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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’.

YAMAHA BAND TRIPLE REBATE DAY!!

In case you didn’t know it, Willis Music is now your Yamaha Band Headquarters!

That’s right, just in time for the best time of year… the Step Up to Yamaha event. From now until the end of the year, Yamaha has a mail in rebate for you, but for 1 special day we get to do DOUBLE rebates from Yamaha AND Willis wants to make it TRIPLE! Thats right, a TRIPLE REBATE!! November 29, 2013 is the BEST time to buy your Yamaha Band instrument. Stop in today and throw it in layaway, get it out that day and still receive the TRIPLE rebate!! This is the sale you have been waiting for!

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

In 1999, Columbia Pictures released the horror/comedy ‘Idle Hands’.  While the movie will never be thought of as a blockbuster, we do see several popular and soon to be popular young actors: Devon Sawa (from Casper), Jessica Alba, Seth Green, & Fred Willard.

Band- The Offspring were included in the film, doing a very credible version of ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ by the Ramones.  Please click the link and enjoy  the clip from the movie.  The full version is found easily in a YouTube search.

3 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 3 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!

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

In 1999, Columbia Pictures released the horror/comedy ‘Idle Hands’.  While the movie will never be thought of as a blockbuster, we do see several popular and soon to be popular young actors: Devon Sawa (from Casper), Jessica Alba, Seth Green, & Fred Willard.

Band- The Offspring were included in the film, doing a very credible version of ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ by the Ramones.  Please click the link and enjoy  the clip from the movie.  The full version is found easily in a YouTube search.

4 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 4 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!

5 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 5 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!

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]

Yamaha TRIPLE REBATE Day November, 16th! Step Up To Yamaha

New Yamaha band instruments are now arriving. Step Up To Yamaha Rebates are going on now through December 31st. Purchase any Yamaha intermediate instrument and get a $50.00 mail in rebate or any professional or custom instrument and get a $100.00 rebate.
Now for the big news, for ONE DAY ONLY on November 16th Yamaha will DOUBLE the rebate and Willis Music will give you anINSTANT rebate ($50.00 or $100) at the register!!

12 Months deferred interest with payments financing will available on any qualifying purchase of a Yamaha instrument during this event.

We will be bringing in tons of extra instruments to choose from just for this one day event. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about this promotion.

step up to yamaha

Yamaha TRIPLE REBATE Day November, 16th! Step Up To Yamaha

New Yamaha band instruments are now arriving. Step Up To Yamaha Rebates are going on now through December 31st. Purchase any Yamaha intermediate instrument and get a $50.00 mail in rebate or any professional or custom instrument and get a $100.00 rebate.
Now for the big news, for ONE DAY ONLY on November 16th Yamaha will DOUBLE the rebate and Willis Music will give you anINSTANT rebate ($50.00 or $100) at the register!!

12 Months deferred interest with payments financing will available on any qualifying purchase of a Yamaha instrument during this event.

We will be bringing in tons of extra instruments to choose from just for this one day event. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about this promotion.

step up to yamaha

6 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 6 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!

7 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 7 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!

8 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 8 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!

9 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 9 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!

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!

10 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 10 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!

11 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 11 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!

12 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 12 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!

13 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 13 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!

14 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 14 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!

15 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 15 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!

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!

Uke Club Tonight !

Aloha !

Come Join The Kanikapila Uke Club Tonight 7PM at Willis Music Florence

We meet every 2nd Monday of the Month at 7PM

See Ya There !

17 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 17 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!

18 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 18 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!

19 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 19 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!

20 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 20 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!

21 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 21 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!

22 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 22 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!

23 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 23 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!

Hot Rod Walt Gretsch Guitars are Here!

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Gretsch guitars have been used for every type of music made. Country guys love ‘em, rockers swing ‘em around, punks slam power chords on ‘em and the jazz cats swear by their smooth tone. One thing everyone agrees on; Gretsch guitars look cool! Gretsch has now had renowned pin-stripe artist Hot Rod Walt come into the factory and do one-of-a-kind pin-striping on a few models, and we’ve got ‘em here at Willis Music in Louisville!

Click the pic to see Hot Rod Walt in action!

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24 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 24 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!

25 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 25 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!

26 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 26 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!

Presonus 32 channel board is here!!

We just received the new 32 channel mixing board from Presonus. This board is incredible.

Check out http://www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-AI-Series for more info

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!

27 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 27 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!

How to Walk Like a Zombie!

Zombie Walking

They’re everywhere…. ZOMBIES! In the days to come, we’ll be providing resources to help in your quest to evade the undead.

We make no promises…these are just tools. The burden of, pardon the pun, execution is entirely yours.

Click the link above if you want to live!!!

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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!

Trick or Treat with Willis Music!

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Bring your little monsters by on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st between 4pm and 7pm for trick or treating! Willis Music will have spooky music & sweet treats for you and the kids… and maybe a scare or two!

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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.

Shred Fest 2013 Recap & Showdown Video

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CLICK PIC TO SEE THE SHOWDOWN!

We’re all about giving musicians some glory here at Willis Music, and one of our most popular annual events is Shred Fest. This year we had 21 guitarists post 60 second videos of themselves “shredding”. The top 7 with the most “likes” came into our store on September 28, were split into 2 groups and played live in our auditorium for a packed house of guitar worshipers. Judging for this portion of the contest was done by 2012 Shred Fest winner Chris Alia and Louisville musician and educator, Brian White. The winners from those groups, Monte Phillips and Cheyenne Powell,  then went head-to-head against each other in hopes of winning a brand new B.C. Rich Flying V guitar. Judging for this portion of the event was based entirely on audience response. At the end of a spectacular guitar battle, Cheyenne Powell of local band Overload walked away the winner. Thanks very much to everyone who played, voted and came out to support musicians who’ve worked incredibly hard on their abilities. 2014′s Shred Fest will be the first to feature a backing track entry video, so start prepping now!

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The final 7 left to right are:

Sean Cook, Monte Phillips, Ryan Preston, Cody Weigleb, Garrett Morton, Mark Doss, Cheyenne Powell

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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.

Cymbal Vote 2013 is Coming!

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What is cymbal vote???

Cymbal Vote allows drummers from around the world to determine what new models SABIAN will introduce in 2014. SABIAN has long been known for its innovation in cymbals, and frankly, each year we develop more cool new ideas than we can introduce as new products in a single year. So we decided to let you decide! These drummers get to hear cymbals never seen before and comment on how each performs; could be improved or what they love about it.

Want to hear these cymbals for yourself? A limited number of Cymbal Vote Tour stops have been scheduled around the world. Willis Music in Louisville is proud to have been asked to participate in this; join us Saturday, October 12 at Noon to be a part of this!

The votes from drummers from around the world will decide which 4 cymbals become the new models for 2014 and get to wear the Cymbal Vote crown. The winners will be announced at the NAMM show in January and available in local retail stores soon after that.

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Meet the 2013 Shred Fest Finalists!

shred finalists

The voting is done!!! Shred Fest 2013 will feature these 8 monster players competing in our store auditorium on September 28th at 1pm to win a new B.C. Rich V! Come out and support musicians who obviously put serious time into their chops!

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Willis Music Artist of the Week – Green Day

Willis Music Eastgate would like to congratulate the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), Green Day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjNJmwwf7QA

Green Day’s special brand of anti-establishment punk rock can only be found in the collections of the most selective listeners who exclusively download their music for free. Just when you think you had heard the same up-tempo, in-your-face, overly-energetic that they played on the last track, they hit you with a slowed down, melancholy ballad that even Eeyore could enjoy. Just when the eyeliner seemed to be going out of style, they added hair dye and nail polish. Green Day paved the way for bands like Good Charlotte and Blink 182, but we won’t hold that against Billie Joe and company. Green Day’s innovation in the punk genre can only be matched by the destructive forces they brought to it.

So, in honor of men in their 40′s who put on makeup, we bestow the privilege of a WMEAotWHAA on Green Day, and all of the rights and honors of the exclusive WMEAotWHAA winners club.

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!

Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

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We’re giving away a new B.C. Rich V this year… you should win it!

ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

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Yamaha Acoustic Pianos are Here!

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Willis Music in Louisville is well known for our great selection of guitars, band instruments, drums, amplifiers and PA equipment, but after hearing your requests we’ve added something new to our offerings: Yamaha acoustic pianos!

There were several options to consider when we decided to bring acoustic pianos in, but the one closest to our mind was satisfying the needs in the very best way possible. The good news is that since Yamaha was hands down the most asked for brand, we chose to add the U1 and U3 uprights to our store. The better news is that we’re bringing in used pianos that are so beautifully refinished you’d think they were brand new, except for the price!

Please come in & give your fingers and ears a treat- you’ll be very glad you did!

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

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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!

Incredible Savings This Weekend!!

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THIS WEEKEND IS OUR ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE!!!

Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, Willis Music on Hurstbourne is giving you the chance to save like never before!

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries 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!

You do not want to miss out on this event! Rain… shine… cold… hot… zombies…. NOTHING stops the deals!!

1850S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY. 40220

502.426.1818   louisville@willismusic.com

For a sneak peek of our YARD SALE instrument deals visit:  www.willismusic.com/yardsale

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Annual Yard Sale Event

NEXT WEEKEND IS OUR ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE!!!

Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries 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!

You do not want to miss out on this event! See you next week! RAIN or SHINE! COLD or HOT!
We are located at 130 W. Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY.

For a sneak peek of our YARD SALE instrument deals visit:  www.willismusic.com/yardsale

Annual Yard Sale Event

NEXT WEEKEND IS OUR ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE!!!

Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries 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!

You do not want to miss out on this event! See you next week! RAIN or SHINE! COLD or HOT!
We are located at 130 W. Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY.

For a sneak peek of our YARD SALE instrument deals visit:  www.willismusic.com/yardsale

Violins as Colorful as the Music You Make!

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The sound of the orchestra’s stringed instruments is rich and full of emotion and color. We thought it would be great if we could find violins in colors as vibrant as their sound, and we have. Stentor makes instruments that not only sound great, but look great, too! Drop by and check out our display soon- these are sure to move fast.

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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.

Annual Indoor Yard Sale – Deal Seekers!!

Love Yard Saleing but Hate Going Outside?

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!

Sound and Lighting Workshop coming Up! Oh, it’s FREE too.

Have you ever wondered what lights would do for me, or how do I get a new PA installed, or we need to start recording our service? Then this workshop is for YOU!

We have 3 of our top reps coming to help make your life better. September 28 starting at 10am! Oh, the best part is this is all FREE to you!!

10am-11am ~ “Sound Systems: Selecting the Proper Equipment for Voice and Music” with Chris Bednar for TechRep Marketing. Chris has working the A/V industry for 14 years as a recording engineer, A/V system designer and manufacturers rep. His favorite thing in the whole world is helping people learn to use technology to make their lives better. Chris will make this confusing recording stuff easy for everyone!

11am-12pm ~ “The Process on Having PA Installed” with Steve Cook from Cook Audio Consultants. Cook Audio has been in business for 21 years and specializes in the design and installation of medium to large format systems. Being an audiophile, his designs take into account the acoustical physics of the space itself along with the specs of the equipment. He also has been certified in advanced rigging by the Crane Builders Association and uses those safe practice principals in every install.

12pm-1pm ~ “Recording: How to Record your Services and Why It Is Important” with Chris Bednar for TechRep Marketing. Chris has working the A/V industry for 14 years as a recording engineer, A/V system designer and manufacturers rep. His favorite thing in the whole world is helping people learn to use technology to make their lives better. Chris will make this confusing recording stuff easy for everyone!

1pm-2pm ~ “How to Pick the Right Lighting” with Dan Erickson from Chauvet Lighting. Dan has a particular passion for working with churches to help them find the right solutions for their audio, video, and lighting needs and creating systems that enhance the worship experience without the technology becoming the center of attention. Dan will help shed some “light” on the mystery of lighting.

RSVP with Denise @ denises@willismusic.com or call 859-525-6050 ext 5. Remember that it is FREE!

Recap:

10-11 ~ Lighting

11-12 ~ Install

12-1 ~ Recording

1-2 ~ Lighting

See you there!

 

 

Willis Music Artist of the Week – Jack White

Congratulations to Jack White, who has earned the distinct pleasure of winning the first Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award. (WMEAotWHAA.)

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

In this video, you can clearly see the genius it takes to not only invigorate the cliche of playing a noisy, rather unpleasant song in an old abandoned warehouse that only a select few are cool enough to enter and even fewer do so willingly, but he does it twice at the same time in a bizarre sky blue against black Spy vs. Spy takeoff. This kind of time paradox is rarely seen in videos of more sane artists. Speaking of time paradoxes, Mr. White has seen fit to popularize Eastwood, Airline, and Harmony guitars which have all fallen into blatant disregard years ago for good reasons such as inferior manufacturing, sub-par components, and overall distasteful sound.

Mr. White has had a distinguished career full of edgy choices, which has garnered him a lot of attention, most notably from Triumph the Comic Insult Dog in his song “I Keed.” Jack also is in the running for an Oscar in the “Looks most like Johnny Depp’s rendition of Willy Wonka” category. The only thing that probably keeps Mr. White from winning this prestigious Academy Award is that he would need to tone down his wardrobe quite a bit to match Willy Wonka’s (relatively) toned down style.

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!!!

Tech 21 in the House!

That’s right…we have Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series pedals in stock. If you dont know about these awesome pedals, you need to come talk to us.

Tired of lugging that heavy amp around – Tech 21 is for you!

The Character Series pedals take their mojo from the most respected amp tones on both sides of the Atlantic. These pedals don’t just have a single character, they have the whole cast, plot and curtain call.

The Level and Drive controls work like a traditional, well-equipped amp. Low, Mid and High, however, are active, providing a wider array of tonal possibilities. Then there’s the Character knob, which is something quite unique. This continuously-variable control moves seamlessly between different model voicings, covering vintage, high-gain and face-melting lead tones. The Character and Mid controls, and the speaker emulations, are all engineered to personify the specific amplifier traits and speakers associated with each amplifier type. Put simply, we’ve crammed the entire lineage of each amp style into a funky little box.

Check out more info at: http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/characterseries.html

Then stop by and check them out!

Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

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ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Name Your Own Price????

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We hear it on the radio… “No reasonable offers refused”. Sounds too good to be true, but isn’t it worth a look? If you could get a great product at a price you name wouldn’t you be pumped?

Willis Music not only has the coolest, most current musical equipment in Louisville, we also have great used gear at killer prices. But maybe the price could be even more killer, huh? When you see the tag above on instruments in our store, that means we’re opening the door to you setting a price. We’ll do everything we can to meet your offer. If we aren’t able to take your offer, we’ll make a counter-offer so you know we’re 100% serious about giving you the very best deal around.

Look for Mr. Brando. Get great gear. Save some money.

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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!

NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW STUFF!

NEW STUFF!

That’s right, we have gotten a shipment of a bunch of NEW stuff never seen before here at Willis Music! Something for everyone – our expanded band selection will help any bandy get back to school jammin, Chauvet lighting – it will light up your world, Red Witch pedals – the Seven Sisters pedals will rock for 300 hours after 1 charge!

There is so much more that we can’t even list it all, but stop by and you wont be disappointed!! See you soon, hurry, come on… you are still reading and  you should be in the car!

Air Guitar Contest!

Who wants to win a FREE guitar?

The 6th annual Air Guitar contest is right around the corner on Aug 24 at 11am! First prize winner will receive a BC Rich guitar (it is on display at the store, so you can come dream about it). Other prizes will be awarded! This is really happening, you dont want to miss it, its gonna be a blast!

Call Denise @ 859-525-6050 to sign up or email: denises@willismusic.com

‘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

Back 2 Band is Easy at Willis Music!

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Students rarely rave about lots of homework, walking to the bus stop in the rain or the math test they have on Friday. What they do rave about is their band and orchestra classes! Music’s benefits to students of every age are not just nationally recognized; they’re seen every day by the families and friends of that musician.

As Band and orchestra classes begin for this year, Willis Music has once again ramped up our selection of band instruments, accessories, books, cleaning and care products and stands. Great efforts are made my these musicians to succeed, and we’re committed to helping them in every way possible. We’ve even brought in 4 new band instrument teachers for those wanting private lessons!

Everything they need under one roof.

Expert help with no hassles.

Back 2 Band Season has never been easier!

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World Famous Horowitz Steinway Piano

World-Famous Horowitz Piano to be at Willis Performing Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The legendary, world-traveled Steinway & Sons Model D Horowitz Piano has been on tour and is making its way to the Willis Performing Arts Center in Florence, KY July 25- August 9, 2013.

“This provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the stunning nine-foot grand piano,” said Willis Music President Kevin Cranley.

This very instrument is the magnificent, 9-ft Steinway Concert Grand piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) on tour, including this famous 1986 return to Moscow recital. His personally-owned piano, known as the CD 503, is said to have been his favorite instrument.

“Willis Music is deeply honored that the Horowitz Steinway will be at our Willis Performing Arts Center for the first time ever and we are excited to be able to invite the public to be a part of this once-in-a lifetime event,” added Cranley. “All guests will have the opportunity to play the piano if they choose, have their picture taken with the Horowitz Steinway and receive a certificate to commemorate the occasion.”

Horowitz is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His use of tone color and brilliant performances enthralled audiences for decades. He was born in the Russian Empire in 1903. By age 20 he had performed 23 concerts in St. Petersburg alone. In 1925 he came to New York to perform concerts and then back to Berlin for his debut. In 1927 Horowitz became a Steinway artist. The next year he joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra as a piano soloist and became the legend that he is today. Horowitz owned the CD 503 since the early 1940’s. This is the piano Horowitz kept in his New York townhouse. He used it in many recitals and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s, and he famously demanded that the piano be his exclusive touring instrument during the last four years of his life, including for his triumphant return to the former Soviet Union for performances in Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.

What: Horowitz Steinway Piano On Tour
Where: Willis Performing Arts Center in Florence, KY
7567 Mall Rd. Florence, KY 41042
When: July 25th – August 9th, 2013
Who: Open to the public to see, hear, touch and play. To schedule a time to play the Horowitz Steinway, please call (859) 525-6050 or email: florence@willismusic.com

Written by Christy Schutte

ONLINE USED GEAR SALE!

Today only – July 27th!

Check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlorenceWillisMusic for a special sale just for YOU! Throughout the day we will post some special pricing on used gear and closeouts. Dont miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

SALE! BIG SALE! HUGE SALE!

Thats right – EVERYTHING is on sale!!!!

We just realized that we have special sales all the time for individual departments, like the Band sale going on right now, but you may not play a band instrument. SO, for you, whatever you play, whatever you want to start playing, or if you are looking for the perfect gift, its on SALE!!! Hurry because we can only do this until July 31st, so stop in today and talk to Denise, Jim, Joe, or John!!

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!

BIG BAND BONANZA IS TOMORROW! (click for pic)

That’s right friends!  12 brands, TONS of instruments, and the BEST industry reps on site to help you select the proper instrument for your continued playing!

Still playing on an entry level instrument?  Discouraged that you aren’t playing as loudly or as clearly as you would like?  Come hear what the real difference is in instruments!  Grab your favorite mouthpiece and come play!

Trade-ins welcomed!  12 Month Financing Available!  Expert opinions from brand reps and your FAVORITE Willis Music Team!

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!!!

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!

Audio and video recording is available at Willis Music Florence

Our Superstore on Mall Rd in Florence has a 180-seat Performing Arts Center in the store with a full service recording studio and an engineer/producer with 26 years experience including a Grammy-nominated CD, featuring over 30 studio-quality microphones, ProTools and Studio One recording software, hundreds of plug-ins and virtual instruments, accurate monitors in an acoustically-designed studio, Steinway Grand Piano, Hammond B3 organ, midi system, stage, sound system, lights, drum and isolation booths, 2 camera video, and whatever you need! Sounds expensive, right? Call Ric Hopkins at 513-607-9855 or email richopkins@mac to find out how inexpensive our recording studio really is!

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!

The Kanikapila Uke Club Tonight !

Aloha !

Come Join The Kanikapila Uke Club Tonight 7PM at Willis Music Florence

We meet every 2nd Monday of the Month at 7PM

See Ya There !

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!!

Hip Hop Dance Class @ Willis Music Louisville!

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Been wanting to get a little more fit as the warm weather rolls along? Maybe you’ve been itching to learn that new dance you’re seeing everyone do at the club. Maybe you just want some great exercise that is fun and keeps you interested. These are just 3 reasons you’re gonna love the new Hip Hop dance class we’ve started at Willis Music on Hurstbourne Pkwy. Instructor Deveron Woodson has smooth moves, big grooves & the experience to get your feet doing exactly what it takes to put you on the dance floor fast. Not only will you be learning great steps, you’ll be getting terrific exercise in an environment that’s stress-free. Classes begin July 10, and are every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm following. Each class is only $5 and there’s no contract or membership fees to deal with.

What are you waiting on… get moving & in better shape now!

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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!

Happy 5th Year Aaron!

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July 1st marks 5 years at Willis Music for the kingpin…. Aaron “Vinny” Flick! From his humble beginnings at the Jefferson Mall store to his current home at our Hurstbourne location, Louisville musicians have benefited greatly by Aaron’s honesty and attention to detail. Drop by or give him a call to congratulate him today!

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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!

SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP EVENT GIVEAWAY TEASER

So its about 14 hours away from kickoff of the big event, so we will go ahead a tell you the giveaways! You must be present to win! TOMORROW, JUNE 22 starting at 10! Always subject to change and we aren’t going to list them all, but I will tell you that we have something to giveaway every half hour starting at 11! 12pm we have a Fender Mic/ Cable pack, 12:30 – $25 Willis Gift Card, 1:30 – 2 Hours of Recording at the Soundworkshop, 2:30 – Sabian cymbal AND 3 InstrumentLife Vault Cards, 3:30 Kala 15S Uke, 4 – $50 Willis Gift Card, 5 – Peavey Nanovypyr, 5:30 – Presonus Studio 1 Producer, 6:30 – Vox Stomplab 2G and 7 – Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Snare Drum! Again, these are not all of them. Stop by the store tomorrow to see the complete list!

HUGE Storewide Used Gear & “New Old Stock” Sale June 21-24th Celebrating National Music Day

Friday June 21st is summer solstace, the first day of summer,  and National Music Day.
What better time to play music than the longest day of the year? In celebration we are having a HUGE weekend sale, Friday June 21st through Monday June 24th.

We are having a HUGE store-wide sale on all of our used gear and “New Old Stock” items this weekend, Friday June 21st to Monday June 24th. Save an additional 20% off our already priced to move “Amazing Deal” and Closeout tagged items.

Save at least 20% off the tagged price of any used item in the store. We are over run with used gear and merchandise that’s been here too long, and need to move some. These will be the best prices all year long on our used inventory.

There are tons to choose from in EVERY department of the store including: pianos & keyboards, electric guitars and amps, acoustic guitars, bass guitars and amps, percussion, live sound reinforcement and Band & Orchestra.

Here are just a few examples of the savings:

Band and Orchestra:
Musino 4/4 violin outfit, used, was $129.99, Sale Price $99.00
Yamaha TR200AD Trumpet, used was $395.00, Sale Price $299.00
Emerson Solid Silver open hole Flute, used, was $495.00, Sale Price $395.00
Jupiter CXL Tenor Sax, new old stock, was $1975, Sale Price $1575.00
Jupiter CXL Flugelhorn, new old stock was $749.00, Sale Price $599.00

Pianos and Keyboards:
Yamaha PSR-550 arranger used, was $399.00 Sale Price $319.20
Kohler and Campbell console piano, used (Only 3 yrs old) was $2295.00 Sale Price $1836.00
Jesse French spinet piano, used, was $599.00, Sale Price $479.80
Baldwin Acrosonic piano, used, was $1595.00, Sale Price $1276.00
Orla 88 note Digital piano, new old stock was $715.00, Sale Price $572.00

Drums and Percussion:
Verve 5pc. set complete, used, was $249.00, Sale Price $199.99
Mapex Meridian Maple 5pc. new old stock, was $715.00, Sale Price $572.00
Mapex Meridian Birch 5pc. new old stock was $675.00, Sale Price $540.00
Tama Rhythm Mate complete 5pc. new old stock, was $545.00, Sale Price $436.00

Live Sound Re-inforcement:
Peavey 20USB mixer, used, was $440.00, Sale Price $352.00
M-Audio NRV-10 firewire mixer, new old stock, was $269.99, Sale Price $215.00
Peavey SP-5 15″ Speakers, new old stock, was $355.00, Sale Price $284.00 each
Peavey Impulse 15″ Speakers, used, was $299.00, Sale Price $239.00

Electric Guitars:
Godin Triumph (silver sparkle), used, was $299.00, Sale Price $239.00
Epiphone G-400 SG, used, was $259.00, Sale Price $199.00
Ibanez Talman, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
Jackon Demolition V, used, was $550.00, Sale Price $439.00
Schecter Damien 7, 7 String, used, was $249.00, Sale Price $199.00
Eastwood Sidejack Baritone, used, was $339.00, Sale Price $269.00
Fender USA Hot Rod ’52 Tele, used, was $1349.00, Sale Price $1079.20
Fender USA ’70s Reissue Strat, used, was $849.00 Sale Price $679.20

Electric guitar amps:
Fender FM-212R used, was $269.99 Sale Price $215.00
Peavey Vypyr 100, new old stock, was $325.00 Sale Price $260.00
Peqvey Vypyr Tube 120, new old stock, was $375.00 Sale Price $300.00
Bogner Alchemist 212, new old stock, was $719.00, Sale Price $575.20

Bass Guitars:
Warwick Rock Bass 5, 5 string, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
Warwick Rock Bass Vampyre, used, was $349.00, Sale Price $279.00
OLP Stingray Bass, used, was $169.00, Sale Price $135.00
Fender Road Worn ’50s P-Bass, new old stock, was $619.99,  Sale Price $495.00
Dean Sledgehammer
, used, was $329.99, Sale Price $265.00
Peavey Milestone EXP, used was $119.99, Sale Price $95.00

Acoustic Guitars:
Takamine EG-541C, used, was $275.00, Sale Price $219.00
Dean Performer ac/el, used was $259.00, Sale Price $179.00
Fender CD-60, used was $169.00, Sale Price $135.00
Gibson DSM, used, was $875.00, Sale Price $699.00
Fender MA-1, 3/4 size, used,  was $109.00, Sale Price $85.00
Yakima Classical, used, was $75.00, Sale Price $59.00

plus much, much, much more!!!! Stop in and SAVE BIG $$$$

 

 

The Ky. State Fair Vocal Preliminary is July 6!

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The Kentucky State Fair is a serious deal in these parts, and not just because of the deep fried butter sticks. Though deep frying butter may take talent, we’re giving folks with a more musical talent a shot to hit the big stage during the fair! Willis Music on Hurstbourne Pkwy. is hosting a preliminary round July 6th at 1pm for singers ages 13-21 wanting to compete at the fair, and our top 3 will be there.

We have limited entry forms at the store, so don’t wait & miss out on your chance to get some real attention from your friends, family and neighbors across the state.

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SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP SALE – MUSIC SCHEDULE

We are proud to announce our entertainment schedule for our June 22 VIP event. It is a great lineup and gonna be great music.

10am – Jerome Scott
11am – Nick Lampers
12pm – All the Little Pieces
1pm – Dan Walsh
2pm – Winn Brothers
3pm – Jason Owens
4pm – My Favorite Bluegrass Band
5pm – Sami and the Ugly Truth

Come hang out with us! Cookout from 12-2! Giveaways throughout the day! Factory Reps! Double Music Money! Specials on all product!

SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP EVENT

June 22 is going to be a blast!

We are going to have our Spring into Summer VIP event. We will have live music all day, a cookout from 12-2, giveaways throughout the day (must be present to win), factory reps in the store, Terry from Cook Instrument repair will be here 11-3 giving away strings with a paid setup, and of course special pricing on everything in the store! We will announce the band line up soon, but I promise you it will be awesome!

See ya there!

FENDER CASH BACK DAY!

OH YEAH, CASH BABY!

On Thursday June 6th, from 3pm to 8pm we are having a Fender Cash Back day! All Fender and Squier instruments and amps will be marked down to the lowest prices of 2013 and on top of that, we are giving you 10% CASH back on the spot! Thats right, come buy your new instrument and get some $$$ to spend on your significant other (they dont get mad that way). We also can offer you 12 months same as cash!

June 6th 3pm -8pm ONLY!!!

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!!!

Open Mic Night Thursday 5/23/13 6-8pm

We are expanding our open mic night to two Thursdays a month. We will be having open mic the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. We are also expanding beyond kids and opening it up to everyone. If you like to perform or want a laid back place to get your feet wet, feel free to sit in anytime. It will be from 6pm to 8pm. Bring your instrument, your voice or whatever and come have some fun with us.

The next installment will be this Thursday May 23rd.

We look forward to seeing you!

Attention Lexington Area Students: Hollywood Showcase May 30th

Attention all Lexington area musicians and students:
We are having our first annual Hollywood Showcase Recital on May 30th at 6:00 pm and you are invited to participate. It’s going to be a fun night at Willis Music. We’re going to roll out the red carpet and showcase your talents. Regardless of what instrument you play or if you are a vocalist, you are welcome to participate. We encourage you to play a Hollywood or movie song, or even just your favorite song you like to do. If you would like to dress up as a favorite actor or actress, that is welcome too. I have a feeling the paparazzi will be there to capture your performance.

If you would like to participate, just call the store at 859-273-4063 or stop by and register.
We just need your name and what song you will be playing so we can put you in the program.

It’s going to be a great fun night at Willis and we hope you will join us. We will have refreshments following the performances in our Reictal Hall at Willis Music, 130 W. Tiverton Way #135, Lexington, Ky. 40503.

8 Week Group Guitar Class with Mike Shouse – Louisville

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Tired of learning tabs to other people’s songs?  Ready to become a real musician and get a full understanding of how to play the guitar?  This intensive 8 week group guitar class with instrumental recording artist Mike Shouse will teach you speed, accuracy, scales/modes, chords, arpeggios, theory and how it all ties together.  Each week, you will go home with a better understanding of how to play and Mike’s weekly handouts will help you remember your new skills!

Still not sure?  Stop in on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm to meet Mike, and stay for his FREE introductory class.  You will receive a free copy of his CD, “Alone on the Sun” just for attending!  30 minutes with Mike, and you will definitely be back for the full 8 week course!

To register, call the store at 426-1818, stop by, or email louisville@willismusic.com.  Forgot to register?  No problem, stop on by anyway!  Don’t forget:  Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm.

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Mike Shouse Group Guitar Class – Florence

All ages and skill levels are welcome to this comprehensive class. Speed, accuracy, scales, chords, arpeggios, theory and how it all ties together are covered.

A FREE trial class is happening Monday, May 20 at 8:00 pm at Willis Music. Try the class on for size and see if you want to jump on board! Everyone who attends the free class gets a copy of Mike’s “Alone On The Sun” CD just for coming!

The 8 week course runs June 3 through July 15 and costs $250. Each weekly class is 30 minutes. Call, email or stop in today to register for the free night and your CD.

Mike Shouse graduated from GIT in 1993, has 20 years of teaching experience and was named winner of the 2011 “God of Indie Guitar” award.

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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.