ILMEA - Illinois Music Educators Association
Stanton's Music Listening Lab - Great Site With Many Recordings
Vic Firth - Education Portion of Site is Great
Music Equipment and Dealers
J.W. Pepper - This site has many recordings as well to listen to pieces we are preparing.
It is vital to a student's success in band to have a quality instrument in good playing condition. Below I have listed several trusted companies for the various instruments. I would strongly encourage parents to contact me before considering an instrument purchase other that any of those listed below. In my opinion, a used instrument from one of these brands is better than an instrument from an unreliable company. Many instruments from these unreliable companies are truly inferior and most local repair shops will not repair these instruments because 1) they cannont get replacement parts for these instruments or 2) they believe that as soon as they fix the problem another problem will immediately arrise and their customer will be angry at them because their instrument was just in the shop. I have seen many students with instruments that they say they bought off of Ebay. Unfortunately, I have seen these students have many problems with their instruments that are often difficult to have fixed. I urge you to use great caution if you consider making a purchase from Ebay.
Below are the brands for each instrument that are considered to be quality instruments for students to use. If you have any questions regarding any purchase, feel free to contact Mr. Jansen. If you are considering purchasing an instrument from a different company, please contact Mr. Jansen before making that purchase.
Flutes: Armstrong, Yamaha, Selmer, Pearl, Emerson, Gemeinhardt, Artley, DeFord
Clarinets: Buffet, Selmer, Yamaha
Saxes: Selmer, Yamaha, Blessing
Trumpets: Bach, Getzen, Holton, Yamaha
Trombone, Yamaha, Jupiter, Besson, King, Getzen
Euphonium/Tuba: Jupiter, Yamaha, Getzen
Percussion: Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig, Premier
2018-2019 Tentative Calendar
Optional events are underlined
Aug. 8, 9, 10, 13, & 14-Band Camp from 9:30-12:00 (7th and 8th graders)
Mon. Sept. 3 Palestine Labor Day Parade 7th & 8th only-morning/early afternoon
Sat. Sept. 8 Newton Fall Festival Parade 7th & 8th only-morning/early afternoon
Fri. Sept. 28 NMS 7th/8th Grade at RHS home football game (Tentative)
Sat. Oct. 6 Robinson Fall Festival Parade (ALL)-afternoon
Mon. Oct. 8 ILMEA auditions at Effingham High school (7th/8th optional)-morning/early
Sat. Oct. 27 Oblong Fall Follies Parade (ALL)-late afternoon/night
Mon. Nov. 5 ILMEA District V Jazz Festival at EIU (students selected from Oct. 14
auditions)-all day/evening concert
Sat. Nov. 17 ILMEA District V Festival at EIU (students selected from Oct. 14 auditions)-all
Tue. Dec. 18 NMS Holiday Concert-6:30 (call-time approx. 6:00)
Thurs. March 7 Music in Our Schools Month Concert at RHS-6:30 7th and 8th Grade only
Sat. April ???? IESA solo & ensemble contest-morning/afternoon at Oblong???
Thurs. Apr. 25 NMS Spring Concert 6:30 (call time approx. 6:00)