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Stephanie Purvis

Our piccolo is being overhauled and isn’t back yet.  Does anyone have one that we could borrow for our last week of marching?  Thanks.

You can email me at purviss@hesp.net or text me at 231-288-4313

Thank you,

Stephanie Purvis

Hesperia

Hi,

I wanted to ask this tonight but we were all tired.

My superintendent wants me to find out how other schools choose their music stores to provide rental instruments and have instrument fittings for students.  After a Muskegon area school was sued, he is worried that we aren’t giving that new store a chance. I said my students are free to rent from wherever they choose and that is in writing but I recommend _____.  I have those brochures because my husband works near their store and we can have what I need by the end of the day without waiting a week and that this company has been very consistent in their service over the years.

There is a disgruntled person in our community who had work done on donated instruments for us by a friend in said store.  Since this was done by the store at their cost, this person wants to know why I wasn’t using this store and am now opening the district to a law suit.  The superintendent told me I needed to ask around and possibly get proposals from each store in order to decide who I should use.  My answer was that the store I currently use will also occasionally do work at cost and give us great deals on new and used instruments.  Also, I can’t, in good conscience, encourage students to use cheap disposable instruments no matter what it saves parents in the short term because that doesn’t benefit anyone but the store and landfills.  My goal as an educator is to give my students the best value and to encourage life-long learning that cannot be done on a frustrating ISO (instrument shaped object) that will break, no matter what the color.  After looking on the store website I found cheaper prices but it didn’t mention brands.

Does anyone have experience with anything like this or with other companies that they would care to share confidentially via phone, not written?

Thanks

Stephanie Purvis

231-288-4313

Hi D1,

I need to borrow 3-4 sousaphones for the Hesperia Fourth of July parade.  All of the Hesperia band members march in the parade in 2 separate bands, MS and HS.  We are surviving with the 3 sousaphones we have because we all don’t practice together until July 2 &/or 3.  I would need them by July 1 and will return after the 4th.  If you can help me I’d really appreciate it. Each child has his/her own mouthpiece to use.

Thanks to Holton for 4 more mellophones!

Yes, this is the best district.  Love working with you people.

Thanks,

Stephanie Purvis

231-288-4313 cell

purviss@hesp.net

Does anyone have an old upright bass that I could borrow, please?  I have a student for it who is willing to give it love and attention until we can find her one of her own.  She only plays bass (for now) and we haven’t explored her playing anything else yet.

It was on my long range list but didn’t think I’d need it this year!

Thanks

Stephanie Purvis

Hesperia

231.288.4313

I am attending the conducting symposium this Thursday as a listener this year. Does anyone have any or all of these I could borrow for the day, or just a copy? I only own Irish Tune from County Derry

I am looking for:
2nd Suite in F – Holst
Three Ayres from Gloucester – Stewart
Simple Gifts – Ticheli
Amazing Grace – Ticheli
Shepherds Hey! – Grainger

Thank you!

Looking forward to dinner with you Thursday at Z’s at 5:30.

My email is stephaniepurvis0@gmail.com