class time.

Should I return my rental instrument?

You should keep your rental instrument over the summer if your student is going to continue in band or orchestra next school year. Your student will be able to practice and be ready to play once the new school year begins. Your student should make an effort to pick up and play their instrument every day and play it even if it’s just for a few minutes. This will keep them engaged ready to go and make it easy to return to class and rehearsal without having to worry about re-learning their instrument.

You should only return your rental instrument if you are absolutely certain your student will not continue in their band and orchestra class next year. You can return your rental instrument to Paige’s Music in person at any time during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm). You can also return it through your student’s school by giving it to your band or orchestra director and telling them that the instrument needs to be returned to Paige’s Music. We highly recommend that you contact Paige’s Music via email (sales@paigesmusic.com) or phone (800.382.1099) and request that we pick-up and return your instrument.

Is competition in music a good thing?

Perhaps there is more to life than winning first chair, winning the gold medal in ISSMA Orchestra competition, or winning the Bands of America Grand National Championship. In my time as a musician from middle school through the collegiate level I often heard that music is not a competition. This has come from parents and teachers who want to believe that music education is solely about art. Several studies that indicate the study of music helps students become more creative, more intelligent, etc. (You can find these on our Monday posts titled “Truth in Music Education”). Artistry and intelligence is important, so is preparing for the competition that is everyday life. Perhaps artistry and intelligence are source of the “good life” but make no mistake that one must prepare for the stresses and strains of modern life. I fully believe that the competitive component of music education is one of the most important learning experiences every student can have.

Graduate To Yamaha 2019

Graduation typically means ordering an over-priced cap and gown, long ceremonies with longer speeches, open house celebrations, and more pictures than you may ever want to take. Thankfully musicians can enjoy a more pertinent graduation in the form of the Graduate to Yamaha promotion!