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Like Shoes, Kids Outgrow Orchestra Instruments

When is the right time to move your child to a larger orchestra instrument?

It’s inevitable. Children seem to outgrow things just as soon as you buy them. Much like shoes, clothes, sports equipment and more, your child outgrows his or her orchestra instrument too.

2015 Band of Angels Instrument Drive

Join us to kick off the 2015 Band of Angels Instrument Drive:

Friday, August 28: Watch the Fox 4 News Morning Show, we’ll be talking about Band of Angels from Ruskin High School.

Saturday, August 29: Join us at our Overland Park location, along with Fox 4 and the Saturday morning show. And, if you have an instrument gathering dust, bring it in.

Mighty Melody and Her Father Kaleb Unger

Many Instruments Donated to Band of Angels have a Special “Melody”

Mighty Melody and her father, Kaleb, continue a family legacy with a touching Band of Angels donation.

Band of Angels was founded in 2010 as a partnership with WDAF-TV Fox 4. Its mission is to collect music instruments and help fund the purchase of music instruments for children in need who want to study music, but whose family financial situations, unfortunately, get in the way of their dreams to join band or orchestra.

High School Students Performing at Summer Band Camp

Music Camp 101

Tips for Surviving (and Enjoying) Music Camp

Twenty years from now, some of your best memories from high school will probably include the time you spent at summer music camp. But right now, you’re just thinking about how hot it’s going to be and making sure you arrive with everything you need.

What Band Directors Need to Know About Yamaha Drums

From One Head Drumline Instructor to Another

Brandon Graves, University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks’ head drumline instructor, knows a thing or two about selecting and caring for marching band drums. Not only does he oversee KU’s Marching Jayhawks’ drumline programs and exercises,

Tom Meyer Receives National Award

The Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award annually recognizes the extraordinary commitment, dedication, support and sacrifice of music parents and boosters around the world by shining a spotlight on an individual who exemplifies these qualities. 

The Heart Strings Gala 2015 Raises $45,000 for Band of Angels

Meyer Music and Fox 4 News held the annual Heart Strings Gala on February 14, 2015 at the Bean Hangar Event Space at The Roasterie. As well as raising $45,000 for Band of Angels, the gala tugged at attendees’ heartstrings with a special music instrument presentation and a guest artist performance by Mark Pender. 

Solo and Small Ensemble Music Festivals “Take a Village”

Intense instrument practice is in full swing for many band and orchestra students across Kansas and Missouri. Preparation for annual solo and small ensemble music festivals begins after winter break and continues through the beginning of May.

Meyer Music Official Drop Off Location for the Manilow Music Project

The public is invited to donate new or gently used music instruments to benefit Kansas City Public School children in exchange for two free tickets to Barry Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert.

Turning instrument parts into jewelry to benefit Band of Angels

Putting Beauty in Both the Eye and Ear of the Beholder

Artists have been repurposing materials for use in their art for years. Jewelry artists are no different, and have joined the popular re-purposing movement. Hang Ups in KC is a Kansas City, Missouri-based small business owned and operated by co-creators Kristi Jurgensen and Carolyn Adams. Kristi & Carolyn transform vintage treasures such as keys, silverware and typewriters (to name a few) into fun and inspiring jewelry. The duo have added a unique twist to their materials repertoire thanks to Band of Angels.