Good Habits for Healthy Instruments: Woodwinds

Good Habits for Healthy Instruments: Woodwinds Maintaining your instrument doesn't have to be a painstaking process; a lot of damage to woodwinds can be prevented with easy daily routines. Keep your instrument clean Run a swab through your woodwind after every session. Moisture left in your instrument can be absorbed into the keypads, [...]

January 19th, 2018|Student Resources|0 Comments

Winter Care Tips for Orchestral Instruments

Winter Care Tips for Orchestral Instruments Cold weather can take a toll on any wooden instrument. Violins, violas, cellos, and basses are especially fragile due to the thinness of the wood and the pressure the strings put on the instrument. During the winter, you want to avoid quick temperature changes and low humidity. Here [...]

January 19th, 2018|Student Resources|0 Comments

How to Oil Valves on Trumpet, Baritone, or Tuba

How to Oil Valves on Trumpet, Baritone, and Tuba To keep your trumpet, baritone, or tuba playing great, get in the habit of regularly oiling your valves. Our technicians recommend an oiling schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for daily players. If you only play a few times a week, always begin with a fresh oiling. Oiling does more [...]

January 17th, 2018|Student Resources|0 Comments

Prairie Winds Ensemble Concert – March 19, 2017

The Prairie Wind Ensemble Concert The Prairie Wind Ensemble, in residence at Illinois Central College, will present their third concert of the season on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  This concert will be presented in the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center in East Peoria, Illinois. This concert will be the “inaugural” [...]

March 1st, 2017|School Concerts|0 Comments

FP-30 Contest Piano Sale 2017

Roland FP-30 Digital Piano Sale The Music Shoppe supplied Roland FP-30 Digital Pianos for 2017 Solo & Ensemble contests this year, and they are now available for sale at a reduced price of $699! This piano package included the FP-30 keyboard with 88 fully-weighted keys, three-pedal unit, and matching stand. It regularly retails for $873, [...]

February 28th, 2017|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Bloomington High School Bands Winter Concert

Bloomington High School Winter Concert The Bloomington High School Concert Band and Wind Symphony will be performing a concert this Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00pm. Ms. Pamela Kelly will be conducting the Concert Band to begin the evening. They will be performing Corsican Litany (1976) by Vaclav Nelhybel and Canadian Sketches (1990) by David [...]

February 9th, 2017|School Concerts|0 Comments

Small Business Saturday at The Music Shoppe

Small Business Saturday: November 26, 2016 Shoppe Small all weekend long! The Music Shoppe is celebrating Small Business Saturday with our largest sale yet! Prices will be honored Friday 11/25/2016 through Sunday 11/27/2016 in-store only. The deals listed below represent discounts off our already competitive year-round pricing. Because of varying inventory, not all stores are able [...]

November 21st, 2016|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Step-Up Events at The Music Shoppe

Step-Up your band instrument at The Music Shoppe TMS-Normal: November 7th-12th TMS-Champaign: November 15th-19th TMS-Springfield: December 1st-3rd The Music Shoppe's Step-Up events are the best opportunity to move from your beginner band instrument to intermediate or professional horns. The largest inventory of the year is on-hand and ready to be played. Special offers are [...]

November 7th, 2016|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Johnny Lee Lane Drum Clinic

Free Drum Clinic with Professor Johnny Lee Lane Thanks to Johnny for a great clinic! If you missed it, you can watch the video below. On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Professor Johnny Lee Lane will be presenting a free drum clinic at The Music Shoppe of Normal. Professor Lane is currently Director of [...]

September 20th, 2016|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Champaign Lesson Studio Scholarship Contest

The Music Shoppe Lesson Studios of Champaign is having a scholarship contest! Students may apply to win one month of free weekly lessons. Applications are due May 6, 2016, and winners will be announced May 13, 2016. For more details and the application, please see the attached PDFs. Contest Details Scholarship Application  

April 12th, 2016|Miscellaneous|0 Comments