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Top 5 Reasons to Experience Drum Corps International’s 2016 Tour Premiere

The DCI Tour Premiere is in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium this Thursday, June 23rd.  The gates open at 7pm with the show starting at 8:30pm.  We think you should be there!  Here are just a few reasons why!

1. Experience the shows live before anyone else

While the Drum Corps International Summer Tour will be taking place over the next 8 weeks and there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the performances and productions the corps have to offer, there is nothing like seeing each show live with an audience for the first time.

Drum Corps International is the premier drum and bugle corps organization featuring well-known corps such as the Blue Devils, The Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, and many other famous and fantastic performance ensembles.

Modern drum and bugle corps are the “Division 1” of the marching music and Drum Corps International is “Marching Music’s Major League” and the top groups compete for the World Class World Championship in August in Indianapolis.

For a taste of the best drum and bugle corps has to offer, please enjoy this video!

2. Experience Music, Old and New.

Throughout its history, drum and bugle corps have had the creative freedom to experiment, explore, and excite audiences around the globe. Today, the world class corps premiering their programs are among the most creative and influential forces within the performing arts. Some of the music you will hear is old, some of it is new, and every take is a fresh interpretation!

You won’t just hear the music, you’ll see the music too! Each corps will feature an incredible color guard as well as instrumental members creating a visual experience to enhance every musical flavor, color, and texture.

I can guarantee that you will walk out of the experience full of inspiration and be moved by each and every performance.

3. Educational Experience

Beyond the artistry of the performances themselves, the corps will be rehearsing and teaching by example. In addition to watching the performances themselves, the warmup areas provide a great opportunity to see how each corps conditions its members for playing, movement, and performing. The great thing about this portion of each performance is that every student learn how a great performance is great in the first place because each performing member has a strong foundation. It’s a great reminder of how important the basics are!
In addition to the informal education provided by watching warmups and rehearsals, Drum Corps International is partnering with the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) to provide an educational experience for band directors and marching band staff. The event will feature The Troopers and Richard Saucedo, James Stephens, Michael Cesario and Jeff Queen. http://www.imeamusic.org/2017-marching-music-academy/

One more opportunity Drum Corps International is providing is the Kick Start interactive workshop with motivational speaker Fran Kick. The workshop is designed to “kick start” many of the lessons students and organizations will learn over the course of their marching experience. More information on Kick Start can be found here:

4. See the best and brightest future music educators

The spirit of drum and bugle corps is captured not only in the spectacle of the performances, but the torch the members carry on in their careers. Many of the performers are already music teachers and some will become directors of prestigious music programs, from elementary schools to universities. Many of the lessons learned will be passed on and further developed by an activity that transforms music educators for life.

Not only will you see great future music educators, but many students in the audience will audition for membership in one of these groups

5. Downtown Indianapolis

Downtown Indianapolis has been voted as one of the most walkable and family-friendly cities in America! In addition to the lovely downtown selection of restaurants, parks, and other attractions, you will experience drum corps in the beautiful Lucas Oil Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium is consistently rated one of the best stadiums in the NFL and has been home to Drum Corps International World Championships since 2009.

More information on downtown attractions can be found at visitindy.com

School Is Ending – Should I Return My Instrument to Paige’s Music

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As we near the end of the school year, one of the questions on a band parent’s mind is, “What do we do with my student’s instrument?” There are a couple of answers to this, but we can help you answer them.

First, you need to find out if your student plans to play again next year. If the answer to this is “yes” then you don’t need to do anything. Your student will bring the instrument home on the last day of school. This will give them the ability to play it all summer long. There are many online resources that they can utilize to make their playing even better while they are at home. The best part about it is that you student will be able to play whatever music they choose and they will go back in the fall an even better player than they were at the end of May.

If your student has decided that they are not going to participate in the music program next year, we make getting their instrument back to use easy as well. Here is a video that explains exactly how to get it back to us.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-382-1099 or by email at sales@paigesmusic.com.

New from NAMM 2016

buffet-tradition-clarinetA couple of weeks ago a few of us from Paige’s Music had the pleasure of traveling to sunny Anaheim, California to attend the annual winter NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants). There we had the opportunity to meet with our vendors to review current products, as well as see and learn about new products hitting the market in 2016. One of the most notable products on the winds side came from Buffet where they introduced us to their new Tradition clarinet.

Expected to launch next month, the Tradition is being described by its creators as being “inspired by a pre-1950’s design while taking into account the needs of modern musical repertoire and performance practice”. Featuring a cylindrical bore that compliments the R13 and RC bore families, Buffet has stated this new instrument is “Le son à l’état pur,” or “Sound at its purest level”. They also go on to say:

“The project was completed with the objective of offering a clarinet in its most natural form, with no unnecessary changes or overstated technology. The new bore concept traces its inspiration to one of the earliest modern professional clarinets, the fabled Buffet Crampon BC20. Featuring a cylindrical bore design, the new clarinet harkens back to the purity of sound produced by the BC20, with a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design. The result is an instrument that presents a clear, focused, rich sound suitable for any acoustic environment and an even scale for consistent intonation throughout all registers. These innovations allow the amateur or professional clarinetist to focus on making music, rather than constantly adjusting their embouchure and voicing.”

We here at Paige’s Music are excited for the introduction of this new professional model clarinet to add to our ever evolving step up selection. Once it arrives to our store, we welcome beginning and professional clarinetists alike to come try the Buffet Tradition and provide us with your feedback!

Technical Specifications

Keys: Bb, A/ Pitch: 440?442 Hz
Features:
Body:

  • Stained African blackwood
  • Cylindrical bore
  • Delivered with 2 barrels

65 and 66mm for Bb
64 and 65mm for A
Keywork:

  • 18 keys, 6 rings
  • Eb left hand lever
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Silver plated or Nickel plated keywork
  • Blue steel springs

Pads:

  • GT – leather and natural cork

Posts:

  • Unplated

Case:

  • Single (Bb) or double (Bb and A), dark naugahyde, new generation pochette style

Yamaha Trunk Sale on December 12, 2015

Paige’s Music has partnered with Yamaha Music Coprporation to bring you a unique opportunity to upgrade your instrument. On Saturday, December 12th we will have a greater selection of Yamaha instruments that we don’t normally stock. Here are some of the key details of the sale:

BEAT THE TAX – SAVE AT LEAST 7%:

All instruments purchased that day will save at least an extra 7%. No reason to shop online for cyber deals! The savings are better at Paige’s Music.

HUGE SELECTION:

Paige’s Music will have an increased selection of Yamaha step up instruments at big discounts. Choose from several intermediate to professional flutes, piccolos, clarinets, saxphones, trumpets, trombones, French horns, amd more! All at extra savings!

DOUBLE YAMAHA REBATES:

Earn Double Rebates! Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Intermediate or Allegro level band instrument between now and December 31, 2015 and receive a $50 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 12, 2015 this rebate will double to $100! Purchase any qualified Yamaha ‘Step-Up’ Professional or Custom level band instrument between now and December 31, 2015 and receive a $100 mail-in rebate. On Saturday, December 12, 2015 this rebate will Double to $200!

SALE IS ON SATURDAY, December 12, 2015 ONLY.

Meet Indy Flute Shop

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Does the thought of shopping for a better flute for your student make your head spin? If you have ever looked in a music store or online, you may have noticed that there are so many different brands, models, and options available for flute players who are looking to take their playing and instrument to the next level. Thankfully, Paige’s Music has its very own flute shop, equipped with a specialist who is well-versed in all things flute.

Experienced Staff

With an experienced flute player on staff, you can trust that your questions will be answered by someone who’s been there. All of their flutes are play tested before being sold and adjustments are made if necessary. So you can be sure that the flute you buy will play just as well as it did in the workshop. Also, they are backed by Indiana’s premier repair facility, the Paige’s Music repair shop. This allows them to offer the highest level of repair and maintenance for your flute or piccolo.

Come Visit Us

flute-shop-close-upWe would like to personally invite you to stop by the showroom and experience the Indy Flute Shop for yourself. They are committed to helping each flute player that walks through the door reach their true musical potential by fitting them with an instrument that meets their needs.

 

 

Meet Erin

erin-nichols-aboutMy name is Erin Barnett Nichols, and I am the manager of the Indy Flute Shop at Paige’s Music. I am a proud Indiana native: I’m a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville, and I received my Masters degree in Music from Butler University. I am so excited to bring my background with playing and teaching the flute to the success of the Flute Shop.

Buying or upgrading an instrument is a big decision, and I know it is not always an easy one. My goal at the Flute Shop is to make your experience with purchasing a new flute a fun and enjoyable one. Please feel free to give me a call or an email, or stop in during our store hours listed at the top of the page. Bring your questions, your favorite pieces, and let me help you make beautiful music!

Phone: 317.813.2044 or 1.877.55.FLUTE (553.5883)
Email: erin@indyfluteshop.com