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West Chester April 2017 Calendar

April is International Guitar Month – Adopt a Homeless Guitar Here!

April 6th – Merle Haggard’s Birthday – 5% Fender Teles

April 12th – Tiny Tim’s Birthday – 5% off any Ukulele

April 16th – Easter – Store Closed

April 20th-23rd – Indoor Yard Sale – Maybe even outdoors if weather permits

April 29th – Open Jam – 12 to 4 – Come Jam with Us!

 

Friday May 5th, Doyle Dykes in concert at our Florence store.  Get your tickets at willismusic.com/events

West Chester June Events Calendar

New Acoustic Gig Tools

Have an acoustic gig at a coffee house this weekend?  Having people over and playing on your deck? Playing small venue acoustic gigs has never been easier.  We have several new acoustic gig tools to add to your box to make you sound even better.

 

The TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Play Acoustic combines all the things you need to make a live acoustic performance shine: lavish vocal sounds, perfect backing harmonies, best-selling guitar effects, and unique processing that makes your six-string sing – in perfect harmony with your voice.

FEATURES
Professional vocal effects and tone
Natural sounding vocal harmonies guided by your guitar
Guitar FX styles from TC Electronic®
BodyRez™ Filtering and Onboard EQ and DI for impeccable acoustic guitar tone

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Fender Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX

Acoustic Pro

TRANSPARENT SOUND, REFINED FORM
Offering a sonic experience like no other, Acoustic Pro amplifiers are true “audiophile amps,” delivering superior live sound with studio-quality effects. Along with a flexible pro feature set, Acoustic Pro offers high-grade components and technology, pure Fender tradition and expert sonic imaging—allowing every note to be naturally and painstakingly replicated, letting your acoustic personality shine.

FEATURES

200-watt 12″ combo amplifier ideal for solo performers or acoustic duos
Two channels for instruments or microphones
Onboard hall reverb and tone controls with sweepable midrange
Integrated tilt-back kickstand easily converts the amp into a stage monitor
Includes deluxe fitted cover; optional two-button footswitch for reverb bypass

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Acoustic SFX

RICH, ROOM-FILLING SOUND IN A STUNNING PACKAGE
For the discerning player in search of an eye-catching piece of acoustic architecture, the Acoustic SFX offers state-of-the-art technology for a lush sonic experience unlike any other. The ultimate solution for acoustic players, the lightweight design and portability suit anyone looking for a grab-and-go rig for small venues, offering a pleasing sound image to people located all throughout the room.

FEATURES

Two-channel 160-watt (2x80W) stereo combo amplifier; ¼”-XLR combo jacks
Adjustable SFX® technology creates lush, room-filling sound
Onboard studio-quality effects include hall reverb, echo, delay, chorus and Vibratone
Tempo-sync all effects with two quick taps
Includes fitted cover; add optional two-button footswitch for per-channel effect bypass

The AER Compact 60/3

The ultimate in pure, natural acoustic tone.  The amp of choice for Tommy Emanuel and Eric Johnson.
The AER Compact 60/3 has proven that there is an all-round, small, powerful and yet simple to use complete solution for stage, studio and home use that works up to the highest demands and standards of acoustic players.
60 watts, dynamic control
8” (200 mm) twin cone speaker twin channel, 3 and 2 band EQ
Digital effect processor with 4 presets
(2 x reverb/delay/chorus)
14.30 lbs

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Stop in you local Willis or Moeller Music today and check out these great tools and many others!

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!

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)

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]

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!

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!

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!!!

‘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

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!

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!

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!!!

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!