Mobile Friendly Website is Live!

We have gone live with our new mobile friendly version of our store!  Take a peek at http://iemusicstore.com .  We are also in the process of bringing our products live.  Bear with us while we get everything else up and running.  If you have an immediate need you can call or text us at (951) 479-1261.

Get ready!

School is just around the corner so we are getting ready to meet the needs of our band clients this coming season.  We are also in the process of revamping our online store which is geared toward the upcoming rental season for new and returning clients. We hope to launch the updated site some time this coming week.

Have you ever wondered whether you should purchase a new musical instrument or rent one?  We are hoping to provide enough information for you to make an informed decision to meet your needs on the updated website.

Stay tuned!

Memorial Day Service

Thank you to all those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.  We appreciate your service.  We are grateful for people like you who make sacrifices every day to to help keep this country safe and to help us maintain the freedoms we have here.  And, last but not least, let us NEVER forget those who have died on our behalf as they have made the ultimate sacrifice.

I have provided a link to a local church service honoring veterans. Please go to 8:29 of this segment honoring veterans to hear “Amazing Grace” played on the fluegelhorn.

2014 Santiago High SCSBOA Concert Festival

Santiago High in Corona just finished their 3-day concert festival.  Santiago always puts on a great festival and this year was no exception.  They had the most ever bands attend this year with over 60 bands!! Bands from all over Southern California came to participate.  They even had one band come all the way from the Big Island of Hawaii–Kamehameha Middle School!!  I didn’t have a chance to videotape them, but I heard they were great!  I did videotape many of the local Corona-Norco bands.  The videos will be posted to the YouTube Channel within the week.

We had a booth at the festival this year.  We sold the usual band accessories plus some new items.  We have pins, Hotsticks, light-up drumsticks, and other fun things.  It was a fun 3-day experience hearing all the different bands.  See you at the festival next year!

2013 Ramirez Intermediate Winter Concert

Ramirez Intermediate School (RIS) located in Eastvale, CA, had their winter concert back in December 2013.   It was an evening of great music.  If you missed it, you can hear the entire concert on the IE Music YouTube channel.  Four bands performed that night -Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Jazz Band.   RIS bands are under the direction of Jill Geist.   Check out the videos at: www.youtube.com/iemusicstore

CHIS Jazz Band and Honors Choir

The Citrus Hills Intermediate Jazz Band and Honors Choir had a whirlwind tour of 4 elementary schools in one day back in January.  The band and choir performed 30 min. concerts at each school.  It was their second day of touring that week!  Both groups did a wonderful job of spreading holiday cheer to enthusiastic students and staff.  It was a wonderful time for all.  The Jaguar Jazz Cats is directed by Kevin McGee and the Honors Choir is directed by Karen Landrum.  Video shot by IE Music.  Here’s the link:  http://youtu.be/PL4x-UTqt3M

Ramirez Intermediate Alma Mater

We had the privilege of attending the Ramirez Intermediate Band Winter Concert back in December 2013.  For those of you who don’t know, Ramirez Intermediate is located in Eastvale, CA, and directed by Jill Geist.  At this concert, it featured their premiere performance of the school’s alma mater.  It was written by a former student, Isabella Sarreal and arranged by Steve Schmidt of Riverside City College.  The song was sung by Rylee Patton and Brittany Hoekman.

Citrus Hills Fall Concert

Video for the Citrus Hills Intermediate School Fall Concert has been uploaded to the IEMusicStore YouTube channel:  http://youtube.com/iemusicstore.  We didn’t have access to a high-quality video camera so please excuse the quality.  The sound quality is fine, however.  The concert was broken up into 3 segments and posted to the Citrus Hills category.  The first segment features the Jaguar Jazz Cats, the second segment features the Beginning and Intermediate Concert Bands, and the third segment features the percussion ensemble (conducted by Taylor Estep) and the Jaguar Concert Band (otherwise known as the Advanced Band).  If you have relatives or friends from out of town or just weren’t able to attend the concert, please share the video with them.  Hope you enjoy it!  If you would like a copy of the audio or video, please let us know.  Thank you for your interest in our videos!

Instrument Rentals and Sales

Thank you for choosing to do business with us in our 5th year here in the Inland Empire. We have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people!

We started offering band AND orchestra instrument rentals and sales beginning in July of last year.  Keep in mind that as you rent from us, the base rental payments are applied towards the purchase of the instrument.  Within the first 6 months if your child decides he/she wants to try a different instrument, all of the equity accumulated will be transferred towards the rental/purchase of the next instrument.  If you are interested in upgrading your instrument or purchasing it outright, the total of your base rental payments will be subtracted from the cost of the instrument.  In addition,  you can qualify for a 30% discount off of the remaining balance.  Of course, the earlier you decide to purchase the instrument or a new instrument, the greater the discount.  If you are interested in purchasing a brand new instrument right from the start, please contact us!  We will try our best to give you a good deal on your purchase.  We will try to match prices of local stores whenever possible.

Did you know that IE Music has a YouTube Channel?  We have gone to various school concerts or events over the past few years and posted the videos at www.YouTube.com/iemusicstore.  Our goal is to post more videos in 2014 to showcase what the talented people in our community are doing musically.

As always, if you do not see an item on our website, contact us and we will try to get it for you.

Instrument Rental Kick Off

We kicked off this school season with band instrument rentals at one of our local schools.  It was quite a turn out with four stores bringing their offerings… including IE Music.  The place was packed with new and near new (i.e., pristine condition of course) instruments.  Some stores were offering instrument sales as well, on the spot!

The majority of the students were getting instruments for the very first time.  It was so exciting to have so many parents and students stop by and ask questions about the instruments.  It was a grand event and we look forward to doing more this season and the years to come.

Hope you all have a great season.

Cheers!

IE Music