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Happy Birthday Glenn Miller – b. March 1, 1904

“America means freedom and there’s no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music” - Glenn Miller In addition to giving us such Big Band classics as “in the Mood”, “String of Pearls”, “Tuxedo Junction”, and the hauntingly beautiful “Moonlight Serenade“, … Continue reading

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Today in Music History – Jazz Music Breaks the Culture Barrier

It was 69 years ago today, on January 18, 1944, that the  New York City Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors to a whole new audience by hosting its first-ever jazz concert. Among the jazz legends performing that evening, were   Louis Armstrong, … Continue reading

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Pender’s as the Arkansas Traveler

It’s always nice to have the opportunity to display at band and orchestra meetings and conventions. There’s nothing better than face-to-face time with our customers. And it’s especially nice if it’s combined with the appearance of noted clinicians, conductors or … Continue reading

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