Saturday, November 29, 2008

Milestones Music Holiday T-shirt Sale

Shop Milestones Music this weekend for the lowest prices of the holiday season. We have lowered prices on our music mugs, womens light t-shirts, music keepsake boxes, music themed caps and instrumentalist magnets. Our music apparel and gift items are perfect for Christmas gift giving. Multiple item shipping discounts apply.
*NEW* - Black hoodies and sweatshirts for men and women! We are adding music hoodies in black and navy to our clothing collection. If your favorite design is not shown yet on black, contact us and we will add it for you. We also carry new zip hoodies for men.
Shop Thanksgiving weekend through the holiday season for great music gift discounts. Here are some examples of music t-shirts and gifts on sale now:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mad Conductor Music Now Accepts Paypal

If you love our Mad Conductor Music products but don't like using a credit card, now you can purchase great holiday music gifts and apparel with your paypal account. Zazzle just announced that paypal is a new payment option for all purchases.
Here are some cute music gifts for the musicians on your list:

Surprise your favorite French Horn player with a warm hoodie on Christmas morning. Hoodies are popular with all ages and this one is so cool with its classy grunge look french horn design.

Any Oboe Player would laugh at this funny oboe t-shirt. The design says Oboist - Will Play For Chocolate! A great tip for using a t-shirt as a stocking stuff is to roll the t-shirt up tightly and tie with a big red ribbon, then tuck in any Christmas stocking.

Monday, November 17, 2008

We Have Musicians Covered For Christmas

If you have a musician to buy for, don't wait until Thanksgiving has come and gone to start your holiday shopping. Black Friday comes late this year. It's time now to start Christmas shopping for your favorite music lovers, and the best new place online for unique Christmas music gifts is at Union Eight. They offer over 70 unique shops with merchandise including kids t-shirts, music themed gifts, holiday designs on mugs, aprons, t-shirts and tote bags, funny music tee shirts for teens and adults, stick figure designs, embroidered music apparel and much more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Wonderful classical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven brought the world some of its greatest classical music. The Ode To Joy is my favorite of all Beethoven's music. Here are a few facts about Beethoven's life:
Born Dec 1770 and Died March 26, 1827
Composed the beautiful Moonlight Sonata in 1801
Gradually lost his hearing; was completely hearing impaired by 1819
Completed his stunning Symphony No. 9 in 1824
He never married.
If you love Beethoven, share your passion with a t-shirt.

Music Tees offers these cute Beethoven shirts:
Beethoven Rocks Kids Beethoven T s... - Customized shirt
Beethoven Rocks Kids Beethoven T s... - Customized by MusicTeesGiftsStyles T-Shirts
Beethoven Rocks Beethoven T shirt shirt
Beethoven Rocks Beethoven T shirt by MusicTeesGifts
Beethoven Rocks Beethoven Tie tie
Beethoven Rocks Beethoven Tie by MusicTeesGifts
Ties created online using Zazzle

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Can Never Have Too Many Horns

I love french horn. Plain and simple. It's big, bold, beautiful brassy sound is very distinctive in any performance and the wonderful versatility of its range is always a delight to listen to. Our family has produced five horn players so far. My hubby played it and so do four of my kids. In fact, one of them is a french horn performance major right now in college.

Live by the Horn shirt

Live by the Horn by marchingbandstuff

My daughter who is a high school senior is preparing a tryout right now for a horn concerto competition. She is trying to decide between playing Mozart's 2nd and 4th horn concertos. I think the 4th will win out. Partly because her older brother played Mozart's 2nd Horn Concerto for his senior concert.
From Wikipedia:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417 was completed in 1783. The work is in three movements:

* I. Allegro maestoso
* II. Andante
* III. Rondo Più allegro 6/8

I think my daughter is playing only the allegro and andate movements. I can't wait to hear it at her spring concert!

Horn Grunge Womens T-shirt shirt

Horn Grunge Womens T-shirt
by madconductor

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Too Often Overlooked - The Marimba Rocks!

I asked my kids if they knew what a Marimba was and they looked at me with blank faces. Okay, so the Marimba gets overlooked in the musical world. But we all love the way it sounds, right? So I decided to find out a little more about it.
Some Marimba Facts:
A Marimba is made of bars, usually made out of rosewood for concerts or a synthetic for marching bands.
They are struck with mallets to make the sound.
Sometimes two mallets are used, sometimes four, sometimes even six!
The funny metal tubes that hang below each bar are called resonators. They amplify the tonal sounds.

Marimba shirt



From Wikipedia, here is a list of notable Marimba performers:
* Keiko Abe
* Amampondo
* Bogdan Bacanu
* Pedro Carneiro
* Vida Chenoweth
* Pius Cheung
* Musekiwa Chingodza
* Dave Danford
* François Du Bois
* Mark Ford
* Evelyn Glennie
* Bobby Hutcherson
* Jack Imel
* Alex Jacobowitz
* Brian Jones
* Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens
* Marta Klimasara
* Joe Locke
* Hokoyo Marimba
* Nick Matthews
* Christopher Norton
* Gloria Parker
* Percujove
* Dave Pike
* John Rae
* Ney Rosauro
* Michael Rosen
* Eric Sammut
* Robert van Sice
* David Smith
* Leigh Howard Stevens
* Gordon Stout
* Art Tripp
* Ruth Underwood
* Bo Wagner of Starbuck
* Julius Wechter (with Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass and Baja Marimba Band)
* Jack White of The White Stripes
* Nancy Zeltsman

Funny Marimba Cartoon Tee Shirt shirt

Funny Marimba Cartoon Tee Shirt by madconductor

Monday, October 13, 2008

Great Music Novelty Ties For Christmas Stocking Stuffers

If you have a musician on your Christmas shopping list, these fun novelty neckties can be a unique music gift especially for stocking stuffers. They are printed on the front side only; the back is white. But the designs are a whole lot of musical fun and will make a hit at holiday time.
Here are a few examples:

Trumpet Tie and Art Noveau Leaves Design tie

Trumpet Tie and Art Noveau Leaves Design by arluz1
Tuba Neck tie and Art Noveau Pattern Design tie

Tuba Neck tie and Art Noveau Pattern Design by arluz1Violin Tie and Art Noveau Pattern Design tie

Violin Tie and Art Noveau Pattern Design by arluz1
Mozart Classical Composer Tie tie

Mozart Classical Composer Tie by madconductor

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cool Dark Hoodies For Musicians

Whenever my kids have had evening marching band practices, they have complained of how cold they get as they go through their drills on the foootball field. Well here's the answer.
Everyone loves a hoodie, especially band members during the cool fall marching band season. Instead of freezing their katookers off, music students can pull on a warm, comfy hooded sweatshirt to ward off those cold winds. Here are some of my favorite band sweatshirts. They make great gifts or buy matching hoodies for your whole marching band section.

Tattoo Hear Drumline shirt

Tattoo Hear Drumline by TeeShirtsTShirts

Peace Love Drum Majors shirt

Peace Love Drum Majors by TeeShirtsTShirts

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New - Get Our Music Designs At Zazzle

Okay folks, Milestones Music is now offering its great music slogans at Zazzle in our new Mad Conductor Music gallery. We love the selection of cool t-shirts there and think you will too. Same great designs, more shirt styles to choose from. Come on over and take a peek at our tuba t-shirts and more.

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Fall Marching Band Season T-shirts

Get out the stadium seats and put on a warm coat because fall Marching Band season is upon us. That means a lot of parents want to show support for their kids who play musical instruments in the band. How about wearing a band button or t-shirt? Or the hardy at heart can forgo the coat and wear a warm hoodie with their son or daughter's name on it.
Visit Virtuoso Designer to make a custom band parent shirt and get out there and cheer.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Band Moms Rock

When summer band camp season begins it is a busy time. Kids need to be shuttled back and forth to practices and equipment needs to be inventoried and cared for. High school band students appreciate the help of Band Parents - moms and dads who volunteer their time to have water bottles ready when needed and who cheer the band to victory at competitions and football games. Here are some nice band mom and band dad t-shirts:
Band Dad t-shirtBand Mom t-shirt

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Marching Band Buttons For Band Camp

We've just added a collection of section buttons, band director buttons and band mom and dad buttons that are perfect for Band Camp 2008. Designs also available on marching band caps and t-shirts.
Drum Major Button More buttons:
Band Director Button
Section Leader Button
Trumpet Section Button

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Band Camp T-shirts

It's Marching Band Camp time for many high schools in July and August. When my boys attended band camp, their band director helped boost section spirit and unity by having each band section come up with a funny musical skit or short music selection to play at the end of each day. Everyone voted and the winning band section got a special prize each day.
Another way to create section unity is by wearing matching section t-shirts or caps. Here are some fun musical instrument t-shirts that make great section tees:
trumpet section t-shirtTrumpet Pride T-shirts

trumpet section leader capbaritone section leader shirt

Thursday, May 22, 2008

End Of Year Music Parties

It's time again for all those end of year school music parties to honor teachers, section leaders and parents who worked so hard to have a successful music program in your school. Why not give them a special keepsake gift? After all, what would a Marching Band be with out a Drum Major and how would all those instruments and students get back and forth to rehearsals and band camp without caring band parents to drive them?
Band Director Gifts:
Drum Major Gifts:
Here are a couple of my favorite picks for gift giving:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Personalized Music Tote Bags

My son asked me to make him a piano music tote bag with his name on it recently. From that emerged the idea to offer custom music tote bags for other instruments too. If your son or daughter would like a unique music messenger bag tote to carry accessories and sheet music to rehearsals and lessons, Milestones Music now offers many new designs to choose from. Here are a few examples:

Send us an email at . We will prepare your design and send you a link for ordering. DO NOT ORDER THE SAMPLES ABOVE - or that is what you will receive. Visit Milestones Music for other instrument tote bag designs - trombone lesson tote bags, music director totes and more.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Johann Sebastian Bach!

March 21st was the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. Born March 21 1685, he died July 28, 1750. His occupation was Organist but he left the world with some of my favorite classical music. Bach once said:
"I was obliged to work hard. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed just as well."
Aspiring musicians can take that as good advice from a man who certainly did succeed in his music.

From Gear Gems

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SPRING IS COMING Sale At Milestones Music

Spring Is Coming! Easter is in March this year and soon it will be spring. To celebrate, we are offering all our popular Jr. Jersey t-shirts at $22.99, $4.00 off our regular price of $26.99. Designs from flute to viola, soprano to piano teacher and much more. Soft and light for those warmer spring days ahead. Jr. jersey tees are nice for school or work and our colorful music designs are too.
Personal note - my daughter has six of the Jr. Jersey music t-shirts from Milestones Music and loves them all. They have washed well and brought her many compliments at symphony rehearsals and school band festivals.
Here is a preview of some of our music designs on the Jr. Jersey tees:

Friday, February 29, 2008

Funny Music Ties

I've recently caught the Zazzle bug and tried my hand at making some music novelty neckties with their service. Here are the results:

create & buy custom products at Zazzle
I plan to add a zillion more for just about all musical instruments including trombone, tuba, trumpet, string bass, didgeridoo and more. Also some marching band ties and music ties for directors and music teachers. Cool gifts!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Get Our Designs On Great New Zazzle Products Too

Love the designs you've seen on Milestones Music? Now you can find them on Zazzle as well with great new products like a variety of tote bag styles and many more t-shirt colors and styles for men, women and kids.
Here's a preview of some of our favorites:

make custom gifts at Zazzle