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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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2018 Convention/Clinic Information


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - San Antonio, Texas

2018 Clinic Proposals



Have an idea for a clinic?
The Texas Bandmasters Association is now accepting clinic proposals for the 2018 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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2017-2018 Professional Developement

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Sponsors

Professional Development Schedule

From Status Quo to Status WHOA! -- "Accountability" is NOT a Four-Letter Word
Cost: $10
Date: Friday, August 11 9am - 11:30am
Location: Wakeland HS, Frisco ISD
Clinician(s): Melodianne Mallow, Darcy Vogt Williams

Marching Band: All Staff Required -- Exploring Efficient Procedures and Practices Utilizing Strengths of Your Program
Cost: $10
Date: Friday, August 11 9am - 11:30am
Location: Wakeland HS, Frisco ISD
Clinician(s): Steve Wessels

Planning and Managing a Successful School Year
Cost: $10
Date: Wednesday, August 16 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Coronado High School, El Paso ISD
Clinician(s): Phil Alvarado

Prioritizing Concepts and Objectives for Beginners: Planning Your Daily Drill for Fall and Spring
Cost: $10
Date: Wednesday, August 23 8am - 4:00pm
Location: McDonald Middle School, Mequite ISD
Clinician(s): Charlotte Royall, Susan Scarborough

Find a Way, Every Day!
Date: Saturday, September 2 9am - 4:00pm
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Conducting RX: A Prescription for Conducting Without Pain: Leadership Development for Your Band Program
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 9 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Paschal High School, Fort Worth ISD
Clinician(s): Dr. Scott Deppe

Wait...What? Creative Sightreading Ideas for Middle School Band; Music Advocacy...Are We Doing Enough?
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 9 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Paschal High School, Fort Worth ISD
Clinician(s): Dr. Scott Deppe

Wind Instrument Pedagogy Overview and Rehearsal Techniques
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 9 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Dawson HS, Pearland ISD
Clinician(s): John Benzer with Demo Group from University of Houston

Developing Objectives and Implementing a Successful Basics Program for Middle and High School Bands
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 9 8:00am - 11:30am
Location: Brennan HS (tentative site) Northside ISD, San Antonio
Clinician(s): Brian Merrill

Developing Your Band's Sightreading Skills
Cost: $10
Date: Monday February 19, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: McKinney North HS
Clinician(s): Barbara Lambrecht with Demo Group from McKinney North HS Band

It's All About the Fundamentals
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: McKinney North HS
Clinician(s): Barbara Lambrecht

SFA Conducting Symposium and Clinic
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 9am - 4:00pm
Location: Stephen F. Austin State University
Clinician(s): To Be Determined



Downloadable Professional Development Schedule

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The TBA Bandmasters Review

June 2017 - Volume 18 Issue 4

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Featured Articles In This Issue

  • KHS America Academic Alliance Announces Melody Competition Winner
    by Texas Bandmasters Association
  • “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy...”
    by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Using Google in the Band Office
    by Britni Nuckols
  • Booster Clubs in an Accelerated Age
    by Dr. David Vandewalker
  • T-TESS: Showcasing What We Do As Music Educators
    by Monica Ruiz-Mills
  • Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame
    by Gary Wells
  • An Instrumental Blog presented by D’Addario
    by Denise Gainey, James Campbell, Neal Postma

Future TBA Convention Dates

Convention Schedule

  • 2018: July 26 - 28
  • 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