Category: Video Blog

Instrument Step-Up Is Back! It’s Your Weekend Update.

In this Weekend Update: The Boomer Step-Up Event is back! We are still being safe a limiting people on site, so instead of just one day we are spreading it out over several weeks. Details can be found here *AND* Mrs. Lemons, the band director at High Plains School has scheduled weekly sessions for April to […]

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cool things are happening at high plains school!

5:00 PM is not very late for most people to be out, but with two small boys Drew is rarely anywhere but home at that hour. So where was he? At High Plains School in Loveland! Mrs. Lemons, the band director at HPS, got creative and split her beginners into three groups due to COVID […]

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Funding for classroom music is availble, but you need to apply soon!

Music Educators, As you have likely heard, the government has passed into law 3 different “Cares Acts” that include funding for Schools, referred to as ESSER FUNDS.  The 2nd round of ESSER Funds is available now on a grant basis to schools.  This is a use it or lose it type of funding and schools […]

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Calling all trumpet players!

This Saturday is the Colorado State University Virtual Trumpet Day! CSU Trumpet Day is designed for trumpet players of all ages who are looking for an event that inspires their love of music and all things trumpet. Trumpet students, teachers, performers, and band directors in Colorado are invited to attend directly on Zoom. Hosted by […]

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David smalley talks trumpet maintenance

Former SE Shires trumpet builder and current Boomer Music Company repair shop Manager David Smalley sits down to talk trumpet maintenance. He touches on such topics as: Simple routine maintenance you can (and should) do at home How often to get a professional chemical or ultrasonic cleaning Lubricants – What to and not to use […]

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What the Heck is It: Yellow Brass or Gold Brass?

Trumpet players of all experience levels ask us the same question: What is the difference between yellow brass and gold brass? Drew explains the differences, shows what they look like, and demonstrates the differences in sound.

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Care and feeding of your string instrument

In this Boomer By Request video String instruments can be tricky to maintain, especially for a beginner. We hear from orchestra teachers all the time that kids adjust one tiny thing and make their instrument unplayable. This is not their fault! They simply lack the necessary experience. In this video Sarah draws on her years […]

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We were featured on 9news!

Steve Blatt, Executive Director of Bringing Music to Life recently visited the store and brought with him Nelson Garcia from 9News! We had a great conversation covering the instrument drive (March 8-21), the past year of challenges, and what the future holds for music and music education. Thank you all for your continued support of […]

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How to Play Conga Drums

The Congas!

Peter Knudson gives an overview of the congas! He talks about the different kind of drums, the history of them, and demonstrates several fundamental tones all conga players need to know. He also combines these tones into fundamental rhythms that are crucial to playing the congas.

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The History of Swing

The History of Swing – CMEA 2021

Kevin Bollinger of Denver’s own Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra takes us through the history of swing! Topics include the origins of the genre, prominent performers who helped shape its evolution, and the decline of swing as popular music. This session was proudly sponsored by Boomer Music Company at the 2021 Colorado Music Educators Association Virtual […]

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