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The Texas Bandmasters Association At A Glance:

The Texas Bandmasters Association hosts the largest annual state bandmasters association convention in the country with over 6500 people in attendance, including 2400 band directors and more than 600 industry-related exhibit booths at the Annual TBA Convention/Clinic.

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2019 Annual Convention/Clinic Information

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - San Antonio, Texas

2019 Clinic Proposals

Have an idea for a clinic?
The Texas Bandmasters Association is now accepting clinic proposals for the 2019 Annual Convention.

Are you currently a music educator or TBA member wishing to submit a clinic idea?

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Are you a Texas Bandmasters Association Business Member wishing to sponsor a clinic/clinician?
*** Businesses MUST be an Exhibitor at the 2019 annual convention (July 25-27) to sponsor a clinic. ***

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2018-2019 Professional Developement

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Schedule

The Well-Oiled Machine: A Look into the Full Scope of Middle School Band
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 9am - 4pm
Location: SHSU Woodland Center
Clinician(s): Corey Graves, Roma MS and Dena Laurel, Roma HS

Rescoring for Small Bands and Quality Classroom Management
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 8:30am - 12noon
Location: I.M. Terrell Academy For Stem and VPA - 1900 IM Terrell Way, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Clinician(s): William Owens

Developing Objectives and Implementing a Successful Basics Program for Middle and High School Bands
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 8:30am - 4pm
Location: Dawson HS in Pearland ISD
Clinician(s): Brian Merrill

The Art and Craft of Band Conducting and Rehearsal
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 9am - 4:30pm
Location: Texas A&M University-Commerce
Clinician(s): Emily Threinen (Dir of Bands Univ of Minnesota) and Phillip Clements

SFA Conducting Symposium and TBA Clinics
Cost: $10
Date: (tentative) Saturday, March 9, 2019 9am - 4:30pm
Location: Steven F. Austin State University
Clinician(s): To be determined

Downloadable Professional Development Schedule


**Click the calendar icon above to download an importable (format: iCalendar) TBA Events Calendar to your iPhone, Android or favorite desktop calendar application.**

The TBA Bandmasters Review

June 2018 - Volume 19 Issue 4

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The Bandmasters Review online format has been updated!
Click on the e-book icon above to read the latest BMR online.

If you are finding that the print on the pages is too small to read clearly, simply click on the zoom icon for a larger single page view.


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Featured Articles In This Issue

  • Spotlight on YBDT - Bridging the Gap
    by Amanda Vereen
  • Persistence, Persistence, and More Persistence!
    by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Tuneful Teaching
    by Cheryl Floyd
  • Thoughts From Larry Livingston
    by Larry Livingston
  • Rehearsal Strategies Employing The Yamaha Harmony Director Keyboard
    by Jordan Stern
  • KHS America Announces 2018 TBA Melody Competition Winner
    by Texas Bandmasters Association
  • Phi Beta Mu Chat Room
    by Texas Bandmasters Association
  • Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame
    by Scott Coulson

Future TBA Convention Dates

Convention Schedule

  • 2019: July 25 - 27
  • 2020: July 23 - 25
  • 2021: July 22 - 24
  • 2022: July 21 - 23
  • 2023: July 20 - 22
  • 2024: July 25 - 27
  • 2025: July 24 - 26