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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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2020 Clinic Proposals

Have an idea for a clinic?
The Texas Bandmasters Association is now accepting clinic proposals for the 2020 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 2020 annual convention (July 23-25) to sponsor a clinic. ***

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2019-2020 Professional Development

Creating a Vertically Aligned Curriculum & Staff and Promoting Director Longevity
Cost: $10 (North East ISD faculty no charge)
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: C T Johnson HS, North East ISD
Clinician: Brian Merrill

The Seven Years Band Experience: How Vertical Alignment, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Teamwork Influence Retention and Growth
Cost: $10 (McKinney ISD faculty no charge)
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 8:00am-11:30am
Location: McKinney HS, McKinney ISD
Clinician: Lynne Jackson

The Seven Deadly Sins of Music Making
Cost: $10 (Richardson ISD faculty no charge)
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Richardson HS, Richardson ISD
Clinician: Richard Floyd
Demo Group: RISD Select Band

Pedagogy from the Podium
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Tyler Junior College, Jean Brown Theater
Clinician: Fred Allen

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

December 2019 - Volume 21 Issue 2

ebook_logo <-- Click here to read the latest BMR online.

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

  • Servant Leadership
    by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • The Importance of Singing in All Music Classes
    by Marina McLerran
  • Single Reed Success (Part 2)
    by Greg Countryman
  • It Starts With You
    by Amanda Blackstone
  • Levels of Thinking
    by Frank Troyka
  • In Praise of Hearing Better
    by Fred J. Allen
  • Having a Long Term Vision of How to Structure Your Program (Part 1)
    by Nathaniel Neugent
  • Effecting Today's Music Students...Generally, with Technology
    by Albert Vela

Future TBA Convention Dates

Convention Schedule

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