What is Band Music Center and where does it come from?
Band Music Center is a division of the successful European publishing company Show & Marching Music that, in addition to their own band and percussion publication, takes care of the European distribution for Row-loff Production, Tapspace Publication, C. Alan Publications and Salyers Percussion.
What’s the reason behind this special Band Music Center website for the USA?
Despite the growing interest in our band an percussion ensemble publications we found out that it was sometimes difficult for US musicians to order through our European website. The exchange rate with the Euro and shipping costs from Europe are the main obstacles. On bandmusiccenter.com all prices are in US dollars and all scores are printed in and shipped from the US. Payments can be made with all major credit cards through PayPal.
Who are the people behind Band Music Center?
Our staff, writers, composers and arrangers are all professional, experienced, well educated and inspirational music teachers. Because they are all active in the band and percussion ensemble scene they know exactly what’s needed in the field of sheet music and educational material for the activity.
What is Band Music Center doing differently from other publishers?
Besides a printed score (on your doorstep in a couple of days) all our publications are coming with downloadable:
Individual Parts (PDF)
→ to start rehearsing straight away
Full Recordings (MP3)
→ to make preparations easier
Practice Software (WIN/MAC)
→ to slow down recordings
Practice Tracks (optional)
→ solo and karaoke tracks with click
How do I work with the Slow Down Audio Practice Software
- Download and install Java if you don’t have it.
- Download slow_down_audio.jar to your computer (win/mac)
- Click it to open it and drag your mp3 to the screen so you can slow down the track
Where does the Band Music Center slogan “Let's Simplify The Process” come from?
We’d love to do as much as we can to help music teachers and students to simplify the entire process, from picking to performing a piece of sheet music. We’re constantly working on creative solutions for the stumbling blocks we encounter in our work as a music educator.