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Resource Guide • Awards • Camps & Workshops • Festivals • Fundraising • Travel • Uniforms & Footwear And More!

Commentary: Music Parents – The Key to Ultimate Success Report: SBO Essay Contest Winners


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Commentary: Music Parents – The Key To Ultimate Success


Scott McCormick, founder of AMP – the National Association for Music Parents, highlights the critical role that parents play in the success of a music program.


Report: Essay Contest Winners MPA presents the winners of the 2012 SBO Essay Scholarship Contest.


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Music Parents’ Resource Guide MPA presents its seventh annual Music Parents’ Resource Guide for band parents and music booster organizations. The Guide features a comprehensive listing of products, services, and resources to aid parents and directors in supporting and enhancing their school music programs.

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Resource Guide • Awards • Camps & Workshops • Festivals • Fundraising • Travel • Uniforms & Footwear And More!

Commentary: Music Parents – The Key to Ultimate Success

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Report: SBO Essay Contest Winners

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Music Parents:

The Key to Ultimate Success By Scott McCormick


am the proud parent of a freshman band student. I’ve also worked in the field of music education and advocacy for over 25 years. At times I think that I have a pretty good handle on what my role and responsibilities as a music parent should be. However, the reality is that all of us music parents are continually trying to answer these critical questions: What is my role as a music parent today? Am I really needed? Are we there to support the teacher? Are we chaperones and volunteers for our kids’ trips and events? Are we boosters? Are we advocates? Both? Are we fundraisers? The answer, resoundingly, is: “YES” – to all of the above! There are a number of key roles that parents can play in support of their children’s school music program

Key Role: Communications Assistant Do you notice how little information comes to us from teachers? Don’t misunderstand me; we have excellent teachers and administrators who “get it.” But

the reality today is that many of our teachers struggle to find any additional time to communicate with parents and the community – and they could really use our help. With the state of the economy, this reality is not going to change any time soon. Teachers are being asked to do more with less, so if we parents want our programs to thrive we need to step up. Thanks to social media, websites, and blogs, sharing the benefits of music education can be easy. It’s also easy to use email to deliver information to parents to keep them engaged. But “easy” doesn’t mean that no time is involved or that blogs and email newsletters magically appear. Parents who like to write and be on a computer could assist music teachers with these communication functions very easily.

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Key Role: Community Representative Attending school board meetings to learn what your district’s priorities are and where your school board members stand is more critical today than ever. Parents should be present at each and every meeting of the school board, not just when wind of a challenge or problem has surfaced. I hate to admit that until I started the Association of Music Parents (AMP), I had not attended many of our own meetings. This has now changed; I attend them and the board knows the reason I am there is that “I am an interested music parent representing our districts arts programs.” It is critically important that our school board members know there are committed parents engaged in the school board process. Ultimately, we, the taxpaying parents, elect school board members to office. And if things are not as taxpayers believe they should be, taxpayers are the ones who can ultimately make changes in district leadership. I have met with our superintendent on a couple of occasions over the past couple of

Please note, I am not FACT: suggesting we form vigiNearly 100 percent of past winners in the preslante parent groups to make tigious Siemens Westinghouse Competition in all kinds of noise. (In fact I Math, Science and Technology (for high school would highly recommend students) play one or more musical instruments. against that.) I am simply reminding parents that, as – The Midland Chemist (American Chemical taxpayers, we sit at the top Society) Vol. 42, No.1, Feb. 2005 of the education pyramid. We must tell our elected sources out there to gather this inforofficials – at all levels of government mation, including the AMP website: – about the importance of music and This website has arts education in our schools. Taxpaysample letters, concert program temers hold the power and decide what is plates complete with music education right for our kids. facts, preconcert video and messages,

Key Role: Greeter and Speaker When your groups perform at concerts and events, I would imagine that your teachers, like ours, could use help in writing and sending concert invitations to school board members, the superintendent, assistant superintendent for curriculum, school principals, community and business leaders, other parents, and so on. In our district, we have sent letters on behalf of our music program to invite parents and administrators to

“Parents, as taxpayers, sit at the top of the education pyramid.” years and am now on a first name basis with almost all of our school board members. They know and understand why I am there. I would encourage each reader of this article to work with others from your district and form a

our concerts. We have inserted facts about the importance of music and arts education. We have thanked the administrators for their commitment to the arts curriculum and praised the quality of the teachers we have in the district. Also, FACT: we invited the Superinten“The College Board showed that students who dent to say a few words to took four years of arts and music classes while the parents. in high school scored 91 points better on their Consider designating a SATs than students who took only one-half year parent or teacher to speak or less. (1070 vs. 979, respectively).” to the other parents and to – Data from 2009 deliver a pre-concert advocacy message, with a clear call to action. We also need to learn to use the concert programs small committee of interested parents we produce as a means to deliver the who actually divide up the meetings advocacy message to our parents and and report back to the rest of your administrators. There are many rebooster 4

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and more. If you attend a concert where there are no announcements beyond introducing the songs that our kids our going to play, it’s a missed opportunity! These are perfect occasions to deliver the messages of “why” we are doing what we are doing (not just “what” we are doing). Once again, it all comes back to communication.

Key Role: Fundraiser With the immense pressure that school districts are under from a budget perspective, far too often we are finding the music and arts programs being some of the first areas targeted for cuts by our administrations. I do not believe our booster programs should become the answer to these funding crises. At the same time, all booster programs need to raise money, whether for instructional assistance, an upcoming trip, or added purchases that fall out of the curricular budgets from our schools. As we look at raising funds as a parent organization, making our decisions about how we go about this process more strategically might serve our organizations well. Our parents and the community do not want to see us knocking on doors every month with another small need or opportunity. We need to plan and find those two or three major fundraising opportunities that will provide the financial support deemed necessary and then set out to meet those goals.

Key Role: Data and Statistics Collect enrollment statistics each year. To gather statistics from past

the flow of students through music programs. With the technology platforms being utilized by most districts to collect and disseminate information to parents, teachers have the ability to track grades and GPA information as well as graduation data. Connecting student success and outcomes to the music programs helps to support the cause and assure that your district maintains a thriving music and arts program or our kids.

FACT: “At this time when you are making critical and far-reaching budget and program decisions… I write to bring to your attention the importance of the arts as a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act defines the arts as a core subject, and the arts play a significant role in children’s development and learning process. The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively.” – Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2009

Key Role: Recruiter

years, check listings from concert programs and yearbooks to keep track of

As a parent, I would suggest one of the greatest opportunities we have is to utilize our roles to bring other parents into the fold. There are many jobs to be done – big and small. Oftentimes we form cliques and do not present an inviting atmosphere that is encouraging to new parents to become involved. This can be one of our greatest mistakes – or a place for opportu-

Scott McCormick is the founder and CEO of The Association of Music Parents (AMP) a national grassroots movement designed to coalesce ALL music parents and parent organizations and provide resources and education. Prior to creating this nonprofit organization in May of 2011 he led Bands of America and Music for All from 1984 until 2010. More information about AMP can be found at www.

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nity. Most parents really do want to become involved. They need only to be asked and invited in! At the end of the day, we have the privilege and opportunity to be alongside our kids at this very important time of their development, in one of the few activities where kids welcome our participation. At the same time, we are also providing much needed support to the teachers. Parent involvement is a win-win.

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Essay Contest Each fall, School Band & Orchestra conducts an annual scholarship competition for music students in grades 5-12. The SBO Essay Scholarship Contest has awarded over $240,000 in scholarship funds and music products to more than 120 school music programs since its inception. This year, the contest’s 12th, two students from California, Illinois, and Washington, each, were among the 10 winners, with the other four hailing from Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and Virginia. Five winners were selected from grades nine to 12 and five students from grades four to eight each received a $1,000 scholarship and their respective school music programs

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received a matching award of musical products from co-sponsors NAMM, Alfred Publishing, Sabian Ltd., Woodwind & Brasswind, and Yamaha Corporation of America. This year’s theme, “Dear School Board Member: why we need music education in our schools…” generated contributions from every state in the U.S., as well as several foreign countries. The music students received their scholarship award from local music dealers representing NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants), a major co-sponsor of the program. The winning school music programs and their music directors included Kar-

en Banaszeweski, Jane Addams Junior High, Schaumburg, Ill.; Greg Brucker, Frances Harper Junior High, Davis, Calif.; David Jarrott, Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas; Terry Privette, Princess Anne Middle School, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Chuck Torbett, Hadley Middle School, Glen Ellyn, Ill. Also Jon Fey, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.; Jacob Scherr, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Wash.; Jeff Horenstein, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, Wash.; Donald McClure, Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace, Md.; and Todd Howell, Warner Robins High School, Warner Robins, Ga.

Caroline Hamilton Age 12 • Grade 6 Princess Anne Middle School Virginia Beach, Va.

Devayani Varma Age 12 • Grade 7 Frances Harper Junior High Davis, Calif.

Dave Kreiselman of Music & Arts; band director Terry Privette, Princess Anne Middle School, Virginia Beach, Va.; scholarship winner Caroline Hamilton; and Matt Caroll, Music & Arts store manager.

Devayani Varma, scholarship recipient; Watermelon Music co-owner Jeff Simons; and Greg Brucker, Harper Jr. High music director, Davis, Calif.

Alex Jiricek Age 12 • Grade 7 Hadley Middle School Glen Ellyn, Ill.

The mother of scholarship winner Alex Jiricek; Quinlan & Fabish school representative Alan Szafranski; Alex; and music director Chuck Torbett, Hadley Middle School, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Insia Khan Age 13 • Grade 8 Jane Addams Jr. High Schaumburg, Ill.

Cassandra Thuneman of Cassandra Strings; essay contest winner Insia Khan; and music teacher Karen Banaszewski, Jane Addams Jr. High, Schaumburg, Ill.

Eliza K. Cain Age 14 • Grade 8 Kealing Middle School Austin, Texas

Al Marabella, Blackerby Violin Shop; Eliza Cain, contest winner; and David Jarrott, music director at Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas.

Emily Hall Age 16 • Grade 11 Meadowdale High School Lynnwood, Wash.

Brinley Swanson Age 17 • Grade 12 Warner Robins High School Warner Robins, Ga.

Gary Cranwell, Kennelly Keys Music; contest winner Emily Hall; and Jeff Horenstein, choral director, Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, Wash.

Scott Pallot and Travis Bryant, Macon Music; with essay contest winner Brinley Swanson (center) of Warner Robins High School, Warner Robins, Ga.

Sujean Kim Age 16 • Grade 11 Mount Vernon High School Mount Vernon, Wash.

Katie Bubb Age 17 • Grade 12 Havre de Grace High School Havre de Grace, Md.

Justin Henry, manager of Hugo Helmer Music Store; scholarship recipient Sujean Kim; Jacob Scherr, Mount Vernon High School music director; and David Vega, Hugo Helmer Music band specialist.

Don McClure, Havre De Grace High School music director; Katie Bubb, scholarship winner; and Joseph Noto of Music Land, Bel Air, Md.

Amy Chung Age 17 • Grade 12 Monta Vista High School Cupertino, Calif.

Diana Tucker, West Valley Music; scholarship winner Amy Chung; and music director Jon Fey, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Calif.

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Join the SupportMusic Coalition and Keep Music Education Strong in Your Community!


AMM envisions a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right. To represent the industry in matters of music education and education reform legislation and funding, the NAMM Foundation and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) connect arts, education, civic engagement and youth-serving organizations through the SupportMusic Coalition, a public service and advocacy education initiative that impacts resolve and support for music education in local communities around the United States and abroad. This advocacy effort now unites over 300 national, regional and international organizations comprised of parents and community leaders seeking to improve access and opportunity in music and arts learning. 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. By connecting these advocates with resources to help them keep music strong in their communities, they have the music research, advocacy materials, tools and resources to make their case with public officials and community leaders that every child in America deserves a complete, well-rounded education that includes music and arts. Affiliates gather regularly via monthly conference


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call to discuss local, state and federal challenges in promoting, sustaining and defending school music programs, offering each other strategies for success. Coalition affiliates relay upcoming advocacy efforts and follow up together on opportunities where collective advocacy is needed. Each call introduces new affiliates and offers all groups time to promote particular programs of interest. Music and the arts are vital to every child’s education. You CAN make a difference! To get involved in the SupportMusic Coalition, join us for these upcoming calls: October 9: How Do You Spell Advocacy? V-O-T-E! November 8: LIVE from Music For All Inc./Bands of America Grand National Championships Strike Up The Band: Parents in Advocacy Forum December 20: LIVE from Midwest Clinic Band Directors Panel and Music Achievement Council updates January 25: LIVE Webcast from the NAMM Show Celebrating 10 Years! Milestones and Outlook Learn more about NAMM’s music education efforts by visiting these sites:

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Acadia University, Continuing Education

P.O. Box 6400 Providence, RI 02905 (800) 822-5350 • FAX: (401) 831-5500


415 Myrtle Dr. Independence, OR 97361 (800) 487-9747 • FAX: (503) 838-5331

Friendship House

29355 Ranney Parkway P.O. Box 450978 Westlake, OH 44145 (800) 791-9876 • FAX: (440) 871-0858

Herff Jones

1000 N. Market Street Champaign, IL 61820 (800) 552-3228

Jackson’s Music Store

1651 Horizon Parkway, Suite 500 Buford, GA 30518 (770) 904-2535 • FAX: (770) 378-8449 Doug Dryden

Music and More Midwest, a division of Warren Creative Designs LLC 257 South Main Street Onsted, MI 49265 (517) 467-2003 (800) 947-5877 FAX: (517) 467-2006 Ed Warren, Owner Music Treasures Co.

P.O. Box 9138 Richmond VA 23227 (804) 730-8800 • FAX: (888) MUSICTC

The Neff Co.

P.O. Box 218 Greenville, OH 45331 (800) 232-6333 • (937) 316-3488 FAX: (800) 474-6333 Theresa Packard


1031 Eastgate Dr Midlothian, TX 76065 (800) 587-4287

SportDecals Inc.

P.O. Box 860 2504 Spring Ridge Dr. Crystal Lake, IL 60081 (800) 435-6110 • FAX: (800) 557-3322


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38 Crowell Drive Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 Canada (902) 585-1171 • (800) 565-6568 FAX: (902) 585-1068

James Aebersold/Jazz Workshops

P.O. Box 1244 New Albany, IN 47151-1244 (812) 945-4281 • FAX: (812) 949-2006

Aspen Music Festival and School

Office of Student Services 2 Music School Road Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-3254 • FAX: (970) 920-1643

Band and Choir Camp

138 Fellows Ave. Syracuse, NY 13210 (315) 478-7840 • FAX: (315) 478-0962 Dr. Richard W. Ford

Berklee College of Music Summer Programs 1140 Boylston St. MS-155 SP Boston, MA 02215 (617) 747-2245 (877) 237-5533 FAX: (617) 262-5419 Dana Acker, Director Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

300 E. Crystal Lake Road Twin Lake, MI 49457 (231) 894-1966 • FAX: (231) 893-5120

Bowling Green State University

College of Musical Arts Summer Music Institute Willard Street Bowling Green, OH 43403 (419) 372-2531 •FAX: (419) 372-2938

Breckenridge Music Festival

P.O. Box 1254 Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-9142 • FAX: (970) 453-9143

Bristol Hills Music Camp

4304 Hepatica Hill Road Manlius, NY 13104 (607) 734-5766 Scott Kelley

Britt Institute

517 W. 10th Medford, OR 97501 (541) 779-0847 • FAX: (541) 776-3712

Camp Encore/Coda

32 Grassmere Rd. Brookline, MA 02467 (617) 325-1541 • FAX: (617) 325-7278

Cannon Music Camp

Appalachian State University 813 Rivers Street Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-4091 • FAX: (828) 262-4091

Choral Ensemble Camp

Florida State University College of Music Summer Music Camps P.O. Box 3061180 Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-9934 • FAX: (850) 644-9934

Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts 4505 W 36th Ave Denver, CO 80212 (720) 201-6885 • FAX: (303) 458-5107 Paul Romaine

Colorado State University

Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp 1400 Remington St. Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 491-5973 FAX: (970) 491-7541 Community Music & Dance Academy UMKC Conservatory of Music 4949 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 235-2742 • FAX: (816) 235-5264 Susan Hathaway

Disney Performing Arts Workshops (Disneyland® Resort in CA and Walt Disney World® Resort in FL) A Disney Performing Arts Program (866) 715-4095

Encourage your students to shine by enrolling them in Disney Performing Ar ts Workshops hosted by professional enter tainment industry clinicians who reinforce impor tant concepts and help finetune techniques that will guide students toward bright futures in performance. These hands-on sessions will enrich the value of your group’s visit by providing students with a feel for what it’s like to be a professional performance ar tist -- from the preparation and skill-development stages to rehearsing and performing. And it is done the Disney way, with a special touch of magic.

Camps & Workshops Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp

Litchfield Jazz Camp

East Carolina University School of Music

Mark O’Connor String Camp in New York City and Tennessee

777 Royal Saint George Dr., #720 Naperville, IL 60563 (630) 428-3278 • FAX: (630) 428-3278 Dr. Cate Hummel 10th Street Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 328-6851 • FAX: (252) 328-6258

Eastern Music Festival and School P.O. Box 22026 Greensboro, NC 27420 (336) 333-7450 • FAX: (336) 333-7450

Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University 7 Brook Hollow Road Ballston Lake, NY 12019 (518) 877-5121 • (866) 777-7841 FAX: (518) 877-4943

Flathead Lake Music Camp

P.O. Box 8834 Kalispell, MT 59904 (406) 580-4501 • FAX: (406) 587-5344 Instructor/Board of Directors

Indiana University Summer Music Clinic Indiana University School of Music Merrill Hall Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-1372

Interlochen Arts Camp

P.O. Box 199 Interlochen, MI 49643 (800) 681-5912 • (231) 276-7600

International Music Camp

111 11th Avenue SW, Suite 3 Minot, ND 58701 (701) 838-8472 FAX: (701) 838-1351 Timothy Wollenzien, Camp Director Ithaca College Summer Music Academy Ithaca College 3322 Whalen Center for Music 953 Danby Road Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 274-3171

Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive 306 Parkland Terrace Portage, MI 49024 (201) 406-5059 Keith Hall

The KoSA International

Percussion Workshop P.O. Box 333, Station A Montreal, QC Canada (514) 482-5554 • FAX (514) 934-3174

P.O. Box 69 Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-4162 • FAX: (860) 361-6288

(615) 941-7426 Helen Holzen

Mercer University Summer Band & Orchestra Camp 1400 Coleman Avenue Macon, GA 31207 (478) 301-5751 • (800) MERCER U FAX: (478) 301-5633

Midwestern Music Camp

University of Kansas 400 Murphy Hall Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-4730 • FAX: (785) 864-5023

The Mount Royal College Conservatory 4825 Richard Rd. S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 Canada (403) 240-6771 • FAX: (403) 240-6594

Music Camp Guatemala Chimaltenango, Guatemala Mailing Address: 245 W Dartmouth Gladstone, OR 97027 +502-5501-8161 Debby Lyttle, Director

Music Education Consultants, Inc.

2564 Farmington Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89120 (702) 361-3553 • FAX: (702) 492-0318 Marcia Neel

Music for All

39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 636-2263 • FAX: (317) 524-6200 Debbie Laferty Asbill

Music on the Fly – Exploring the Art of Improvisation Wheaton College, Black Hills Campus Rapid City, SD (630) 752-5098 (800) 325-8718 FAX: (630) 752-5341 Music Works Northwest

14360 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 102 Bellevue, WA 98007 (425) 644-0988 • FAX: (425) 644-0989

McNally Smith School of Music 19 Exchange Street East Saint Paul, MN 55101

(651) 291-0177 (651) 288-4919 Mpulse Ann Arbor

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance 1281 Moore, 1100 Baits Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085 (734) 936-2660 • (866) 936-2660 FAX: (734) 647-0140

North East Jazz/Recording Camp at SSU 71 Loring Avenue Salem, MA 01970 (978) 412-5438 • FAX: (978) 542-7507 Thomas Palance

Northern California Flute Camp

P.O. Box 53724 San Jose, CA 95153 (408) 978-5101 • Fax (408) 978-5819

Northern Music Camp

525 S. Main St. Ada, OH 45810 (419) 772-2151 • FAX: (419) 772-2488

Northwestern State University 140 Central Ave. – School of Capa Natchitoches, LA 71497 (318) 357-4522 • (800) 327-1903 FAX: (318) 357-5906

NYSMF New York Summer Music Festival P.O. Box 947 Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 267-4024 FAX: (888) 632-3221 Keisuke Hoashi

Oregon Summer Music Camps

1225 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1225 (541) 346-2138 • FAX: (541) 346-6188 Plymouth State University 17 High St. – MSC 37 Plymouth, NH 03264-1595 (603) 535-2334 • FAX: (603) 535-2645

Point Counter Point Chamber Music Camp Winter Address P.O. Box 207011 New Haven, CT 06520 (267) 888-5359 Summer Address 1361 Hooker Road Leicester, VT 05733

Power Chord Academy

7336 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 107 Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 525-0262 • (800) 897-6677 x80 FAX: (775) 306-7923

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Festivals Rocky Ridge Music Center 465 Longs Peak Rd Estes Park, CO 80517 (970) 586-4031 • FAX: (866) 244-7107

Dan Ryder Field Drills

3607 Barberry Dr Wylie, TX 75098 (800) 727-7889 FAX: (972) 429-6353

Skidmore College

815 N Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 580-5546 FAX: (518) 580-5548 Wendy Kercull programs.cfm Smith Walbridge Clinics

P.O. Box 748 Savoy, IL 61874 (217) 352-4262 • FAX: (866) 401-4406 Gary Smith

Sewanee Summer Music Center and Festival

735 University Ave. Sewanee, TN 37383 (931) 598-1484 • FAX: (931) 598-1706

Sienna Summer Session for Music 595 Prospect Road Waterbury, CT 06706 (203) 754-5741 • FAX: (203) 754-5741

Signature Music Camp

Spoleto Study Abroad

P.O. Box 13389 Charleston, NC 29422 (843) 822-1248

Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp 1460 University Dr. Winchester, VA 22601 (540) 665-5456 • FAX: (540) 665-4627

St. Olaf Music Camp

Summer Music Camp 118 Julian Place #229 Syracuse, NY 13210 (315) 478-7840

1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN 55057 (507) 786-3297 • FAX: (507) 786-3527

Troy University

Summer Music Leadership Camp Long Hall Troy, AL 36082 (334) 670-3381 • FAX: (334) 670-5664 summercamps

UNCG School of Music

Summer Music Camp P.O. Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402 (336) 334-5789 • FAX: (336) 334-5497

University of the Arts

Pre-College Summer Institute Music Program 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (800) 616-ARTS (215) 717-6430 FAX: (215) 717-6538 University of Iowa

All State Music Camp 1064 Voxman Music Building Iowa City, IA 52242 (319) 335-1635 • FAX: (319) 353-2555

University of North Carolina

School of the Arts, Summer Music Programs Michael Rothkopf 1533 S. Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27127 (336) 770-3353 • FAX: (336) 770-3248

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Music One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 (210) 458-4354 • FAX: (210) 458-4381

The School of Music

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$8,000-$19,000 Talent Awards $30,000 Directors Scholarships For more information or to request a free CD, visit

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University of Wisconsin

Green Bay Music Camps 2420 Nicolet Drive, WH-480 Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 (920) 465-CAMP • (800) 892-2118 FAX: (920) 465-2552

Vivace Productions Inc.

882 South Matlack St., Suite 102 West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 431-3311 (800) 264-1121 FAX: (610) 431-1118 John Villella, President

At Vivace Productions workshops Students are given the opportunity to work with the best in the business, including Tim Lautzenheiser, the staff of the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Thom Hannum and many more! The clinicians focus on developing your students’ performance and leadership skills and teach them how to be better band members. Band Leadership Training emphasizes building the skills needed to be effective in a leadership position. Students learn the basics of these skills and how to apply them when working with their peers.

The Marching Band Workshop provides an opportunity for directors and students to learn about contemporary marching techniques in a college campus setting. 4-day long sessions are geared specifically for drum majors, color guard members, percussionists, instrumentalists, and twirlers in addition to directors and staff. Participants leave the workshop with a better understanding of what it means to be an integral part of an ensemble. Workshops are held at Kutztown and West Chester Universities in Pennsylvania every summer. Long respected as one of America’s top programs, 2013 marks the 44th anniversary of the Marching Band Workshop.

The Walden School

31A 29th Street San Franscisco, CA 94110 (415) 648-4710

Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 (212) 903-9670 FAX: (212) 373-0500

Michael Naess, Marketing Manager Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

1584 N. Prospect Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 276-5760 • FAX: (414) 276-6076

FESTIVALS American Classic Festivals and Tours 4243 E. Piedras Dr., #155 San Antonio, TX 78228 (210) 733-8167 • FAX: (210) 733-8190

American High School Honors Performance Series Collegiate Master Performance Series

1359 Broadway, Suite 1504 New York, NY 10018 Honors Performance Series: (800) 503-0807 Master Performance Series: (866) 791-4872 The American High School Honors Performance Series and Collegiate Master Performance Series at Carnegie Hall were established to showcase the most talented student musicians in of today. Through an individual nomination and selection process, standout student performers identified at an international level are brought together in New York City with peers to comprise elite high school and collegiate ensembles. Several days of rehearsal under the direction of renowned music conductors culminate in performances at Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall represents excellence in musical performance, making it the perfect venue for the Honors Performance Series and Master Performance Series to showcase their hand-picked student performers.

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or centuries, the piano has occupied a central place in music education, providing a firm foundation for a lifetime of pleasure or for further musical studies. Even students who eventually take up a different instrument often also play piano, or grow up in a home in which parents or siblings play. A piano is one of the more expensive items a household acquires, and the purchase of a piano is usually a major family milestone. Schools often need to acquire large numbers of pianos to accommodate the needs of students, teachers, accompanists, and performers. Throughout much of the 20th century, it was possible to make this major purchase successfully with the knowledge of just a few long-established, familiar brand names. But in the 21st century, the manufacturing landscape has completely changed. Old, familiar names are now often made by companies different from the originals, in far-off places, with new designs and specifications that use modern technologies and space-age materials.

New, unfamiliar names abound. Hybrid keyboard instruments combine the best characteristics of traditional, digital, and player pianos. Where to go to learn about all this? Piano Buyer, at, is a free, online publication (also available in print) that will quickly bring you up to speed when you need to buy a piano. How-to articles cover new and used pianos, with ratings and prices; digital, player, and hybrid pianos; and special topics, such as buying pianos for institutions, high-end pianos, and piano maintenance issues. Searchable databases for new and used instruments allow you to quickly home in on those that exactly match your needs. Brand profiles tell you who’s making what, and where. Use the Local Services Directory to find a piano dealer, tuner, teacher, or mover near you. When the time comes to bring a piano into your home or school, spend those dollars wisely. Before you buy, find out all you need to know, free, at

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Festivals Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

Director’s Choice Music Festivals

Arabian Nights

Disney Performing Arts OnStage (Disneyland® Resort in CA and Walt Disney World® Resort in FL)

Apple Hill Road P.O. Box 217 E. Sullivan, NH 03445-02017 (603) 847-3371 • FAX: (603) 847-9734 Kathleen Stumacher 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd Kissimee, FL 34747 (407) 589-2411 • (800) 553-6116 FAX: (407) 396-0659 Jason Temple, Director of Sales

Aspen Music Festival & School

Office of Student Services 2 Music School Road Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-3254 • FAX: (970) 920-1643

Bowl Games of America

P.O. Box 571187 Salt Lake City, UT 84157-1187 (888) 242-7597 • FAX: (801) 433-9713

Branson On Stage Live!

P.O. Box 6609 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-5599 • (877) 293-1612 FAX: (417) 334-2570

Breckenridge Music Festival

217 So. Ridge St. P.O. Box 1254 Breckenridge, CO 80424 (970) 453-9142 • FAX: (970) 453-9143 Jeff Baum

Busch Gardens

One Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg, VA 23187 (800) 343-7946

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

P.O. Box 1060, Sta. M Calgary, AB T2P 2K8 Canada (403) 261-0530 • FAX: (403) 265-7187

Canon City Music and Blossom Festival P.O. Box 1914 Canon City, CO 81215 (719) 275-7234 • FAX: (719) 275-7234 Vachon Barlow

Choice Music Events

10701 Upland Ave. Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 771-0290 • (888) 339-3440 FAX: (806) 771-0291 Dick Clardy, Executive Director

Colonial Williamsburg

P.O. Box 1776 Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776 (800) 228-8878 Command Performance Association Music Festivals 479 Obsidian Way Clayton, CA 94517 (925) 672-9859 • FAX: (925) 672-7555


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2020 50th St. Lubbock, TX 79412 (877) 328-2583 • FAX: (806) 763-7637 Patrick Connor

A Disney Performing Arts program (866) 715-4095

There’s nothing more exciting, or more magical, than performing on a Disney stage or parade route in front of an international audience. Disney Performing Arts OnStage sets the standard for which all other performance opportunities are measured. Expose your group to the highest level of performance excellence, as well as a taste of show biz — Disney style. Reinforce lifelong lessons in teamwork, discipline and artistic growth at one of the most high-profile venues in the world.

Disney Performing Arts Workshops (Disneyland® Resort in CA and Walt Disney World® Resort in FL) A Disney Performing Arts Program (866) 715-4095

Encourage your students to shine by enrolling them in Disney Performing Arts Workshops hosted by professional entertainment industry clinicians who reinforce important concepts and help fine-tune techniques that will guide students toward bright futures in performance. These hands-on sessions will enrich the value of your group’s visit by providing students with a feel for what it’s like to be a professional performance artist -- from the preparation and skill-development stages to rehearsing and performing. And it is done the Disney way, with a special touch of magic.

The Disney Honors (Walt Disney World® Resort in FL) A Disney Performing Arts Program (866) 715-4095

The Disney Honors is a festival that challenges your students to reach new musical heights. Immerse your performers in this non-competitive educational experience, including a welcome event with dinner and dancing, performances, clinics, guest speakers and feedback from an outstanding panel of evaluators. This once-in-alifetime experience culminates with a semi-formal gala banquet featuring Disney Entertainment which celebrates the accomplishments of festival participants. The Disney Honors invites middle and high school choirs, concert bands and orchestras to stretch their musical abilities and experience an educational and immersive experience that is uniquely, Disney. Feb.28-March 3, 2013.

Festival Disney (Walt Disney World® Resort in FL) A Disney Performing Arts Program (866) 715-4095

Festival Disney is an opportunity to achieve performance excellence in the world’s most magical setting. High energy and high excitement are in store at this Disney-produced music festival. This experience is open to middle and high school choral ensembles, concert and parade bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and auxiliary units. With unparallel performance venues, feedback from nationallyrecognized adjudicators, post-performance clinics and a unique awards ceremony, Festival Disney will set the standard by which all other festival competitions are measured. Select weekends March-June.

Disney Jazz Celebration (Disneyland® Resort in CA) A Disney Performing Arts Program (866) 715-4095

Disney Jazz Celebration is an immersive and educational festival experience for talented middle, junior high and high school vocal jazz and instrumental jazz ensembles. This event places students in the center of a unique jazz education experience with selected nationally-recognized adjudicators who provide positive feedback and clinics for all ensembles. The celebration also includes renowned jazz artists, master classes, guest speakers and exciting performances. Disney Jazz Celebration concludes with a Jammin’ Awards Ceremony to celebrate all of the festival participants. Feb.24-26, 2012.

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) 250 W. 57th Street, Suite 1610 New York, NY 10107 (212) 707-8566 x300 (888) MYDCINY

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents superb artists (soloists and chamber ensembles) and instrumental ensembles with extraordinary performance opportunities on the finest stages in the world, including Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! DCINY, a concert production company with the mission of “The Art of Performance, The Power of Education”, will handle all of the details of your concert experience while allowing you the freedom to focus on the music and travel as you wish (with or without travel assistance). Audition recordings and proposals for creative programming are being accepted NOW for upcoming seasons. Join the roster that includes special guest artists like Eric Whitacre, Jessye Norman, John Mackey, Clay Aiken, and the finest instrumental and chamber ensembles in the world. What people are saying about the DCINY Experience: Director Robert Ambrose (Atlanta, GA): I know that the experience of performing in this world-class venue is something that will stay with these young musicians for the rest of their lives. I especially appreciated the individual touches that you provided and your willingness to speak with me directly… that type of personal attention I see less and less these days. Director Tim Benge (Huntington, CA): What an amazing experience! Many of our kids’ parents were in tears at the end…and the kids gave their best performance ever. DCINY provided an incredible experience for our students.

Dixie Classic Festivals 3811 Cottrell Road Richmond, VA 23234 (804) 275-5253

Drum Corps International

110 W Washington Street, Suite C Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 275-1212 • FAX: (317) 713-0690

Edison Festival of Light Inc.

1524 Jackson Street Fort Myers, FL 33901 (239) 334-2999 • FAX: (239) 334-7418

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

P.O. Box 80845 Fairbanks, AK 99708 (907) 474-8869 • FAX: (907) 479-4329 Jo Scott

The Field Studies Center of New York 481 Eighth Ave, Ste 750 Box B3 New York, NY 10001 (212) 564-1343 • (800) 445-7074 Steve Keim

Festivals FAX: (212) 564-1497

Festivals of Music

1784 W. Schuylkill Road Douglassville, PA 19518 (800) 323-0974 FAX: (610) 327-4786 Kurt Hargleroad, Sr. Vice President

Celebrating their 30th year, Festivals of Music offers a two day adjudication festival with a clinic option for concert band, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and choirs. These outstanding events combine the nation’s finest adjudicators with the most popular student destinations to assure your students the trip of a lifetime.

Fiesta-Val Music Festivals 6223 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 264-8663 (800) 222-6862 FAX: (804) 264-6302 Jennifer Patterson

Is your spring trip a reward for a year’s wor th of hard work and dedication? Is it a motivational tool? Is it a learning oppor tunity for your students to perform in front of some of the most experienced adjudicators in the country? Is it a platform for team building? Is it a combination of all of the above? It is, and we believe it is also much, much more. We know that you are not just taking a spring trip; you are making memories, creating one of those special moments in time that you, your boosters and administration, and most impor tantly your students, can look

back on fondly. Designed by music educators, and operated by professional event planners, each aspect of Fiestaval reflects care and consideration. Fiestaval maintains a widely recognized dedication to excellence, and pledges to its performing groups the utmost attention to detail in providing superior music education experiences. You can trust your spring trip, your experience, to the exper ts at Fiestaval Music Festivals… We’ve been orchestrating memories for over 26 years! See you this spring.

Gateway Music Festivals & Tours P.O. Box 1165 Monticello, MN 55362 (763) 295-4707 • (800) 331-8579 FAX: (763) 295-6029 Stacy Thielman-Jost

Hartwick College

Hartwick College Summer Music Festival Department of Music Anderson Center for the Arts Oneonta, NY 13820 (800) 388-0337 • FAX: (607) 431-4245

Hawaiian Music Festivals

P.O. Box 30789 Honolulu, HI 96820 (800) 366-7486 FAX: (808) 837-0008 Specializing in Performance and Educational Tours to Paradise.

Heritage Festivals

P.O. Box 571187 Salt Lake City, UT 84157-1187 (800) 223-4637 • FAX: (801) 433-9712

Jazz at Lincoln Center

33 West 60th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10023 (212) 258-9812 FAX: (212) 258-9900 Andrea Pelloquin Manager – Student & Teacher Marketing, Education

Jazz at Lincoln Center is committed to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. Our education programs are designed to enhance the study and practice of jazz music in and out of the classroom. The Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE) is a free resource that aims to elevate musicianship, broaden perspectives and inspire performance. Each year, students across the globe are introduced to the music of Duke Ellington and other seminal big band composers. Schools can sign up to receive new big band transcriptions, recordings, teaching resources, and quar terly newsletters, and are eligible to par ticipate in non-competitive regional festivals and to submit a recording for the annual Competition & Festival each May. Band Director Academy (BDA) offers powerful insights into the teaching of jazz and emphasizes hands-on learning and techniques that can be immediately applied to the classroom. This multi-day professional development workshop includes classes on improvisation and rehearsal strategies, as well as jam sessions and a faculty concer t. These summer time workshops are offered in New York City at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln

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Festivals Center. Visit to learn more about these and other programs.

Lights, Camera, Music! At Universal Orlando® Resort 1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, FL 32819 (800) YOUTH-15 • FAX: (407) 224-3343 Andy Penn, Felipe Hernandez,

Litchfield Jazz Festival

P.O. Box 69 Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-4162 • FAX: (860) 361-6288

Lionel Hampton School of Music

University of Idaho P.O. Box 444015 Moscow, ID 83844-4015 (208) 885-6231 • FAX: (208) 885-7254

Manhattan Concert Productions 236 W 30th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001 (212) 279-1147 ext. 16 FAX: (212) 279-1145 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 4510 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34742 (407) 239-8666

MidAmerica Productions

132 West 36th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10018 (212) 239-0205 • FAX: (212) 563-5587

The Midwest Clinic

1111 E. Touhy Ave., Ste. 250 Des Plaines, IL 60018-5831 USA (847) 424-4163 FAX: (773) 321-1509 Website:

The Midwest Clinic is the world’s largest annual instrumental music conference and takes place each December at McCormick Place West in Chicago. The event hosts over forty concerts including orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands, and chamber music ensembles for nearly 16,000 participants from all fifty states and more than thirty foreign countries. The conference also provides approximately eighty clinic sessions and showcases more than 350 exhibitors including music publishers, instrument manufacturers, military organizations, and institutions of higher learning. Please visit our website for information about preregistration, applying to perform, proposing a clinic, or exhibiting at the annual conference.

Monterey Jazz Festival

Next Generation Festival P.O. Box JAZZ 9699 Blue Larkspur Lane Monterey, CA 93942 (831) 373-3366 • FAX: (831) 373-0244

Music Celebrations International

1440 S. Priest Drive, Suite 102 Tempe, AZ 85281-6905 (480) 894-3330 • FAX: (480) 894-5137


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Music Contact International

119 South Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 862-2200 • (800) 624-0166 FAX: (802) 862-2251 Jodi Breckenridge

Music Festivals

P.O. Box 4579 Reading, PA 19606 (800) 545-0935 • FAX: (610) 898-1850

Music for All

39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 636-2263 • FAX: (317) 524-6200 Debbie Laferty Asbill

Music in the Parks

1784 W. Schuylkill Roadf Douglassville, PA 19518 (800) 323-0974 FAX: (610) 327-4786 Kurt Hargleroad, Sr. Vice President

Celebrating their 31st year, Music in the parks offers one and two day adjudication festivals that include admission to a theme park. Student plans with park admission start at under $60.00 per person, proving that a quality educational event can be affordable and fun! This year, we have introduced FestivalsEdge©, a unique online platform that allows you total control over your reservation. You have the freedom to change student numbers, select performance times, print out invoices and schedules directly from your computer. With over 42 locations throughout the United States, an affordable end of year activity is just a few hours away.

Music America Events

5080 Robert J. Mathews Parkway El Dorado Hills, CA 94762 (800) 553-4723 • (916) 939-6805 FAX: (407) 295-5509


Panda North American Festivals 1388 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91106-1528 (626) 577-9717 • (800) 858-6999 FAX: (626) 577-0577 J. Franklin Fish Dr. Richard Liu

Performing Arts Consultants Music Festival 88 West Front St. Keyport, NJ 07735 (732) 264-3033 (800) USA-FEST FAX: (732) 264-0115 Dr. Mike Mazzarisi

Sea World and Busch Gardens

7007 Sea World Dr. Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 363-2271 • FAX: (407) 363-2255

Signature Workshops

7131 Grand National Drive, Suite 101 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 345-5613 • (888) 440-5245 FAX: (407) 345-2890 Laura Nickles

Six Flags Theme Parks

P.O. Box 60 Allenton Six Flags Road Eureka, MO 63025 (314) 938-5300 • FAX: (314) 587-2753

Trills & Thrills Music Festivals 46 Chatham Road Short Hills, NJ 07078 (973) 467-7816 • (888) 487-4557 FAX: (973) 467-3353 Gregory Dennis

6223 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 264-8663 • (800) 222-6862 FAX: (804) 264-6302 Jason Peace Website:

Universal Orlando Resort

North American Music Festivals

Villanova University Intercollegiate Jazz Festival

P.O. Box 36 Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 245-2222 • (800) 533-6263 FAX: (717) 245-9822

Office of Music Activities 800 Lancaster Ave. Villanova, PA 19085 (610) 519-7214 • FAX: (610) 519-7596 George Pinchock

NYSMF New York Summer Music Festival

Virginia Arts Festival

P.O. Box 947 Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 267-4024 FAX: (888) 632-3221 Keisuke Hoashi

Orlando Festival of Music/Florida Festival Tours 7548 Municipal Dr. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 354-0722 • FAX: (407) 354-0744

1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, FL 32810 (407) 224-5079 • (800) YOUTH-15 FAX: (407) 224-3343

Clay & Jay Barr Education Center 440 Bank Street Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 282-2800

Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall 881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 (212) 903-0770 FAX: (212) 373-0500 Michael Naess, Marketing Manager


Whether you’re a teacher or parent who wants to introduce children to music, a regular concertgoer eager to learn more, a young artist seeking guidance from established masters, or someone who can only get to Carnegie Hall virtually, the Weill Music Institute (WMI) is your portal to a richer musical experience. WMI serves some 170,000 people annually with programs and partnerships that allow people of all ages and backgrounds to explore their potential as performers and audience members. The Online Resource Center brings WMI’s extensive collection of multimedia and interactive materials to educators, young artists, and teaching artists around the country and throughout the world. International engagement includes Musical Exchange (ages 13–19), which invites teens to connect with peers from around the world and share their musical performances through Carnegie Hall’s global online community, and the Weill Fellows program, which welcomes international teachers and administrators to New York City for a week of learning and information sharing. Programs for artists—such as the Professional Training Workshops—give young artists the chance to learn from the world’s most accomplished conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. For more info go to or call 212-9039670.

America’s Fundraising Network P.O. Box 32717 Knoxville, TN 37930 (866) 897-2863

Auntie Anne’s Fundraising

(866) 299-4654 Boston’s Best Fundraising

43 Norfolk Ave. S. Easton, MA 02375 877-937-2633 (508) 230-1880 • FAX: (508) 230-0298

Botanical Interests

660 Compton Street Broomfield, CO 80020 (720) 880-7293 • FAX: (303) 464-6468


P.O. Box 230431 Encinitas, CA 92023-0431 (760) 450-6208

WGI Sport of the Arts

2405 Crosspointe Dr. Dayton, OH 45342 (937) 247-5919 • FAX: (937) 247-9212 Bart Woodley

Winter Park Ski-Music Festival

P.O. Box 210935 Bedford, TX 76095 (817) 581-1040 • FAX: (817) 282-8440 Christopher Jones, Festival Coordinator

Emily - Future Professional Musician

Witte Travel

3250 28th St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (616) 957-8113 • FAX: (616) 957-9716 Lee Ann Frampton



World Music Contest

8580 Cedar Place Dr., Suite 116 Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 465-1122 • FAX: (317) 479-1000

World Projects

601 First Street, Suite 200 Benicia, CA 94510 (800) 922-3976 (707) 556-5885 FAX: (707) 556-5896 Keith Bishop Website:


590 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Charlottesville, VA 22906 (434) 982-8600 • (800) 468-5899 FAX: (434) 982-8748

YOU HAVE A FUTURE MUSICIAN IN YOUR HANDS. MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE RIGHT INSTRUMENTS IN THEIRS. Your child’s success in band or orchestra depends on having a quality instrument in proper playing condition that is backed by service, exchange and purchase options. By renting from NEMC and our affiliated local music dealers, you can be assured that your childs’ musical instrument is a quality brand, accepted in school music programs nationwide, covered by warranty and trusted service, and ready to provide years of enjoyment. NEMC has been supporting school bands and orchestras, music educators and parents for over 50 years and we honestly believe that to grow, every child deserves the best.

FUNDRAISING All American Fundraising P.O. Box 220 Waterloo, NE 68069 (800) 228-9028


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Fundraising Carruth Studio, Inc.

1178 Farnsworth Road Waterville, OH 43566 (419) 878-3060 • (800) 225-1178 ext. 22 FAX: (419) 878-3261 Lynda Hunt, Fundraising Chairperson

Cartridges for Kids

451 W 69th St. Loveland, CO 80538 (800) 420-0235

Dutch Mill Bulbs, Inc. P.O. Box 407 Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 868-3120 (800) 533-8824 FAX: (800) 556-0539 Jeff Ellenberger

P.O. Box 20692 Indianapolis, IN 46220 (877) 346-0951

Got the fundraising blahs? Tired of selling candy, subs, cookie dough & magazines – the ”same old, same old?” Well, you’re not alone – your supporters are tired of it, too. There’s an easier way. Everybody loves flowers! Selling guaranteed-to-grow flower bulbs is a real breath of fresh air for both you and your customers. Today’s environmentally conscious consumers prefer to ”go green.” They’re eager to buy earth-friendly products that beautify, rather than choke landfills with discarded magazines and food packaging. Plus, flower bulbs won’t add to their waist lines! Dutch Mill Bulbs will guide you through the easiest, most profitable fundraising program you’ve ever tried. There’s no risk! Profits are guaranteed (minimum 50%), no cash up front, brochures are free, and prizes and cash awards keep your sellers motivated. Devoted to flower bulb fundraising since 1960, we’ve combined 50+ years of experience with customer feedback to fine-tune our spring and fall programs. Our guaranteed bulbs and plants are an easy sell – they’re all priced the same, so tabulating your order and calculating your significant profit is a snap. What are you waiting for? Trust your next fundraiser to the flower bulb experts, Dutch Mill Bulbs. Let us help you exceed your fundraising goal with unmatched service and support. Call 800-533-8824 or check us out on the web @ today!

Christian Kropf Inc.

Educational Products, Inc.

Cedar Creek Fundraising

23 S. Shore Drive P.O. Box 112 Lincoln, DE 19960 Dave Crede (877) 424-4231 • FAX: (302) 424-2409

Cherrydale Farms

1900 AM Dr #203 Quakertown, PA 18951 (215) 892-1900 • (800) 333-4525 FAX: (610) 391-9284 Kim Snyder

The Chop Saver Fundraiser

12025 4 Mile Rd. Lowell, MI 49331 (616) 897-9216 • FAX: (616) 897-8066

4100 N Sam Houston, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77055 (800) 365-5345

Clark Candies, Inc.

621 First Avenue Tarentum, PA 15084 (800) 229-0866 • FAX: (724) 226-2556

(800) 561-8388 FAX: (877) 275-8664

Cookbooks by Morris Press

9550 Grove Road Cordova, TN 38016 (800) 361-GEAR •FAX: (901) 937-8652

P.O. Box 2110 Kearney, NE 68848 (308) 236-7888 • FAX: (308) 234-3969

Cookbook Publishers Inc.

Fear Nothing Music Gear

10800 Lakeview Ave. Lenexa, KS 66219 (913) 492-5900 • (800) 227-7282 FAX: (913) 492-5947 Terri Rehkop

Florida Indian River Groves


Flower Power Fundraising

P.O. Box 2764 Vero Beach, FL 32961 (800) 468-3168 • FAX: (561) 492-0898 Jeff Knowles

652 Azalea Lane Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 231-8960 • FAX: (772) 234-0754

128 Intervale Road Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 660-3500

Creative Garden Concepts

240 Main St. Grandview, MO 64030 (888) 246-6287 • (816) 765-5060 FAX: (816) 765-5047

Crescent Moon Coffee & Tea 141 Bridgeton Pike, Unit D Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 (856) 223-1237


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652 Azalea Lane Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 492-0160 • FAX: (772) 234-0746 Robin Davis

Fun Pasta Fundraising P.O. Box 159245 Nashville, TN 37215

(800) 247-0188 • FAX: (615) 781-9335 Carey Aron, VP

Fund Raising at its Best

4800 Oleatha St. Louis, MO 63116 (314) 353-0100 •(877) CNDYMN1 FAX: (314) 353-1134 Stephanie Roper

(619) 631-4822

FundRaising.Com Inc.

N. 143 W. 5775 Pioneer Rd. P.O. Box 690 Cedarburg, WI 53012 (262) 387-9900 • (800) 443-5353 Dick Raddatz

4 Mill Park Court Newark, DE 19713 (800) 238-7916 •FAX: (302) 366-8995

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates 9 Keystone Park Dunmore, PA. 18512 (570) 342-7556 (800) 822-2032 Fax: (570) 342-4807 Karen Bonham

When it comes to fund raising sales, no one can beat Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Candy Bar Program. Every Classic and Deluxe chocolate bar is made from creamy high quality Gertrude Hawk Chocolate. We have over 75 years of experience in the fund raising industry producing quality confectionary products. We offer an easy, hassle free way for your group to boost its fund raising profits. We have 3 great programs to choose from. Our Candy Bars or Fall and Spring brochures. For additional information please contact us either by phone or e-mail and we can get you started on a great fundraising program. We look forward to helping your group/organization achieve their fund raising goal.

Gianni’s Gourmet Pizza Kits

815 Central Ave., Ste. J Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 (410) 789-3108 • FAX: (410) 789-2805

Hale Indian River Groves

P.O. Box 691237 Vero Beach, FL 32969 (800) 562-4502

Harlem Wizards

36 Harmon Cove Towers Meadowlands Parkway Secaucus, NJ 07094 (800) 367-7213 Todd Davis

The Hershey Company

14 East Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 534-4200 Jim Bombeck Mark Dieffenbach, NCE, Director, Specialty Channels, West


Jackson Candy Fundraising

1518 Industrial Park Street, Suite B Covina, CA, 91722 (626) 938-0098 •(800) 994-7882 FAX: (626) 938-0198 John Jackson, Sales Manager

Joe Corbi’s Wholesale Pizza Inc. 1430 DeSoto Rd. Baltimore, MD 21230 (973) 467-1696 ex. 178 • FAX: (410) 525-0788

5642 Limeport Road Emmaus, PA 18049 (610) 762-8461 •(877) 478-1691 Bart and Barbara Barthol

Kids in Communities

17 Bishop Drive North Greenwich, CT 06831 (203) 531-6913 • (800) 694-3054

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 370 Knollwood St. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (336) 733-3723 (800) 457-4779 FAX: (336) 726-8884 Sam Fowler

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been helping schools and churches raise funds for over 60 years. Krispy Kreme Original glazed Doughnuts sold by the dozen and priced to allow 50% or more profit, is one of the most popular fundraising choices available. It is easy to sell a fresh box of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and the profit really adds up. Most locations now offer Krispy Kreme Signature Coffees as an additional product offering. In addition to the actual products, Krispy Kreme offers a Fundraising Certificate that is redeemable at Krispy Kreme retail stores for one dozen Original Glazed and a Partnership Card that allows the customer to receive a free dozen Original Glazed with the purchase of any dozen and is valid for up to ten dozen free. Both of these non product items are available with 50% profit margin. To learn more about Krispy Kreme and the fundraising programs visit our web site at

Langdon Barber Groves Inc.

P.O. Box 13540 Fort Pierce, FL 34979 (772) 461-8000 •FAX: (800) 878-3613 William Boeding

Little Caesars® Pizza Kit Fundraising Program 2211 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 1-888-4-LC-KITS

(1-888-452-5487) Website:

Whether it’s for uniforms, sheet music or travel expenses, we’re here to help you have an upbeat fundraiser. Thousands of music groups and other nonprofit organizations like yours have raised millions of dollars for things that they need. Big! Big! Profit! The more you sell, the more profit you earn per item – from $5 to $7 for every Kit sold! Big Brand = Bigger Sales! Little Caesars® is one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the world. Easy To Run. Music to your ears! Our friendly representatives will personally walk you through your entire fundraiser! Quality & Value. Little Caesars® Pizza Kits deliver fresh, high quality ingredients. Plus, each Kit includes everything you need to make at least 3 delicious family-size pizzas. Powerful Online Tools! Visit and check out everything you need to manage your fundraiser! Ask us about special offers that may apply to your fundraiser. March to the beat of your own Little Caesars Fundraiser today!

Masterfoods/M&M Mars

800 High St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-2628 • FAX: (908) 850-2870

Meadow Farms Fundraising 700 Silver Street Agawam, MA 01001 (800) 886-7895

Mickman Brothers Inc. 14630 Highway 65 Ham Lake, MN 55304 (800) 446-4229 FAX: (763) 434-4611

National Fundraising League

120 North Kentucky Street Kingston, TN 37763 (865) 248-8110 •FAX: (865) 248-8110 Pat Tibbitts, CEO

Old Time Coffee Company

7960 Soquel Drive Suite B-360 Aptos, CA 95003 (408) 210-0994 • (800) 498-7070 FAX: (408) 920-0495

Palmer Marketing, Inc.

2710 Lauderdale ct. McHenry, IL 60050 (800) 776-6918 • FAX: (815) 344-2274 Brian Palmer

Pee-Jay’s Fresh Fruit

406B Heron Drive Swedesboro, NJ 08085 (856) 467-1502 • FAX: (856) 241-2454

Pennies To Dollars Custom Scratch Cards 12065 Lakeshore Dr Mequon, WI 53092 (262) 387-9921 • (888) 443-5353

FAX: (262) 387-9910 Judy Taylor

mouse pads, stadium cushions, charm bracelets, IPhone Covers, keepsake boxes, printed tiles and we even have awards. No Minimums, we make what you sell, so no loss in over buying the wrong items.Call for your free catalog today!


P.O.Box 9210 Mesa, AZ. 85214 1-800-817-0017 1-480-833-2500 Fax 480-833-2999

Pride Distributors, Inc.

Tired of selling the same thing year after year? Whatever program you need to raise money for and no matter what time of year, we can tailor the products for any occassion. Imagine selling great quality items at a reasonable price, making a 50% profit and having the option to personalize that product with a person’s name or special image for a little more, and being able to keep the extra profit without costing you anymore. We have hundreds of items to select from. Provide your artwork, school logo, colors or special event, or choose from one of ours. We provide the sample selling kit of the items. You have the abilitiy to charge 3.00 to 5.00 dollars for adding a name and you only pay the original cost and get to keep the extra profit made for personalizing. Full3.4x4.7 color printed 4C items,CSN from key chains, Balloon

‘Your Town’ Opoly 27620 Farmington Road, Suite 202 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (800) 451-5442 (248) 553-6800 FAX: (248) 553-7567 Harriet Rich Priority Fund Raising

850 East-700 North Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 672-3789 • (800) 347-7865 FAX: (260) 672-8320 John Gardner

Profit Potentials

1 Foreign Candy Dr. Hull, IA 51239 (712) 439-1496 • (800) 543-5480 FAX: (712) 439-1873 Jerry Mullen

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Organizations Rada Cutlery Fundraising

P.O. Box 838 Waverly, IA 50677 (800) 311-9691 FAX: (800) 311-9623

Your Band or Orchestra will have your BEST fund raiser ever selling useful, Made in the USA Rada Cutlery products. Your group will work directly with the manufacturer to make 40% profit. Rada Mfg. Co. has been helping non-profit groups raise money since 1948. Our system is EASY & PROVEN (130,000,000 knives sold!). We ship 99% of our orders in two working days! Your supporters will receive a tremendous value on remarkable kitchen knives, utensils and gift sets (quick mixes, cookbooks, soy wax candles and stoneware too)! The wide selection ensures that everyone will find something they are glad to buy to help your fundraiser. You will enjoy learning about our program - including a free internet fundraising option and free packaging by sales person for $1000+ orders. Request you free fundraising information by calling 800311-9691 or visit our web site at www.RadaFundraising. com. Your packet will include the “Fundraising Made EASY with Rada Mfg. Co.” guide along with a 32 page full color catalog, order taker and order form. Find out for yourself why our fundraising groups say “Rada Cutlery sells itself!”

Rasmussen Company

The Cookbook Printer P.O. Box 268 Pembina, ND 58271 1-800-665-0222

Website: We have the recipe for a terrific fundraiser! Collect your favorite recipes, send them all to us, and we’ll print your own customized, professional, spiral bound book. And since everyone loves cookbooks, these personalized collections sell themselves! Call us today at 1-800-6650222 for a free information kit or visit our web site at www.

Resource Solutions, Inc.

P.O. Box 1513 Wichita, KS 67201 (800) 642-0780 •(316) 262-0780 FAX: (316) 262-7169 Monica Nutt, President

Scentinel Candle Company

255 N 950 West, Suite A1 Logan, UT 84321 (435) 755-0595 • FAX: (435) 755-9019

Signature Fundraising

42850 Signature Court Lancaster, CA 92535 (800) 645-3863 FAX: (800) 898-7702 Skratchers 1605 Newman Crescent Dorval, QC H9P 2R6 Canada (888) 800-9506 • FAX: (514) 631-9045 Jolian Grant

Soaring Adventure P.O. Box 541 Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 762-9583 20

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Spirit of America Fundraisers

P.O. Box 709 Montgomery, AL 36101 (334) 273-4630 • (800) 628-3671 FAX: (334) 277-5133 Susie Hicks


365 E. Terra Cotta Ave. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (800) 435-6110 • FAX: (800) 557-3322 Chris Gagon

Susan Mango (Logo Flip Flops)

7901 SW Parkway #51 Austin, TX 78735 (512) 689-7049 • FAX: (512) 288-5808 Susan Connett, President

St. Louis Peco Flake Candy Co. (See Fund Raising At Its Best) Sterling Market Group 4800 Oleatha Avenue St. Louis, MO 63116 (877) 263-9661

Terri Lynn, Inc.

1450 Bowes Road Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 741-1900 •(800) 323-0775 FAX: (847) 741-1912

Third Coast Partners

2555 Bulingame Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (800) 253-6887 ex. 3402 FAX: (616) 243-5430 Tom Lakos

Thomas Fund Raising

2119 Kermit Hwy. Odessa, TX 79761 (800) 583-7858 • FAX: (915) 333-2619 Alan Thomas

Tom Evans Fundraising

722 Spirit of St Louis Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005 (636) 532-1902 • (800) 637-3828 FAX: (636) 532-5970 Web-site:

Tom Wat Fundraising 200 Main St. Ansonia, CT 06401 (800) 243-9250

Turner Graphics

1507 Springfield Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29316 (877) 725-6388 Van Wyk Confections

P.O. Box 370 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (888) 465-5141 • FAX: (303) 346-9453

Wholesale Fundraisers

1516 SW 110th Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 (800) 749-9335

World’s Finest Chocolate Inc. 4801 S. Lawndale Avenue Chicago, IL 60632 (800) WFC-FUND Wendell Wiggins

When it comes to fundraising, choose the dependable leader that provides you up to 50% profit. World’s Finest® Chocolate is the “brand name” in confectionary fundraising. Our chocolate is delectably rich, fresh and full of flavor. For over 60 years we have helped groups of all sizes raise billions of dollars. Let us help you raise funds today! Only World’s Finest Gives You Superior Fundraising Results with a Premium Product. • Maximum Returns: Up to 50% profit. Instant Results. • The Best Chocolate: The highest quality and the finest ingredients. Your customers can taste the difference and will eagerly await your fund raiser. • The Guaranteed Freshest: With no middlemen, buying directly from us means you get the freshest chocolate, guaranteed. • The Most Variety: Still selling the favorite $1.00 bar, World’s Finest offers unparalleled variety for every price point and every appetite… • Personalization Power: Adding your cause’s logo to the bar lets buyers know they are supporting something worthwhile and excites the kids to sell! • Biggest Value: Double your customer’s value with a prized national coupon on the back of every bar – the offer pays for the bar itself! For fundraising information call 1.800.WFC.FUND or visit

ORGANIZATIONS American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Inc. 1055 E. Centerville Sta. Road Dayton, OH 45459 (800) 878-5459 • FAX: (937) 438-0434

American High School Honors Performance Series Collegiate Master Performance Series 1359 Broadway, Suite 1504 New York, NY 10018 Honors Performance Series: (800) 503-0807 Master Performance Series: (866) 791-4872

The American High School Honors Performance Series and Collegiate Master Performance Series at Carnegie Hall were established to showcase the most talented student musicians in of today. Through an individual nomination and selection process, standout student performers identified at an international level are brought together in New York City with peers to comprise elite high school and collegiate ensembles. Several days of rehearsal under the direction of renowned music conductors culminate in performances at Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall represents excellence in musical performance, making it the perfect venue for the Honors Performance Series and Master Performance Series to showcase their hand picked student performers.

Organizations American School Band Directors Association

227 N. 1st St., P.O. Box 696 Guttenberg, IA 52052 (319) 252-2500 • FAX: (319) 252-2500 Dennis Hanna

American String Teachers Association 4155 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 279-2113 • AX: (703) 279-2114

Association of Concert Bands Inc. 6613 Cheryl Ann Dr. Independence, OH 44131 (800) 726-8720 •FAX: (216) 524-1897 Nada Vencl Montgomery

Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers

1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 252-3663 • FAX: (404) 252-0774

Choristers Guild

2834 W. Kingsley Road Garland, TX 75041 (972) 271-1521 • FAX: (972) 840-3113

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513)744- 3331

Civic Orchestra of Chicago 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 294-3422

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau 325 North Paul St., Ste. 700 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 571-1097 • FAX: (214) 712-1917 Dave Krupinski

Drum Corps International

470 S. Irmen Drive Addison, IL 60101 (630) 628-7888 • FAX: (630) 628-7971 Ed Dempsey

Florida Division of Tourism 100 N. Tampa St. Ste. 3300 Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 222-1400 FAX: (813) 222-1401

Florida Tourism Industry

Marketing Corp. 1821 Miccosukee Commons Tallahasee, FL 32302 (850) 668-2222 • FAX: (850) 656-4622

GAMA - Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association

P.O. Box 5488 Long Island City, NY 11105 (718) 274-3210 • FAX: (718) 274-3214

Rob Sulkow

JEN from the JEN Education Fund. $1,000/ Certificate

House Ear Institute

Beta Sigma P.O. Box 849 Stillwater, OK 74076 (405) 372-2333

2100 W. Third St., 5th floor Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213) 483-4431 • (800) 388-8612 FAX: (213) 483-8789 Marilee J. Potthoff

International Schools Services P.O. Box 5910 Princeton, NJ 08543 (609) 452-0990 x 339 • FAX: (609) 452-2690 Jane Iarsson

International Society for the Promotion and Investigation of Band Music Leonhardstrasse 15 A-8010 Graz Austria Irish Tourist Board 345 Park Ave. New York, NY 10154 (212) 418-0800

Jazz Education Network (JEN) 1601 Oakwood #101 Highland Park, IL 60035 Andrew Surmani, President

JEN –“ The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences” JEN has developed a variety of programs including an annual national conference featuring a variety of clinics, concerts, and now a festival component. JEN provides performance opportunities to school and professional groups, educationally oriented clinics focused on a wide variety of topics, exhibit opportunities, and much more! Additionally, JEN has now implemented a mentoring program for college aged students to provide them with valuable guidance in their areas of interest, as well as scholarship and award programs, including:

Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau

Kindermusik International

P.O. Box 26575 2007 Yanceyville St. Greensboro, NC 27415 (336) 273-3363 • FAX: (336) 273-4143

MDA - Music Distribution

Association 14070 Proton Rd, Ste 100 LB9 Dallas, TX 75244 (972) 233-9107 • FAX: (972) 440-4219

Music Publishers Association

243 5th Avenue, Suite 236 New York, NY 10016 (212) 327-4044 • FAX: (212) 327-4044

MTNA - Music Teachers National Association 441 Vine St., Suite 505 Cincinnati, OH 45202-2811 (512) 421-1420 • (888) 512-5278 FAX: (513) 421-2503 Gary Ingle

Music for All

39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150

Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 636-2263 • FAX: (317) 524-6200 Scott McCormick

NAFME-National Association for Music Education 1806 Robert Fulton Drive Reston, VA 20191 (703) 860-4000 • (800) 336-3768 FAX: (800) 828-0229

NAMM – International Music Products Association 5790 Armada Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 438-8001 • (800) 767-6266 FAX: (760) 438-7327

National Association of Music Parents

1101 North Delaware Street, Suite 313 Indianapolis, IN 46202 (888) 740-9305 • (317) 968-9808 National Band Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 25136 Baton Rouge, LA 70894 (225) 578-2259 • FAX: (225) 578-4693

John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award • Established in 2011 in partnership with the Berklee School of Music to honor Master Jazz Educator John LaPorta Scholarships • The David Baker Scholarship was established 2010 by Jamey Aebersold. to honor Master Educator David Baker. $3,000/1 year eJEN membership/ Certificate • The Mary Jo Papich Women in Jazz Scholarship was established and funded in 2010 by Mary Jo Papich to honor Women in Jazz. In 2012, the Board of JEN moved to fund this award in Mary Jo’s honor from the JEN Education Fund, continuing in the amount of $1,000/1 year eJEN membership/Certificate • The Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship was established in 2011. $1,000/ Certificate • The JEN Founders Award was established in August 2011, to be awarded in 2012 to honor the Founding Members of

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Travel National Coalition for Music Education 5790 Armada Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92088 (760) 438-8001

North American Saxophone Alliance

PMC - Percussion Marketing Council P.O. Box 33252 Cleveland, OH 44133 (440) 582-7006 • FAX: (440) 230-1346 Web

Percussive Arts Society Inc.

110 W. Washington Street, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 974-4488 • FAX: (317) 974-4499

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity 10600 Old State Road Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 867-2433 • (800) 473-2649 FAX: (812) 867-0633 Jeremy Evans

The Revelli Foundation Inc. 522 Pratt Ave. North Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 891-1744 (800) 963-7383

The Salvation Army 10 W. Algonquin Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 294-2018

TI:ME - Technology Institute For Music Educators 305 Maple Ave. Wyncote, PA 19095 (610) 519-7214 • FAX: (610) 287-3970 Joan Dunphy

TUBA - Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association St. Norbert College 100 Grant St. De Pere, WI 54115 (920) 403-3112 • FAX: (920) 403-4081 Dr. Sharon Huff

Windjammers Unlimited, Inc.

P.O. Box 31145 Independence, OH 44131 (216) 236-8241

World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Dorfstrasse 84 B Hagendorn 6332 Switzerland

21 Highland Circle, Suite 1 Needham, MA 02494 (800) 964-5150 • (781) 453-9310 FAX: (781) 453-9389 is the dynamic, up-to-date online music college research resource where prospective students and parents can locate information about their own geographic, instrument and program preferences to learn more about the music programs that are most relevant to their individual needs and desires.


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SERVICES & MERCHANDISE Brookside Press/The Piano Book P.O. Box 300168 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (800) 545-2022 (617) 522-7182 FAX: (617) 390-7764

Cascio Interstate Music

13819 W. National Ave. New Berlin, WI 53151 (262) 957-4573 Craig Radke Drum Bum Gifts

3821 Gaskins Rd. Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 273-1353 • FAX: (804) 273-6003

S.A.S.I. Instruments

Adventures In Music Performance/AIM P.O. Box 719 Big Lake, MN 55309 (877) 368-6877 • Fax: (763) 263-5556 Carolyn Crooker

Ambassador Tours

148 E. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 349-7655 • (800) 247-7035 FAX: (269) 349-7674

American High School Honors Performance Series Collegiate Master Performance Series 1359 Broadway, Suite 1504 New York, NY 10018 Honors Performance Series: (800) 503-0807 Master Performance Series: (866) 791-4872

American Tours & Travel

9360 NW 18th Drive Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322 (954) 723-0026

8651 Commodity Circle Orlando, FL 32819 (800) 243-4365 • FAX: (407) 351-7845

Wristies Inc.

Austrian National Tourist Office

P.O. Box 377 Rollinsford, NH 03869 (800) 811-8290 •FAX: (309) 416-9960

120 W. 45th St. 9th Floor New York, NY 10036 (212) 575-7723 • FAX: (212) 730-4568


Bob Rogers Travel, Inc.

A.W.O.L. Travel Inc. (All Walks of Travel) 3120 Blossom Glen Dr. Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 260-9998

Academic Travel Services

P.O.Box 247 Hendersonville, NC 28793 (828) 693-9613 • (800) 523-4293 FAX (828) 692-8869

Accolades International Tours for the Arts 2000 West 98th Street Minneapolis, MN 55431-2593 (800) 747-2255 • (952) 881-7811 FAX: (952) 881-6276

ACFEA Tour Consultants

123 Second Ave. South, #105 Edmonds, WA 98020 (800) 886-3355 • (425) 776-3273 (800) 627-2141 FAX: (425) 672-8187 Greg Newell


343 Congress St., Ste. 3100 Boston, MA 02210 (617) 236-2051 • FAX: (617) 450-5601

Advantage Tours Intl.

9 East Gate Drive Glenwood, NJ 07418 (973) 764-5200 • FAX: (973) 764-5220

6808 Hobson Valley Dr. Unit 110 Woodridge, IL 60517 (630) 824-4343 (800) 373-1423 FAX: (630) 824-4349 Todd Rogers

With experience in group travel since 1981, Bob Rogers Travel promises 2013 to be another year of quality trips, specially designed for high school, college and junior high school musical groups. Memories of a lifetime are created, one worry-free trip at a time. Recognized by Walt Disney World as a Top 30 Student Travel Planner since 1993, BRT is a member of both the NTA (National Tour Association) and SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association). Call BRT today for a customized itinerary and quote to the destination of your choice. “You create the music. We’ll do the rest.”

Brightspark Travel, Inc.

111 S. Pfingsten Road, Suite 100 Deerfield, IL 60015 (877) 545-0070 FAX: (847) 509-0011 Busch Gardens

One Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg, VA 23187 (800) 343-7946

Casterbridge Tours

32 N. Augusta St. Staunton, VA 24401 (800) 522-2398 FAX: (540) 885-0566 Ron Blake

Travel Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center

2809 Embers Lane, Arlington heights, IL 60005 (847) 902-7229 FAX: (847) 364-0163 (877) 592-7072 Jennifer Chan, Director

Since 1992, we at CACBC have conducted Performance Tours to China for band, choir and orchestra. As a full service provider that arranges all of the logistical accommodations, technical details and red tape, CACBC strives to provide students with the finest possible experience. Each of our tours entails uniquely customized itineraries that are affordable and fit the requirements of each performance group. Whether you are affiliated with an orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz ensemble or marching band and you would like to travel to China and perform at the concert hall, march in a festival, or do a co-joint performance with a Chinese school performance group, let CACBC provide you with an itinerary and quote for your consideration.

Coastline Travel Advisors

12373 Lewis Street , Suite 201 Garden Grove, CA 92840 (714) 621-1040 • FAX: (714) 621-1038

Director’s Choice Tour & Travel 10701 Upland Ave. Lubbock, TX 79424 (806) 762-1500 • (877) 328-2583 FAX: (806) 763-7637

Ed-Ventures Tours

P.O. Box 7081 Rochester, MN 55903 (507) 289-3332 • FAX: (507) 281-9747

Educational Travel Consultants

P.O. Box 1580 Hendersonville, NC 28793 (828) 693-0412 • FAX: (828) 692-1591

Educational Travel Services

P.O. Box 82605 Portland, OR 97282 (800) 752-1296 • FAX: (503) 653-3990 Dennis Techenor

The Field Studies Center of New York 1359 Broadway, Suite 1504 New York, NY 10018 (212) 564-1343 • (800) 445-7074 FAX: (212) 564-1497

Four Seasons Tours/Rock the Boat

1553 Boren Dr. Ocoee, FL 34761 (800) 421-4159 (407) 654-2500 FAX: (407) 656-7466 Randy Dye, Director of Tour & Travel,

Four Winds Travel & Tour 30 Jericho Executive Plaza Suite 500E Jericho, NY 11753 (516) 334-2400

Group Travel Consultants, Inc. 6923 Narcoossee Road, Suite 632 Orlando, FL 32822 (800) 829-8841 • (407) 207-4371 FAX: (888) 384-8481 John DeCrotie, President

Grueninger Music Tours

201 West 103rd Street, Suite 380 Indianapolis, IN 46240 (800) 844-4159 • (317) 465-1122 FAX: (317) 479-1000

Hetzer Tours & Charters Inc.

149 Savoy Ave. Dayton, OH 45449-1274 (937) 866-1461 • (800) 322-0223 FAX: (937) 866-6761

The InterCulture Tours (China Music Tours Expert) P.O. Box 94 Naperville, IL 60565 (630) 848-1910 FAX: (630) 848-1911 Christine Wang

Kaleidoscope Adventures

7131 Grand National Drive, Suite 101 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 345-4899 (800) 774-7337 FAX: (407) 345-2890,

At Kaleidoscope Adventures, we bring your classroom to life! Kaleidoscope Adventures has specialized in student group travel since 1993, delivering thousands of unforgettable performance, festival and educational tours for middle school and high school bands, choirs and orchestras. Each Kaleidoscope Adventures group itinerary is custom designed to meet your performance and educational objectives. Our knowledgeable staff has earned the trust of thousands of music educators by providing expert attention to every detail. Being a full-service student tour operator, we will guide you every step of the way, providing you with worry-free travel giving you peace-of-mind. We even have a dedicated team to assist you with your fundraising needs! Our tradition of excellence in arranging unparalleled performance experiences remains unmatched! Let Kaleidoscope Adventures meet all of your group travel needs by customizing your next performance group tour. Then you will realize the benefits of an educational experience that will take you and your students beyond the musical classroom into a world of fun, adventure and discovery. Let Kaleidoscope Adventures be your partner in music education travel and create a lifetime of memories for you and your group.


3260 E Woodmen Road, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 260-0200 • FAX: (719) 598-8674 Oliver Scofield, President

Educational Tours, Inc.

P.O. Box 257 Holt, MI 48842 (517) 699-6900 • (800) 654-4560 FAX: (517) 699-0677 Donna Adam

EPN Travel Services 1784 W. Schuylkill Road Douglassville, PA 19518 (610) 327-3050 (800) 654-4560 FAX: (610) 327-2562 Stephanie Davis

EPN is a full-service student travel provider. We work with you to coordinate all aspects of your trip: performances, programs, meals, transportation, sightseeing, activities, admissions, hotel accommodations, and more. For over 20 years, EPN Travel Services has been customizing trips for student groups to exciting destinations. Building on a tradition of excellence, EPN now takes diverse student groups across the country and around the globe. You tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen! Call us today at (888) 323-0974 or visit to begin planning your trip.

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Travel Macy’s Parade Group

11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor New York, NY 10001 (646) 429-5216

Masterpiece Tours

202-A West Parker Road Plano, TX 75075 (972) 509-5395 • (800) 939-7687 FAX: (972) 509-2961 Paul Davis

Music Contact International

119 South Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 862-2200 • (800) 624-0166 FAX: (802) 862-2251 Jodi Breckenridge

Music Celebrations International

1440 S. Priest Drive, Suite 102 Tempe, AZ 85281-6905 (800) 395-2036 • FAX: (480) 894-5137 John P. Wiscombe

Music Travel Consultants

7920 Georgetown Road, Suite 700 Indianapolis, IN 46268 (800) 616-1112 • (317) 637-0837

National Events

Performing Arts Consultants Music Festival 88 West Front St. Keyport, NJ 07735 (732) 264-3033 (800) USA-FEST FAX: (732) 264-0115 Dr. Mike Mazzarisi

Since 1964, Performing Arts Consultants has been a leader in the production of music festival events and performance tours. As a non-profit education foundation for students of the performing arts, Performing Arts Consultants is able to offer you the most attractive tour rates available while still giving you and your students the highest quality music education, accommodations, meals, attractions and transportation. Some of the exciting events that we are known for are as follows: 1. The creation of our nationally known Festivals at Sea program now on board Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. 2. Several New York City programs including The Big Apple Classic, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 3. We are a top producer for music programs in conjunction with Disney and Universal Theme Parks. 4. Other exciting festival events produced in Bahamas, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Toronto and Washington, DC Please give us a call and learn what Performing Arts Consultants can do for you and your students.

Planet Hollywood International 6052 Turkey Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 903-5500

Rock the Boat

111 S. Pfingsten Road, Suite 100 Deerfield, IL 60015 (877) 545-0070 • FAX: (847) 509-0011

1553 Boren Drive Ocoee, FL 34761 (800) 421-4159

National Motorcoach Network

Straight A Tours

P.O. Box 1088 Mount Jackson, VA 22842 (540) 477-3323 • FAX: (540) 477-3858

New Horizons Tour & Travel

111 S. Pfingsten Road, Suite 100 Deerfield, IL 60015 (877) 545-0070 • FAX: (847) 509-0011

Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau 232 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6620 • (800) 368-3097

North American Music Festivals P.O. Box 36 Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 245-2222 • (800) 533-6263 FAX: (717) 245-9822 Douglas Cook

Par Avion Travel Inc.

6033 W. Century Blvd., #780 Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 670-2970 • FAX: (310) 649-3554

Peak Performance Tours

561 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 (800) 220-0165 • (215) 598-8690 FAX: (215) 598-8694


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6881 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 18 Orlando, FL 32819 (800) 237-5440

Stars Performance Program at Universal Orlando Resort 1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, FL 32819 (800) YOUTH-15 FAX: (407) 224-3343 or 3346, felipe.Hernandez@

Suburban Tours

1250 Mineral Spring Avenue North Providence, RI 02904 (401) 723-6770 • (800) 431-3004 FAX: (401) 723-0696 Kenneth Minasian, President

Summit Tour & Travel

P.O. Box 682240 Orlando, FL 32868-2240 (407) 290-6777 (877) 290-6777 FAX: (407) 290-9775 Kim Pretzer www.

Summit Tour & Travel specializes in student performance and non-performance tours to all destinations. Theme park, music festival, parade and cruise performance opportunities are available along with non-performance educational tours for student groups. Summit Tour & Travel is also a “full service” travel company offering individual and adult group travel.

Summit Tour & Travel is a proud member of the “Disney Youth Travel Planner Advisory Board,” Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), American School Band Directors Association and several other professional music organizations. It is licensed as a Seller of Travel in the State of Florida, Registration Number: ST-30745. The goal at Summit Tour & Travel is to provide the highest quality travel planning at a reasonable price for bands, choirs, orchestras or any other type of performing and non-performing student group. The very professional staff has many years of expertise in the travel and music education fields. Please contact Summit Tour & Travel for all of your travel needs toll-free at 877-290-6777, or check out the Web site at

Super Holiday Tours

116 Gatlin Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 851-0060 • (407) 327-2116 FAX: (407) 851-0071

Taylor Tours

645 Main Street; Suite 202 Tell City, IN 47586 (800) 258-9070 (812) 547-2923 FAX: (812) 547-1120 Jim Ashby, Owner

Taylor Tours is one of the most trusted names in student travel. Tour escorts are provided, and are all former music directors who understand and care about your students, parents, and school administration. Customized trip itineraries, meals, activities, performances, workshops, festivals, and clinics can be arranged for any destination. Taylor Tours is a proud member of the Student Youth Travel Association, National Tour Association, American Bus Association, and the International Airline Travel Agent Association. Call or visit our Web Site for detailed information. Each staff member is a seasoned professional ready to help you with all of your travel needs. You will be able to relax and enjoy your next travel adventure. All group deposits are protected under the special guidelines of the Student Youth Travel Association. Let us help you reward and teach your students about the wonderful destinations of the world.


13810 Champion Forest Dr., Suite 200 Houston, TX 77069 (281) 587-9555 • (800) 829-9505 FAX: (281) 587-9994 Sandi Kerth, President

Travel Adventures Inc.

111 S. Pfingsten Road, Suite 100 Deerfield, IL 60015 (877) 545-0070 • FAX: (847) 509-0011

Travel With Barb

1171 M Circle Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 614-9793 • FAX: (402) 614-9743 Barb Mock

Unique Travel & Tours Inc.

502 Highway 82 W. P.O. Box 516 Hooks, TX 75561 (903) 547-2287 • FAX: (903) 547-2190

United World Concert Tours 1426 N. Grand Oaks Pasadena, CA 91104 (800) 462-1994

Uniforms & Footwear FAX: (626) 798-6466 John Schulthess Lights, Camera, Music! At Universal Orlando® Resort 1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, FL 32819 (800) YOUTH-15 • FAX: (407) 224-3343 Andy Penn, Felipe Hernandez,

Vanguard Tours, Inc.

P.O. Box 3755 Lisle, IL 60532 (630) 968-2155 • (800) 383-0061 FAX: (630) 968-2173 Bob Reich, CEO

Varsity Intropa Tours

5555 W. Loop South, Ste. 105 Bellaire, TX 77401 (800) INTROPA • FAX: (713) 772-4527

Wells Cargo, Inc.

1503 W McNaughton St P.O. Box 728 Elkhart, IN 46514 (574) 264-9661 • (800) 348-7553 FAX: (574) 264-5938

Witte Travel

3250 28th St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (616) 957-8113 • FAX: (616) 957-9716 Jan Peterson Wayward


590 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Charlottesville, VA 22906 (434) 982-8600 • (800) 468-5899 FAX: (434) 982-8748

UNIFORMS & FOOTWEAR Academic Choir Apparel

20644 Superior St. Chatsworth, CA 91311 (800) 626-5000

Al’s Formal Wear

7807 Main St Houston TX 77030 (713) 791-1888 • (877) 4ALS-TUX FAX: (281) 596-4441 Allie Albrecht

American Formal Mart/Blazer Depot

234 9th Street Braddock, PA 15104 (561) 265-0065 (561) 414-6400 FAX: (561) 278-2790 Michael Saxon Web sites:, www. Ares Sportswear

3700 Lacon Rd., Suite F Hilliard OH 43026 (614) 767-1950 • (800) 439-8614 FAX: (614) 527-3794 Web sites:

ASCOT Formal Wear

7807 Main St. Houston, TX 77030 (713) 791-1888 X 3312 •(800) 879-2777 X 3312 FAX: (281) 596-4441

The Band Hall

P.O. Box 100855 Nashville, TN 37224 (615) 252-2263 • (800) 398-3064 FAX: (888) 252-4863

Band Today, LLC

7 Mickey Lane Henderson, NC 27537 (800) 636-3502 FAX: (252) 492-1948 Keith Campbell, Manager

Band Today, LLC is different and we’re proud to introduce our ”Concierge” style of service to astute band programs nationwide. We have chosen to market our broad range of marching accessories, concert wear, guard wear, and additional products through a growing sales force of part time associates who continue to be passionate about the musical arts, and just want to help! You won’t find our catalogues in your band room unless you request them directly from us. Please visit if you are interested in employment opportunities with our company, or your program would be interested in developing a business partnership with us.

Collegiate Cap & Gown

Div. of Herff Jones Inc. 1000 N. Market St. Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 351-9506 • FAX: (217) 351-9214

Collegiate Traditions Inc. 1404 Georgian Dr. Moorestown, NJ 08057 (800) 887-0361

Cousin’s Concert Attire

1306 Enterprise Dr., Ste. A Romeoville, IL 60446 (630) 759-6969 • (800) 323-3770 FAX: (630) 759-7050 Paul Phillips

360 Fairfield Ave. Stamford, CT 06902 (800) 881-5343 FAX: (203) 322-2559 Barry Chavkin

Bando Shoes, LLC

DeMoulin Brothers & Co.

The Band Mans Company

309 Baybrook Street Thomasville, GA 31792 (800) 451-3617 •FAX: (229) 226-2519 Jimmy Woodward

Band Shoppe

8900 Hwy 65 Cynthiana, IN 47612 (800) 457-3501 (800) 963-8890 FAX: (800) 874-3635 Linda R. Seib

1025 South 4th Street Greenville, IL 62246 (618) 664-2000 (800) 228-8134 FAX: (618) 664-1712 Steven G. Trull, Vice President Discount Uniforms & Scrubs

120 N. Kentucky Street Kingston, TN 37763 (865) 248-8110 • FAX: (865) 248-8110 Pat Tibbitts, CEO


Algy Uniforms

440 N.E. First Avenue Hallandale, FL 33009 (954)457-8100 local and international (800)458-2549 toll free FAX: (888)928-2282

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Uniforms & Footwear Drillcomp

P.O. Box 668 New Hope, PA 18938 (866) DRILLCOMP • FAX: (215) 862-5587

Drillmasters/ Speedsters/Super/Drillmasters Marching Shoes 1333 Wyckoff Rd. Neptune, NJ 07753 (800) 233-6737 Tom Kelly/Jon Farbman

Fear Nothing Music Gear

9550 Grove Road Cordova, TN 38016 (800) 361-GEAR •FAX: (901) 937-8652

Fruhauf Uniforms

800 E. Gilbert Wichita, KS 67211 (316) 263-7500 • (800) 858-8050 Fax: (316) 263-5550

Gateway Shoes

910 Kehrs Mill Road, Ste. 112 Ballwin, MO 63011 (800) 539-6063 FAX: (636) 527-3797 Gotham Shoe Co.

7000 Bryan Dairy Road, #A-4 Largo, FL 33777 (727) 546-9517 • FAX: (727) 546-9781 7 Mickey Lane Henderson, NV 27537 (800) 636-3502 FAX: (252) 492-1948 Keith Campbell, Manager is a division of Band Today, LLC and was created to showcase all plume styles, including the most contemporary 14” and 16” shako plumes. Full sets and small quantities of plumes can be ordered online, or by contacting Band Today, LLC.

McCormick’s Enterprises, Inc. P.O. Box 577 Arlington Heights, IL 60006 (800) 323-5807 FAX: (800) 324-3884 sales

Fred J. Miller Inc.

8765 Washington Church Road Miamisburg, OH 45342 (937) 434-1121 (800) 444-3524 FAX: (877) 356-3291

Fred J. Miller is a family owned business that was built on the principles of really knowing its customers and providing that special “Miller” service. With over 50 years of experience in all phases of pageantry, FJM is extremely dedicated and honored to help make your performing group look their very best. FJM features the Cesario Collection; a marching band performance wear that combines the latest innovations in style, fit, value and durability in a washable uniform, designed by “The Dean


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of American Design” Michael J. Cesario. FJM also offers color guard, drum line and formal performance wear. In addition to uniforms, FJM also specializes in accessories and graphic print flags to compliment the entire group. For the past 53 years the company has also offered a Summer Clinic Program – featuring classes in flag, rifle, saber, drum major, dance and majorette/twirler as well as customized choreography. Contact FJM today for all your performance needs. FJM, The Image Makers.

Music and More Midwest, a division of Warren Creative Designs LLC 257 South Main Street Onsted, MI 49265 (517) 467-2003 • (800) 947-5877 FAX: (517) 467-2006 Ed Warren, Owner Musitoods

Stage Accents

234 Industrial Parkway Northvale, NJ 07647 (800) 631-1611 FAX: (201) 750-2601

Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. P.O. Box 100 Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-2246 (800) 826-2246 FAX: (660) 258-5781 Becky Still/Gary Roberts

512 River Trace Cove Marion, AR 72364 (870) 732-1473 • (800) 467-8966 FAX: (870) 739-3333 Wally Fowler

Style Plus Band

Oak Hall Cap & Gown

One Harmony Place New London, OH 44851 (419) 929-1506 •(800) 537-2575 FAX: (419) 929-0122

P.O. Box 1078 Salem, VA 24153 (800) 223-0429 •FAX: (540) 387-2034

Peacock’s Marching World

Drum Major & Marching Band Supplies 4755 N Olympic Drive Kingman, AZ 86401 (928) 692-2263 • FAX: (928) 692-2270

Regency Cap & Gown Company 7534 Atlantic Blvd P.O. Box 8988 Jacksonville, FL 32239 (904) 724-3500 1-(800)-826-8612


1125 West Walnut St Albany, IN 47320 (800) 775-4829 FAX: (765) 789-4994 Simco Formal Wear

5436 Dansher Road Countryside, IL 60525 (800) 922-5733 •FAX: (800) 922-5893

Smith Walbridge Band Products

P.O. Box 748 Savoy, IL 61874 (217) 352-4262 •FAX: (866) 401-4404 Gary Smith Web sites:

Southeastern Performance Apparel 142 S. Woodburn Drive Dothan, AL 36305 (334) 793-1576 x 314 (800) 239-6294 FAX: (334) 793-7381 (800) 239-1576 Pete Weeks

P.O. Box 2705 Trenton, NJ 08607 (609) 392-4895

Thomas Creative Apparel Inc.

Up-Front Footwear, Inc. 33 N. Market St. Mt. Joy, PA 17552 (888) 346-5537 FAX 717-492-1866 Website:

Up-Front Footwear Inc., is the distributor of DINKLES Marching shoes. For 25 years DINKLES has been the industry leader in comfort, quality, durability, and safety. From the classic all leather Vanguard to the economically priced Glide, DINKLES has shoes for every need and budget. Try the DINKLES Formal with the high gloss patent look or the student popular DINKLES Edge. All DINKLES are made with full rubber soles for the best traction on wet and dry surfaces. We even tested DINKLES against the competition and DINKLES were the winner. Another DINKLES exclusive is our Forepart Flex Feature. We add extra padding and flexibility at the ball the foot where you need it most while marching. DINKLES also has a full line of boots and shoes for your guard and frontline. We also carry our own line of gloves that are the highest quality parade gloves on the market. No company has more shoe making knowledge than DINKLES. If you want shoes that help you march, have a great reputation and a 25 history call us at 1-88DINKLES or visit us at

Zoro Sportswear

P.O. Box 13703 San Antonio, TX 78213 (800) 531-5080 FAX: (210) 377-1912

MPA Classifieds Arrangements Free Marching Band Arrangements Contact or email International Education Service P.O. Box 15036 Alexandria, Virginia 22309 703-619-6268



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