Support Music.com – Sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchandisers (N.A.M.M.) and the National Association for Music Education (N.A.F.M.E), SupportMusic.com is the preeminent source for advocacy and support information focused on music education. The Music Achievement Council, led by Conn-Selmer Institute clinician, Marcia Neel was formed in 1983 for the express purpose of supporting instrumental music programs in our schools. The council produces educational materials for use by band and orchestra directors to help improve the recruiting and retention of instrumental music students.
NAMM – The National Association of Music Merchandisers (N.A.M.M.) is the not for profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. The association and its trade shows serve as a hub for people wanting to seek the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Established in 1909, VanderCook College of Music is the only independent college in the country dedicated exclusively to educating music teachers. We are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Illinois State Board of Education. VanderCook’s degree programs include the Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, and Mastor of Music Education and Certification programs.
NAFME – The National Association for Music Educators (N.A.F.M.E.) originally Music Educators National Conference (M.E.N.C.) has a mission to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. Since 1907, NAFME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAFME's activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.
Wenger - Wenger offers products that save time, enhance rehearsals and contribute to the success of every performance. Started in the music practice room, today Wenger products are found in performance halls, theatres, gymnasiums, and outdoors. Wenger products can be found just about anywhere music and theatre is practiced and performed. And more recently, in the locker rooms and equipment storage facilities of high school, college and professional sports teams. It's hard to find a musician, teacher, actor, coach or athlete today – at any level – whose passion to teach and perform hasn't been touched by a Wenger product.
Charms – The Charms Office Assistant is the result of continual design, programming, and testing. The Charms Office Assistant is an all-encompassing office assistant, designed specifically for music educators. It is designed to keep track of student and parent information such as email addresses, phone numbers, groups, and chaperones. The Charms Office Assistant organizes and makes sense of music libraries and keeps track of inventory, props and uniforms.
Fred J Miller – As the uniform provider for some of the world’s top drum corps, including the Concord Blue Devils, Fred J Miller has developed a commitment to quality, innovative designs, and superior design service. This commitment does not stop with marching ensembles. With a full line of concert and color guard apparel and equipment, Fred J Miller is the source for all your musical ensemble outfitting needs.
Hal Leonard – Hal Leonard is the leading print and audio publisher for instrumental and vocal music. With a vast library of over 200,000 titles, Hal Leonard represents in print some of the most well known and respected artists, such as Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Mariah Carey, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Neil Diamond, The Doors, Josh Groban, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Joel, and Elton John. Hal Leonard’s products are sold in more than 65 countries throughout the world.
Educational Tours – Since 1983, Educational Tours, Inc. has been providing student groups with quality travel packages to almost anywhere in the world. Educational Tours has built a reputation specializing in customizing trips for performing and scholastic groups that meet their individual needs and interests. Educational Tours, Inc. provides a wide selection of performance opportunities, clinics, festivals, and parades for student participation, as well as many educational and memorable experiences.
JW Pepper – JW Pepper is the retail source for print and audio music from the top publishers like Hal Leonard, Alfred, Mel Bay, and Warner Brothers. With an extensive website, and retail outlets located around the country, JW Pepper makes shopping easy. JW Pepper’s selection includes everything from band to orchestra, voice to guitar, and piano to organ.
Manhasset – Since 1935, Manhasset has been the educator’s choice for music stands, lights, carts, and accessories. Built in the USA in Yakima, Washington, Manhasset music stands are dependable and reliable. With a legacy built on innovation, Manhasset continues to develop new products all with the same commitment to quality.
Marching Show Concepts – Marching Show Concepts has a reputation in the industry as an all-inclusive resource for new and seasoned band directors, focused on the area of marching arts. Along with Marching Show Concept’s wide range of time saving products and services tailored to the needs of music educators, Marching Show Concepts works with experts in the field like Jay Bocook, Richard Saucedo, Greg Bimm, Craig Harms, Tom Weidner, David Cook, Stephen Mellillo, Kevin Lepper, Scott Hickey, and many more.
Remo – For over 50 years, Remo has been the world’s most well known maker of drumheads. With a foundation of innovation, Remo has continued to develop new products focused on the world of percussion. With a compliment of numerous industry awards, Remo is the choice of performers and groups throughout the world.