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Cincinnati November Band of the Month

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Brocephus is a modern country cover band based out of Cincinnati Ohio. They focus on the current hits from today while mixing in a touch of the classics. Brocephus provides a high energy performance and pride themselves on treating every event as if it were a sold out arena. The band is comprised of veteran musicians from around the area who have joined together from some of the most well known acts around. Brocephus is performing around the midwest from festivals and fairs to private events and weddings.

Members

Chris Wilson – Vocals. Chris brings his vocal talents from Memphis where he was one of the premier Elvis impersonators. His showmanship and command of not only his voice but the stage and crowd is an asset to Brocephus.

Chip Stewart – Vocals/Bass. Chip is not only the mastermind behind Brocephus but he is the work horse as well. He comes from several highly successful cover bands (My sister sarah, Marsha Brady, The Monday’s) from the Cincinnati area. His vocal and bass ability is only matched by his drive for success and his knowledge of production and stage management. Chip helps round out the harmony and adds excitement to the live show.

Billy Carri – Vocals/Guitar. Billy has literally done it all. From being signed to a label in the 90’s, touring the country as a singer/songwriter to being a member of the Armed Forces Entertainment Network playing over seas for the troops to running his own recording studio and producing local bands. He brings his vocal ability and guitar work along with his amazing stage presence to Brocephus allowing for spot on harmony and a visual spectacle.

Sunil Munger – Guitar. Sunil is a graduate of The Atlanta Institute of Music where he studied guitar. He is one of the Premier guitar instructors in the Cincinnati area and brings a vast knowledge of theory and structure to Brocephus. He also comes from the highly successful My Sister Sarah and Lounge Lizards cover bands. Having Sunil allows Brocephus to have a guitar flare thru songs that is 2nd to none.

Eric Mayleben – Drums. Eric is the foundation on which all things Brocephus is built. Eric brings his vast experience from a touring rock musician who has been signed, shot videos appearing on Mtv to being a drum instructor here in the area. His showmanship and timing never clash, in fact they’re in perfect sync with each other providing a solid groove for the band and a fun show for the crowd.

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

Brocephus keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

August Cincinnati Band of the Month – The Cincinnati Frequency Band

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The Cincinnati Frequency Band brings fresh funky grooves to your favorite R&B, soul, funk, Motown, and modern pop. Proud to be YOUR band, we are the Cincinnati Frequency Band.

 

Eli Windau – keys, vocals, rap, melodica

Don Gauck- guitar

Kevin McClellan – bass

Teddy Wilburn- drums

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Cincinnati Frequency Band keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

Cincinnati Frequency Band Facebook

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May Cincinnati Band Of The Month

Dallas Moore our April Cincinnati Band Of The Month, is an American Outlaw/Honky-Tonk artist and award winning songwriter of the number one hits”Texas Tornado” “Crazy Again” and “Blessed Be The Bad Ones.” Touring relentlessly with The Dallas Moore Band as well as regular solo acoustic appearances for the Last Honky Tonk Music Series and Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Perdido Key, Florida, Moore consistently performs over 300 shows a year coast to coast in the USA.

The Dark Horse Rider album featuring 10 new Dallas Moore originals was released on Sol Records in January of 2015. The Dallas Moore Band is currently nominated for Outlaw Group of the Year at the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin,Texas and for Country Artist of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the year at the 2016 CEA Awards in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dallas Moore’s music is featured regularly on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Outlaw Country Channel 60, CMT.com, Yallwire.com and terrestrial AM/FM radio in America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Brazil. You’ll also find Moore profiled in the book “Outlaws Still At Large!” by author Neil Alexander Hamilton along with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David Allan Coe, Blackberry Smoke, Wayne Mills & more.

Band Members

Dallas Moore
Bob Rutherford
Chuck Morpurgo
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Mike Owens

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Dallas Moore Band keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

http://www.dallasmoore.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thedallasmooreband/timeline

https://twitter.com/dallasmoore

https://www.instagram.com/dallasmooreband/

 

Want to be the next Band of the Month? Check out how HERE!

 

March Cincinnati Band of the Month

 

Misnomer was born in basements. Originally from the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, Misnomer is a band full of interesting individuals that set out to break down the conventional boundaries of popular music. By implementing various influences and styles, Misnomer offers a familiar sound that exists within the paradox of “contemporary” versus “classic”.  They refuse to recycle, yet retain a sense of familiarity and freshness. The music that is produced by their individualistic, non-generic format has the effect of making an audience want to shake their booties, bang their heads, and groove with euphoric melancholy, through a sound that has never reached ears before.

In the early years of the band, Randy Clark (drummer) and Kyler Davis (guitar/vocals) formed a strong relationship based solely around a mutual love for the art, craft, and expression of music. After developing their abilities further, they decided to recruit Dominic Franco (bassist) to the line-up. As a 3-piece, they established themselves and developed an identity through their interesting and unique sound and approach. Misnomer added the fourth member, Logan Brown (multi-instrumentalist), after collaborating with him to independently record and release their first full length album.

Misnomer has played in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Northern Kentucky circuit for roughly 4 years. After finally picking up momentum, they decided to release their first full-length album in early 2016, which will be followed by an extensive tour in the summer.

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

Misnomer keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/MisnomerOfficial/

https://twitter.com/misnomermusic

https://www.instagram.com/misnomer_official/

Want to be the next Band Of The Month in Cincinnati? Click Here!

Cincinnati February Band of the Month

The Fox Collective is an alternative indie rock band from Lebanon, Ohio. The band was formed by musicians who came from different genre bands to collectively fulfill a specific sound. Inspired by bands and things such as Dance Gavin Dance, Circa Survive, Misnomer, Expeditions and nature itself. Currently the band has been together for nearly a year writing, practicing and recording to release their “Naked” EP. The Naked EP will be made to move you in a subtle yet exciting rush with pretty melodies and in your face riffs.

Members!

James Arnold / Vocals
Josh Allen / Guitar
Andy Mitchell / Guitar
Daquon Brice / Bass
Michael / Drums

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

The Fox Collective keeps their fans updated with the latest news, music, merchandise, promotions and whatever through various social media accounts. Some accounts are exclusive to certain media.

Facebook.com/collectivefoxes
Twitter.com/collectivefoxes
Instagram.com/thefoxcollectiveband
Tumblr.com/thefoxcollectiveband

January Cincinnati Band of the Month – Stone Mountain Mafia

Willis at Moeller Music West Chester’s Band of the Month is:  Stone Mountain Mafia

 

 

 

Stone Mountain Mafia is a Southern Fried Rock Band
That mixes the power and energy of Arena Rockers
of old with the country cool soul of bands like the
Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others to form a very unique Sound that solidifies their reputation as The Premier Southern Rock Band in the Tri state Area.
These guys are the Torch Bearers of real Rock music not beholden to trends or cliches. 4 on the floor ROCK!
Stone Mountain Mafia is…
Brett Brock… Lead Vocals, Guitar.
Jamie Cook… Bass, Backing Vocals.
Chris Lester… Lead / Rhythm Guitar Backing Vocals.
Cecil Delloma … Lead / Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals.
Gary Miller… Drums / percussion & backing vocals.

Now that you have met the band, go check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you can find them online! Come in to Willis at Moeller Music West Chester and show an associate that you “Liked” their music page on Facebook and receive discounts!

Cincinnati Band of the Month! The Danny Frazier Band

The Danny Frazier Band is a regional touring group performing original music, authentic music, and the music of Americana. They are also Willis Music’s band of the month!
Every month Willis music chooses and promotes a “Band of the month”. We do this to help our local bands obtain more exposure and share their talents!  Come in and show us that you have liked them on social media and we’ll give you 15% off your purchase that day!
Danny from the Danny Frazier band was born in Kerville, Texas. He relocated to Covington, Kentucky where shorty after, his band Frazier River signed with RCA Decca Records out of Nashville. The band then toured across the country in support of their album.
Since the release Danny has been performing nonstop solo and acoustic under the name of Danny Frazier Band.
Today the lineup of the band includes:
– Nick Netherten on Guitar/Fiddle
– Gregg Amburgey on Bass
– Bobby Armstrong on Drums
– Danny Frazier on Guitar and Vocals
This current lineup has been together for two years now and still going! They released an album last year entitled “Something Right”.
The Danny Frazier Band performs every weekend. They are definitely worth the drive! You can also find them on Facebook and dannyfrazierband.com! Check them out!

Baseball time in Cincinnati

This is an exciting time for baseball in Cincinnati and Willis Music is proud to be associated with the Reds. Our connection with the Reds lives on in several fronts and I want to tell you about a few.

John Schutte, organist extraordinaire for the Reds used to work at Willis Music and in fact directly with me. John used his varied musical talents to organize and develop our in-house music typesetting department. John later left to pursue a career in firefighting where he continues today in Saint Bernard. Back in 2010 John and his band, The Rusty Griswolds were playing at the stadium and he questioned if they still had an organ. They did, although it had not been played in a few years. He mentioned that if they ever needed someone, to give him a call. To that they responded, “What are you doing Sunday?” John has been playing with the Reds ever since.

Through our association with John and the Reds we became aware that they needed better equipment for John to play on in the booth. We contacted Yamaha and began working on a solution. Before long John was playing on a brand new Tyros 4 all donated by Yamaha and Willis Music.

But probably the most interesting project we did with the Reds was with the Cincinnati Reds logo organ Willis donated and decorated. We had an organ in stock that we decorated for use around the park. It was an interesting project and involved a wrap like you might see on a car. I think it turned out great and you might see John before a Saturday afternoon game playing in front of the stadium on the Red’s organ. Make sure to stop by and listen.

Baseball is a great tradition in our hometown and has always been a big part of my life. I was fortunate to be in high school during the 70’s and the glory days of the Big Red Machine. If you were there you know how special that was. But my father, who grew up in Boston, played for the Red Sox farm team after the war. He decided the major leagues were not in his future and turned to the music business. Unfortunately I didn’t pick up his baseball ability but I wouldn’t trade the joy and fulfillment the music industry has brought me for anything.

Go Reds

Kevin Cranley

Soft Kitty Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Do you remember the movie “Big”? How about this scene from the movie?

We have our very own big piano to play now in Downtown Cincinnati! We thought “well, we are a music
company and piano music is kind of our thing so why not get a couple of our awesome employees and take a field trip downtown. So that is what we did. We took our marketing employee Laura Barrowman, Store manager Denise Burkhardt, Band rep Michelle VanSickle, the Education Coordinator Colleen Cranley, and Rob Mulhauser. When we arrived, Smale Park was crawling with families enjoying a nice warm day outside! Kids were pretty excited about jumping all over the piano, making their own form of music.

Once we saw an opportunity, Willis employees took over the piano! What did we play? Well, Soft Kitty of course. If you didn’t know this is an original Willis Music Publication. You can read all about it in President Kevin Cranley’s blog here. It took us a few practice runs to get the keys down since it is such a large piano and we had so many of us playing at one time. Once we got it down it sounded pretty awesome! After a few minutes, kids and parents started coming over and playing with us. It was pretty cool getting to teach kids the right keys to step on and see their faces as they helped us play a whole song. They were so excited!

We also decided to play “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor or the MLB All-Star game being right here in our hometown this summer. That one took a little more practice and coordination! You can check out our mad skills in the video! We got a pretty good audience as we played. We even got some claps…or that could have been for Rob’s ballerina moves (We are going to start calling him ‘twinkle toes’)! Either way, it was a blast.

If you haven’t made your way to Smale Park yet you need to check out this piano! Your kids will love it! It is awesome that Cincinnati has installed something like this for the public to use whenever they want. It is great that kids can be exposed to music at an early age. But it isn’t only fun for the kids. Take it from us–we had a great time getting to act like kids again. Here is the video of us playing.

Laura Barrowman

1903 Cincinnati Baldwin D 9′

We have a 1903 Cincinnati-built Baldwin Model D (9′). This instrument has resided in the same home for most of it’s life. Has a rich powerful sound. Please stop in to see it or call for more information. Askin $12,000

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Powerwerks PA Sale

All of our Powerwerks PA gear is 15% off, now through the end of March. This gear is perfect for singer-songwriters playing small gigs around town. Come in and check out this must have gear today!

Used Baldwin Grands!

Come check out our used Baldwin grand pianos! These pieces are all in perfect working order. They were traded in from Miami University, and have been taken care of their entire lives. The action, soundboards and pin blocks are all in very good shape. With a little love, they will be a great addition to your home for a very reasonable price.

Big Bass Sale!

Due to someone experimenting with gravity using Fender basses, we have 6 basses marked with prices that hit the floor almost as hard as the basses did. These basses go thump, in every sense of the word. If you’re looking for a bass at the big bottom price, look no further than Willis Music in Eastgate.

No, seriously, we have some basses with minor bumps and bruises that need a new home and a little TLC. They still have full warranties, just some finish damage.

Eastgate has a new look!

Come check out the new look for Willis Music’s Eastgate store. We have a lot of new gear in the store, it is definitely worth a trip to see. Our drums and cymbals especially got a boost, so come check out our new selection.

Willis Music Artist of the Week – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Returning from their four month vacation through France, Brazil, Australia, and Iceland the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Judging Committee is back to present the latest Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award! Congratulations to the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA) recipient the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

RHCP is a part of rock and roll history, combining a groundbreaking sound with far less clothing than most people are comfortable with witnessing. Don’t let their tattooed, mostly naked, bad boy geriatric image fool you, though. They are quick to help out a friend, especially if they agreed to play a large televised gig that the majority of the world would be watching and their friend didn’t have enough of their own material to do the 15 minute show by themselves, and their friend couldn’t plug in their own instruments, let alone the RHCP instruments. What more could you ask from a friend?

RHCP’s style includes some great bass work from a guy named Flea, which if you consider the common flea, you don’t think of it as being particularly loud or low in pitch but that is the name he went with. Maybe he got that name ironically, in the style of the hipsters, but since we have heard of Flea and RHCP, and they don’t have beards and thick glasses, we doubt that’s the case.

Tri County Willis Music MOVING!!!!!!!

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That’s right folks!  We are moving to newly acquired Moeller Music store in West Chester!!
But- we have TONS of stuff that we would rather sell than truck over there!
Our last day in Tri County Mall is Jan. 6th, so stop in, and find a GREAT deal on that thing you have been wanting for a long time!

Special discounts throughout the store, print music, drums, keyboards, guitars, amps, straps, sticks, strings, new and used brass and woodwind instruments!

On a side note: I just want to thank everyone who has shopped with us!  Whether you have been with us for several years, or just recently found us in our corner of the mall, I do truly mean it when I say THANK YOU.  I hope I can continue serving and helping you in your musical efforts, and you should never hesitate to ask me for any help or assistance you might need.  It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I hope we see each other soon!  -Kevin Schwallie, Manager Willis Music Tri County.

 

Print Music Special Offer!!! Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!!!

That’s right, friends!  Buy any 2 books of your favorite music in the store, for ANY instrument, and the 3rd one you want is FREE!

There is no limit on how many books you may get with this offer!  This offer does expire December 24th!!!

**Offer isn’t valid on piano & guitar method books.

Public Service Announcement: Stolen Trumpets, Let’s Help Someone in our Community!

We received a very sad email this morning, a customer’s home was burglarized and several trumpets were stolen.  Below is a list of missing trumpets:
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #286179
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #230990
Bach/Laskey C Trumpet #94584
Bach/Laskey Bb Trumpet #42848
Bach/Laskey Bb Trumpet #59367
Bach D Trumpet #72612
Bach/Melk Eb Trumpet #492066
Bach Bb Cornet #214784
Schilke A7C Cornet #11969
Schilke E3L #15718
Schilke E3 #3197
Schilke G1L #15122
Schilke P4 #7551
Schagerl C Rotary W-2001 #5176817

All trumpets are Silver Plated and in Marcus Bonna and Reunion Blues Cases.
Any info call:  Springfield Township Police Department (513) 729-1300 and ask for Det. Eric Catron (513) 729-0003 (Ext. 6140).

New Era- Halloween Movie Music SALUTE! (click for video)

FINALLY!  To wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween, we celebrate 1993′s Hocus Pocus!  Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker play 3 comical witches brought back after 300 years.  When confronted by the crowd at a Halloween party, they escape by doing a rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’.  Thankfully, the band, horn section, and back up vocalists all happen to know they exact arrangement they were performing!

Please click the link to enjoy the clip from the movie!  Also, Happy Halloween!

New Era- Halloween Movie Music SALUTE! (click for video)

FINALLY!  To wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween, we celebrate 1993′s Hocus Pocus!  Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker play 3 comical witches brought back after 300 years.  When confronted by the crowd at a Halloween party, they escape by doing a rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’.  Thankfully, the band, horn section, and back up vocalists all happen to know they exact arrangement they were performing!

Please click the link to enjoy the clip from the movie!  Also, Happy Halloween!

New Era- Halloween Movie Music SALUTE! (click for video)

Danny Elfman’s ‘This Is Halloween’, was written for the 1993 movie Nightmare Before Christmas.  Every year, this movie seems to gain more and more in popularity!  In 2006, shock rocker Marilyn Manson did a cover of this song both live for Jay Leno, and the album, ‘Nightmare Revisited’.  As a salute to Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, please enjoy ‘This Is Halloween’.

New Era- Halloween Movie Music SALUTE! (click for video)

Danny Elfman’s ‘This Is Halloween’, was written for the 1993 movie Nightmare Before Christmas.  Every year, this movie seems to gain more and more in popularity!  In 2006, shock rocker Marilyn Manson did a cover of this song both live for Jay Leno, and the album, ‘Nightmare Revisited’.  As a salute to Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, please enjoy ‘This Is Halloween’.

A Celebration of the Somewhat Forgotten! (click for video)

Celebrating: Marvelous 3

Emerging in the post-grunge era from Atlanta, GA, three friends set out to make it big in a world where the future of rock music starts being questioned.  During their active years of 1997-2001, the group released 3 albums.  Celebrating 1 of their 4 songs to become singles, please click the link above and enjoy ‘Freak of the Week’ by Marvelous 3. [Release Oct. 27th 1998]

A Celebration of the Somewhat Forgotten! (click for video)

Celebrating: Marvelous 3

Emerging in the post-grunge era from Atlanta, GA, three friends set out to make it big in a world where the future of rock music starts being questioned.  During their active years of 1997-2001, the group released 3 albums.  Celebrating 1 of their 4 songs to become singles, please click the link above and enjoy ‘Freak of the Week’ by Marvelous 3. [Release Oct. 27th 1998]

Christmas Print Music!! Now At Tri County!!!

Please don’t yell at me for mentioning Christmas already!  But yes, we have begun the lengthy task of displaying our massive collection of Christmas music!

Something new this year: Christmas SURPRISE! Musical Bundle Packs!  We have taken close to 300 titles, and bundled similar books collection (all guitar, all piano & vocal, etc) together to offer you a stack of music for a super low price!  Most bundles fall between $8 and $15 and have at least $50-$100 of music in them!  Exclusive at Willis Music Tri County.

Teachers: Have a large amount of Christmas method books you need to get?  Email your list in to us, and we can gather it together.  We can even arrange having it shipping for free if over $25!

Christmas Print Music!! Now At Tri County!!!

Please don’t yell at me for mentioning Christmas already!  But yes, we have begun the lengthy task of displaying our massive collection of Christmas music!

Something new this year: Christmas SURPRISE! Musical Bundle Packs!  We have taken close to 300 titles, and bundled similar books collection (all guitar, all piano & vocal, etc) together to offer you a stack of music for a super low price!  Most bundles fall between $8 and $15 and have at least $50-$100 of music in them!  Exclusive at Willis Music Tri County.

Teachers: Have a large amount of Christmas method books you need to get?  Email your list in to us, and we can gather it together.  We can even arrange having it shipping for free if over $25!

16 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 16 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

BC Rich Guitars on sale!

October is the month for Scary Deals on Scary Guitars! All of our BC Rich guitars are on sale for the month of October. We have guitars starting at $200. Hurry in to get your guitar today!

October- Drum & Percussion Markdown (clever Halloween references to follow)

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If you are a drummer, you know that Tri County Willis Music is quite the drummer’s paradise.  But, it is time we part ways with some of our great gear!

Every Tom, Rick, and JACK-O-LANTERN is invited to our newly set up BONEYARD of a drum floor!  CHILLING discounts and special offers on all percussion products that will make the SPINE TINGLE.  We’ve cleared the COBWEBS, chased off the BLACK CATS, and ran the BATS from behind the gongs!  Over 20 sets of drums marked down to almost nothing!  Hand percussion items at SCREECHIN’ deals!  Excellent offers on hardware, and cymbal prices that would HAUNT their manufacturers!

Just like your Trick-or-Treat candy, once it’s gone, it’s gone!  Stop in and see us!  Trade in your unwanted gear!  Call 513.671.3288 with any questions!

October- Drum & Percussion Markdown (clever Halloween references to follow)

drum1  drum2

If you are a drummer, you know that Tri County Willis Music is quite the drummer’s paradise.  But, it is time we part ways with some of our great gear!

Every Tom, Rick, and JACK-O-LANTERN is invited to our newly set up BONEYARD of a drum floor!  CHILLING discounts and special offers on all percussion products that will make the SPINE TINGLE.  We’ve cleared the COBWEBS, chased off the BLACK CATS, and ran the BATS from behind the gongs!  Over 20 sets of drums marked down to almost nothing!  Hand percussion items at SCREECHIN’ deals!  Excellent offers on hardware, and cymbal prices that would HAUNT their manufacturers!

Just like your Trick-or-Treat candy, once it’s gone, it’s gone!  Stop in and see us!  Trade in your unwanted gear!  Call 513.671.3288 with any questions!

Scary Deals on Scary Guitars!

Halloween is near! It’s October, the month for scary things, scary deals, and scary guitars! Check out Willis Music Eastgate for great deals on BC Rich guitars at hauntingly low prices.

Also, we will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the winner of our Night of the Living Shred contest! Contestants will be judged by the guitar solo they play, and the costume they wear. The contest will be on October 31st at 6:00PM at Eastgate Mall.

Willis Music Artist of the Week – Nickelback

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), Nickelback!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

This Canadian band has continuously defied genres since their inception. They bounce from one genre to another like the unpopular person from middle school who bounced from clique to clique and was never welcomed into any of them. You know the person I’m talking about. They perfectly represent Nickelback, and Nickelback is the only band they listen to.

Nickelback writes songs on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from photographs, being rock stars, and cowboy hats. It takes a massive amount of talent to make an entire career based on a picture of Billy Ray Cyrus, who never made it as a wise man, couldn’t cut it as a country star, was tired of living like a rock star, and sick of trying to be a successful father.

So congratulations to Nickelback for winning the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), and here’s hoping America is able to do unto Canada as Nickelback did to America.

Willis Music Eastgate Indoor Yard Sale

That’s right, we’re having our annual Indoor Yard Sale, which means all the savings of a yard sale, with none of the bad weather and driving to a million different places in hopes of finding one thing. The sale starts on Thursday September 19th and goes through Sunday September 22nd.

– Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied + Willis extended warrantied items.
– Receive 10% of your purchase (at $500.00 or more) in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
– Receive double entry on your Willis Music Money cards!
– Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
– Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
– Receive 50% off new and vintage sheet music titles!

Hurry to Willis Music Eastgate, this sale only comes around once a year!

See samples of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale.

INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

yard sale banner

That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

yard sale banner

That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

Willis Music Artist of the Week – The Offspring

Congratulations to the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA) recipients The Offspring!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxZuoH6RXlE

If you have ever listened to much of The Offspring, you know that clearly, they can repeat. And they do. A lot. They are a repetitive redundant repetitious band. We love that here at Willis Music.

As their song goes, “Life goes on; come of age; can’t go on; turn the page.” However, they have defied their own lyrics by surviving their own greatest hits album and releasing two more albums, one of which was good, and the most recent of which was entirely rejected by all of humanity and 98% of extraterrestrials, and only stopped being made fun of because Charlie Sheen went on his attention grabbing coke fueled bender, but I digress. Their surf punk style has persisted long after both surfing and punk have faded away. As a group, they have matured from singing songs about teenage violence and anti-establishment politics to singing songs about sex, teenage violence, and anti-establishment politics.

And so we welcome The Offspring to the prestigious group of WMEAotWHAA winners, and we remind you to keep ‘em separated. The Offspring. Keep ‘em separated. That is the only way to stop them from recording ever again.

BOOKS AND MUSIC COLLECTIONS- BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!!!

We are not making this up!  Stop in to Willis Music- Tri County this holiday weekend for an amazing deal on our printed material!!

All books in our sheet music department (which is incredibly large!) are Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!  This offer is for ANY in-stock book you find!

*Method books & Supplements not included in this special offer*

USED GEAR MONTH AT WILLIS MUSIC TRI COUNTY!!

We will give you an extra 10% off your new instrument when you trade in your old unwanted gear!!

That’s right folks, you read it correctly!  Every Friday & Saturday through September, anytime you trade in your old gear, we will give you another 10% off the already Promised Lowest Price of your new instrument!  Please call Kevin the Manager to set up a time to bring in your gear, but ANY of our staff is happy to help you select your new instrument.  (Must be 18 or over to trade/sell gear to the store)

See you soon!!!

USED DEAN GOLD V GUITAR! Used Gear Spotlight! (click for pic)

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A beautiful Dean Gold V electric guitar!  Pre-owned, but in very clean condition!

Includes a hardshell case all for the special price of $399.99!!!

Call: 513.671.3288 to grab this guitar today!

‘Back to Band’ Time Is Here!! And yes, we have what you need!

Willis Music Tri County prides itself in having all the necessary instruments for your student starting and continuing in school band!  Not only do we have the instruments, we also have all 7 possible learning books for the area schools, cleaning kits, reeds, mouthpieces, music stands and SO MUCH MORE!

We are keeping a file the required supplies for each school in the area.  If you have lost your print out from the school or director DON’T WORRY- we can still help you!

Don’t forget!  We have private lessons available for all your favorite instruments.  Want to really have some fun with that new saxophone or clarinet?  Come find out why our teachers are 2nd to no-one!

If you are an area band director, and you want to double check our records for what your students are required to have- please call Kevin Schwallie: 513.671.3288

PIANO TEACHERS, PARENTS, & STUDENTS- BOGO Time At Willis Music Tri County! (click for pic)

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After a GREAT piano workshop with Alfred’s Dennis Alexander, we still have an AMAZING display of music sent in specifically for this event!  Piano teachers who attended the workshop got first ‘dibs’…now it’s our turn!!!

On all books being displayed from Alfred for the workshop, EVERYONE can Buy One & Get One 50% off!!!  Select from Duet books, solo books, pop music, Dan Coates new releases, method books, Christian music, seasonal collections, and TONS more!

Anything still here at the week’s end (well…maybe Sunday at closing), will be shipped promptly back to Alfred Publishing- so don’t miss out on extra discounts!!

**BOGO offer not available on Pre-Packs…everything is good to go!

What do I get my Advanced Piano Student?? (click for pic)

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Dennis  Alexander wrote ‘With The Hands’ in tribute to his son.  These are absolutely beautiful collections of music filled with heart and care, that EVERY piano student is bound to enjoy.
In case you have missed our previous announcements, Dennis Alexander will be here July 22nd for piano teachers to attend a teaching workshop with him.  Everyone generally enjoys the opportunity to talk with this renowned author of several vastly popular methods and supplements involved in teaching piano.
If you haven’t done so, please call today as time is nearly up to reserve your seat: 513.671.3288

Looking forward to having you!!!

Duet Books!!! Every Piano Teacher’s Favorite!! (click for pic)

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FINALLY!  That student has progressed enough to be exciting!  Now, let’s have some fun with them!
Try Dennis Alexander’s Duet series books!  Lots to offer students in ALL levels!
Oh, and yes if you are a piano teacher, you NEED to be signed up for the workshop with Dennis on July 22nd!!
Extra discounts on music that day!  Bring a box, cart, or U-Haul and we will get you ready for all the students you are gaining!!

Call: 513.671.3288 to get your  seat today!

New Solo Ideas for your Piano Students? (click for pic)

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How about Dennis Alexander’s Favorite Solos series by Alfred???

Hugely popular piano supplement, offered in different levels for ALL your students!
Teachers: SIGN UP FOR HIS WORKSHOP!!!

July 22nd- Call 513.671.3288 to reserve your seat and to ask all your questions!
Excellent discounts on print music that day!

Is your son or male piano student needing something to play? (click for pic)

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Try our Dennis Alexander’s ‘Especially for Boys’ series piano books!!!

Oh, and did we mention Dennis will be HERE at Willis Music in Tri County?! July 22nd!  Piano Teachers: Call to reserve your seat today!  Special music discounts on printed materials!!!
513.671.3288- Operators standing by!

Dennis Alexander- Who Likes The Premier Piano Course??? (click for pic)

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So, you are teaching piano?  And you came across the Premier Piano Method…and LOVE IT?!  Well, Dennis Alexander had a HUGE part in creating this vastly popular new way to learn piano.  Oh…and did I mention he is coming for a workshop on July 22nd?!?!

Make sure you have your spot reserved!  Call: 513.671.3288!!

Attn: Piano Teachers! Dennis Alexander IN THE HOUSE!!!

July 22nd- Dennis Alexander from Alfred Publishing will be in Willis Music Tri County for a teaching workshop!  If you have never been to a workshop with Dennis, you will leave filled with LOTS of extra fire to push your students in several new ways!  If you have seen Dennis in a workshop before, you KNOW how much fun it is, and how much you truly get out of attending!

Reserve your seat TODAY!!  Call: 513.671.3288 to get a seat!  Have questions?  Give a call and we will fill you in!

Freshly Stocked Meinl Tambourines! (click for pic)

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Whether you are singing and praising for the Lord in the choir, or performing solo and need a little something  extra, a tambourine is for you!

I bet you didn’t know there was so much to know about tambourines!  1 or 2 rows of jingles?  With a head or without?  Brass, steel, or aluminum jingles?  How about hammered brass jingles?  Or a mixture or brass and steel?

Come in and check them out- there is a sound for everyone!

BIG BAND BONANZA! It’s time to Step Up!

July 18th- Join us at Willis Music Tri County Mall for the absolute BEST time to select your intermediate, advanced, or pro grade instrument!

We will have specialists ON SITE from: Jupiter, Bach, LeBlanc, Selmer, Conn, Buffet Crampon, Keilwerth, King, Gemeinhardt, Besson, B&S, and Courtois.  Yes!  That’s correct, 12 brands on site to choose from!!!

Have an instrument you want to upgrade? TRADE IT IN!  Need time to pay it off?  Financing will be available!  Excited?  Let us know you coming!!

Questions & Interest?  Email: tricounty@willis-music.com or call Stephanie or Kevin: 513.671.3288!

The Big One!! Fender Day Thursday June 6th! 3:00-8!!!

Fender Day 2013

Join us Thursday at Willis Music Tri County Mall in Cincinnati, June 6th for the best Fender sale you will EVER be a part of!!

From 3:00-8, we will have our best prices on all things Fender & Squier.  After you have saved extra with Willis, you step over and see a Fender Representative who will then hand you back ANOTHER 10% in cold hard cash!!

Online and competitor pricing will be humiliated that day!

Come on in, OR call to schedule an appointment with your favorite Willis employee!  We WILL be busy this day- if you would like to come early to Lay-A-Way something until Thursday, we will allow this…but it MUST be paid in full Thursday!  See something you like but we have sold out?  Special orders this day will ALSO be counted for the cash back!

Can’t wait to see you here!!!

DREAM DREAM DREAM Cymbals!!! Big News!

We’ve already announced that Dream Cymbal’s Founder & Designer Andy Morris will be joining us for Cymbal-Land Cincinnati (along with Brand Rep. to the stars: Roger Jewel)!

What we have JUST learned IS…….

During Cymbal-Land Cincinnati- Bring ANY broken cymbal, and get a trade in credit of not $1…but $2 bucks per inch!!

FRIDAY: Receive a 10″ Pang / 10″ Contact stack with the purchase of any cymbal 16″ or larger. No limit.
SATURDAY: Customer Choice – Receive a 14″ Crop Circle and REFX bell or the 10″ stack with the purchase of any cymbal 16″ or larger.
BOTH DAYS: Any customer purchasing an entire set up ( 14″ Hats, 16, Cr & 20″ Ride ) receives one each ( 10″ Stack. 14″ Crop Circle, and REFX bell & free bag ).
BOTH DAYS: Receive an REFX Bell free with the purchase of any splash or 14″ crash.

Anyone wishing to trade in their broken cymbals PLEASE set up a time with Kevin the Manager at the store: 513.671.3288.

 

Cymbal-Land Cincinnati T-Shirts!! Pre-Order Yours Today!!

Remember that time, you got to meet 2 cymbal company presidents?  How about cymbal design & idea guys?  Or that day you got to hand select your cymbals from a touring vault of 5 of the biggest cymbal companies in the world?  Well, we want to help you remember!!

Pre-Order your Cymbal-Land Cincinnati T-Shirt!!!  Only $10 per shirt!

Sizes available: Medium, Large, & X-Large

Call Kevin the Manager- 513.671.3288 to order yours today!

Cymbal Land T Shirt (small)

JUST CONFIRMED!! Sabian Cymbals & Cymbal-Land Cincinnati! (There’s More?!)

May 10th 1:00-9
May 11th 10:00-5

Sabian Cymbal Guru, Greg Zeller will be joining us all the way from Thorndale, PA to help you select your favorite Sabian cymbals! Check out Greg’s videos all over YouTube, and find out why HE is the man to talk Sabian! Along with Greg, is brand representative Rob Arnold, and 20 FREE 10″ AAX Splash Cymbals, to the first 20 people who purchase a Sabian product 16″ or larger, or a set of high hats.

Oh…did I mention the 20 Prototype Cymbals that will be on display?? Come try them out to find a truly unique voice to add to your set up!

JUST CONFIRMED!! Meinl Cymbals & Cymbal-Land Cincinnati! (Yes…?)

May 10th 1:00-9
May 11th 10:00-5

Meinl Cymbal Representative, Brice Foster will be joining us all the way from Nashville, TN to discuss what is new in the world of Meinl! Along with him are all the new 2013 products, along with both vastly popular and hard to find cymbals, for our ‘tasting’ pleasure! Though the cymbals will all be here both days, Brice will only be joining us Saturday. Grab a stick and let’s get started!

JUST CONFIRMED!! Amedia Cymbals & Cymbal-Land Cincinnati! (Say What?!)

Amedia President, Dominick Gagliano will be joining us all the way from Verona, New Jersey to show off his incredible handmade Turkish cymbals! Along with him, is brand representative Rick Snider, who puts his Amedias to work for him more often than a lot of us combined!

I have worked with both Dominick and Rick to create some unique cymbals in the past, and must say they are an incredible group to work with!  Come check out some 1 of a kind pieces that will make a great addition to any drum rig!

JUST CONFIRMED!! Zildjian Cymbals & Cymbal-Land Cincinnati! (What’s Going On?!)

May 10th 1:00-9
May 11th 10:00-5

Zildjian 38-Year Veteran Bob LaClair will be joining us all the way from Norwell, MA (home of Zildjian)! He is bringing brand representative Andrew Moffatt, and 25 FREE 10″ Trashformer Effect Cymbals to give away to the first 25 people who purchase a Zildjian product at Cymbal-Land!! Oh, did we mention giant bag of Zildjian drumsticks he is toting along? $5 a pair! Time to stock up!

Come check out the newly re-designed Zildjian A Series cymbals, and find out why Zildjian has been around for 390 years!

JUST CONFIRMED!!! Dream Cymbals & Cymbal-Land Cincinnati! (What Is It?!)

May 10th 1:00-9
May 11th 10:00-5

Dream Cymbals & Gongs President & Founder Andy Morris will be joining us for the event all the way from Toronto, Ontario! Come meet the creator of some amazing products!   He will be creating some 1-of-a-kind prototypes especially for this event, as well as bringing along working drummer and brand representative Roger Jewel, to help everyone find something amazing!

Not familiar with Dream Cymbals?  Who better to learn about the brand than the president?!  Truly, a once in a lifetime opportunity for us all!

Eastgate’s New Look

We have done some remodeling of our Eastgate store, so come by and check out our new look. We have expanded our band/orchestra section to include 200 new items. We also have taken our best wood instruments and are keeping them in the best possible shape in a separate room. If you don’t see our guitars immediately, don’t panic, just come in and look to your left. Come by today and see what the new look at Eastgate.

Order your gear through us!

Don’t see what you want here? We can order it for you! If you like a piece of gear that you see at another store, but would rather deal with a friendly face at Willis, we can order it for you directly from the manufacturer. We will even match the competition’s price so you won’t have to worry about paying too much! We can order almost anything in the store or on the phone. Just ask any associate for details!

Is that Christmas guitar not set up just right?

Did Santa bring you a guitar that just isn’t up to your specifications? Not to worry! Our guitar luthier can fix your guitar and make it perfect! Terry Steding is at Willis Music in the Eastgate Mall on Mondays from 1:00 to 5:00, so bring your guitar in for him to get it playing and sounding great! Terry is the number 1 guitar repairman in Cincinnati. If you can’t make it in during those times, you can drop your guitar off at any time for him to look at. Terry can do anything from restrings and basic setup work all the way up through broken headstocks and other serious repairs.

Willis Music’s partnership with Steinway and Sons

In August 2012, Willis Music began a partnership with Steinway and Sons.  As a result of this partnership, Willis Music is currently the only authorized dealer of Steinway pianos in the Greater Cincinnati area.  I recently had the opportunity to travel to New York City to be introduced to this American institution.  It was a great opportunity to be able to meet the Steinway family.  I had the chance to tour the factory where Steinway pianos are built, the same way they have been constructed for over 150 years.  I was truly amazed at the artistry and pride that goes into each piano they create.  Each component is carefully planned, crafted by hand, and held to the highest standards.  The people who work in the factory take enormous pride in the pianos they create.  This pride is evident in the unmatched sound quality of a Steinway piano.  The Eastgate Mall location of Willis Music has a fine selection of grand pianos available for you to come in and experience the quality and craftsmanship of these instruments.

The first step in building a Steinway piano is the “rim bending.” This amazing process involves a team of people working together to make the case of a piano from hardwood maple.  This team works to mold the maple into the shape of what will eventually become a Steinway piano.