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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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2017 Convention/Clinic Information


July 20, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - San Antonio, Texas

2017 Clinic Proposals

Have an idea for a clinic?
The Texas Bandmasters Association is now accepting clinic proposals for the 2017 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?

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Do you have a community band and are interested in performing at the 2017 Annual Convention / Clinic?

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2016-2017 Professional Developement

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Schedule

Creating Meaningful and Musical Rehearsals and Performances
Cost: $10
Date: Wednesday, August 10 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Bowie 6th Grade Center, Amarillo ISD
Clinician: Phillip Clements

Creating Meaningful and Musical Rehearsals and Performances
Cost: $10
Date: Thursday, August 11 8:30 am – Noon
Location: Bowie 6th Grade Center, Amarillo ISD
Clinician: Phillip Clements

Setting Goals and Priorities in Your Urban Band Hall
Cost: $10 for the full day
Date: Tuesday, August 16 8 am – 11:30 am
Location: Kimbrough Middle School, Mesquite ISD
Clinician: Paul Schmidt and Tom Woody

Suburban to Urban and Setting the Tone for Your Rehearsal
Cost: $10 for the full day
Date: Tuesday, August 16 1 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kimbrough Middle School, Mesquite ISD
Clinician: Jeff King

Starting Your Year for Success
Cost: $10
Date: Wednesday, August 17 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Coronado High School, El Paso ISD
Clinician: Tom Harrington

The Right Way, Your Way
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, September 3 9 am – 4:00 pm
Location: SHSU The Woodlands Center, 3380 College Park Drive
Clinician: Darcy Potter Williams and Chris Yee
Sponsored By: TBA and SHSU Center for Music Education

Daily Drills that Develop Individual Fundamentals and Ensemble Skills
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 10 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Paschal High School, Fort Worth ISD
Clinician: Brian Merrill

Setting Goals and Priorities in Your Urban Band Hall
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 10 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Paschal High School, Fort Worth ISD
Clinician: Paul Schmidt

Ensemble Techniques for All Levels
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 10 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Dawson HS, Pearland ISD
Clinician: Greg Countryman

A Teacher’s Happy Tuba Guide
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Dawson HS, Pearland ISD
Clinician: Richard Murrow/Miraphone Artist

Rehearsal Strategies and Techniques
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 10 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Brennan HS Auditorium - Northside ISD, San Antonio
Clinician: John Benzer with Demo Group from University of Houston

The Art and Craft of Band Rehearsal - A Conducting Symposium
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 9 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Texas A & M University at Commerce
Clinician: Gary Green

Developing and Adapting Your Daily Drill for Success Sightreading Techniques that Work
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 9 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Steven F. Austin State University
Clinician: Steven Moore, George Little



Downloadable Professional Development Schedule

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The TBA Bandmasters Review

June 2016 - Volume 17 Issue 4

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Featured Articles In This Issue

  • Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame
    by Gary Wells
  • Bridging the Gap Between Inspiration and Execution
    by David W. Vandewalker
  • If I Knew Then What I Know Now...
    by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Using Technology and the "Flipped Classroom" Model to Improve Student Learning
    by Marianne White
  • Two Million Reasons Why Marching Band Kids Are So Reponsible
    by Gary Gribble

Future TBA Convention Dates

Convention Schedule

  • 2016: July 21 - 24
  • 2017: July 20 - 23
  • 2018: July 26 - 29
  • 2019: July 25 - 28
  • 2020: July 23 - 26
  • 2021: July 21 - 25
  • 2022: July 20 - 24
  • 2023: July 19 - 23
  • 2024: July 24 - 28
  • 2025: July 23 - 27