Inspire the next generation in the face of the Coronavirus!


Posted Mar 16, 2020

With schools closing around the country, band programs are experiencing various interruptions, but we are still finding ways to help music educators inspire the next generation! One of the ways we are doing this is by including SmartMusic files with every marching band purchase at no additional charge through May 31, 2020 (coupon code SmartMusic2020). You can pair this with SmartMusic's offer of free subscriptions for schools impacted by COVID-19 closures who do not already have a SmartMusic subscription. This SmartMusic subscription offer can be accessed at www.smartmusic.com.

We are also partnering with the International Music Education Summit and Music Educators Creating Online Learning to create a virtual band that allows your students some level of participation on their instruments. As musicians, artists, and humans, we are all intensely affected by the isolation we feel from our lack of time together in rehearsals and performances amplified by the effects of social distancing. We hope this project brings some level of group music-making back into your lives! Click here for the Registration Page

UPDATE 3.23.20: All 2020 Indoor and Marching Band licenses may be extended through the 2021 seasons. In order to protect your current license rentals for indoor and marching band, we will gladly extend your rental to the following season if your 2020 season was cut short or interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic. You don't have to do anything about this now. We will handle the execution of indoor extensions when you wrap up your marching band seasons this fall. We hope you will look to the future with optimism and plan your fall season today with confidence. However, we know there is no guarantee that your program will be back to "full power" for the fall season. By extending your license to 2021, we are removing a portion of the risk for you to make your selections now. 

In the face of this pandemic, our team at GPG Music is still here to serve you. As of now, we are still operating as usual and are standing by to help you through this difficult time. We look forward to helping you and your programs recover once we are all able to return to normalcy.