band rental season

Art’s Music Shop can provide your beginning band student with a premium quality instrument on a month-to-month basis. We have rental plans available.

Our in-store, in-school program, which is featured at band parent meeting nights in our service area, is based upon your band director’s recommendations. We do not have all the instruments available to you listed on our website. Therefore, Click HERE for more information about our comprehensive in-school rental program, or to fill out the rental application online to begin the process in renting an instrument for your child. Again, this option is only available for schools and students in our service area. If you’re unsure about whether we visit your school or not, feel free to call and verify (800.341.2787 | 334.271.2787 (Mtgy) | 334.793.1284 (Dothan) | 205.995.8376 (Bham).

Our online-only rental program is ONLY for those individuals that are not in our service area. Limited selection is available online.

If you know that your school is in our service area, and need to rent an instrument via the internet/phone/mail, please fill out the rental application HERE.

Art’s Music Shop will be at the Alabama Bandmasters Summer Convention June 24 (Music Selection Committee), plus June 25 and 26. This year’s convention will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Orange Beach, and here is the 2014 Summer Convention schedule:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

8:30-2:00 Board of Directors Meeting (working lunch)

2:00-6:00 Music Selection Committee

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

8:30-9:30 Clinic: “Building a Bridge: Recruiting is a Year-Round Job” (Elva Kaye Lance)

This clinic will offer tips on building relationships and developing recruiting strategies to grow the band program.

9:45-11:15 Clinic: “Marching Band S.O.S.” (Randall Coleman)

This session will provide the attendee with strategies and information that will assist in making the marching band rehearsal more effective, efficient, and productive. Designed for both the veteran and younger educator alike, the session will focus on both music and visual elements, as well as rehearsal logistics and organization. Topics discussed include: the first rehearsal, basics (musical and visual), the marching band “complete package,” the music rehearsal, the visual rehearsal, setting goals, care and feeding of the students, parents, administrators, and the community.

1:00-4:00 ABA Adjudicator Clinic (Dr. Ken Ozzello)

6:30-8:00 ABA Social Hour

Thursday, June 26, 2014

8:30-9:00 Board of Directors Meeting

9:00-9:30 ABA General Business Meeting

9:45-10:45 Clinic: “Leading the Band: Moving From Good to Great” (Elva Kaye Lance)

This clinic will focus on developing a successful leadership team from the top down. Talking points include modeling and strategies that encourage commitment and buy-in to the overall mission and success of the total program.

11:00-12:00 Clinic: Unlocking the Mysteries of Music Programming and Classification (David Allinder)

Most agree that programming is key to a successful performance, but annually, many directors feverishly search for the evasive “list tune” to round out their MPA program. In this clinic, we will examine the classification system used by the ABA and designations and discrepancies currently in use by a variety of music publishers. You will leave with a better understanding of components found at each grade level and be more able to confidently select literature to challenge and flatter your band at the same time!

We hope to see some of you at the beach!


June, 2014: Thanks for making Art’s Music Shop’s Sounds of Summer a great success! We had 82 sign up for the camp….see you in 2015!

The 2014 Event has passed….look for us again in 2015!


…Introducing…..Backun Professional and Artist Clarinets…

NEW at Art’s Music Shop!

(Click on the Images below for Pricing, etc)

Backun Professional Protégé Cocobolo Clarinet: Silver Plated Keys
Backun Professional Protégé Cocobolo Clarinet: Rose Gold Plated Keys
Backun Professional Protégé Grenadilla Clarinet: Silver Plated Keys

From your first lesson to First Chair!
As an aspiring artist, you need a clarinet that will take you from the practice room to center stage. Enter the Protégé Bb Clarinet. The perfect fit for students, amateurs and aspiring professionals.

An affordable professional instrument, the Protégé Bb Clarinet is the next logical step between beginner and Artist models. With its uncompromising tone, impeccable intonation and a unique acoustical design, the Protégé redefines what an aspiring player needs in a clarinet.

Crafted from the same high-quality woods and materials as Backun and MoBa Artist Clarinets, the Protégé Bb Clarinet will help you secure your place on center stage. After all the hours spent practicing, you deserve to be there!

Specifications:

• Exceptionally aged Cocobolo Wood

• Silver Plated keys and mouthpiece

• Includes Protégé Barrel, Protégé Bell and Single Case

The various plating options (some by special order only) on mouthpieces and keys for both Cocobolo and Grenadilla wood models: Silver, Nickel, Black Nickel, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold

Backun Artist Cocobolo Clarinet: Silver Plated keys

Reinventing the Clarinet One Piece at a Time
For a clarinet to play as an extension of your soul, each piece of wood must be painstakingly selected, each tonehole masterfully crafted, each key evenly balanced and each pad perfectly sealed, all in pursuit of this: The Backun Clarinet.

Specifications:

• Exceptionally aged, highly figured Cocobolo Wood

• Completely redesigned F to F# connectgion for simultaneous actuation

• Ergonomically sculpted register key for lightning fast movement

• Special silencing materials to reduce mechanical noise and increase responsiveness

• Left hand lever keys fit with micro screw adjustments to eliminate lost motion

• Left hand post anchor for rock-solid alignment

• Low E reinforced hinge rod support with second crowsfoot on the Low E/F for maximum stability

• Raised and custom tapered tonehole on the Low E to improve tuning and voicing

• Unsurpassed out-of-the-box performance with the highest level of finishing work

• Individual Coil Springs embedded in the body to create a consistent and balanced action when articulating the upper trill keys

• BMS Modular Posting System designed to make key fitting and refitting precise and effortless (Patent Pending)

• Combination carbon fiber and titanium upper and lower joints for an uncompromising fit and seal (Patent Pending)

• Revolutionary trill key design with enlarged finger buttons and an independent guide system to maintain superior alignment

• Unique thumb rest that is fully adjustable by the player — aiding in correct hand positioning, comfort and stability

• Precision keywork fit on a unique proprietary posting system manufactured in-house — for long-term reliability and true touch sensitivity

• Backun Acoustical Design with selected matching upper and lower joints for amazing tuning and voicing

• Silver Plated keys and mouthpiece

• Includes 2 Backun Fatboy Barrels, 1 Backun Traditional Bell and Custom Case (mouthpiece not included)

Also available (special order only): Yellow Gold or Rose Gold plating option on mouthpieces and keys

Backun Artist MoBa Cocobolo Clarinet: Yellow Gold Plated keys

Perfection Doesn’t Happen…You Have to Design It
Not merely an upgrade, but rather a new model on an entirely different level. With Low F Vent mechanism for optimal tuning. Each MoBa Clarinet is tuned and voiced to Ricardo Morales’ unwavering standards. Why make sacrifice? Make Music.

Also available (special order only): Rose Gold or Silver plating option on mouthpieces and keys

Check out the Backun Musical Company History Story.
Note: Some images on the site may not match actual instrument finish specifications

powell flutes

Powell Premiere Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Premiere flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate; nickel silver body with low B; Y Arms; Offset G with split E; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup Arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but Y-arms are sometimes used for cups that are pressed by the fingers.

 

Powell Prestige Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Prestige flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate; solid silver body with low B; Pointed Cup arms; 10K White Gold Springs; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but sometimes Y-arms are used for cups that are pressed by the fingers. Pointed arms — in comparison to Y-arms — look beautiful and are superior in  maintaining the correct relationship between key cups and tone holes.

Key Options: Offset G with split E –or– In-line low B

Powell Prestige+ Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Prestige+ flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate AND Aurumite Rozetta Gold Tube; solid silver body with low B; Pointed Cup arms; 10K White Gold Springs; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but sometimes Y-arms are used for cups that are pressed by the fingers. Pointed arms — in comparison to Y-arms — look beautiful and are superior in  maintaining the correct relationship between key cups and tone holes.

Key Options: Offset G with split E –or– In-line low B

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Art's Music Shop is coming to a music convention near you!

Art’s Music Shop’s Winter Convention Schedule

(stop by and see us!)

Louisiana Music Educators

November 22-25, 2013 (Friday – Monday)
Crowne Plaza Executive Center | Baton Rouge, LA

Exhibit Hours:
Friday | 11am – 4pm & 5pm – 6:30pm
Saturday | 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm
Sunday | 9am – 2pm
Monday | 9am – Noon

Mississippi Bandmasters State Band Clinic

December 11-14, 2013 (Wednesday – Saturday)
Natchez Convention Center | Natchez, MS

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 9am – 5pm
Friday | 9am – 2pm

Florida Music Educators

January 8-11, 2014 (Wednesday – Saturday)
East Hall, Tampa Convention Ctr | Tampa, FL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 12:30pm – 6pm
Friday | 10:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday | 9am – 1pm

Alabama Music Educators

January 23-24, 2014 (Thursday – Friday)
Renaissance Hotel/Conf Ctr | Montgomery, AL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 10am – 5pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5pm

Georgia Music Educators

January 29 – February 1, 2014 (Thursday – Saturday)
Savannah Int’l Trade & Conv Ctr | Savannah, GA

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 2pm – 5:30pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday | 8:30am – 11:30am