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The Texas Bandmasters Annual Convention / Clinic

2017 Convention Schedule [Dates/Times Are Subject To Change]


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Danny Diosdado

Danny Diosdado is currently in his 2nd year as Director for Cleveland ISD. He serves as the Director for the Middle School Symphonic and Concert Bands, as well as Assistant Director for the Cleveland High School Royal Braves Band. As Director for the Cleveland Middle School Symphonic Band in 2016, the Symphonic Band earned a 1st Division in Concert and a 1st Division in Sightreading in his first year of teaching. The CMS Symphonic Band was also a finalist in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series in both the March & Concert categories. He currently teaches Beginner Trombone, Trumpet and French Horn, and has been Drill Designer for the Royal Braves Band since 2014. He graduated from Henderson High School and then earned his Associates Degree from Tyler Junior College and his Bachelors Degree from Lamar University. Professional affiliations include TMEA, ATSSB, TBA, NAMMB, Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Danny has lived in Cleveland, TX for 5 years with his wife, Alicia, who is also a member of the Cleveland ISD Band Staff, and their 1 year old son, Ian.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jonathan Kelly

Jonathan Kelly taught 31 years in Texas public schools before retiring from Cleveland ISD in 2008. His groups have won numerous sweepstakes in UIL competition on both the high school and middle school levels as well as many invitational festivals. His Cleveland HS band has placed first or second in the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series six years, was named Outstanding in Class six years at the NAMMB competition, and has placed 6th, 2nd, and in 2000-01 was the TMEA 3A State Honor Band. Mr. Kelly is a past president of NAMMB, was chairman of the Southeast Texas Honor Band, and has been a guest clinician for both TMEA and ATSSB region honor bands as well as an adjudicator in several regions in Texas. He has received the "Leadership and Achievement Award" from TMEA, the "Citation of Excellence" from the National Band Association, the "Achievement of Musical Excellence Award" from NAMMB, and the "UIL Sponsor Excellence Award". Mr. Kelly is a member of TBA, TMEA, TMAA, ATSSB, NAMMB, and Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters fraternity.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Asa Burk

Asa Burk is the Associate Director of Bands at Argyle High School. Over his 25 year career he has taught at middle school, junior high, and high school. His bands have been selected to perform at the Midwest Clinic as well as advanced to the state level of the honor band process.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Christine Cumberledge

Mrs. Christine Belle Cumberledge has taught for twenty years, sixteen as the director of bands at Central Junior High in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. During this time, her bands have earned several honors, including being named the TMEA 2006 Honor Band. In 2003 the Central Band placed third in the state at the same competition. She was the assistant director of bands at Bedford Junior High when the group won the 2001 TMEA Honor Band. Her bands have been named Best in Class and Outstanding Overall Band at competitions throughout the state, and consistently earn the highest ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. She has served as guest conductor and clinician for groups each year throughout Texas. Mrs. Cumberledge was named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Music and Arts Educator of the Year Award. She was the 2006 Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. She was also the 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year for Central Junior High. She has been included numerous times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was named to the National Honor Roll's ''Outstanding American Teachers."" She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Mrs. Cumberledge earned her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of North Texas, graduating cum laude. While at the University of North Texas, she studied clarinet with Dr. John Scott. She is a graduate of Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Manuel San Luis

Manuel San Luis has been with Leander I.S.D. since 1994, and at Cedar Park Middle School in the Leander ISD since 1995. Prior to coming to Leander ISD, he was the middle school head band director at Copperas Cove Junior High, middle school head director at Eldorado Middle School and assistant director in Mercedes, Texas. He directs the top band at Cedar Park Middle School, and teaches beginning clarinet and saxophone. Mr. San Luis received his bachelor's degree in music education with high honors in 1983 at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he was part of the University Honors Program and studied under the late James Sudduth, the late John Stansberry, and Dr. David Pino. While at the university, he was the recipient of the Minnie Stevens Piper Academic Scholarship, Woods Kone-Phi Mu Alpha Music Performance Scholarship, Archie Gurschendorf Band Scholarship, Davidson Family Foundation Scholarship, Southwest Texas State University Departmental Scholarship, and Highest Scholastic Honors in Music Departmental Award. Collegiate memberships included: The University Honors Program, the Teacher Preparatory Program, the University Dean's List, the National Dean's List, Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity (Vice-President, 1982). Post-graduate work was done at the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied under the late John Paynter, H. Robert Reynolds, Mark Camphouse, and Charles Meghini. Mr. San Luis has had numerous, consistent U.I.L. Sweepstakes bands under his direction, and has had a top ten Class C Middle School Texas State Honor Band Finalist when he was at Eldorado Middle School. In 2004, the Cedar Park Symphonic Band under his direction was a T.M.E.A. Texas State CCC Honor Band finalist. His bands at Cedar Park have received over two decade?s worth of unanimous first division ratings, Best In Class and Overall Outstanding Band honors at festivals around Texas. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the Symphonic Band was named a national winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors. His groups have also performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in 2007 and in 2011. In 2015, the Cedar Park Middle School Band program was named the Texas Bandmaster's Association ""Exemplary Middle School Band Program"" for the state. He has been nominated for the Disney American Teachers award, the Grammy Music Educator award, and is a four- year member of Who's Who Among American Teachers. Mr. San Luis is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, the Texas Federation of Teachers, and is an active judge for U.I.L., festival, and Solo & Ensemble contests throughout the state. He considers himself honored and privileged to have had many great mentors and band directors as strong influences during his career. Above all, he considers his students as his greatest inspiration.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jessica Shin

Ms. Jessica Shin is in her fifth year as Associate Director of Bands at Coronado High School and Morehead Middle School in El Paso, Texas. She helps direct the Coronado Thunderbird Marching Band, Jazz Band 3, Concert Band, directs the Woodwind program, the Coronado Clarinet Choir and various ensembles including the chamber program. Ms. Shin has earned a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Instrumental Conducting from New Mexico State University. She is a native El Pasoan graduating from Franklin High School. She is an active free-lance clarinet player performing with groups around the El Paso area including the El Paso Wind Symphony.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Charles West

Recipient of the VCUArts faculty Award of Excellence, Charles West has taught all five woodwinds on the university level and has performed professionally on four of five woodwinds for over four decades. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, International Clarinet Association President, Principal or Bass Clarinet in six professional orchestras on two continents, and has recorded repertoire on the Klavier, Wilson Audiophile, Centaur, CRI and Crystal labels and on a Grammy Award-winning Telarc CD. He has held professorships in three North American universities, and guest residencies in South America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and China. West served as Coordinator of Winds & Percussion at Virginia Commonwealth University for 28 years, is a Buffet Crampon Artist, Conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia and author of three Meredith Music Publications: WOODWIND METHODS: An Essential Resource for Educators, Conductors and Students, WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS: Purchasing, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and More, and THE WOODWIND PLAYER?S COOKBOOK: Creative Recipes for a Successful Performance.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Meredith Bates Bishop

Meredith Bates Bishop is in her fifth year as the Director of Bands for Pearland Junior High West and eleventh year teaching in Pearland ISD. She teaches the beginning horn, trumpet, and flute classes, and top performing junior high band. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor?s of Music Education degree and an Honors College degree. Her bands have consistently earned first division ratings and Sweepstakes at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation. In 2016, the Pearland Junior High West Honors Band won Grand Champion at the McAdams Junior High Gator Music Festival in Dickinson, TX. Mrs. Bishop is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, serving on the TBA middle school planning committee, is the Region 19 Representative for the TMEA/UIL Music Advisory Committee, and is a Provisional Member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. She was recently recognized as the 2017 Pearland Junior High West Teacher of the Year.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Jennifer Auerbach

Jennifer Auerbach is the CEO and founder of the Bocal Majority organization. She holds a bachelor?s degree in bassoon performance from Chicago Musical College and master?s and doctoral degrees in music theory from the University of North Texas. She has taught private bassoon lessons in the Dallas metroplex since 1998 to students in grades 6 through 12 and takes great pride in helping them get to the next level of their playing. She has given numerous clinics at the Texas Music Educators? Convention, Texas Bandmasters' Association, The Midwest Clinic, and the International Double Reed Society on the topic of bassoon and double-reed pedagogy. Her goal is to provide high level information in a positive and uplifting teaching environment.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Sally Bohls

Sally Bohls is a professional performer/contractor, studio musician, and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. She is the founder of the Operation O.B.O.E. component of Bocal Majority Camps. Sally is actively sought after as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. She has articles published in national and international magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has a private studio of young oboists grades 6 thru 12 and has taught at the university level. Her students are extraordinarily successful at all levels and in all types of competitions. Sally tries to instill a profound sense of self-worth and joy of playing in all of her students.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Jim Frankel

Dr. Jim Frankel is the Head of Digital Education for the Music Sales Group, and Director of MusicFirst. Previously, he was the Managing Director of SoundTree, the Educational Division of Korg USA, and before that he was the instrumental and general music teacher at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, NJ for 11 of his 15 years in the NJ Public Schools. He completed his Masters Degree and Doctor of Education degrees in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia in 2002. He has been teaching courses on music technology at TC since 1999. Dr. Frankel is a published author in various state, national and international journals of music education. In addition, Dr. Frankel is a highly sought-after clinician in the local, national and international music education communities. He is on the Board of Directors for TI:ME and is the past president of ATMI.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music. Following his tenure in the college band directing world, he spent three years with McCormick?s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher inservice workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions. Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child. His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational community. He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants). He holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama. In 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music. He continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member at: Ball State University, Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne University, and Butler University. In addition, he is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors. He is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Tracy Harris

Yamaha Performing Flute/Piccolo Artist and Clinician Tracy Harris is a dedicated soloist, chamber musician, flute clinician, author and adjudicator for national/international competitions, and is the flute professor at the College of the Sequoias. Members of her international studio have won national and international competitions. Performing internationally, Ms. Harris gives numerous solo performances, chamber recitals, clinics, flute boots, and master classes. She has soloed with internationally known artists and symphony orchestras and has recorded for Disney studios and PBS television. Ms. Harris is the Artistic Director/Founder of the "Tracy Harris Flute Boot Clinics" which help over 1000 flutists each year, the author of "The Flute Boot Camp Manual - A Universal Guide to Flute and Piccolo" (Recipient of the Editor's Choice award), "The Lyric Flutist" , and her own alternate fingering and trill charts - all published by Wingert-Jones. Ms Harris has presented nationally at NAFME, TMEA, NYSSMA, NFA, SCSBOA, CASMEC and many more. Ms. Harris records on the Elite Source Label and her latest CD's "Eklectick" and "The Lyric Flutist' recorded with her duo partner Svetlana Rudikova-Harris have won critical acclaim and feature new arrangements written by herself and Dr. Todd Harris. Tracy and Dr. Tadeu Coelho?s forthcoming Piccolo Guide Book for Band Directors and new duo album will be out fall 2017. Ms. Harris attended The New England Conservatory of Music, UCSB and The Music Academy of the West. Her teachers included; Julius Baker, Claude Monteux, Jim Walker and Jill Felber.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Larry Livingston - TBA Featured Clinician

Larry Livingston is a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator, and a highly respected motivational speaker. The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony and in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series. He has conducted at the Festival de Musique in Evian, France, and has led the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, as well as the Leopoldinum Chamber, Chopin Academy, and Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestras in Poland. He served as Music Director of the Pan Pacific Festival Orchestras in Sydney, participated in the International Jazz Festival in Rome, and conducted electro-acoustic ensemble concerts in Tokyo under the auspices of Yamaha International. Mr. Livingston has led the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, the USC Thornton Chamber and Symphony Orchestras in Los Angeles, the USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble in Berlin, and served on the jury for the renowned Besancon International Conducting Competition in Besancon, France.

Mr. Livingston has performed with soloists Keiko Abe, Ran Blake, Shelly Berg, Maureen Forrester, Adolph Herseth, Lawrence Lesser, Yehudi Menuhin, Robert Merrill, Mark O?Connor, Christopher O?Riley, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Sinta, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, John Walz and Time for Three, and has premiered and/or recorded works by Jan Bach, Paul Cooper, Mario Davidovsky, Robert Erickson, Ernst Krenek, Kasia Livingston, Edwin London, Pauline Oliveros, Russell Peck, Roger Reynolds, and Yuji Takahashi.

Mr. Livingston frequently appears with professional, festival, collegiate, and all-state wind ensembles, bands and orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. From 1983 to 2002, he served as a conductor in the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen, has been the Conductor of the Festival Orchestra at Idyllwild Arts since 1989, and is the Music Director of Music for All?s National Honors Orchestra.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Livingston regularly toured Germany and Slovakia with the Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie. The performances and subsequent recordings were "the most successful in this organization's history," according to its director. In the last decade, he has conducted extensively in Eastern Europe, and particularly throughout Poland, leading orchestras in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Jelenia Gora, Bialystok, and Katowice, attracting consistent critical acclaim. Reviews described ?long, unending applause, enthusiastic cheers, like at a rock concert, standing ovation.?

Mr. Livingston has appeared with the famed Landes Jugend Orchester, served as clinician and guest conductor at the College Band Directors National Conference in Alice Tully Hall, and led All-State Ensembles across the United States including Texas on eight occasions, an unprecedented record. He has also twice conducted the George Enescu Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, served as Music Director of Thornton School Orchestras, and was Principal Juror for the 3rd Annual Winnipeg Symphony International Conducting Symposium. In 2017, Maestro Livingston will conduct the All-State Bands or Orchestras of Arizona, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, lead the Sewanee Music Festival Orchestra, serve again as clinician for the Disney Honors Program, and return to Katowice, Poland to conduct the opening concert in an international festival of academy orchestras. As well, he will teach in the conducting workshops of the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Colorado.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Livingston studied conducting with Laurence Livingston, Elizabeth Green, William Revelli, Rafael Druian, and Herbert Zipper. In 1988 he received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Michigan School of Music. Mr. Livingston served as Vice President and Music Director of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was also Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and, subsequently, became Dean of the Shepherd School of Music and Elma Schneider Professor at Rice University in Houston. From 1986 until 2002, Mr. Livingston was Dean of the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music, where he is Chair of the Conducting Department. The first music administrator accepted into the Harvard University Executive Education Program, he is a recipient of the Life in the Arts Award from Idyllwild Arts and an Outstanding Teacher Award from the USC Center for Religion. As a motivational speaker, he has established a national reputation for inspiring presentations to business leaders across the United States. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Livingston was Director of Educational Initiatives for the Guitar Center where he leads the national educational quest, ALL IN. He is a consultant to the Conn-Selmer Corporation and, at the request of Quincy Jones, Mr. Livingston chairs the Education Committee of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.

In 2013, Mr. Livingston appeared in the ?Lights Out? episode of Glee and was featured as a mentor in the USA Cable Network Television series, ?The Moment.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

David Puckett

David Puckett opened Keller ISD?s Indian Springs Middle School in 2001 and is now in his twentieth year as educator where he has taught at both the middle and high school levels.? Mr. Puckett was named the recipient of the 2013 John Philip Sousa Foundation?s Sudler Cup. In 2014 ISMS was a feature performance group at The Midwest Clinic. The ISMS band program has made it to the state level of the TMEA Honor Band process three times; winning in 2015 allowing them the honor to perform at the 2016 TMEA convention as the CCC Honor Band. In 2016 Indian Springs MS was honored to be selected to perform at the Music for All?s 2017 National Concert Band festival. Choice Music?s Mark of Excellence has recognized Indian Springs nine times in the National Wind Band Honors contest, once in the Citation of Excellence and once in National Jazz Honors. Mr. Puckett is a member of Phi Beta Mu ? Alpha Chapter, an International Bandmaster s Fraternity where he serves on the public relations committee; TMEA, TBA and enjoys regular visits to The Midwest Clinic. Mr. Puckett serves on the UIL PML Music Selection Committee and has been named ISMS?s Teacher of the Year. He has served in several offices at the TMEA region level and currently serves as lead teacher of the seven Keller ISD middle school band programs. He thoroughly enjoys spending time outside of his own band hall as a band consultant, clinician, conductor, adjudicator, mentor and trombone performer. Mr. Puckett graduated with his Bachelor?s of Music Education from the University of Nebraska ?Lincoln and now resides in Keller, Texas with his loving wife Becky and beautiful daughter Rachel.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Holly Wardell

Holly Wardell is a Shareholder in her Austin office. Holly graduated cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University in 1992 and earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law in 1996. Holly has an impressive litigation background in whistleblower cases and civil rights cases including gender, race, and national origin, and disability discrimination claims. Her work on position statements, motions, and briefs has resulted in numerous victories for school districts at every level conceivable. Additionally, she regularly attends ARD and Section 504 Committee meetings and represents clients at due process hearings. Holly's outgoing personality, enthusiasm, and thoroughness combine to make her a popular lecturer on a variety of topics related to school law, including special education, Section 504, education records, sexual harassment, student discipline, and search and seizure. Holly has published numerous articles for state and firm publications on special education and other issues. Holly is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts; the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, School Law, Administrative, and Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Texas Bar, Texas Council of School Attorneys, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Holly has also served on the State Bar's Disabilities Issues Committee and the Texas Education Agency's State Supervision Committee & Complaints Management System.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Evan Fletcher

Mr. Fletcher is in his fifth year at Argyle Middle School, where his primary teaching responsibilities include beginner horn and trumpet classes, the varsity performing band, and overseeing all aspects of the beginner and performing band curriculum. Mr. Fletcher also assists with all aspects of the high school marching band and leads marching fundamentals.?Mr. Fletcher is a proud alum of Texas Lutheran University where he studied Music Education with Prof. Beth Bronk and Prof. Carol Chambers. In 2010, Mr. Fletcher was awarded the Malcolm Helm Memorial Scholarship by the Texas Bandmasters Association and was selected to Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges. He was a marching member of Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps where after he aged out, he assisted in various capacities on tour. In 2015, Mr. Fletcher earned his Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Texas State University where he studied Music Education with Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt and Dr. Amy Simmons. Bands under the direction of Mr. Fletcher have consistently received UIL Sweepstakes Awards and many Best in Class designations. His bands have advanced to the Area level of the TMEA Honor Band selection process and were named State Winners of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series. Most recently, Mr. Fletcher had the distinct opportunity to travel to Japan and experience the band curriculum and culture lead by Mr. Keith Bearden and organized by Brain Music. Mr. Fletcher?s professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, and the ATSSB. In addition, he has had the honor of serving as the ATSSB Region II Secretary and is also a member of the ATSSB State Audition and Rules Committee.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson is in her eleventh year at Argyle High School where she is the director the high school Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, teaches the beginner flute class, and oversees the instrumental music programs at Argyle Middle School and High School.?Under the direction of Kathy Johnson, the Argyle Wind Ensemble has performed as the TMEA 3A State Honor Band and at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The Argyle High School Band is the reigning 4A State Marching Champion holding the title for 8 consecutive years from 2008 through 2015 and was the silver medalist in 2016. The Argyle Band program was awarded the Outstanding High School Band Program Award by the American School Band Director?s Association and the Outstanding Texas High School Band Program by the Texas Bandmasters Association. Mrs. Johnson is a founding member and plays flute in the Dallas Wind Symphony and is an active clinician and adjudicator in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area. Mrs. Johnson holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education from The University of North Texas. Her professional affiliations include the American Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu where she is on the board representing the small schools of Texas, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association where she is the representative for Region 2, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, Women?s Band Directors International and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Larry Livingston - TBA Featured Clinician

Larry Livingston is a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator, and a highly respected motivational speaker. The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony and in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series. He has conducted at the Festival de Musique in Evian, France, and has led the Stockholm Wind Orchestra, as well as the Leopoldinum Chamber, Chopin Academy, and Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestras in Poland. He served as Music Director of the Pan Pacific Festival Orchestras in Sydney, participated in the International Jazz Festival in Rome, and conducted electro-acoustic ensemble concerts in Tokyo under the auspices of Yamaha International. Mr. Livingston has led the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, the USC Thornton Chamber and Symphony Orchestras in Los Angeles, the USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble in Berlin, and served on the jury for the renowned Besancon International Conducting Competition in Besancon, France.

Mr. Livingston has performed with soloists Keiko Abe, Ran Blake, Shelly Berg, Maureen Forrester, Adolph Herseth, Lawrence Lesser, Yehudi Menuhin, Robert Merrill, Mark O?Connor, Christopher O?Riley, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Sinta, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, John Walz and Time for Three, and has premiered and/or recorded works by Jan Bach, Paul Cooper, Mario Davidovsky, Robert Erickson, Ernst Krenek, Kasia Livingston, Edwin London, Pauline Oliveros, Russell Peck, Roger Reynolds, and Yuji Takahashi.

Mr. Livingston frequently appears with professional, festival, collegiate, and all-state wind ensembles, bands and orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. From 1983 to 2002, he served as a conductor in the University of Michigan All-State Program at Interlochen, has been the Conductor of the Festival Orchestra at Idyllwild Arts since 1989, and is the Music Director of Music for All?s National Honors Orchestra.

From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Livingston regularly toured Germany and Slovakia with the Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie. The performances and subsequent recordings were "the most successful in this organization's history," according to its director. In the last decade, he has conducted extensively in Eastern Europe, and particularly throughout Poland, leading orchestras in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Jelenia Gora, Bialystok, and Katowice, attracting consistent critical acclaim. Reviews described ?long, unending applause, enthusiastic cheers, like at a rock concert, standing ovation.?

Mr. Livingston has appeared with the famed Landes Jugend Orchester, served as clinician and guest conductor at the College Band Directors National Conference in Alice Tully Hall, and led All-State Ensembles across the United States including Texas on eight occasions, an unprecedented record. He has also twice conducted the George Enescu Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, served as Music Director of Thornton School Orchestras, and was Principal Juror for the 3rd Annual Winnipeg Symphony International Conducting Symposium. In 2017, Maestro Livingston will conduct the All-State Bands or Orchestras of Arizona, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, lead the Sewanee Music Festival Orchestra, serve again as clinician for the Disney Honors Program, and return to Katowice, Poland to conduct the opening concert in an international festival of academy orchestras. As well, he will teach in the conducting workshops of the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Colorado.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Livingston studied conducting with Laurence Livingston, Elizabeth Green, William Revelli, Rafael Druian, and Herbert Zipper. In 1988 he received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Michigan School of Music. Mr. Livingston served as Vice President and Music Director of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was also Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra and, subsequently, became Dean of the Shepherd School of Music and Elma Schneider Professor at Rice University in Houston. From 1986 until 2002, Mr. Livingston was Dean of the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music, where he is Chair of the Conducting Department. The first music administrator accepted into the Harvard University Executive Education Program, he is a recipient of the Life in the Arts Award from Idyllwild Arts and an Outstanding Teacher Award from the USC Center for Religion. As a motivational speaker, he has established a national reputation for inspiring presentations to business leaders across the United States. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Livingston was Director of Educational Initiatives for the Guitar Center where he leads the national educational quest, ALL IN. He is a consultant to the Conn-Selmer Corporation and, at the request of Quincy Jones, Mr. Livingston chairs the Education Committee of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.

In 2013, Mr. Livingston appeared in the ?Lights Out? episode of Glee and was featured as a mentor in the USA Cable Network Television series, ?The Moment.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jed Maus

Jed Maus is the head band director at Keller Middle School and Bear Creek Intermediate in Keller, Texas. In addition to teaching the varsity band and teaching beginner band classes, he oversees a band program of more than 275 students in grades six through eight. He earned a Master of Music Education degree from Southern Methodist University. He also earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance degree from SMU. While at SMU, he studied with Lynne Jackson and Brian Merrill. Prior to working in the Keller Band cluster, Mr. Maus worked at Byrd Middle School in the Duncanville ISD. Mr. Maus has been fortunate to work with bands that have earned unanimous superior ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading contest since he began teaching. His wife, Jessica, is a band director at Keller-Central High School. They reside in North Richland Hills.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Tommy Moore

Tommy Moore has 30 years of Texas public school teaching experience in music education serving as band director and trumpet teacher for the Henderson and Longview Independent School Districts. He has taught at every level; beginner, middle school and high school. He is currently the Director of the Hudson PEP elementary band and a District-wide Director/Teacher mentor for the Longview ISD. Moore?s bands have consistently earned UIL Sweepstakes awards, as well as being very competitive at Area and State levels. His trumpet students have been consistently successful at UIL/TMEA/ATSSB winning Region, Area and State Honors. Many of Mr. Moore?s former students are pursuing degrees in music education. In addition, many are currently successful band directors and trumpet teachers as well as some professional musicians and trumpet performers. Mr. Moore is a member of TMEA, ATSSB, NAMMB, TBA, TMAA and Phi Beta Mu. He and his wife Lisa, a first grade teacher in Henderson, have two children, Janson a graduate of Texas A & M and currently a graduate student at Texas State and Madison a junior at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jason Robb

Jason Robb is currently the Director of Bands at Rouse High School in Leander ISD. He received his Bachelor?s of Music in Education and Trumpet Performance from Sam Houston State University under Matthew McInturf, Alfredo Velez, and Randal Adams.?Before assuming his position at Rouse, he held the position as Associate Director at Cedar Park High School in Cedar Park, Texas and at Knox Junior High School in the Woodlands, Texas. While at Cedar Park, the Timberwolf Marching Band won the UIL State Championship in 2016 and a Silver Medal at the UIL State Contest in 2013. Over his career, his concert bands have received exclusively ?Sweepstakes awards? at UIL contests and have been awarded the ?Best In Class? or ?Runner Up? award at every festival they have entered. Mr. Robb currently also serves as a leadership facilitator with the SASi Leadership Company. He spends his summers presenting leadership training to students all over the country. Jason has also been very actively involved in the Drum Corps activity. He marched Mellophone with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps from Madison, Wisconsin and then served as a brass faculty member for the Scouts for 8 seasons. Mr. Robb is an active clinician and consultant, he spends time coordinating productions and writing drill for marching bands across the country through his company J?Robb Designs. His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the International Trumpet Guild. He lives in Leander, Texas with his beautiful wife Jackie and their handsome son, Joseph.



2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

John Vela

John A. Vela is a graduate of Texas A & I University, in Kingsville, Texas. He has been a music educator for the past 38 years. Mr. Vela recently retired after serving as Director of Bands for San Diego I.S.D. where his bands and mariachis have received numerous first divisions and sweepstakes awards in Marching, Concert, Sight-Reading and Mariachi. Mr. Vela is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Association of Texas Small School Bands and is the Director of Operations/Treasurer of the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators. Mr. Vela has performed professionally for 40 years as a mariachi musician on violin and guitarr?n. He has accompanied various ranchera singers such as: Sebastien De La Cruz, Pedro Fernandez, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Felipe Arriaga, Imelda Miller and Lydia Mendoza. He has presented workshops and been a consultant for various schools throughout Texas and, in conjunction with members of Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico; he has assisted at numerous mariachi festivals in Texas, New Mexico and California. Mr. Vela has also judged mariachi contests throughout Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada and has recently been a clinician for the Region XIV Mariachi, Region VII Mariachi, A.T.S.S.B. Region Mariachi and Region XV All-Valley Mariachi. He has several mariachi arrangements and a beginner guitarr?n book published by Hal Leonard Music Co. and also has numerous mariachi compositions, arrangements and educational materials published through his own company, Mariachi Unlimited. Mr. Vela is currently the Director of the South Texas Mariachi Academy.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Don Haynes, Jr.

Don Haynes served as the Director of Bands at LBJ High School in Austin, Texas for 40 years. During his tenure, the LBJ Band earned many sweepstakes honors, and proudly performed across the globe including ambassador trips to Beijing, China, London, England, Paris, France, and Rome, Italy. Mr. Haynes was awarded the prestigious Texas UIL ?Denius Award? in 1994, which is presented to Texas? top UIL sponsors. At LBJ High School, his colleagues selected him ?Teacher of the Year? four times. He was recognized as the Outstanding Community Leader (Austin) in 2015. He is frequently invited to serve as an adjudicator for competitions, and now serves in the role of music consultant for schools across Texas. Mr. Haynes has become a motivational speaker for young leaders in the band and music industry. He is a practicing Life Coach with a focus on music educators.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Sharon Kalisek

Mrs. Kalisek received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston where she was a student of Eddie Green. In 2005 and 2007, Mrs. Kalisek was nominated for Who?s Who in America?s Teachers, and in 2014, she was named Teacher of the Year by her peers at Krimmel Intermediate. Mrs. Kalisek is an active adjudicator and clinician in Texas. She has presented clinics at the Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic and Convention, The Midwest Clinic and The Music for All Summer Symposium. Mrs. Kalisek served on The University Interscholastic League?s Prescribed Music List Committee from 2011-2014, and was the chair of the PML committee in 2014. She is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Phi Beta Mu, an honorary music fraternity.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Chris Meredith

Chris Meredith is entering his eleventh year at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. His responsibilities include directing Honor Winds, Jazz Band, assisting Symphonic Band, and teaching the beginning french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba classes.?Ensembles at Shadow Ridge have consistently earned sweepstakes at UIL Concert & Sightreading contests, have been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors project six consecutive years (2010-2015), and performed at The 66th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Most recently Honor Winds has been a top 5 Finalist in the 2014 & 2016 Texas CC Honor Band Contests. Meredith is an alum of the University of North Texas College of Music and Southern Methodist University. As an active trombonist, Meredith performed twice at the 2003 International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland as a Finalist in both the ITA Solo and Quartet Competitions, has performed as principal bass trombonist of multiple groups including San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, North East Orchestra and at the Pierre Montuex School. Meredith has also been a multiple recipient of the Lewisville Education Foundation?s ?Foundation Award?, honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Member Award, and was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Shadow Ridge Middle School.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Darcy Vogt Williams

Darcy Vogt Williams is the head director at Stiles MS in Leander ISD. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she is in her 13th year of teaching. During her career her bands have won the Outstanding Performance Series, performed at the Midwest Clinic and Western International Band Clinic (WIBC), and in 2015 placed 3rd in CC TMEA Honor Band. Darcy is the author of "Teaching Rhythm Logically: A Method for Teachers" and creator of the band podcast "After Sectionals". When she's not in the band hall, Darcy is usually elbow-deep in the garden or planning the next European adventure with her husband John.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dick Clardy

Dick Clardy is the Director of Instrumental Music for the Fort Worth Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas. He also serves as the Executive Director of The Foundation for Music Education. The Foundation for Music Education annually recognizes outstanding ensembles through the project entitled The National Wind Band Honors, the National Orchestra Honors, the National Choral Honors, the National Jazz Ensemble Honors, and the National Percussion Honors. Mr. Clardy is a native Texan, having begun his musical career under the direction of Texas Legend J. R. McEntyre as part of the Permian High School Band and Orchestra. Mr. Clardy studied music education at West Texas State University under Dr. Gary Garner and earned a Master of Music Degree in Applied Trumpet from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. along with additional studies at The University of North Texas. Mr. Clardy performed as principal trumpet with the United States Army Field Band and joined The United States Armed Forces Bicentennial Band in Washington, D.C. on a national tour. Mr. Clardy spent twenty-seven years developing the band and orchestra programs in Odessa, Denton, Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Griffin Middle School and The Colony High School in The Colony, and Klein High School in Houston, Texas. Bands under Mr. Clardy?s direction have performed at the Midwest Clinic in 1994 and 1998, the TMEA Convention-Clinic as the TMEA Class 6A Honor Band in 1997, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 1997, and the American Bandmasters Association Convention in Austin in 2000, The John Philip Sousa Foundation honored The Colony Band with The Sudler Flag of Honor in 1994. Mr. Clardy has championed new works for band from such composers as William Latham, Martin Mailman, Dan Welcher, Eric Richards and Eric Whitacre. Mr. Clardy was named a Teacher of the Year and honored by the Parent Teacher Association as a Lifetime Member in 1989. He served the Texas Music Educators Association as President in 2001, the TMEA State Band Division Chair in 1998-2000, and the TMEA State Audition Chairman from 1993 to 1997. The Texas Bandmasters Association honored Mr. Clardy with the Meritorious Achievement Award in 2005. Mr. Clardy is a member of Phi Beta Mu and was elected into the American Bandmasters Association in 1997. Phi Beta Mu recently inducted Mr. Clardy into the Texas Band Director's Hall of Fame in 2016.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Larry Matysiak

Larry Matysiak has been a music educator for the past forty-one years. He began his career at Dulles High School in Fort Bend ISD. In 1983, he became the first director of the Clements HS Band. During his tenure there the band received 22 Consecutive UIL Sweepstakes Awards. In 1995 they were selected as the TMEA Honor Band. The band also performed at the Mid-West Clinic and received the Sudler Flag of Honor awarded by the Sousa Foundation. Under his direction, the band was selected for the UIL state marching contest on four occasions and was selected to finals in 2004. He was also co-director of the Clements HS Symphony Orchestra when they were the TMEA Honor Orchestra in 2000. In 2006, Mr. Matysiak became the Director of Fine Arts for the Cypress Fairbanks ISD. During his time there, staffing increased each year and the department was recognized by the Grammy Foundation as well as NAMM for being an outstanding district for fine arts. He was a founding member and former co-chairman of the Houston Arts Partners, an advocacy group for fine arts in the Houston area. Mr. Matysiak is a recipient of the UIL Denius Award and was named an "Influential teacher" by TCU. In 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award given by the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Having retired in 2014, Mr. Matysiak is an active clinician and judge across the state. His professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, TMAA, TMAC and Phi Beta Mu. He resides in Sugar Land, TX with his wife Mary (the former Clements HS head choir director). They have two children: John, a cinematographer residing in Nashville, Tenn. and Laura, a graduate of TCU and UNT, taught English and resides in Sugar Land, TX. The Matysiaks are blessed to have four grandchildren; John and Mia Matysiak and the twins Charlotte and Jamie Yoakum.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey has a broad experience teaching band and orchestra in Texas. He grew up in Texas City Texas, where he played in the Texas City bands under Mr. Robert Renfroe, and won All State honors twice. While at the University of Houston, he was principal clarinet of the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble under A. Clyde Roller and James Matthews. Mr. Yancey attended the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and was principal clarinet of the Chamber Symphony. As a clarinetist, he has performed with the Rapides and Lake Charles Orchestras in Louisiana, and in Houston with Theater Under the Stars (TUTS), the Houston Ballet and Houston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Yancey began teaching while still in college, serving as band director in tiny Damon Texas. He has taken his high school bands and orchestras to New York, Washington DC, Durango Colorado, Chicago, London England, Nassau, and to the Rose Parade. Mr. Yancey was TMEA region 17 band chairman for ten years and was Area F chairman. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu. As head band director at Elkins High School in Fort Bend ISD, the Elkins Band won 14 consecutive UIL sweepstakes awards and were outstanding in class at numerous festivals. 8 CD recordings of Elkins Band performances are available through Mark Custom Recordings. After retiring from Elkins, he was orchestra director and director of Instrumental Music for Lamar High School in Houston for three years. Other teaching positions include Clements High School, Stratford High School, Westchester High School, Westchester Jr. High, and Northbrook Middle School. Mr. Yancey is co-conductor of the Sugar Land Winds, a wind ensemble composed of band directors and private teachers in the Fort Bend County area. He is the Managing director of the Music Across Texas and Mark of Excellence projects for Director?s Choice Tour and Travel and The Foundation for Music Education. Mr. Yancey is an active judge of band and orchestra competitions in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He frequently conducts region honor bands, and presents staff development for school districts. Mr. Yancey is married to Jill Yancey, also a retired band director and active adjudicator and clinician. Their son, Chris, teaches band in Cy Fair ISD.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

George Little

George Little is Director of Bands at Lufkin ISD. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Little is entering his 16th year of teaching and his second year at Lufkin. Prior to teaching at Lufkin, he taught for eight years at New Diana High School and six years at Henderson Middle School.?Mr. Little?s bands consistently earn top rankings in UIL and invitational competitions. Under his direction for the 2016-2017 school year, the Lufkin HS Band won the UIL Sweepstakes Award and the Superior Performance Award in the NAMMB Marching Contest. Previously, his bands at New Diana HS were named the 2016 TMEA 3A Honor Band; were previously state TMEA Honor Band finalists in 2012 and 2014; were UIL State Marching finalist in 2013; and placed as the ATSSB OPS state winner and state finalist numerous times. Mr. Little maintains an active schedule as a concert band adjudicator, clinician, and honor band conductor. He has presented workshops at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, and at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Mr. Little currently serves as the Past President of the National Association of Military Marching Bands. Mr. Little is a member of TMEA, ATSSB, TBA, TMAA, NAMMB, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. George and his wife, Karen, currently reside in Lufkin, TX with their three wonderful children Luke, Sally, and Dottie and they are members of Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

James McNair

2016 marks James McNair?s 7th year with Argyle Band Staff where he teaches 6th grade beginner band, 5th grade music, and assists with many aspects of the Argyle Band program as a whole. In the 2015-2016 school year, he was named Teacher of the Year for Argyle Intermediate School! Mr. McNair?s experience as a musician and music educator is as vast as it is varied ranging from military musician to middle school band director to college professor. Most recently, Mr. McNair served as Assistant Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education at Texas Christian University. Previous to this appointment at TCU, Mr. McNair taught for ten years in some of the country?s finest band programs including Lake Highlands High School, The Colony High School and Cross Timbers Middle School. Mr. McNair is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the state and has been a clinician for the TMEA Convention and TBA Conventions in San Antonio. Mr. McNair is a proud former member of ?The President?s Own? United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. where he performed regularly at the White House for the President of the United States, on many Marine Band recordings, and on national tours. Mr. McNair is also in high demand as one of the most versatile freelance trombonists in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He performs regularly with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra in Tyler, the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, the Garland/Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Winds, Imperial Brass, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony and twice at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Mr. McNair is a two-time winner of the Eastern Trombone Workshop?s National Classical Solo Competition in Washington, D.C. Mr. McNair performs regularly with the Chris Watson Band and appears on the newly released album ?Black, White, and Gray? which is available on iTunes! Mr. McNair earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Texas State University where his primary teachers were Dr. Neil Humfeld, Jim Clark, Ed Jones, and Tom Bennett. He also earned a Master of Music in trombone performance from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. McNair considers the following music educators as his most influential mentors and would like to thank them for their impact on his teaching on a daily basis: Marion West, Ramsey MacDonald, Dick Clardy, John Benzer, Joe Dixon, Jolette Wine, Kathy Johnson, and Amanda Drinkwater. Mr. McNair is proud of his son Thomas! He is a 7th grader at Hurst Junior High School where he plays the trumpet in the band and plays football and baseball.



2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Chris Meredith

Chris Meredith is entering his eleventh year at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. His responsibilities include directing Honor Winds, Jazz Band, assisting Symphonic Band, and teaching the beginning french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba classes.?Ensembles at Shadow Ridge have consistently earned sweepstakes at UIL Concert & Sightreading contests, have been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors project six consecutive years (2010-2015), and performed at The 66th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Most recently Honor Winds has been a top 5 Finalist in the 2014 & 2016 Texas CC Honor Band Contests. Meredith is an alum of the University of North Texas College of Music and Southern Methodist University. As an active trombonist, Meredith performed twice at the 2003 International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland as a Finalist in both the ITA Solo and Quartet Competitions, has performed as principal bass trombonist of multiple groups including San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, North East Orchestra and at the Pierre Montuex School. Meredith has also been a multiple recipient of the Lewisville Education Foundation?s ?Foundation Award?, honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Member Award, and was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Shadow Ridge Middle School.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Wyman

Chief Warrant Officer Richard E. Wyman is the Assistant Director of the United States Coast Guard Band, regularly conducting throughout the United States and abroad, including the Band?s historic 2008 Japan and 2011 Taiwan tours. He leads the Band?s educational initiatives, designing, hosting, and conducting its innovative "Young People's" concerts for over 6000 students annually. Wyman also created and continues to lead a program presenting interactive chamber music assemblies in schools, reaching 50,000 elementary students since 2000. He has served as the Band?s producer for eight CG Band CDs and two White House ?Pageant of Peace? PBS specials. Wyman enjoys connecting people with art music in creative and innovative ways. He leads Coast Guard Band musicians in chamber music concerts throughout the Northeast that highlight noteworthy repertoire in a variety of interesting programs and presentation formats. Wyman also enjoys working with student musicians, regularly appearing as clinician and guest conductor with a variety of school and honor festival ensembles. He has done extensive scholarly work on American composer John Adams, published on John Williams in Volume 10 (and Steve Danyew in the forthcoming Volume 11) of Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, and maintains memberships in the Conductors Guild, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). His previous work as a saxophonist and chamber musician earned two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four performance visits to the White House, an appearance on ?The Tonight Show with Jay Leno? and employment at Disneyworld, Busch Gardens, and with assorted jazz and salsa bands. Wyman holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of Illinois, and Bachelor?s Degrees in Saxophone and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. His primary conducting teachers have been Jeffrey Renshaw and Frank Battisti.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

William Martin

William Martin is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. He recently moved to the Dallas, TX area. He has been at Flower Mound High School since the fall of 2016. He has been teaching, choreographing, and consulting for Color Guards for over a decade now. Prior to moving to Dallas Martin spent 8 years in Houston, Texas where he served as the Color Guard Director at Andy Dekaney High School (2014-2016), and the Color Guard Director at The Woodlands High School (2008-2014: 2013 BOA Grand National Champions). Prior to moving to Texas Martin spent several years in Dayton, OH while studying Acting; Musical Theatre at Wright State University. While in Ohio he taught Color Guards in both the Cincinnati and Dayton, OH areas, which were consistent WGI Regional finalists, WGI Regional Champions, Tri-State Circuit Champions and MEPA Circuit Champions. As a performer he has performed throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. He marched drum corps for 5 seasons (2004-2008; 2004 World Champions & DCI Best Color Guard, 2006 World Champions; 2007 DCI Best Color Guard) with the Cavaliers where he served as the Guard Captain his last year. He also marched with The Pride of Cincinnati Winterguard (2007; 2007 WGI World Champions) as well as a cameo performance with Cypress Independent Winterguard (2012; 2012 WGI World Class Finals). As an educator Martin has worked as a clinician, consultant, choreographer, and/or technician with The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle corps, The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Cypress Independent World Winter Guard, the University of Houston Winter Guard, the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Axis Color Guard, as well as a host of High School and Jr. High School programs that have competed locally and on a national level. Outside of teaching Color Guard he enjoys performing in and choreographing local theatre productions, traveling, and spending time with his dog ?Peanut?!

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Brian Balmages - TBA Featured Composer

Brian Balmages (b. 1975) is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His music for winds, brass, and orchestra has been performed throughout the world with commissions ranging from elementary schools to professional orchestras. World premieres have included prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. His music was also performed as part of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, which was attended by both President Obama and Vice President Biden. He received his bachelor?s degree in music from James Madison University and his master?s degree from the University of Miami in Florida. He is a recipient of the prestigious A. Austin Harding Award from the American School Band Directors Association and in 2016 was awarded the James Madison University Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Visual and Performing Arts (the first year the award was given). In the same year, he was commissioned by his other alma mater, the University of Miami, to compose music for the inauguration of the institution?s 6th president, Dr. Julio Frenk.
As a conductor, Mr. Balmages enjoys regular engagements with all-state and region bands and orchestras, as well as university and professional ensembles throughout the world. Notable guest conducting appearances have included the Midwest Clinic, Western International Band Clinic, College Band Directors Conference, American School Band Directors Association National Conference and others. Additional conducting appearances have included the Kennedy Center and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as well as engagements in Australia, Canada and Italy. Currently, he is Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company and Assistant Director of Bands and Orchestras at Towson University.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota. He has taught at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels for over 40 years. In December of 1998, Dr. Pearson was awarded the prestigious Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor in recognition of his outstanding contributions to music education. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at St. Cloud State University. Also in 2007, he was recognized as the first Patron for the Maryborough Conference in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Pearson was selected as a 2017 recipient of University of Northern Colorado's Honored Alumni Award. Additionally, the American School Band Directors Association conferred on Dr. Pearson the 2014 Edwin Franko Goldman Award ?as a symbol of high esteem and respect for outstanding personal contributions to the school band movement.? He continues to serve as a guest lecturer, clinician, and conductor in addition to his work as a composer, arranger, and author.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Kim Cooley

Kim Cooley is starting her sixth year as Director of Bands at Creek Valley Middle School in Lewisville ISD. Her responsibilities include: directing Honor Winds, assisting the Symphonic and Concert Bands and teaching beginning flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and saxophone classes. Under the direction of Mrs. Cooley, the Honor Winds were awarded Superior ratings at UIL and Peak Festivals. The Honor Winds was also awarded Best In Class and Most Outstanding Middle School Band at Peak Festivals and was named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence Contest. Recently, the Creek Valley Honor Winds were selected and performed at the 70th annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in December of 2016. Mrs. Cooley came to Creek Valley from Arbor Creek, where she was the Assistant Director of Bands for ten years. The Symphonic Band under Mrs. Cooley was awarded numerous 1st divisions and Sweepstakes trophies. Prior to her appointment she was a graduate assistant and conductor of the University Wind Ensemble at West Texas A&M, under Dr. Gary Garner, where she earned her bachelor and masters degree. Her professional affiliations include the TMEA, TBA and TMAA.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Rob Chilton

Mr. Rob Chilton is the Director of Bands at Killian Middle School. Prior to his appointment in Lewisville ISD, Mr. Chilton served as the Director of Bands at Myers Middle School in Denton ISD from 2013-2014. Before that he was the Associate Director at Rice Middle School in Plano ISD from 2007-2013. Bands under his direction have consistently earned UIL "Sweepstakes" awards and have been named "Best in Class" and "Most Outstanding Band" at various north Texas music festivals. In 2015 and 2016, the Killian Middle School Honors Band was named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project. Most recently, Mr. Chilton was named Southern Methodist University's 2014 Young Music Educator of the Year. Mr. Chilton has presented as a clinician for the Texas Bandmasters Association in 2007 and 2009, the Texas Music Educators Association in 2010, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2010. Mr. Chilton holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University where he had the opportunity to study music education under the tutelage of Lynne Jackson and Brian Merrill. Mr. Chilton also studied oboe performance with Eric Barr and Erin Hannigan, both former and current Principal Oboists in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Chilton's professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicator's Association. Outside of teaching, he and his wife currently reside in Carrollton and enjoy spending time with family and traveling.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Rylon Guidry

Mr. Rylon Guidry is in his 4th year as the Head Band Director at Arbor Creek Middle School in Lewisville ISD, where he teaches the beginner woodwind classes, the Honors Band & Jazz Band and assists with the Symphonic Band. Mr. Guidry previously was the head director at Lake Highlands Junior High School in Richardson ISD from 2010 to 2013 & associate director at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney ISD from 2007-2010. He also currently serves as the TMEA Region 2 Middle School Band Coordinator. Under his direction the Arbor Creek Honors Band receives consistent first division ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contests and local festivals as well as Best in Class & Grand Champion awards. The Honors Band has been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project 3 consecutive years - 2014, 2015 & 2016. The Honors Band also placed 4th in the 2014-2015 TMEA CC State Honor Band Contest. While at Lake Highlands Junior High, the band program grew from under 200 to over 300 students. The Concert Band (2nd band) received Sweepstakes at UIL for the first time in over 20 years and the Symphonic Band (top band) received only unanimous first divisions at UIL and other local festivals including Best In Class at the Beach Within Reach festival. Mr. Guidry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston Moores School of Music. While at the Moores School of Music, Mr. Guidry studied instrumental methods with John Benzer and studied saxophone with Dr. Karen Wylie. He served as Principal Saxophonist in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Tom Bennett. Mr. Guidry was also a four-year member of the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Mr. Guidry, his wife Katie & rescue-canine daughter Bella live in Frisco and love to go out to eat and be around their friends.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Andy Sealy

Andy Sealy is in his fourteenth year as Director of Bands at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. The Hebron High School Band is a consistent Texas UIL ?Sweepstakes? Winner, Bands of America Regional/Super Regional Finalist and Class Champion, and ?Best in Class? Winner. The Hebron Wind Symphony was recognized as the Texas Music Educators Association 5A Honor Band for 2010-2011 and performed for the 2011 TMEA Convention/Clinic. The Hebron Wind Symphony also performed at the 64th and 70th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinics in 2010 and 2016. In addition, the Hebron High School Wind Symphony was awarded the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 2012. The Hebron Marching Band has earned six straight appearances in the UIL Texas State Marching Band Contest including Silver Medalist finishes in 2012, 2014, and 2016. The Hebron Marching Band received the Sudler Shield in 2011 and in 2015 was the Bands of America Grand Nationals 4A Class Champion and overall Bronze Medalist. In 2009, the Hebron Clarinet Choir performed at the 63rd Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. And, in 2014, all of the Hebron Large Chamber Ensembles performed at the 68th Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. The Texas Chapter of the American School Band Directors Association selected the Hebron High School Band for their 2015 Outstanding Program Award. Andy is a frequent adjudicator and clinician. He maintains professional affiliations with the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, International Clarinet Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He currently serves as the President of the Texas Music Educators Association. Andy is happily married to Karen for twenty-one years. Karen is the Secondary Curriculum and Programs Director for the Lewisville Independent School District. Karen and Andy reside in Frisco, Texas with their two rescue dogs Abby and Rosco.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Nathan Ascano

Nathan Ascano is currently an assistant band director and color guard director for Wills Point ISD. Mr. Ascano has been teaching color guard in the North Texas area since 2004. He graduated from Rider HS in 2004 and Midwestern State University in 2010, both in Wichita Falls, TX. While working on his degree, Mr. Ascano performed with Black Gold Winter Guard, MSU Winter Guard, and the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition to performing, he started two small school color guard programs, and taught the color guard at MSU. Immediately after graduating MSU, he began working at Crystal City ISD, where he started and maintained the most successful small school (ATSSB) color guard program in the Texas Educational Colorguard Association. Currently the Wills Point HS Winter Guard is the only small school program that competes in the National A class of the North Texas Colorguard Association.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Bob Royall

Bob Royall is a well-known drill designer, clinician, consultant and marching instructor who has worked with many state finalists and championship band programs throughout Texas and surrounding region. Bob began his music and marching training at LV Berkner High School under the direction of Bob Floyd. He continued his education at Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. During this time Bob also performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard where he studied the art of drill design with Myron Rosander. After aging-out in 1984, he joined the marching staff of the Colts in Dubuque, Iowa as Visual Caption Head.?In 1988, Bob founded Royall Marching Designs. Since that time he has become a sought-after designer, clinician and program consultant. As a drill designer, he is known for careful staging of instrumentation and visual concepts for effective productions with current, modern style. As a program coordinator, he works with some of the best arrangers and choreographers in the business. Mr. Royall maintains an extensive schedule of clinics during the summer and fall marching season, and is also a regular consultant with band directors on wide range of topics including program planning, student leadership, rehearsal structure, marching technique and uniform design. You can contact him at royallmarchingdesigns.com for clinics, consultations and design work. Mr. Royall also designs marching production props and equipment for Corps Design to enhance modern band productions. You can see this equipment at corpsdesign.com or marchingdesigns.com.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Darrin Hicks

Darrin D. Hicks is an active Teacher, Arranger, Clinician, and Performer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is currently an Associate Band Director and Director of Percussion in the Flower Mound High School Band Cluster in Flower Mound, TX. Since joining the FMHS Band staff, the band has won the TX 6A State Marching Contest, and has won the BOA Dallas and BOA San Antonio Super Regional back to back in 2015 and 2016. The FMHS Band was a Finalist at BOA Grand Nationals in 2014 and was invited to perform at the 2015 Midwest Clinic. The FMHS Drumline is a multiple winner of the Lone Star Classic, and was awarded 1st Place and the Fred Sanford Award at the 2015 PASIC Marching Festival. Prior to joining the band staff at Flower Mound, Mr. Hicks was an Assistant Band Director at Lake Highlands High School. Mr. Hicks? performance career began in DCI, where he marched snare drum with the Crossmen in 2002 and 2003, and Phantom Regiment in 2004 and 2005. Mr. Hicks graduated from Texas Christian University in 2007 with a Bachelor?s of Music Education and again in 2011 with a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance. While at TCU, he won the TCU Concerto Competition twice; once in 2006 and again in 2010, where he had the honor of performing Jennifer Higdon?s Grammy Award-Winning Percussion Concerto. Mr. Hicks is a member of PAS, TMEA, and TBA and presented a clinic at the 2014 TMEA convention in San Antonio, TX titled, Teaching Percussion from the Podium: A No Fear Approach. Mr. Hicks is an endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Pearl/Adams Instruments.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Adam Schweitzer

Adam Schweitzer is currently the Assistant Percussion Director for Flower Mound High School and its cluster of middle schools in Flower Mound, TX. He works with the?schools? percussion sections from grades 6-12, teaches private lessons, and assists Percussion Director, Darrin Hicks, with coordinating the FloMo Percussion Studio?s?wide-varying performance and development activities. He has also worked with many award-winning marching percussion sections in Lake Highlands, TX; Omaha, NE;?Lincoln, NE; and Sioux Falls, SD. Adam earned his B.A. in Percussion Performance, B.S. in Business Administration, and M.M. in Percussion Performance, all from the?University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied with Dave Hall, Anthony Falcone, and Al Rometo. Notable performances include the PAS Nebraska Day of Percussion;?CBDNA regional conference in Ames, IA; McCormick Marimba Festival in Tampa, FL; and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Adam is an Innovative Percussion Educator Artist, and is member of PAS, TBA, and TMEA.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Matthew McInturf

Matthew McInturf is Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Director of the Center for Music Education at Sam Houston State University. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas, the University of Houston and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studied conducting with Anshel Brusilow, Eddie Green and Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Prior to SHSU, Dr. McInturf taught at Florida International University and in the public schools of Richardson, Texas. He has performed throughout the United States and his recordings have been broadcast on NPR. Dr. McInturf is currently the President of the Southwestern Division of the College Band Directors National Association. He is a Past President of the Texas Bandmasters Association and a Region Officer for the Texas Music Educators Association. He is active in the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the American Bandmasters Association and the College Music Society.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Tye Ann Payne

Tye Ann Payne, currently retired, continues to teach students and mentor directors as a band clinician, consultant and private clarinet teacher. She previously taught at Charles B. Cook Middle School and Jersey Village High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston Texas. She also taught in the Spring Branch ISD in Houston and the Richardson ISD in the Dallas area.?Ms. Payne is a graduate of the University of Houston and a student of Eddie Green. Her bands have received consistent superior honors at concert and sight-reading contests and festivals, including twice placing in the finals for the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band competition. During her tenure at Westwood Junior High in Richardson, Ms Payne was awarded the prestigious Sudler Cup of Honor presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for outstanding achievements at the junior high level. Ms Payne is honored to have served her profession as a committee member for the UIL Prescribed Music List. She is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. She is also a member of Phi Beta Mu, a professional music fraternity that acknowledges excellence in teaching. She feels very fortunate to be able to work extensively as a clinician, adjudicator and private instructor. Her private clarinet students have received honors, including membership into the All-State Band and Orchestra. Some have gone on to become music educators.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Col. Lowell Graham

Col. Lowell Graham, USAF (ret.) A native of Greeley, Colorado, Lowell E. Graham is the Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the University of Texas at El Paso and is the recipient of the ?Abraham Chavez" Professorship in Music. In 2006, he was named the ?Director Honorifico Anual" for the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Paraguay. He has held numerous conducting positions to include that of the Commander and Conductor of the The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. Graham has released recordings on six labels: Naxos, Telarc, Klavier, Mark, Altissimo and Wilson -- that have been recognized for both their artistic and sonic excellence. These recordings have been recognized in Stereophile's ?Records to Die-For" list, The Absolute Sound's ?The Super Disc List," as well as one having won a Grammy. In 2014, he was named as the President and CEO of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and in 2017 was named President-Elect of the American Bandmasters Association.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Rylon Guidry

Mr. Rylon Guidry is in his 4th year as the Head Band Director at Arbor Creek Middle School in Lewisville ISD, where he teaches the beginner woodwind classes, the Honors Band & Jazz Band and assists with the Symphonic Band. Mr. Guidry previously was the head director at Lake Highlands Junior High School in Richardson ISD from 2010 to 2013 & associate director at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney ISD from 2007-2010. He also currently serves as the TMEA Region 2 Middle School Band Coordinator. Under his direction the Arbor Creek Honors Band receives consistent first division ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contests and local festivals as well as Best in Class & Grand Champion awards. The Honors Band has been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project 3 consecutive years - 2014, 2015 & 2016. The Honors Band also placed 4th in the 2014-2015 TMEA CC State Honor Band Contest. While at Lake Highlands Junior High, the band program grew from under 200 to over 300 students. The Concert Band (2nd band) received Sweepstakes at UIL for the first time in over 20 years and the Symphonic Band (top band) received only unanimous first divisions at UIL and other local festivals including Best In Class at the Beach Within Reach festival. Mr. Guidry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston Moores School of Music. While at the Moores School of Music, Mr. Guidry studied instrumental methods with John Benzer and studied saxophone with Dr. Karen Wylie. He served as Principal Saxophonist in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Tom Bennett. Mr. Guidry was also a four-year member of the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Mr. Guidry, his wife Katie & rescue-canine daughter Bella live in Frisco and love to go out to eat and be around their friends.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Kelsey Lien

Kelsey J. Lien is a professional saxophonist and band director. Kelsey is currently the Director of Bands at Canyon Middle School in Comal ISD, New Braunfels, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2005 and a Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from Texas State University ? San Marcos in 2009. He has additional graduate studies in saxophone performance at North Dakota State University.?Kelsey has had many wonderful performance opportunities, including a career highlight, performing the Star-Spangled Banner for the 5-Time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Kelsey has enjoyed a diverse career as a public-school music educator. He has taught 4th and 5th grade general music, beginning string orchestra, middle school band, high school band, marching band, jazz band, and has taught saxophone at band camps at UTSA and TLU. Kelsey?s primary research interest is beginning band pedagogy, with a focus on beginning saxophone. His goal is to make beginning saxophone as simple as possible, for the teacher and the student. Kelsey has compiled many of his saxophone exercises and drills to create ?The SaxBook?, a resource for beginning saxophone teachers and students. Kelsey has been able to share his work with teachers and students across the San Antonio Area, including presenting guest lectures at UTSA for undergraduate music education students. Kelsey is married to Shawna, a middle school band director and phenomenal flute teacher. They have a young daughter, Tabitha. As a family, they enjoy attending church, swimming, going to the park, and all things Disney. Kelsey gives glory to God for the innumerable blessings in his life.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Gary Williams

Gary Williams is in his 9th year at Cockrill Middle School in McKinney TX where he has been since the school opened in 2008. Ensembles under his direction have consistently earned Superior ratings at U.I.L. Concert and Sight-Reading Contests and have been awarded ?Best in Class? at festivals around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The Cockrill Middle School Honors Band has been named a ?National Winner? in the National Wind Band Honors Project sponsored by Mark of Excellence in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016 and was named a ?Commended Winner? in 2014. In 2015 the Cockrill Middle School Honors Band advanced to the state level of the TMEA Honors Band competition and in December of 2016 was invited to perform at The 70th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Prior to his appointment at Cockrill, Mr. Williams taught in Duncanville ISD and Clear Creek ISD. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce where he was a saxophone player in the Wind Ensemble. Mr. Williams was elected Middle School Chairman for Region 20 and Region 25, the latter being a position he still serves today. His professional affiliations include the Texas TMEA, TBA, TMAA, and Phi Beta Mu. Most recently Mr. Williams was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year for Cockrill Middle School and was named 2nd runner up for all of McKinney ISD. Mr. Williams resides in McKinney with his wife Brittney, who is the head band director at Evans Middle School and their two kids, Olivia Paige and Joshua Grant.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

George DeRocher

George DeRocher received his BA in Music Education at St. Mary?s University. Recently retired, his 30 year teaching career includes Uvalde, John Marshall High School, Krueger Middle School and Karnes City High School. Many of his students have gone on to become teachers and professional musicians. A multiple recipient of the Fiesta Jazz Outstanding Director; he has served as jazz coordinator for Region 11 TMEA and Region 12 ATSSB. He has presented jazz clinics and workshops for TBA, TMEA and TJEA and has chaired All-State Jazz rhythm panels. For over twenty years Mr. DeRocher was pianist/bassist/ and vocalist with the Paul Elizondo Orchestra and is currently pianist/co-leader of the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra. He also plays trumpet and flugelhorn with the Round Top Brass Band, The Helotes Community Band and is bassist for Road Trip. In demand in the San Antonio area as a musician and arranger, Mr. DeRocher has performed with such artists as The Coasters, The Marvelettes, Jon Faddis, Ndugu Chancler, Randy Garibay, Eddie Daniels, Barbara McNair, Jo Ann Castle, Willie Thomas, Jeff Jarvis and Stan Mark. George gives credit to his teachers Dale Schultz, Bill Lebegren, John Bridges, Scott McDonald, John Rankin and especially his long time piano instructor Emmet Vokes for his success in music. He has two daughters, Emily, a nurse and Claire, a student at UTSA. Recently married, he lives in San Antonio with his lovely wife, Anna. Blessed by grandson Tyler, he has another grandchild on the way.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Wayne Bergeron

Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. Studio sessions, film dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest appearances, and clinics keep him busy not only in his hometown of Los Angeles, but worldwide. Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1958, Bergeron came to Los Angeles at age one, so considers himself a native Californian. Originally starting on French horn, he switched to trumpet in seventh grade and found he had natural upper register ability. Bergeron credits his junior high and high school teachers, Ron Savitt and Bob Smith, for molding his talent into practical working skills.

Bergeron first caught the ear of many when he landed the lead trumpet chair with Maynard Ferguson?s band in 1986. Bergeron can be heard on Maynard?s recordings of ?Body and Soul,? ?Big Bop Nouveau,? ?Brass Attitude,? and ?The One and Only Maynard Ferguson.? Bergeron demonstrates daily why Maynard remarked, ?Wayne is the most musical lead trumpet player I?ve had on my band.? As a sideman, Bergeron?s list of recording credits reads like a who?s who in contemporary jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles to Green Day. Other names include Beyonc?, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, The Dirty Loops, Seth MacFarlane, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Krall, Tito Puente, Christina Aguilera, Dianne Reeves, Michael Bolton, Earth Wind & Fire, The Pussy Cat Dolls, My Chemical Romance, The Mars Volta, INXS, Chicago, Rosemary Cloony, Diane Schuur, Barry Manilow, Lee Ann Womack, Lou Rawls, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G., and David Benoit.

Bergeron has worked on over 350 TV & motion picture soundtracks. A partial list of film credits include Moana, Frozen, Bridge of Spies, Get On Up, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Planes, Despicable Me 1 & 2, Cars 2, Charlie St. Cloud, High School Musical 3, Pink Panther 2, Marley & Me, Get Smart, Superman Returns, The Simpson?s Movie, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Mission Impossible 3, Ice Age 2, Spiderman 1 & 2, Team America, Catch Me if You Can, and South Park. Bergeron?s featured trumpet solos can be heard on the motion pictures La La Land, Ted 2, Minions, Jersey Boys, The Incredibles, Rocky Balboa, The Green Hornet, The Interview, Smurfs 2, Despicable Me 2, Duplicity, Leather Heads, Princess & the Frog, The Perfect Game, High Crimes, Rounders, Fled, Hey Arnold (the movie), The Life Aquatic, The Rat Pack, Child Star, Illegal Tender, Aladdin King of Thieves, Foolproof, and Two Days in the Valley. Numerous TV credits include Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, NBC, ESPN & TNT sports themes, Entertainment Tonight Theme, American Idol (2001-02), Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy?s, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Jeopardy, America?s Funniest Home Videos, Phineas & Ferb, Emperor?s New School, Mouse Works, Have a Laugh, House of Mouse, King of the Hill, Futurama, Buzz Lightyear, Hercules, Disney Mickey Mouse Shorts, and Hey Arnold.

Bergeron?s passion for big bands has led to his inclusion in some of Los Angeles? most well-respected bands. He has recorded and played with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Bob Florence, Ray Anthony, Bill Watrous, Bob Curnow, and more recently Vince Mendoza?s re-creation of the Gil Evans/Miles Davis recordings featuring Terance Blanchard and Sean Jones. After being behind the scene for so many years, Bergeron stepped out on his own with his first solo effort, ?You Call This a Living?? This debut project earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, as well as rave reviews from fans and press worldwide. Bergeron?s second CD, ?Plays Well With Others,? released on the Concord Jazz label in 2007, was met with the same acclaim. Bergeron is excited about his latest release, Full Circle. Full Circle was released in January of 2016. Bergeron feels this is his best work to date. Bergeron has been principle trumpet at the Pantages Theatre for over 15 years and is regularly featured with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has done guest appearances with the L.A. Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Bergeron is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America and is co-designer of the YTR-8335LA trumpet and YFH-8315G Flugelhorn. Bergeron also designed a series of trumpet mouthpieces with Gary Radtke of GR Technologies that are available through Bergeron?s website. Bergeron was mentored by legends like Uan Racey, Bobby Shew, Warren Luening, Gary Grant, Rick Baptist, and George Graham. He hopes to inspire a new generation of young players and enjoys his work as a clinician and educator. ?Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than hearing a young musician say that I inspired them or had a positive influence on their life. For me, that?s the real payday.? Bergeron is currently on faculty at California State University Northridge. Maybe Grammy winning composer and bandleader, Gordon Goodwin said it best, ?Wayne is a once in a lifetime lead trumpet player.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Deb Scott

Dr. Deb Scott is the professor of trombone and bass trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is also the director of SFA's first jazz band, The Swingin? Axes. She is active as a performer and clinician in both classical and jazz styles. She graduated with top honors from Texas Tech University and received the top award for her master?s degree at the University of Northern Colorado. She went on to be the first woman to complete the doctorate in trombone performance from the University of North Texas.?Scott?s solo CD, Playing Favorites, was released in 2017 by Navona Records. She has been a featured soloist in many recitals and concerts with bands and orchestras in Texas and has been described as ?one of the premiere soloists for her instrument? (Cinemusical 2017). In 2016, she was a featured soloist and faculty member in Santa Fe, Argentina at Trombonanza. She has been featured in radio broadcasts throughout North America. At the International Trombone Festival, she and the SFA trombone choir were described as playing a ?fantastic performance?of some of the most challenging works in the trombone choir repertoire? (ITA Journal 2010). Scott has reviewed solos for the PML list for trombone and bass trombone and is active as a clinician and performer for All-Region jazz ensembles and festivals. Over fifteen jazz etudes composed by Dr. Scott have been accepted as audition material for the state jazz auditions; she has also selected all-state band audition material for trombone.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Col. Lowell Graham

Col. Lowell Graham, USAF (ret.) A native of Greeley, Colorado, Lowell E. Graham is the Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the University of Texas at El Paso and is the recipient of the ?Abraham Chavez" Professorship in Music. In 2006, he was named the ?Director Honorifico Anual" for the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Paraguay. He has held numerous conducting positions to include that of the Commander and Conductor of the The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. Graham has released recordings on six labels: Naxos, Telarc, Klavier, Mark, Altissimo and Wilson -- that have been recognized for both their artistic and sonic excellence. These recordings have been recognized in Stereophile's ?Records to Die-For" list, The Absolute Sound's ?The Super Disc List," as well as one having won a Grammy. In 2014, he was named as the President and CEO of the John Philip Sousa Foundation and in 2017 was named President-Elect of the American Bandmasters Association.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

George Hopkins

George Hopkins is the Director of The Cadets, Cadets2 and CEO and Executive Director of Youth Education in the Arts, a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Allentown, Pa. The year 2017 marks Mr. Hopkins' 50th year as a member of the drum corps community. Hopkins began his Cadets history as a Garfield Cadets' percussion instructor in 1979 after one year of teaching social studies in Pennsylvania. After being named corps director in 1982, Hopkins led the Cadets to four world championships from 1983 to 1987 and launched the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative (now USBands) in 1988. Hopkins has since led The Cadets to an additional six world titles, the most recent in 2011. In 1990, he was integral to establishing Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!), an organization committed to supporting the development of young people to magnificent human beings through their participation in the performing arts. More than 70,000 young people across the country are involved in programs supported by YEA! with annual festivals, performances and clinics nationwide. In 2004, with the lead of Bill Speakman, YEA! relocated to Allentown, PA where they have grown to be a leading not-for-profit within the ever growing city. XCAPE is a dance program for area youth that serves up to 250 young people a year, and in past years YEA! has launched an indoor percussion program and indoor guard, a local drumline for the local baseball Triple A team and much more. Currently staff for YEA! is now thirty, with a part time teaching staff of 100 or more. George Hopkins is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame, the Drum Corps Hall of Fame, and the Cadets Hall of Fame. He was a member of the DCI Board of Directors from 1982 to 2015, the DCI executive committee from 1983 to 1999, and 2005 to 2015, the N.J. Music Educators Board of Directors from 2000-2003 and the president of the N.J. Coalition for Music Educators from 2001 to 2003. Hopkins holds a BA in secondary education and an MA in non-profit management. He also holds certificates in Negotiation and Decisionmaking from Columbia University. He has a daughter, Katie, 29, who holds a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago, performs with ARCOS Dance nationally and internationally, teaches and choreographs for various high school colorguard programs nationwide, and is a four-year veteran of The Cadets and an eight-year instructor/choreographer for the corps. Hopkins loves his Philadelphia Sports Teams, Broadway, the Philly Orchestra, live music concerts, reading, running and learning.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Craig Sellers

Craig Sellers is the Visual Caption Supervisor of The Cadets. Craig received a degree in political science from the University of Colorado and a certification in elementary education from Metropolitan State College in Denver. Currently, he is a 5th grade teacher in inner city Denver. Craig marched in the Blue Knights from 1998-2001 and Blue Devils in 2002. After his age-out, he worked at several high schools in the Denver area and would later go on to be the visual caption head of the Blue Knights from 2009-2012 as well as visual caption head of the Colts from 2013-2015. He joined The Cadets midseason 2016 and is excited to return to the organization for 2017. Craig was also an all-state wrestler in high school as well as an all-conference rugby player in college. He was born in Long Beach, California, and graduated from Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, Colorado.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Drew Shanefield

Drew Shanefield is Arranger and Brass Caption Head of The Cadets. Drew Shanefield has spent his career in education as an instrumental music teacher in the Haverford Township School District in Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the music faculty at Swarthmore College. Drew's drum corps experience began as a member of The Cadets from 1988-1991. He served as an instructor and was co-brass caption head for The Cadets in 2005, brass caption head for Carolina Crown in 1997, and brass caption head for the Cavaliers from 1998-2000. From 2002-2006, Drew served as a program consultant for the Cavaliers. In addition, Drew was the brass arranger for the Crossmen in 2004 and 2005 and was the program coordinator for the Bluecoats from 2006-2008. In 2009, he returned to the Cavaliers design team as the arranger through 2015. Drew graduated from New York University in 1992 and received a Master's degree in Music Education from Queens College, a Master's in Music Performance from West Chester University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Widener University. He is a member of the ASCAP and is a performing artist/clinician for Yamaha band instruments. Drew is an active composer, clinician and adjudicator across the country. His educational compositions are published by Neil A. Kjos Publishing Company, Northeastern Music, and Marching Show Concepts/Center X. Drew and his family reside in suburban Philadelphia.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Mark Teal

Mark Teal currently serves as an Assistant Director of Bands at Duncanville High School for the Duncanville ISD. Prior to this position, he served as Assistant Director of Bands at Clark High School in Plano, Texas. Mark was also the percussion coordinator for Duncanville ISD from 2005-2015 where the percussion studio flourished to over 60 High School percussionists and over 40 Middle School percussionists. Mark?s duties during the school year include teaching and conducting the five concert bands at Duncanville High School as well as assisting with the Duncanville Marching Band. The Duncanville High School Marching Band has been the UIL State 5A Champion in 1986, 1990, and 2002. DHS is the only 6A band in Texas to advance to the State Contest every year since 1988. His concert bands at Duncanville have also exclusively received superior ratings and won best in class at multiple festivals. Mark has been involved in the Wind Ensemble's 2005 appearance at The Midwest Clinic and the 2008 5A Honor Band (Duncanville HS) and CCC Honor Band (Byrd MS). In 2002, Mark earned a Bachelor?s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, Mark performed with the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporan where he performed at TMEA, ABA, and can be heard on numerous recordings produced by Klavier Records and GIA. He also performed in the Graduate Classical Percussion Ensemble directed by Mark Ford, Pop Ensemble directed by Paul Rennick, and the 2000 PAS Champion UNT Indoor Drumline led by Paul Rennick. At the 2000 PAS Convention in Dallas, Mark was named the college individuals keyboard world champion. Mark spent four years, 1996, 1998-2000 as a member of the front ensemble with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, led by Paul and Sandi Rennick. He has been a staff member with Carolina Crown (2001, 2004), the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2005-2010) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (2011) serving as a front ensemble technician. During those years, Phantom Regiment won three Fred Sanford Top Percussion awards (2006, 2008, 2010) and the DCI World Championship in 2008. Mark now serves as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International. Mark Teal is an active arranger, adjudicator and clinician and has written for many top bands throughout the country, regularly judges solo and ensemble contests and has presented clinics at the Western Band Association Convention, the Percussive Arts Society Convention and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. Mark proudly endorses and serves as an Educational Artist for Dynasty Percussion and Innovative Percussion and has professional memberships with TMEA, TBA, PAS, and Phi Mu Alpha.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Tanner Trigg

Tanner Trigg is currently the Director of Percussion for the Hebron High School Cluster in Carrollton, Texas. Prior to his experience at Hebron, he was the Director of Percussion at Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. Mr. Trigg has also been on the instructional staff for the Troopers drum and bugle corps from 2012 ? 2014. Tanner holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Texas Christian University, where he was a student of Brian West. As an educator, Tanner has fostered several students to the All?Region, All?Area, and All?State bands. Under his direction, his past programs have received national acclaim in marching and concert percussion activities. His percussion ensembles have received 1st place in the Black Swamp Percussion Showcase Contest, selected as the winner of the Percussive Arts Society Showcase Contest and performed at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. His groups have made numerous appearances at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago at both the high school and middle school levels. As a performer, Tanner has had the opportunity to perform as a clinician twice with the Phantom Regiment Percussion Ensemble and twice as a showcase artist with Birdville High School and Texas Christian University at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp from 2008?2010, in which he received the Fred Sanford High Percussion Awards in 2008 and 2010. Tanner is a current adjudicator, percussion arranger and clinician across the United States and proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Dynasty USA, and Remo products.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Andrea Harrell

Dr. Andrea Harrell currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches applied clarinet lessons and courses on world music.?Harrell has worked as a private instructor for a number of noted Texas band programs, including L.D Bell High School and Hebron High School. She has served as principal clarinetist of the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra (Frisco, TX) and the New Life Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, TX). As an active clinician and lecturer, Dr. Harrell serves as a clinician for D'Addario Woodwinds in north Houston. She has presented clinics on the ATSSB All-State Etudes at the Texas Bandmasters Association for low clarinet and soprano clarinet etudes in the years 2015 and 2016, was a finalist for the 2014 International Clarinet Association Research Competition, and was a guest artist for the Texas A&M Commerce Clarinet Colloquium in 2011. Dr. Harrell is a 2014 graduate of The University of North Texas; her primary teachers include: John Scott, James Gillespie, Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Patricia Card.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

John Carroll

John Carroll has served for 22 years as the associate band director at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. At Permian, Mr. Carroll assists with the marching band, organizes the marching drum line, and directs the Concert Band 1, Jazz Ensemble, and the Percussion Ensemble. Permian Concert Bands under Mr. Carroll?s instruction have been consistent Sweepstakes Awards winners in University Interscholastic League Concert and Sightreading contests as well as First Division recipients and winners of ?Outstanding Band in Class? awards at different spring festivals. Under his direction, the Permian Jazz Ensemble has also been the recipient of First Division ratings at different jazz festivals, as well as recipients of ?Outstanding in Class? awards. During Mr. Carroll?s tenure at Permian, the marching drum line has won multiple contests and marching caption awards. Additionally, the Permian Percussion Ensemble has won the ?Outstanding Percussion Ensemble? award at the West Texas A&M University ?Day of Percussion?, been a consistent winner of ?First Division? Awards at the Texas State Solo/Ensemble Contest, and has performed at the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis during March, 2011. Also, in 2011, the Permian Percussion Ensemble was declared as one of two ?National Winners? in the nation-wide percussion ensemble competition hosted by The Foundation For Music Education. Mr. Carroll holds membership in Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu Honorary Band Directors Fraternity, and is a member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Amy Suggs

Amy Suggs is the Associate Band Director for Tom Glenn High School located in Leander, TX. Glenn High School opened the fall of 2016 as the 6th high school in the Leander Independent School District. Prior to Glenn, Ms. Suggs served five years in the Austin Independent School District, teaching at James Bowie High School. Ms. Suggs holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Texas Christian University. In Glenn?s inaugural year, Ms. Suggs wrote drill and assisted in developing the visual package that helped the marching band receive awards for Best Visual Design, Best Musical Performance and Best General Effect. The marching band also received unanimous superior ratings that advanced them to the Texas 4A Area Competition. In the spring of 2017 the Glenn Wind Ensemble received Sweepstakes in their first appearance at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest. Prior to her time at Glenn Ms. Suggs' ensembles received superior ratings and were the recipients of awards and honors including the John Phillip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Shield Award and the opportunity to have her steel drum ensemble perform at the 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Ms. Suggs holds professional affiliations with the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Tau Beta Sigma.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Marc Telles

Marc Telles is Director of Bands at Connally High School in Austin, TX. Prior to this appointment, Telles served as an assistant band director for 11 years at Clark HS in San Antonio and Harlingen HS in Harlingen, TX. During that time, his non-varsity and sub non-varsity bands received 11 consecutive UIL Sweepstakes Awards. Additionally, Mr. Telles has served as conductor for concert ensembles that have performed in Washington D.C., New York City, the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana and throughout Texas. Mr. Telles? award-winning jazz bands have received numerous superior ratings and ?best in class" awards at festivals throughout Texas. In 2015, Mr. Telles served as a guest jazz conductor for the Harlingen High School Jazz Ensemble at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Telles has assisted and led marching bands that have received numerous ?Best in Class? awards, UIL first division awards, and have performed at Bands of America Regional Championships as well as the UIL 6A State Marching Contest four times. Mr. Telles is a 2002 graduate of Texas State University, and in August will complete his Masters' Degree from the University of North Texas. Mr. Telles is an active member of TBA, TMEA, TMAA, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity. Telles has served as a TBA Region Representative, a member of the TMAA CSAPP, various leadership capacities of TMEA Region 28, and was recently appointed to represent Region 26 on the UIL Music Advisory Committee. He is an active clinician and adjudicator for concert festivals, UIL concert and sight-reading contests, region honor band hearings and has adjudicated various UIL 5A and 6A Area Marching Contests.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Brent Biskup

Brent Biskup is the Director of Bands at Flower Mound High School in Dallas. He began his teaching career in 2001 and has been with the Lewisville ISD since 2004. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado and Masters from Southern Oregon University.? The Flower Mound Band Program is comprised of nearly 400 students with 5 concert bands, 2 marching bands, 2 winter guards, numerous percussion ensembles, and jazz bands. Under Mr. Biskup?s direction the band has been awarded numerous state, national, and international awards. The Flower Mound Marching Band was a 2014 Grand National Finalist, a 2015 BOA Regional and Super Regional Champion, and the 2016 Texas State Marching Contest Champion. The Wind Symphony placed 4th and 2nd in the two most recent Texas Music Educators Honor Band competitions, and performed at the 69th annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2015. Mr. Biskup was also named the 2016 Flower Mound High School Teacher of the Year. Brent and his wife Amelie live in Flower Mound with their three sons Beau (6), Myles (3), and Quinn (1). Amelie is a practicing chiropractor and owner of Body Harmony Chiropractic in Flower Mound. When not working they both spend all of their time chasing the 3 boys.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jana Harvey

Jana Harvey was named Associate Director of Bands at Flower Mound High School in June of 2012. Prior to her appointment at Flower Mound, Ms. Harvey served as the Associate Director of Bands at Plano East Senior High and Director of Bands at Clark High School, both located in Plano, TX. Bands under her direction have consistently been awarded the "Sweepstakes Award" for Superior Ratings in the University Interscholastic League Marching, Concert and Sight Reading Competitions and have been named "Best in Class" at nationally adjudicated festivals throughout the United States. The Flower Mound Wind Symphony was named a finalist in the Class 5A Honor Band competition by the Texas Music Educators Association in 2014 and was named ?Runner-Up? in the 2016 6A Honor Band competition. The Flower Mound Wind Symphony was a featured performing group at the 69th Annual Midwest Clinic. The Flower Mound High School Marching Band has been named a finalist and champion in the Bands of America Texas regional and super regional competitions. In the fall of 2014, Flower Mound attended the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN where they placed 6th in the nation among a very competitive field of marching bands. Most recently, the Flower Mound Marching Band was named the 2016 6A Texas State Champion. In 2004, Ms. Harvey was named Clark High School's "Teacher of the Year" and honored by the PTA with the life membership award. In 2005, Ms. Harvey was selected for induction into the American School Band Directors Association, which honors outstanding band directors in the United States. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Beta Mu International Band Fraternity. Ms. Harvey maintains an active schedule as a clinician and adjudicator. She holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Trent Cooper

Trent Cooper has been a music educator in Texas for over 30 years. He began his career in the Spring Independent School District as an Assistant Director at Wells Middle School and returned to the district in the fall of 2003 to serve as an Assistant Director at Westfield High School. That year, the band was selected as the Bands of America Grand National Champion. His bands have won numerous festivals throughout the State of Texas and the nation. He has presented clinics at The Midwest Clinic,TMEA, TBA, the SHSU Summer Music Symposium, and various school district training sessions throughout the State of Texas. Mr. Cooper served on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List Committee for four years before being asked to serve as chairman of that same committee. He has benefited from the mentorship of Eddie Green, Matthew McInturf, Joe Dixon, Richard Floyd, Larry Livingston, Richard Crain and Philip Geiger. He holds an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Houston and a Master?s Degree from Sam Houston State University. He is a member of TMEA, TMAA, TBA, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha. He and his wife Angela reside in The Woodlands Texas.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Michael Flake

Michael Flake is a woodwind teacher in Spring, TX. In 1997 he graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor in Music. He studied with Eddie Green, Tom LeGrand and Richard Nunemaker. In 1999 he graduated from DePaul University with a Master of Music. He studied with Julie DeRoche, John Bruce Yeh, Larry Combs, Cliff Colnot, David McGill and Michael Mulcahy. From 2000-2004 Michael taught at The Woodlands High School. In August of 2004 Michael took over the head band director position at McCullough Junior High School. Michael enjoyed four years developing his woodwind pedagogy teaching beginner woodwinds at Wilkerson Intermediate School. Now Michael serves Spring ISD as an assistant band director at Andy Dekaney High School. Michael has performed at the Midwest Clinic in 1991 with the J.J. Pearce Band, as a soloist in 2003 with the Woodlands High School Band and he directed The Woodlands College Park woodwind ensemble at Midwest in 2014.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Chase Giddings

Chase R. Giddings is the assistant band director at Andy Dekaney High School in the Spring Independent School District in Houston, Texas. Mr. Giddings? responsibilities include teaching concert and beginner band, assisting with Wind Ensemble, Symphonic, and Jazz Bands and overseeing and facilitating the Blue Legion Marching band program. Prior to joining the Dekaney band program, Chase was the head band director at Stelle Claughton Middle School in Spring from 2013-2016. A native of Houston, Mr. Giddings is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he received his bachelor?s degree in Music Education. While at SHSU, he participated in various ensembles including the SHSU Symphonic Band, Bearkat Marching Band, Saxophone Quartet, and Jazz Lab Band. He also served as conductor of the SHSU Brass Choir from 2010-2012. He will be pursuing his Master's degree in Instrumental Conducting from SHSU in the Fall 2017 under Dr. Matthew McInturf. Mr. Giddings has benefited from the mentorship of Dr. Scott Plugge, Dr. Matthew McInturf, Dr. Brian Gibbs, Dr. James (Mike) Bankhead, Gabe Musella, Philip Geiger, Dr. Carol Smith, Seth McAdow, Richard Crain, Trent Cooper, and Joe Clark. In his spare time, Chase enjoys researching family ancestry, announcing athletic events, and spending time with his family and friends. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Solomon Ruth

Solomon J. Ruth is currently the Colorguard Director at Andy Dekaney High School. He began his colorguard career as a member of the Avante? Independent Open winterguard. He was also a member of The Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps. While maintaining a position as Colorguard Instructor for Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston, Mr. Ruth became a performing member and design consultant in his fifth year of participating with Emblem281. Solomon has been the Colorguard Director for Conroe High School where he brought the group their first two wins as the Texas Colorguard Circuit State Champions. As the director, he brought Fortitude IO Winterguard's their first opportunity to perform as a WGI finalist. He has choreographed shows for competitive groups all over the state of Texas, including Americas HS, Grulla HS, Harlingen HS, Haltom HS, Klein HS, Klein Oak HS, Klein Forest HS, Lincolnway HS, Madisonville HS, Rio Hondo HS, Travis HS and Westfield HS. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Music Education and earning his Masters degree in Educational Leadership, Solomon began his career as a music teacher and shortly after, he began his career in administration. Solomon has worked as an Elementary School Principal and has worked full time in Human Resources in charge of hiring and recruiting for all secondary campuses and central office staff in Spring ISD. Solomon has accomplished four State Championships with the Andy Dekaney HS Color Guard and has led the guard to a Silver Medal at WGI World Championships.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Joe Eckert

Joe Eckert is the first full-time Professor of Saxophone at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, he assumed additional duties as Director of Jazz Studies. From 1987-2007, he served as Professor of Saxophone at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and Director of Jazz Studies from 2004-07. He retired in 2004 from a 20-year career as lead alto saxophonist/woodwind specialist and director for the USAF Band?s Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C. Mr. Eckert received his B.M. from Baldwin-Wallace College in saxophone performance and went on to complete graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of North Texas. He has also held teaching positions at Southern Methodist University (1980-81) and West Virginia University (1981-84). Comfortable in both jazz and classical idioms, he was the only member of the faculty at Shenandoah to have been a guest soloist with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Brass Quintet and has performed with the TCU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. He continues to remain active as a performer, playing regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony and as a jazz soloist and recitalist nationally. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals, high schools, and colleges nationally and internationally. Mr. Eckert?s professional affiliations include The American Federation of Musicians, Music Educators National Conference and the North American Saxophone Alliance. Mr. Eckert is a Yamaha-Performing Artist/Clinician and a Legere Performing Artist. For more information, please refer to his website which is http://www.joeeckert.com

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Harry Blake

Harry D. Blake, Director of Bands ? Emeritus, at Blinn College in Brenham,Texas, has served music education at the college and public school level for 52 years. His bands excelled both on the marching field and in the concert hall for their musical and artistic standards. Before his appointment at Blinn College, Mr. Blake was the Director of Bands at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon and MacArthur High in San Antonio, Texas. The 2005 DeSoto Wind Symphony was a featured band at the Bands of American National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 2007 Southeastern United States Band Clinic in Troy, Alabama and the 40th Annual Western Michigan University Wind and Percussion Clinic in April of 2008. The MacArthur High School Band of San Antonio, which Mr. Blake directed from 1994-1999 was the winner of 26 consecutive UIL sweepstakes awards, placed 5th at the 1998 Bands of America Southwest Regional, was a featured band at the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis in 1997, and was a finalist in the 5A honor band competition in 1996. Mr. Blake also conducted the Killeen High School band program from 1990-1994, which qualified as a finalist for the 5A honor band competition in 1994. Prior to coming to Texas to teach high school, Mr. Blake served as Director of Bands at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma; University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV); and Frostburg State College in Frostburg, Maryland. Before entering the collegiate ranks of teaching, Mr. Blake directed the renowned Fort Hunt High School band from Fairfax County, Virginia. The Fort Hunt band was the winner in both concert and marching in competitions such as the National Bicentennial Band Competition, the Virginia Beach Music Festival, the Shenandoah Cup and Six Flags over Atlanta. The Fort Hunt band toured extensively and performed at the Mid-East Music and the Mid-West Music Conventions. Prior to teaching at Fort Hunt, Mr. Blake was the director of the outstanding Sturgis High School Band in Sturgis, Michigan. Mr. Blake is a past State Chairman of the National Band Association and College Band Directors National Association. He is currently a member of TMAA, TMEA, TBA, CBDNA, NBA, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Academic Fraternity and Kappa PSI National Band Fraternity. Still teaching in retirement, Mr. Blake serves as an adjunct professor for the TCU School of Music.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Cynthia  Lansford

Cindy Lansford is a 1976 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a master degree in Educational Administration from East Texas State University. Bands under Ms. Lansford?s direction enjoyed much success at contests and festivals, and consistently received recognition at the state level. Ms. Lansford was named ?Teacher of the Year? both at Carpenter Middle School (Plano I. S. D.) and North Ridge Middle School (Birdville I. S. D.). She served on the Texas U. I. L. Prescribed Music List selection committee and frequently served her regions in leadership positions. In 2004 the North Ridge Band was awarded the prestigious Sudler Cup award presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to outstanding middle school bands. The North Ridge Band was the first middle school band to be recognized by TBA as an Exemplary Program. In addition the North Ridge Honors Band performed at the Fifty- Ninth Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December 2005. In 2008 Ms. Lansford received the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Texas Bandmasters Association. Ms. Lansford retired from public school teaching in 2007; she is currently doing freelance work as a band consultant/clinician, mentor to young teachers, adjudicator for contests and festivals, and teacher at various camps and festivals throughout the United States. She is a member of TBA, TMEA, TMAA, and is currently serving as past president of Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Melodianne Mallow

Melodianne Mallow is a 1982 graduate of Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree from East Texas State University. She taught at both the middle school and high school level in Birdville ISD, Mesquite ISD and Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD. Her last 23 years were spent in Birdville ISD before retiring in 2012. Ms. Mallow was named teacher of the year at North Richland Middle School in 1998. The North Richland MS Symphonic Band was the TMEA Class CC Honor Band in 1998, 4th runner up in 1996, area finalist in 2006 and state finalist in 2008. The NRMS band was named the Texas Bandmasters Association Exemplary Middle School Band Program in 2010 and Ms. Mallow was a recipient of the TBA Meritorious Achievement Award in 2015. Melodianne has served twice on the UIL Sightreading Committee as well as Reg. 5, MS Band Chairman. Bands under her direction achieved consecutive UIL sweepstakes awards as well as Best In Class at various festivals and national winner in The Mark Of Excellence National Wind Band Honors. She is now enjoying "band, phase two" as a full time consultant, clinician and mentor. Professional affiliations include TBA, TMEA, TMAA and Phi Beta Mu.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jolette Wine

Jolette Wine is currently serving as the Instrumental Band Specialist for the Fort Worth ISD Music Department. Prior to coming to Fort Worth, Ms. Wine was the Director of Bands at Birdville High School where the band received the National Mark of Excellence Award, marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade, advanced to the Area B Honor Band contest, and placed 11th at the State Marching Band Contest. Prior to her time in Birdville, Ms. Wine was the Associate Director of Bands at L.D. Bell High School where the marching band earned the Grand National Champion Award at the Bands of America Contest. Ms. Wine spent most of her teaching career at the middle school level where she taught in Lewisville ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Her longest tenure was in Grapevine-Colleyville where she taught for 16 years at both Cross Timbers Middle School and Colleyville Middle School. The Cross Timbers Band placed 3rd in the TMEA Class CC Honor Band competition and the Colleyville Band was named the 1994 Class CC State Honor Band of Texas and performed at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio. Ms. Wine?s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu Honorary Bandmasters Fraternity. In addition to her current position in Fort Worth ISD, Ms. Wine is an active consultant, clinician, and adjudicator. Her greatest joy is being the mother of her son Carson Wine and her 8 pound Papillon, StellaLuna.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Fran Kick

Fran Kick is an author, educational consultant and professional speaker who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN? a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching band at Centerville High School (Ohio), he has developed his part-time speaking adventure into a full-time mission. Every year Fran presents programs across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college/university, high school, junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. Since 1998, Fran has served as the leadership coordinator with the Music for All Summer Symposium http://www.kickitin.com/boa/. He also works with Drum Corps International every summer to help music students, their directors and parents Kick Start their season with DCI! http://www.kickitin.com/dci/ Fran has been a clinician at TBA Convention/Clinic the past four years www.kickitin.com/tba/ Outside the music education world, he works with schools, associations, conventions and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching today's kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional and national conferences about What Makes Kids KICK and how they can KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD. He has his B.A. in Music Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology. His involvement at TBA has been graciously sponsored in part by Drum Corps International and Music for All.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Giovanna Cruz

Giovanna Cruz, MakeMusic Education Services Specialist is a cellist and educator with extensive experience as an orchestral and chamber musician, college and private studio teacher, and public school teacher. Giovanna was the Orchestra Director at James Bowie High School in the Austin ISD from 2007 to 2014, where she taught more than 120 students annually in four orchestras. She is a champion of SmartMusic and fully implemented the use of the software with all of her students. Giovanna holds the degrees of Bachelor of Education from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, Masters and DMA in cello performance from the University of Iowa. Since joining MakeMusic in July of 2014, Giovanna has presented SmartMusic clinics and training workshops all over the country.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Roland Sandoval

Roland Sandoval studied Music Education at Texas Lutheran University and UT San Antonio. He is currently serving as Director of Bands at Sandra Day O?Connor HS. His duties include serving as Associate Conductor of all 4 concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles & jazz combo. He has also been the music arranger and drill designer for the award winning 400 member O'Connor "Panther" Marching Band. He currently serves as Jazz Division Chairman in Region 29. He served as President of Region 11 for 12 years. From 2003-2009 Mr. Sandoval was the Vice President of the Texas Chapter of the IAJE and just finished his term as Director of the Texas Jazz Educators Association. Roland continues to be active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas in the marching, jazz, and concert arenas. Concert bands, jazz ensembles and marching bands that Mr. Sandoval has been associated with have consistently earned UIL "Sweepstakes" honors including superior ratings and Best In Class Honors at various festivals throughout Texas. Significant honors include the 2007, 2009 OHS Jazz Ensemble I & Combo being invited and featured at the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison Texas, the 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, & 2015 O?Connor Symphonic Winds being selected as the TMEA Region 11 Honor Band winner and Area Finalist and the 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014 O?Connor ?Panther? Marching Band qualifying for the UIL 5A & 6A Texas State Marching Band Contest. The 2014 Panther Band was the UIL Area G Marching Champions. His professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, TMAA, TJEA, PASIC, Who's Who Among American Teachers, and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity. He is a proud 2009 Inductee of Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Sandoval was named the UTSA Department of Music Alumnus of the Year for 2015-2016 by the UTSA music faculty.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Bobby Francis

Bobby R. Francis is the Director of Bands at Texas Christian University. Mr. Francis serves as Conductor of the TCU Wind Symphony, teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting, and is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the TCU Band and Wind Conducting programs. Mr. Francis is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association. Mr. Francis is a former President of the CBDNA Southwest Region and is currently the President of the Big 12 Band Directors Association. His former directors include Norman White, Tom Neugent and James Keene. Guest conducting appearances include U.S. Army Band ? ?The Pershing?s Own,? Frost School of Music ? University of Miami Wind Symphony, The U.S. Coast Guard Band, and the Lone Star Youth Wind Orchestra among others. Mr. Francis? ensembles have been invited to perform at many national, regional, and state conferences. The TCU Wind Symphony has performed with guest artists including the American Brass Quintet, Patrick Sheridan, Brian Bowman, Allen Vizzutti, Jon Lewis, Joe Eckert, Gary Whitman, Jesus Castro-Balbi, Brian West, Shauna Thompson and Markus Theinert. The group has collaborated with many composers including John Mackey, Frank Ticheli, David Maslanka, Michael Colgrass, James Syler, James Stephenson, Eric Ewazen, and John Corigliano. The TCU Wind Symphony has accepted an invitation to perform at the 2018 Convention of The American Bandmasters Association annual convention with guest artists ?Boston Brass?. He has conducted concerts in the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Bass Performance Hall, Royal College of Music, Lila Cockrell Theater, University of Michigan, Normandy Beach, Pearl Harbor and several locations in Italy, France, Austria, and Germany. He resides in Colleyville with his wife, Teresa, who is a middle school band director and French horn performance artist. They have two daughters: Tamysn, 19 a Theater Design Major and French Horn player at TCU and Breelyn, 11, who plays piano and is a beginning percussionist in 6th grade.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Sharon Kalisek

Mrs. Kalisek received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston where she was a student of Eddie Green. In 2005 and 2007, Mrs. Kalisek was nominated for Who?s Who in America?s Teachers, and in 2014, she was named Teacher of the Year by her peers at Krimmel Intermediate. Mrs. Kalisek is an active adjudicator and clinician in Texas. She has presented clinics at the Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic and Convention, The Midwest Clinic and The Music for All Summer Symposium. Mrs. Kalisek served on The University Interscholastic League?s Prescribed Music List Committee from 2011-2014, and was the chair of the PML committee in 2014. She is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Phi Beta Mu, an honorary music fraternity.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Chris Meredith

Chris Meredith is entering his eleventh year at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. His responsibilities include directing Honor Winds, Jazz Band, assisting Symphonic Band, and teaching the beginning french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium and tuba classes.?Ensembles at Shadow Ridge have consistently earned sweepstakes at UIL Concert & Sightreading contests, have been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors project six consecutive years (2010-2015), and performed at The 66th Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Most recently Honor Winds has been a top 5 Finalist in the 2014 & 2016 Texas CC Honor Band Contests. Meredith is an alum of the University of North Texas College of Music and Southern Methodist University. As an active trombonist, Meredith performed twice at the 2003 International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland as a Finalist in both the ITA Solo and Quartet Competitions, has performed as principal bass trombonist of multiple groups including San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, North East Orchestra and at the Pierre Montuex School. Meredith has also been a multiple recipient of the Lewisville Education Foundation?s ?Foundation Award?, honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Member Award, and was the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Shadow Ridge Middle School.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Darcy Vogt Williams

Darcy Vogt Williams is the head director at Stiles MS in Leander ISD. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she is in her 13th year of teaching. During her career her bands have won the Outstanding Performance Series, performed at the Midwest Clinic and Western International Band Clinic (WIBC), and in 2015 placed 3rd in CC TMEA Honor Band. Darcy is the author of "Teaching Rhythm Logically: A Method for Teachers" and creator of the band podcast "After Sectionals". When she's not in the band hall, Darcy is usually elbow-deep in the garden or planning the next European adventure with her husband John.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Brian Balmages - TBA Featured Composer

Brian Balmages (b. 1975) is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His music for winds, brass, and orchestra has been performed throughout the world with commissions ranging from elementary schools to professional orchestras. World premieres have included prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. His music was also performed as part of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, which was attended by both President Obama and Vice President Biden. He received his bachelor?s degree in music from James Madison University and his master?s degree from the University of Miami in Florida. He is a recipient of the prestigious A. Austin Harding Award from the American School Band Directors Association and in 2016 was awarded the James Madison University Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Visual and Performing Arts (the first year the award was given). In the same year, he was commissioned by his other alma mater, the University of Miami, to compose music for the inauguration of the institution?s 6th president, Dr. Julio Frenk.
As a conductor, Mr. Balmages enjoys regular engagements with all-state and region bands and orchestras, as well as university and professional ensembles throughout the world. Notable guest conducting appearances have included the Midwest Clinic, Western International Band Clinic, College Band Directors Conference, American School Band Directors Association National Conference and others. Additional conducting appearances have included the Kennedy Center and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as well as engagements in Australia, Canada and Italy. Currently, he is Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company and Assistant Director of Bands and Orchestras at Towson University.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Amanda Drinkwater

Amanda Drinkwater is in her thirteenth year as Director of Bands and fifteenth year overall at Marcus High School. Her responsibilities include direction of the Marcus Wind Symphony and Marcus Marching Band. A pianist and brass specialist, Ms. Drinkwater is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana. Ms. Drinkwater received her academic training at Louisiana State University and at the University of Kansas in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting, respectively. She is in her twenty-third year as a Texas music educator, with previous teaching opportunities served at Leander High School (TX) from 1996-2001 and The Colony High School (TX) from 2001-2003. Ms. Drinkwater?s concert ensembles have received exclusively superior division ratings at the University Interscholastic League Concert & Sight Reading contests. In 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 the Marcus Wind Symphony was named a TMEA 5A Honor Band Finalist, performing as TMEA Honor Band at the 2015 Convention. The Wind Symphony was a featured ensemble at the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic in 2007 and 2012 and has been recognized five times as a National Wind Band Honors finalist. Ms. Drinkwater?s marching ensembles have earned eleven consecutive trips to the 5A/6A Texas State UIL Marching Contest and have been consistent Bands of America finalists and recipients of various caption honors. In 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 (5A), and 2014 (6A) the Marcus Marching Band earned the UIL Texas State Marching Championship. In 2016 the marching band earned third place at the State Marching Band Contest. The Marcus Band program was awarded the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield for excellence in marching band performance in 2008 and the Sudler Flag for excellence in concert band performance in 2014 respectively. Ms. Drinkwater is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the American Bandmasters Association. She was selected as Marcus High School Teacher of the Year in 2007 and was named a lifetime member of the PTA in 2008. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Music Educators National Conference ""Excellence in Teaching Music"" Award, and in 2011 she was the recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman ?Hero? Award for her contributions to Music Education in the state of Texas. A resident of Highland Village with husband Rob, she is an active clinician and adjudicator.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

John Leonard

John Leonard, a native of Chicago, began his dance studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts and received his Bachelors of Arts, with honors, in dance from Columbia College of Chicago. Leonard continued his dance studies at Arizona State University where he was a graduate student and teaching assistant on scholarship. Leonard has performed with the Cavaliers and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Field of View and Pride of Cincinnati winter guards, Ludwig Dance Theatre, and the national and Japan tours of the Broadway show?Blast. A teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years, his work has been seen in most of the fifty United States and even abroad in places like Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. Mr. Leonard is in his eighth year as director of the Marcus Color Guard program. He has worked with distinguished organizations such as Fred J. Miller Clinics, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Crossmen, Lake Park High School, Centerville High School, First Flight, Field of View, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Arizona State University. Leonard currently serves on the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) executive board for the fifth consecutive year. For Winter Guard international (WGI), Leonard serves on the Color Guard Steering Committee as the A/Open representative.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Joe Eckert

Joe Eckert is the first full-time Professor of Saxophone at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, he assumed additional duties as Director of Jazz Studies. From 1987-2007, he served as Professor of Saxophone at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and Director of Jazz Studies from 2004-07. He retired in 2004 from a 20-year career as lead alto saxophonist/woodwind specialist and director for the USAF Band?s Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C. Mr. Eckert received his B.M. from Baldwin-Wallace College in saxophone performance and went on to complete graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of North Texas. He has also held teaching positions at Southern Methodist University (1980-81) and West Virginia University (1981-84). Comfortable in both jazz and classical idioms, he was the only member of the faculty at Shenandoah to have been a guest soloist with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Brass Quintet and has performed with the TCU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. He continues to remain active as a performer, playing regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony and as a jazz soloist and recitalist nationally. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals, high schools, and colleges nationally and internationally. Mr. Eckert?s professional affiliations include The American Federation of Musicians, Music Educators National Conference and the North American Saxophone Alliance. Mr. Eckert is a Yamaha-Performing Artist/Clinician and a Legere Performing Artist. For more information, please refer to his website which is http://www.joeeckert.com

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Gabe Musella

Gabe Musella, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, has taught for 29 years in Texas. He is Director of Bands at Spring High School in Spring, Texas. He previously taught in the Lubbock-Cooper, Canyon, and Lubbock ISD?s. A graduate of Texas Tech University, he holds a B.M. in Composition and M.M. in Conducting where he studied with the late James Sudduth. Mr. Musella?s bands have earned UIL Sweepstakes in eight separate varsity and non-varsity categories. They have twice performed at The Midwest Clinic and the Music For All National Concert Festival, and placed as finalists in the TMEA Honor Band competition on several occasions. The Spring Wind Ensemble has been named a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence Windband Honors call for tapes several times. The Spring Music Department was named a Grammy Signature School in 2016. The Spring Band program has garnered five Midwest performance invitations for the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and chamber groups since 2008, and they were featured in the November 2010 issue of The Instrumentalist. Chamber ensembles have performed at the Fischoff and Coltman competitions as well as the MFA National Concert Festival. Gabe is frequent clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas. He has previously served on the Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter State Board, the UIL Sight-Reading Committee, and the Music Advisory Committee. Gabe is President of TMEA Region 33. Mr. Musella is an active composer published by RBC, C. Alan, Row Loff, Boosey & Hawkes, Carl Fischer, KJOS, and TRN. He has served as Guest Composer-in-Residence at UTEP, Texas Tech, and Columbus State University in Georgia. His compositions are found on the Texas UIL PML for band and orchestra, and on similar lists in several states. His affiliations include ASCAP, Phi Beta Mu, TMEA, TBA, TMAA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Lamar University Band Camp, the Conn-Selmer VIP program, and the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Cam p. He is a background vocalist for the ?shoo-bop? group JC and The Cruisers. Gabe resides in the Houston suburb of Tomball with his wife Alice, also a Red Raider alum, and their cat, Shiva. Their son, Alex, is a recent graduate of Texas A & M ? Corpus Christi.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

John Mlynczak

John Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education and in the music industry. Mr. Mlynczak is the Vice President of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, and President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators. John also teaches courses on music technology at Louisiana State University, Boston University, and VanderCook College. He is an active performer, maintains a steady clinician schedule in music technology, and is a passionate advocate for music education, serving on the NAMM Support Music and State Advocacy Coalitions, the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is Advocacy Chairman for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Mr. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance, and educational leadership.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Lt Christy Muncey

Guiding chamber winds to symphony orchestras, Christy Muncey has enjoyed a career conducting a variety of ensembles. Currently serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, Lt Muncey is the Flight Commander for the US Air Force Band of the West stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. As Flight Commander, Lt Muncey assists in the organization, training, and equipping of a 60-member, nine-ensemble musical team to communicate with honor, and inspire the American people over a seven-state area of responsibility.?Prior to her service in the Air Force, Lt Muncey worked with students at both the high school and university levels. Lt Muncey has also worked with community, semi-professional, and professional ensembles across the country. In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, Lt Muncey has worked with students ranging in age from seven to eighteen in both band and orchestra, and has taught flute, marching band, conducting, and leadership master classes. In May 2016 Lt Muncey received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she studied with Harlan Parker. Lt Muncey has a Masters of Music in conducting and a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, both from Colorado State University, and she received her commission from the Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Keith Dye

Keith Dye is Professor of Music Education in the School of Music at Texas Tech University. He has been published in leading journals and regularly presents nationally on these topics. Dr. Dye is a Past President of the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA). At Texas Tech University, Dr. Dye teaches undergraduate classes in Band Techniques of Instruction and Brass Instructional Methods. On the graduate level, Dr. Dye teaches the Band Director Workshops, Applications of Technology in Music Education, Psychology in Music, Instrumental Rehearsal Analysis, and Teaching Music in College. Formerly, Dr. Dye was Assistant Director of Bands working with all aspects of the athletic and concert band activities at TTU. Dr. Dye serves as an instructional consultant to school districts across Texas. Formerly a public school band director, he has almost 40 years of successful experience with musical ensembles on all levels of instruction. Dr. Dye's ensembles have earned numerous awards and a reputation for a consistently high level of musical excellence. He has presented clinics on instrumental music education techniques and strategies at state and national conventions and served as conductor of various regional and all-state ensembles. As a scholar, consultant, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, Dr. Dye is in demand as a qualified music educator equally at ease with any age level.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Britni Nuckols

Britni Nuckols, in her ninth year as Director of Bands at Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School, has been a band director with Amarillo ISD for ten years. Under her direction, the de Zavala Band has earned consistent superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-reading contests. In 2016, the de Zavala Band was named a TMEA C State Honor Band Finalist. Mrs. Nuckols served as the Amarillo District Middle School Honor Band coordinator for five years. A Google Certified Educator, Britni advises the Amarillo ISD Fine Arts Department by guiding the implementation of technology for the district music staff. Utilizing her technology expertise, she assists in presentations for the Texas Bandmasters Association, provides technical and logistical support for regional UIL events, and presents technology clinics for school districts. Mrs. Nuckols received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Sam Houston State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. At SHSU, she studied clarinet with Dr. Patricia Card and was a member of the Wind Ensemble under Dr. Matthew McInturf. She currently serves as the Region 1 Representative for the Texas Bandmasters Association and maintains other professional affiliations with TMEA and TIME. She serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the panhandle. Named de Zavala Teacher of the Year in 2016, Mrs. Nuckols advanced to be one of three secondary finalists for the Amarillo ISD. An active clarinet and bass clarinet performer, Britni resides in Amarillo with her husband, Justin, Tascosa High School Band Director.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Christine Cumberledge

Mrs. Christine Belle Cumberledge has taught for twenty years, sixteen as the director of bands at Central Junior High in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. During this time, her bands have earned several honors, including being named the TMEA 2006 Honor Band. In 2003 the Central Band placed third in the state at the same competition. She was the assistant director of bands at Bedford Junior High when the group won the 2001 TMEA Honor Band. Her bands have been named Best in Class and Outstanding Overall Band at competitions throughout the state, and consistently earn the highest ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. She has served as guest conductor and clinician for groups each year throughout Texas. Mrs. Cumberledge was named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Music and Arts Educator of the Year Award. She was the 2006 Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. She was also the 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year for Central Junior High. She has been included numerous times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was named to the National Honor Roll's ''Outstanding American Teachers."" She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Mrs. Cumberledge earned her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of North Texas, graduating cum laude. While at the University of North Texas, she studied clarinet with Dr. John Scott. She is a graduate of Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Manuel San Luis

Manuel San Luis has been with Leander I.S.D. since 1994, and at Cedar Park Middle School in the Leander ISD since 1995. Prior to coming to Leander ISD, he was the middle school head band director at Copperas Cove Junior High, middle school head director at Eldorado Middle School and assistant director in Mercedes, Texas. He directs the top band at Cedar Park Middle School, and teaches beginning clarinet and saxophone. Mr. San Luis received his bachelor's degree in music education with high honors in 1983 at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he was part of the University Honors Program and studied under the late James Sudduth, the late John Stansberry, and Dr. David Pino. While at the university, he was the recipient of the Minnie Stevens Piper Academic Scholarship, Woods Kone-Phi Mu Alpha Music Performance Scholarship, Archie Gurschendorf Band Scholarship, Davidson Family Foundation Scholarship, Southwest Texas State University Departmental Scholarship, and Highest Scholastic Honors in Music Departmental Award. Collegiate memberships included: The University Honors Program, the Teacher Preparatory Program, the University Dean's List, the National Dean's List, Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity (Vice-President, 1982). Post-graduate work was done at the Vandercook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied under the late John Paynter, H. Robert Reynolds, Mark Camphouse, and Charles Meghini. Mr. San Luis has had numerous, consistent U.I.L. Sweepstakes bands under his direction, and has had a top ten Class C Middle School Texas State Honor Band Finalist when he was at Eldorado Middle School. In 2004, the Cedar Park Symphonic Band under his direction was a T.M.E.A. Texas State CCC Honor Band finalist. His bands at Cedar Park have received over two decade?s worth of unanimous first division ratings, Best In Class and Overall Outstanding Band honors at festivals around Texas. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the Symphonic Band was named a national winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors. His groups have also performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in 2007 and in 2011. In 2015, the Cedar Park Middle School Band program was named the Texas Bandmaster's Association ""Exemplary Middle School Band Program"" for the state. He has been nominated for the Disney American Teachers award, the Grammy Music Educator award, and is a four- year member of Who's Who Among American Teachers. Mr. San Luis is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, the Texas Federation of Teachers, and is an active judge for U.I.L., festival, and Solo & Ensemble contests throughout the state. He considers himself honored and privileged to have had many great mentors and band directors as strong influences during his career. Above all, he considers his students as his greatest inspiration.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jessica Shin

Ms. Jessica Shin is in her fifth year as Associate Director of Bands at Coronado High School and Morehead Middle School in El Paso, Texas. She helps direct the Coronado Thunderbird Marching Band, Jazz Band 3, Concert Band, directs the Woodwind program, the Coronado Clarinet Choir and various ensembles including the chamber program. Ms. Shin has earned a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Instrumental Conducting from New Mexico State University. She is a native El Pasoan graduating from Franklin High School. She is an active free-lance clarinet player performing with groups around the El Paso area including the El Paso Wind Symphony.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Debra Haburay

Debra Haburay teaches band at Forestwood Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas. She has dedicated her twenty-three year career to beginning students and developing innovative and effective strategies for teaching correct fundamentals and musicianship. Debra began her musical studies in Madison, Connecticut studying trumpet with Richard Green and attending the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. She received her Bachelor of Music in music performance from Northwestern University where she studied trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz, performed with the Wind Ensemble under the direction of John P. Paynter and the Symphony under the direction of Victor Yampolsky. She continued her studies as a graduate assistant at Baylor University, receiving her Master of Music in performance, studying trumpet with Barry Hopper and conducting with Michael Haithcock. Debra is an active member of TBA, TMEA and Phi Beta Mu and regularly serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Darla McBryde

Darla McBryde is the Director of Bands at Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD. Career Highlights include 18 first division ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-reading contests, two Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic appearances, in 2003 as assistant director at Flower Mound High School, and with her very own Keller Chamber Winds in 2012. In November 2016, the Timber Creek High School Wind Symphony was invited to perform a concert at the 38th Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington. She has been the recipient of several school and district level awards including, the TCHS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year, the FMHS Principal?s Shining Star award, and the Lewisville ISD?s Golden Apple award. As director of the color guard program at Flower Mound High School from 2002 to 2008, she led the winterguard to five championship titles and 5th place in Scholastic A finals at the 2008 World Championships. Ms. McBryde holds a Masters Degree in instrumental conducting from Stephen F. Austin State University. She earned her Bachelors Degree in music education from Baylor University where she studied bassoon and conducting. She currently serves as the VP for the Texas Chapter of Women Band Directors International. A dedicated and passionate educator, Ms. McBryde believes in teaching students about expressing gratitude, developing a growth mindset, building on strengths, taking ownership, growing grit, and failing forward. She believes in the power of band, and she knows that band is the best place for all kids!?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Marta Ocampo

Marta Ocampo is a graduate of North Texas State University (University of North Texas) with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and also a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University.?She is married to Adan R. Ocampo for 31 years and has two children, Melina and Marissa. She has taught for 32 years in the DFW area. She taught band for over 18 years, before beginning her first mariachi program at Sam Houston HS in Arlington. Since that group, she has taught both band and mariachi for nine years and exclusively mariachi for the last five years at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. She has been chosen teacher of the year for the Diocese of Dallas, Polytechnic HS, Fort Worth, Texas and Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. Most recently, she was awarded the Teacher of the Year for the Arts School Network which is a national award. Her groups at GPFAA have been awarded 1st divisions at the UIL Mariachi Festival and have placed in the top three for TAME State Finals the last two years.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Stan Mauldin

Stan Mauldin, a University of Houston graduate, has been teaching since 1979 and is in his first year of teaching at Seguin High School. Under his direction, Mr. Mauldin?s ensembles have been TMEA Honor Band Finalists, UIL State Marching Band Champions, BOA Grand Nationals Semi Finalists, BOA Super Regional Finalists in San Antonio, BOA Houston and Dallas Finalists, WGI Winterguard World Champions, WGI Indoor Percussion World Champions and WGI Winter Winds World Championship Finalists. Mr. Mauldin has been awarded the John Phillip Sousa Society Legion of Honor, the UIL Sponsor Award and was quarterfinalist for the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Asa Burk

Asa Burk is the Associate Director of Bands at Argyle High School. Over his 25 year career he has taught at middle school, junior high, and high school. His bands have been selected to perform at the Midwest Clinic as well as advanced to the state level of the honor band process.?

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jed Maus

Jed Maus is the head band director at Keller Middle School and Bear Creek Intermediate in Keller, Texas. In addition to teaching the varsity band and teaching beginner band classes, he oversees a band program of more than 275 students in grades six through eight. He earned a Master of Music Education degree from Southern Methodist University. He also earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance degree from SMU. While at SMU, he studied with Lynne Jackson and Brian Merrill. Prior to working in the Keller Band cluster, Mr. Maus worked at Byrd Middle School in the Duncanville ISD. Mr. Maus has been fortunate to work with bands that have earned unanimous superior ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading contest since he began teaching. His wife, Jessica, is a band director at Keller-Central High School. They reside in North Richland Hills.

2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Tommy Moore

Tommy Moore has 30 years of Texas public school teaching experience in music education serving as band director and trumpet teacher for the Henderson and Longview Independent School Districts. He has taught at every level; beginner, middle school and high school. He is currently the Director of the Hudson PEP elementary band and a District-wide Director/Teacher mentor for the Longview ISD. Moore?s bands have consistently earned UIL Sweepstakes awards, as well as being very competitive at Area and State levels. His trumpet students have been consistently successful at UIL/TMEA/ATSSB winning Region, Area and State Honors. Many of Mr. Moore?s former students are pursuing degrees in music education. In addition, many are currently successful band directors and trumpet teachers as well as some professional musicians and trumpet performers. Mr. Moore is a member of TMEA, ATSSB, NAMMB, TBA, TMAA and Phi Beta Mu. He and his wife Lisa, a first grade teacher in Henderson, have two children, Janson a graduate of Texas A & M and currently a graduate student at Texas State and Madison a junior at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.


2017 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Jason Robb

Jason Robb is currently the Director of Bands at Rouse High School in Leander ISD. He received his Bachelor?s of Music in Education and Trumpet Performance from Sam Houston State University under Matthew McInturf, Alfredo Velez, and Randal Adams.?Before assuming his position at Rouse, he held the position as Associate Director at Cedar Park High School in Cedar Park, Texas and at Knox Junior High School in the Woodlands, Texas. While at Cedar Park, the Timberwolf Marching Band won the UIL State Championship in 2016 and a Silver Medal at the UIL State Contest in 2013. Over his career, his concert bands have received exclusively ?Sweepstakes awards? at UIL contests and have been awarded the ?Best In Class? or ?Runner Up? award at every festival they have entered. Mr. Robb currently also serves as a leadership facilitator with the SASi Leadership Company. He spends his summers presenting leadership training to students all over the country. Jason has also been very actively involved in the Drum Corps activity. He marched Mellophone with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps from Madison, Wisconsin and then served as a brass faculty member for the Scouts for 8 seasons. Mr. Robb is an active clinician and consultant, he spends time coordinating productions and writing drill for marching bands across the country through his company J?Robb Designs. His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the International Trumpet Guild. He lives in Leander, Texas with his beautiful wife Jackie and their handsome son, Joseph.



Wednesday, July 19                                                                                   


Wednesday, July 19: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TMAA Ad Hoc Marching Band Study Committee
Room: CC 218

Presider: Mark McGahey


Wednesday, July 19: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

TMEA/UIL Music Advisory Committee Meeting
Room: CC212, CC213

Presiders: Dr. Bradley Kent, Andy Sealy

Thursday, July 20                                                                                   


Thursday, July 20: 7:00 AM

TBA Fun Run/Health Walk    

Start time 7:00 AM (Registration at 6:30 AM)
Starts at the Grand Hyatt
Coordinator: Sue Fletcher


TBA Golf Tournament    

Registration at 7:00 AM - Shotgun starts at 8:00 AM
The Quarry Golf Club
444 E. Basse Rd. San Antonio 78209
Coordinator: Ruben Adame


TMEA Honor Band Panel Chairs Meeting
Room: CC 208

Presider: Joe Mu?oz, TMEA Band Division Vice President


Thursday, July 20: 8:00 AM

TMEA Honor Band Judges Meeting
Room: CC 208

Presider: Joe Mu?oz, TMEA Band Division Vice President

ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series Judges Meeting
Room: CC 008

Presider: Collin Anderson, OPS State Chair
Sponsor: ATSSB


Thursday, July 20: 8:30 AM

ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series    

Presider: Collin Anderson, OPS State Chair

Room: CC 004 Class 1C (8:30 AM); 3A (11:00 AM) followed by SARC Meeting

Room: CC 005 Class 2C (8:30 AM); 1A/2A (11:00 AM)

Room: CC 008 Class 4A (8:30 AM)

Room: CC 006D ATSSB Office


Sponsor: ATSSB

TMEA Honor Band Sessions    

Room: CC 205 Class 5A

Room: CC 206 Class 3A

Room: CC 207 Class 3C

Room: CC 213 Class 2C

Room: CC 208 TMEA Office

Sponsor: TMEA


Thursday, July 20: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Convention/Clinic Registration
Room: Convention Center Lobby




Thursday, July 20: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
TBA Academy for New Band, Choir, and Orchestra Directors
Room: CC 006

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Opening Session
Coordinator: Tom Harrington
Sponsor(s): Carl Fischer Music, Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors, Stanbury Uniforms Inc.


Thursday, July 20: 9:00 AM

TBA Tennis Tournament    

Registration and Start time 9:00 AM
Blossom Tennis Center - NEISD
12002 Jones-Maltsberger Rd. San Antonio 78216
Coordinator: David Rollins



Thursday, July 20: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Concepts for Writing the Military Marching Drill?
Room: CC 216  •  
Clinician(s): Danny Diosdado  [-Bio-], Jonathan Kelly  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will offer a look into methods used in designing a military style drill including charting by hand and charting using Pyware. Also there will be a discussion on why you should chart drills others can teach from.?

Sponsor: NAMMB

Developing Sight-Reading Throughout the Year
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •  
Clinician(s): Asa Burk  [-Bio-]
     Sight-reading is often stressful and intimidating. While many ensembles may perform rehearsed music well they frequently struggle with the skill of music reading. All too often sight-reading is reserved for the few weeks prior to contest. This short timeframe doesn't allow for students to develop true musical literacy. Much time is devoted to improving performance outcomes with extended rehearsals that drill and practice the music but little time is devoted to developing the individual skills and independence required for true music literacy. This clinic will present a plan for year-round development of sight-reading and music literacy. Additionally, tips and techniques will be presented to make the spring process of sight-reading evaluation less stressful and more successful.

Reeder?s Digest: A Comprehensive Guide to Beginning Clarinet?
Room: CC 214AB  •  
Clinician(s): Christine Cumberledge  [-Bio-], Manuel San Luis  [-Bio-], Jessica Shin  [-Bio-]
     Clarinet plays a critical part to a successful band! This clinic, from three different perspectives, will focus on strategies, tools, and suggestions to confidently teach beginning clarinet. Common problems encountered by students and teachers will be covered to give everyone a tool-bag of techniques.?


Solving the Woodwind Puzzle: Five Instruments, Three Big Ideas
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Charles West  [-Bio-]
     Clearly understanding the big ideas of tone production, fingering and tuning across the woodwind family is the foundation of successful woodwind teaching and a key to superior ensemble performance. This clinic discusses these three big ideas in detail, defines areas of similarity and difference, and demonstrates commonly encountered problems, suggesting solutions in each case.?
Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation


Thursday, July 20: 10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

UIL Mariachi Committee Meeting
Room: CC 218

Presider: Dr. Bradley Kent


Thursday, July 20: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

TMAA Executive Committee
Room: CC 212

Presider: Greg Countryman
Sponsor: TMAA


Thursday, July 20: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Childcare Provided by Kids Quest
Room: CC 209 & 211

Free of Charge. No meals provided.
Sponsor: Pride of Texas Music Festivals, World View Travel


Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

I Failed, Now What? How to Change the Way Your Students Think About Failure
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Meredith Bates Bishop  [-Bio-]
     Failure is inevitable in our field; students are constantly learning, making mistakes, and trying again. Bishop will explain how to apply growth mindset strategies to a band classroom and show how it can dramatically change the success of your students and program. When you take away the fear of failing, anything is possible.?


Pitfalls to Avoid When Dealing With Double Reeds
Room: CC 216  •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Jennifer Auerbach  [-Bio-], Sally Bohls  [-Bio-]
     There?s nothing more frustrating than realizing you?ve created a problem when insight could have helped avoid the problem in the first place. Double-reeds seem to have these issues more than most. This clinic will disucss the main pitfalls to avoid when dealing with beginner double reed students. Bohls and Auerbach will describe how to avoid some of the most common traps we fall into.?


Technology Engagement: The Music Classroom Leads the Way!
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Jim Frankel  [-Bio-]
     In this session, Jim Frankel will explore many of the challenges that are unique to music educators by reflecting on his own experience, the experience of the educators on our staff, and the audience. The aim of the session is to expose teachers to the benefits of cloud-based technology, including efficient assessment; organizing students, grades, and assignments; and encouraging creativity. Jim will demonstrate the functions of the MusicFirst Online Classroom and it's capabilities of a learning management system, as well as integrated software tools that address various musical concepts like music theory, ear training, assessment, sight reading, composition, and music history.

Sponsor: MusicFirst

The Magic Potion to Program Success: EFFORT!
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser  [-Bio-]
     We are a part of a profession that reveres TALENT and SKILLS, but the master teachers know the key ingredient to success requires EFFORT to complete the recipe to achieve EXCELLENCE. There is no substitute for ?time on task".

Sponsor: Conn-Selmer Inc.

Top Ten Techniques To Help Band Directors Create A Winning Flute/Piccolo Section
Room: CC 217D  •    •  
Clinician(s): Tracy Harris  [-Bio-]
     Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris - Concert Flutist and Band Clinician of 25 years, demonstrates her top ten flute/piccolo techniques to help directors create the best flute/piccolo section possible. Learn the secrets to teaching the essential fundamentals such as; clean flute/piccolo tone, good intonation, vibrato production, breathing, articulation and much more! Simple flute/piccolo fingering and trill charts with just a few key alternate fingerings to help your section sound it's best will also be presented.
Sponsor: J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc.


Thursday, July 20: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Music
Room: CC 216  •    •  

Presider: Joe Mu?oz, TMEA Band Division Vice President

1:00 PM Drums
Clinician: JD Guzman, Spring High School
1:30 PM Trumpet
Clinician: Dr. Adrian Ruiz, University of Texas at San Antonio
2:00 PM Bass
Clinician: Dr. Utah Hamrick, Texas State University
2:30 PM Guitar
Clinician: Greg Petito, Houston Guitarist
3:00 PM Improvisation
Clinician: Steve Mohacey, US Army Retired, San Antonio ISD
3:30 PM Saxophone
Clinician: Gene Centero, Austin Area Private Teacher and Saxophonist
4:00 PM Piano
Clinician: Josh Hanion, Dallas-area Jazz Pianist
4:30 PM Tenor Trombone
Clinician: Mark Hill, University of the Incarnate Word
5:00 PM Bass Trombone
Clinician: Dr. Martin McCain, Texas State University


Sponsor: TJEA


Thursday, July 20: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Beyond Measure Seven: Lessons That Linger
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Larry Livingston - TBA Featured Clinician  [-Bio-]
     At the end of the day, we are all teachers. Whereas styles and approaches may vary, those who stand on the podium in the professional arena, the academy, and/or the amateur world of music making inevitably find themselves teaching. We explain, model, and/or signal forms of behavior which the players must understand and put into action. This clinic is aimed at high school band and orchestra directors. It will center on the notion that the vast majority of problems faced by our students are circumstance specific, but, rather belong to a larger class of technical/interpretive challenges which commonly appear in the performance of instrumental music. The goal of the presentation is to provide the attendees a lexicon of problem-solving strategies which, once understood, can then be applied by the players themselves, ideally in real time and with increasing independence from the conductor.

Sponsor: Director's Choice-Music Across Texas, The Foundation for Music Education, National Wind Band Honors

Building Beginning Brass Without Class...everyday?
Room: CC 214AB  •  
Clinician(s): David Puckett  [-Bio-]
     This is a follow up clinic to Mr. Puckett's 2015 "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire". It will focus on techniques, philosophies and classroom procedures designed to improve beginner brass players. Specifically over coming the challenges Indian Springs Middle School face to prepare brass student when they do not meet as a class daily into preparations needed to contribute entering the Keller High School band.?


Legal Concerns for the Music Educator
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Holly Wardell  [-Bio-]
     An experienced school attorney will share information about the types of situations that can land music educators in court and ways to avoid those legal traps. Come find out whether you have been worrying about the right (legal) things. Time for Q&A at the end.

PLANO COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT
Lila Cockrell Theatre
Joe Frank Jr., Conductor
Jim Carter, Associate Conductor


Thursday, July 20: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

TMAA Marching Band Judging Workshop
Room: CC 212

Presider: Steve M. Wessels
(Registration fee required.)
Sponsor: TMAA


Thursday, July 20: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Culture of Excellence in the Small School Band Program: Building Depth through Vertical Alignment and Team Teaching?
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Evan Fletcher  [-Bio-], Kathy Johnson  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will go into detail regarding the culture, collaborative teaching and curriculum alignment from grades 5-12 in a small 4A school district. This alignment and team teaching is the foundation for the excellence in music and in developing individual musicians from bottom to top in the Argyle Band Program.?


ALL IN!
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Larry Livingston - TBA Featured Clinician  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Dekaney HS Band
     Larry Livingston is working on a variety of initiatives to significantly increase access to music for public school students. This presentation focuses on the premise that, what is needed now, more than ever, is open-ended, multi-stylistic music education. Our students live in a world rich with opportunities to make, compose, improvise, arrange, and record their music. Using the Dekaney High School Band, we will model a version of ALL IN, showing some of the diverse musical approaches which are available to music educators who wish to reach a broader cross-section of the student body and/or expand on options for musical participation by students already in their programs.

Sponsor: Director's Choice-Music Across Texas, The Foundation for Music Education, National Wind Band Honors

T-N-T = Tips and Techniques for Middle School Trumpet Students and Teachers
Room: CC 214CD  •  
Clinician(s): Jed Maus  [-Bio-], Tommy Moore  [-Bio-], Jason Robb  [-Bio-]
     Practical strategies and application for teaching trumpet students from their beginner year through their students' transition into high school band. Panel will discuss practical tools, techniques, and strategies compiled over their careers of brass teaching at all levels to help you create success for your students.?


The Three T's; Tips, Techniques and Troubleshooting for the Mariachi Ensemble
Room: CC 217D  •    •  
Clinician(s): John Vela  [-Bio-]
     Vela will use his forty plus years of what he has learned, studied, performed, borrowed, observed or gleaned from professional mariachi musicians throughout the US and Mexico and from his own teaching experiences to offer solutions to mariachi educators regarding all aspects of mariachi performance, classroom management, instrumental pedagogy, music selection, music interpretation and instrument selection.

Sponsor: TAME


Thursday, July 20: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TBA Job Placement Assistance
Room: Across from CC 214

Organizers: Al and Jan Sturchio


Thursday, July 20: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TMAA Concert Band Judging Workshop
Room: CC 212

Presider: James L. Drew
(Registration fee required.)
Sponsor: TMAA


Thursday, July 20: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Avoiding Director Burn Out & Conquering Stress
Room: CC 217D  •    •  
Clinician(s): Don Haynes, Jr.  [-Bio-]
     The job and expectations of a Middle School or High School band director present ever growing demands and are causing early exit from the profession. Mr. Haynes will present strategies one must implement in his/her life to avoid burn out and recognize the dangers of stress- a sneaky job killer. The consequences of unchecked stress can cost you a healthy state of being.


Beginner Band: The First Six Weeks?
Room: CC 214AB  •  
Clinician(s): Sharon Kalisek  [-Bio-], Chris Meredith  [-Bio-], Darcy Vogt Williams  [-Bio-]
     The first six weeks sets the tone not only for beginner band but for the entirety of a student's time in music. Our panel will discuss the importance of selecting the right student for the right instrument and creating a disciplined band environment from day one. We will share how we approach the fundamentals of music theory with our kids as well as how we set them up physically for tonal success.?


Perspectives on Performance
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dick Clardy  [-Bio-], Larry Matysiak  [-Bio-], Rick Yancey  [-Bio-]
     Three experienced music educators give their views and suggestions for fulfilling the potential of the works that you perform and of your ensemble. Topics will include ideas on balance, lyrical playing, planning, soloists, and expectations for your ensemble.?


NAMMB Membership Meeting
Room: CC 008

Presider: Jim Jones


Thursday, July 20: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

San Antonio Jazz Orchestra - New Jazz Music Reading Session
Room: CC 217ABC

Organizers: George DeRocher, Roland Sandoval


Thursday, July 20: 7:15 PM

TBA Board of Directors Award Program    

Lila Cockrell Theatre
Presider: Jeff King, TBA President


Thursday, July 20: 7:30 PM

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE WEST & DIMENSIONS IN BLUE CONCERT
Lila Cockrell Theatre
Major David A. Alpar, Conductor
First Lieutenant Christina Muncey, Associate Conductor
Wayne Bergeron, Trumpet Guest Soloist
Joe Eckert, Saxophone Guest Soloist



Sponsor(s): The United States Air Force

Friday, July 21                                                                                   


Friday, July 21: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Phi Beta Mu Meeting and Breakfast
Room: Marriott Riverwalk, Salon C

Host: Todd Clearwater


Friday, July 21: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Convention/Clinic Registration
Room: Convention Center Lobby



7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Student Day
Room: Hemisfair Ballroom

7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Opening Session
Clinician: Frank Troyka

Sponsor(s): Conn-Selmer, Inc.


Friday, July 21: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Childcare Provided by Kids Quest
Room: CC 209 & 211

Free of Charge. No meals provided.
Sponsor: Pride of Texas Music Festivals, World View Travel


Friday, July 21: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Beginning Trombone?
Room: CC 206  •  
Clinician(s): George Little  [-Bio-], James McNair  [-Bio-], Chris Meredith  [-Bio-]
     Topics of discussion will include how to decide which students should play trombone, equipment needs and care, proper fundamentals, and realistic goals for the beginning trombone player.?


Figures in the Garden?
Room: CC 214CD  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Chief Warrant Officer Richard Wyman  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: The U. S Coast Guard Band Chamber Players
     The U.S. Coast Guard Band Chamber Players present this performance session on two wonderful (and related) works for wind octet. A performance of selected movements from Johann Nepomuk Wendt's classic Harmoniemusik arrangement of Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" is followed by Jonathan Dove's fantastic "Figures in the Garden," written in 1991 for Mozart Bicentenary celebrations. Conductor Richard Wyman highlights connections between the two works, demonstrating how various themes from "Marriage of Figaro" inspired (and were incorporated into) Dove's work.

Sponsor: The United States Coast Guard

Flower Mound High School Color Guard Clinic?
Room: Exhibit Hall 4  •  
Clinician(s): William Martin  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Flower Mound Color Guard
     The Flower Mound Color Guard will demonstrate Movement and Equipment Warm up exercises, Movement and Technique Exercises, as well as Choreography from the Flower Mound upcoming 2017 Fall show. We will discuss our process of teaching exercises and techniques including how we create our color guard choreography on a vast range of experience. We will present a full spectrum on how we're growing and expanding our color guard program.?

Sponsor: Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Marching Show Concepts

If you PLAY Something, SAY Something
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Brian Balmages - TBA Featured Composer  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Plano Community Band
     Everyone agrees on the importance of playing musically. But HOW is this accomplished? Getting the ensemble to understand its role in breathing life into a phrase is one of the most critical elements in any rehearsal or performance. Explore the difference between true musicality and the concept of ?choreographed musicianship? as Brian Balmages is joined by the Plano Community Band in a session designed to change the way you think about musical intent.

Sponsor: Director's Choice-Music Across Texas, The Foundation for Music Education, National Wind Band Honors, The FJH Music Company

Inspire Excellence in Your Young Band: Achieve the Most in Every Lesson
Room: CC 207  •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Bruce Pearson  [-Bio-]
     Keep students involved, engaged, and active in the learning process. This session will offer band educators practical approaches and ideas for starting beginners, carefully planning and pacing lessons, addressing the need for differentiated instruction materials, applying enrichment studies, and incorporating today's cutting edge technology.

Sponsor: Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Vertical Alignment Strategies for Your Band Program
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Kim Cooley  [-Bio-], Rob Chilton  [-Bio-], Rylon Guidry  [-Bio-], Andy Sealy  [-Bio-]
     Directors of the Hebron Band Cluster will highlight simple and practical ideas to strengthen and align your vertical program. Topics include communication, messaging, musical fundamentals, vocabulary, staffing, performance opportunities, and social events all designed to promote student growth, a sense of community, and efficiency from the beginner year through graduation.?

Sponsor: Phi Beta Mu

TMEA Region Jazz Coordinator Meeting
Room: CC 218

Presider: Sarah Roberts


Product Showcase
Company: ECS Publishing Group
Title: In Their Own Words: A Closer Look at African-American Spirituals
Presenter: Mark W. Lawson

Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

TMAA Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practices
Room: CC 205

Presider: Jeff Turner
Sponsor: TMAA


Friday, July 21: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Strategic Plans for a Successful Booster Club
Room: CC 217D

Clinician: Dr. David W. Vandewalker
Sponsor(s): Conn-Selmer, Inc.


Friday, July 21: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

TBA Commuters Lounge
Room: CC 208




Friday, July 21: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)

ATSSB All State Audition Music       •    •  

CC Room: 210
9:00 AM Percussion
Clinician: Matthew Holm, Kent State University
9:30 AM Flute
Clinician: Cindy Walls, Lone Star College, Tomball
10:00 AM Clarinet
Clinician: Dr. Tricia Card, Sam Houston State University
10:30 AM Bassoon
Clinician: Dr. Nathan Koch, Sam Houston State University
11:00 AM Bass Clarinet
Clinician: David Berndt, First Colony Middle School

CC Room: 212
10:30 AM Oboe
Clinician: Season Summers, Sam Houston State University



Sponsor: ATSSB

TMEA All State Audition Music      •    •  

CC Room: 212
9:00 AM Percussion
Clinician: Tom McGowan, Tyler Junior College
9:30 AM Tuba
Clinician: J. D. Salas, Stephen F Austin State University
10:00 AM Cornet/Trumpet
Clinician: Randy Adams, Sam Houston State University

CC Room: 213
9:00 AM Flute/Piccolo
Clinician: Kathy Daniel, Sam Houston State University
9:30 AM Oboe/English Horn
Clinician: Andrew Parker, University of Texas-Austin
10:00 AM Bassoon/Contra Bassoon
Clinician: Laura Bennett Cameron, University of Texas-Arlington


Sponsor: TMEA


Friday, July 21: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)

TBA Job Placement Assistance
Room: Across from CC 214

Organizers: Al and Jan Sturchio


Friday, July 21: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Product Showcase
Company: Tama Marching
Title: Tama Marching Product Overview
Presenter: Andy Wozniak


Room: Exhibit Hall 4    

Product Showcase
Company: J. W. Pepper & Son Inc.
Title: Cut Time - Manage Your Music Program in One Place, in Less Time
Presenter: Scott McCormick

Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON

PHI BETA MU DIRECTORS BAND?NEW CONCERT MUSIC READING SESSION ? GRADES 1, 2, 3
Room: CC 217ABC

Organizer:  Todd Clearwater
Technology Facilitator:  June Bearden
Conductors:  
Randy Vaughn - Grade 3 (10:30 AM-11:00 AM)
Cheryl Floyd - Grade 2 (11:00 AM-11:30 AM)
Cindy Lansford - Grade 1 (11:30 AM-12:00 NOON)

Sponsor(s): Phi Beta Mu


Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

CADETS DRUM CORPS PERFORMANCE
Lila Cockrell Theatre
The Cadets will present a standstill version of their 2017 Program based on Leonard Bernstein?s Mass. In addition, get ready for some Earth Wind and Fire, other Pop Tunes, and the only vocal ensemble featured by a drum corps ? ever.
Sponsor(s): Cadets Drum Corps


Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Design on a Dime: ?Designing Your Marching Band Production and Color Guard on a Budget
Room: CC 207  •  
Clinician(s): Nathan Ascano  [-Bio-], Bob Royall  [-Bio-]
     We have all seen the amazing productions some of the top marching bands in Texas have done in recent years and dream of doing something similar with our band. Is it possible to do something like that on my limited budget? We will explore what makes these shows effective and methods to stretch your budget to achieve similar results.?

Sponsor: ATSSB

Marching Percussion Concepts with the Flower Mound Drumline?
Room: Exhibit Hall 4  •  
Clinician(s): Darrin Hicks  [-Bio-], Adam Schweitzer  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Flower Mound HS Drumline
     Under the direction of Darrin Hicks and Adam Schweitzer, the Flower Mound High School Drumline will present marching percussion concepts relating to technique, approach, exercises, and music.?

Sponsor: Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Marching Show Concepts

Rehearsal: Purpose, Plan, Prepare, Perform
Room: CC 214AB  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Matthew McInturf  [-Bio-]
     Effective rehearsals are a critical component of music education. For most teachers, rehearsals are the most significant points of contact with their students. Carefully and thoughtfully planning rehearsals is essential to working productivity, fostering musical growth, and building success for students and the program.


The Advanced Clarinet Player
Room: CC 214CD  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Tye Ann Payne  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will emphasize many advanced clarinet techniques while continuing to develop an efficient approach to fundamental playing.


The American March -- Part One
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Col. Lowell Graham  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will explore the rich history and heritage of The American March and those composers who were active in the early band movement. We will examine the obligator performance characteristics of marches and how different composers of marches were similar and different.


Texas Jazz Educators Association Open Membership Meeting
Room: CC 205

Presider: Sarah Roberts

Product Showcase
Company: Educational Travel Adventures
Title: Successful Performance Tours
Presenter: Michael Holzer and Michelle Gordon


Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Spouses Luncheon
Room: LDR (Lonesome Dove Room)

Luncheon Host: Leslie King -TBA Spouses Division President
Entrance by ticket only. All seated guests, including children, must have a ticket.
Free Childcare in Room: CC 209 & 211
Sponsor: Fruhauf Uniforms Inc., Stanbury Uniforms Inc.


Friday, July 21: 12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM

TBA Nominating Committee Luncheon
Room: CC 005

Host: Jeff King, TBA President

TBA Past Presidents and Past Bandmasters Of the Year Luncheon
Room: CC 220 Cantilever Room

Host: Steven Moore, TBA Past President

TBA Region Reps Luncheon
Room: CC 004

Host: Chico Portillo, TBA President Elect


Friday, July 21: 12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM

TMEA All Region Band Luncheon/Training
Room: Marriott Riverwalk


Sponsor: TMEA


Friday, July 21: 12:30 NOON - 1:30 PM

Women Band Directors International Meeting-Texas Chapter
Room: CC 205

Presider: Carol Turner, President
Sponsor: WBDI


Friday, July 21: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Product Showcase
Company: Fine Arts Travel
Title: Planning the Perfect Trip to Orlando!
Presenter: Ryan Cavazos
Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Texas Community College Band Directors Association General Membership Meeting
Room: CC 218

Presider: Mr. Derrick Logozzo


Friday, July 21: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Beginner Saxophone: Don't Let Your Whispers Be Careless?
Room: CC 206  •  
Clinician(s): Rylon Guidry  [-Bio-], Kelsey Lien  [-Bio-], Gary Williams  [-Bio-]
     The panel will discuss tips, tricks and techniques to develop your beginner saxophone students into well-rounded, fully functional members of your 7th and 8th grade advanced bands. Topics will include embouchure formation, tone production, articulation, vibrato, hand position, instrument carriage, proper technique, and logical sequencing to make the teaching and learning process more efficient and effective. Methods and supplemental materials, including hard copy and online resources, will be suggested and discussed in order to facilitate your instruction.?


Big Band Rhythm Section
Room: CC 207  •    •  
Clinician(s): George DeRocher  [-Bio-]
     "The band sounds cluttered and it doesn?t swing, what do I do with these guys on my left?? This clinic will cover a common sense approach to piano, guitar and bass, demonstration provided by the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra rhythm section.?


Practical Advice for the Modern Day Trumpeter
Room: CC 214CD  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Wayne Bergeron  [-Bio-]
     Yamaha Performing Artist and Los Angeles studio musician, Wayne Bergeron discusses and demonstrates the essential aspects of trumpet playing for all levels from students to professionals. Topics will include section balance and blend,?foundations of sound, range discovery, and suggestions for daily warm up and maintenance routines. Questions will be welcome, and entertaining stories from Wayne?s diverse career will be included. This clinic promises to be informative as well as entertaining!?

Sponsor: Yamaha

The Advanced Trombone Player
Room: CC 214AB  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Deb Scott  [-Bio-]
     You feel comfortable teaching beginning trombone, but what do you tell your more advanced trombone players? Help encourage the musical growth of your section from the podium and for the individual player. Improve intonation, tone, technique, and learn what to tell students about the ?F? attachment as well as the ?D? attachment for the bass trombone.


The American March -- Part Two
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •  
Clinician(s): Col. Lowell Graham  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: U. S. Air Force Band of the West
     This clinic is the practical application of March Performance Practice and associated concepts as demonstrated with The United States Air Force Band of the West. Representative marches will be rehearsed to show how appropriate concepts are employed, demonstrating the stark differences of playing the print versus playing the style.


The Art of Playing and Moving
Room: Exhibit Hall 4  •  
Clinician(s): George Hopkins  [-Bio-], Craig Sellers  [-Bio-], Drew Shanefield  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Cadets Drum Corps
     How do the Cadets approach the art of playing and moving? What comes before what? How is the overall effort approached and how can this assist your band? Come See the Cadets featuring the staff of the Cadets and hosted by George Hopkins, the director of the Cadets since 1983.
Sponsor: Cadets Drum Corps, Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Marching Show Concepts


Friday, July 21: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

ATSSB All State Audition Music      •    •  

CC Room: 210
1:30 PM Tuba/Euphonium
Clinician: Fred Angerstein, University of Saint Thomas
2:00 PM Trombone
Clinician: Ben Osborne, Sam Houston State University
2:30 PM French Horn
Clinician: Ronald Todd, Pin Oak Middle School, Houston ISD
3:00 PM Saxophone
Clinician: Dr. Scott Plugge, Sam Houston State University

CC Room: 213
3:00 PM Trumpet
Clinician: Steve Warkentin, Sam Houston State University

Sponsor: ATSSB

TMEA All State Audition Music      •    •  

CC Room: 212
1:30 PM Bass Trombone
Clinician: Ilan Morgenstern, University of Houston
2:00 PM French Horn
Clinician: Caroline Steiger, Texas State University
2:30 PM Tenor Trombone
Clinician: Rai Morales, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
3:00 PM Euphonium
Clinician: Jeffrey Cottrell, Hardin-Simmons University

CC Room: 213
1:30 PM Soprano Clarinets
Clinician: Kimberly Luevano, University of North Texas
2:00 PM Saxophones
Clinician: Dan Gelok, University of Houston
2:30 PM Low Clarinets
Clinician: Cheyenne Cruz, University of Texas-Arlington

Sponsor: TMEA


Friday, July 21: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UIL Band Sight-Reading Committee
Room: CC 004

Presider: Dr. Bradley Kent


Friday, July 21: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Product Showcase
Company: WorldStrides OnStage
Title: WorldStrides OnStage + Universal Studios: Putting Your Students in the Spotlight
Presenter: Katelyn Bozada
Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)


Friday, July 21: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TBA College Advisory Meeting
Room: CC 205

Presider: Phillip Clements


Friday, July 21: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Product Showcase
Company: QuaverMusic.com
Title: Your Elementary Choral Toolkit: Technique, Technology, and Transformation!
Presenters: Amanda Reilly and Michele Hobizal

Room: CC 216    


Friday, July 21: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UIL PML Committee
Room: CC 004

Presider: Dr. Bradley Kent


Friday, July 21: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Texas Association of Mariachi Educators Business Meeting
Room: CC 212

Presider: Charles Cabrera

Texas Music Administrators Conference Open Roundtable
Room: CC 210

Presider: J D Janda
Non-TMAC members may attend and observe



Friday, July 21: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Beginning Percussion
Room: CC 214AB  •  
Clinician(s): Mark Teal  [-Bio-], Tanner Trigg  [-Bio-]
     The road to success is always under construction! Mark Teal and Tanner Trigg will share their experiences on what has and hasn't worked in their own classrooms. Collaboratively, they will share and discuss strategies for making their own paths smoother.?


Clarinet Equipment Selection in an Era of Innovation and Confusion?
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Andrea Harrell  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will address common questions and myths surrounding equipment choices for the clarinet. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of reed, mouthpiece, and ligature design, and how these design differences influence a clarinetist's comfort and tone quality.?

Sponsor: D'Addario Woodwinds

Developing the Successful High School Non-Varsity Band
Room: CC 214CD  •  
Clinician(s): John Carroll  [-Bio-], Amy Suggs  [-Bio-], Marc Telles  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will explore different strategies to assist directors in developing a culture of success for the high school non-varsity band. Three clinicians from different parts of the state will discuss methods and ideas that have proven beneficial for them in their part of Texas. Emphasis will be placed upon the idea of motivation and specific concepts in achieving higher levels of involvement for those non-varsity students.?


Marching Band Technique with Flower Mound HS Marching Band
Room: Exhibit Hall 4  •  
Clinician(s): Brent Biskup  [-Bio-], Jana Harvey  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Flower Mound HS Marching Band
     This clinic will demonstrate musical and visual techniques used by the Flower Mound High School Marching Band during the fall semester.

Sponsor: Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Marching Show Concepts

Matching Minds to Music: Building the Case for Teaching in Challenging Environments?
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Trent Cooper  [-Bio-], Michael Flake  [-Bio-], Chase Giddings  [-Bio-], Solomon Ruth  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Dekaney HS Band
     This clinic will feature the work of an exemplary music program from Dekaney High School. The band staff will discuss the process and rewards of excellent music education in a school with socio-economic challenges and why it is important and relevant. Students from the Andy Dekaney Band both past and present will share how music has changed their lives and affected their future aspirations and endeavors through spoken word and musicianship.?


The Saxophone from Bach to Bop
Room: CC 207  •    •  
Clinician(s): Joe Eckert  [-Bio-]
     Eckert will demonstrate saxophone performance in a variety of styles and discuss teaching techniques, equipment needs and available literature which will help support the development of the well-rounded saxophonist.?

Sponsor: Yamaha


Friday, July 21: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Product Showcase
Company: Luck's Music Library
Title: Old Becoming New: Little Known "Gems" of the String Orchestra Repertoire
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Dackow

Room: Room: CC 302     


Friday, July 21: 7:30 PM

THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND CONCERT
Lila Cockrell Theatre
Lieutenant Commander Adam R. Williamson, Director
Chief Warrant Officer Richard E. Wyman, Assistant Director
Sponsor(s): The United States Coast Guard

Saturday, July 22                                                                                   


Saturday, July 22: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Fellowship of Christian Musicians Devotional
Room: CC 213

Host: Rory Davis
Come and enjoy faith boosting, non-denominational fellowship with fellow musicians and directors. This meeting is free and everyone is welcome!


Saturday, July 22: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Convention/Clinic Registration
Room: Convention Center Lobby




Saturday, July 22: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Childcare Provided by Kids Quest
Room: CC 209 & 211

Free of Charge. No meals provided.
Sponsor: Pride of Texas Music Festivals, World View Travel


Saturday, July 22: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Is the Doctor In? DPA Training for Successful Band Progams (Diagnose, Prescribe & Administer)?
Room: CC 207  •    •  
Clinician(s): Harry Blake  [-Bio-]
     Mr. Blake will provide a look into the daily requirements needed for instrumental directors at all levels to provide positive growth and successful learning for all of their students. Do you See what I Hear, Do you Hear what I See? Using 54 years of practical experience, Mr. Blake will provide a challenging insight into the daily needs of the instrumental teacher for the development of a successful instrumental program for all students.


Let's Talk Band! "Can You acCount on Your Ability..."?
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Cynthia  Lansford  [-Bio-], Melodianne Mallow  [-Bio-], Jolette Wine  [-Bio-]
     Once upon a time, high expectations were the norm - no medals needed! This conversation will revolve around the "all-inclusive" subject of accountability.?

Sponsor: WBDI

Questions Student Leaders Will Never Ask You!
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Fran Kick  [-Bio-]
     Since 2012, Fran Kick has gathered secret-insider insight from high school student leaders across the country. How? Every summer students write down the one question they would love to ask their director, but never would because it might forever change their director?s impression of them as a student leader. These are the real questions student leaders really want to ask, yet never will! For the first time, Fran will be sharing their most important questions with directors confidentially and anonymously in this session. Discover how you can answer these questions?with your own students?without them even asking.
Sponsor: Drum Corps InternationaI, Music for All

Repertoire Selection, Practice and Sight-reading Made Easy with the New SmartMusic
Room: CC 205  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Giovanna Cruz  [-Bio-]
     The New SmartMusic is a web-based platform that continues the tradition of our classic product while expanding access and reducing price. Come discover the immense library of titles available in the platform and how to improve your ensemble's performance by practicing with accompaniment, repetition loops, music on screen and immediate feedback. Instant sight-reading will let you and your students know where they are and what they need to do to improve.
Sponsor: MakeMusic, Inc.

Resources for the Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal?
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •  
Clinician(s): Roland Sandoval  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: O'Connor HS Jazz Ensemble
     The presentation will present many different kinds of resources for all levels of a jazz ensemble rehearsal. Using the award winning O'Connor HS Jazz Ensemble Mr. Sandoval will present resources for jazz theory and vocabulary for jazz improvisation. Resources from important new apps, state resource books, and other visual aides will be demonstrated. The presentation can be used for the middle school and high school level student in class and after school programs. The goal is to leave the presentation with many different ways to teach improvisation and rehearsal techniques that will apply to any style of music being worked on.?

SHOW ME DON'T TELL ME - How The Classic Rock Band "Rush" Explains Why We Need To Become Better Conductors
Room: CC 214CD  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Bobby Francis  [-Bio-]
     "Show me don't tell me
You've figured out the score
Show me don't tell me
I've heard it all before
Show me don't tell me
I don't care what you say
Show me don't tell me"

This clinic will focus on the importance of increasing our visual/nonverbal vocabulary for ALL Conductors-Middle School through University. Specific techniques will be demonstrated and discussed.

TMEA Audition Tabulation Training
Room: CC 213

Presider: Frank Coachman
Sponsor: TMEA

Texas Association of Mariachi Educators Judges Training
Room: CC 212

Presiders: Charles Cabrera, John Vela
Sponsor: Texas Association of Mariachi Educators

Product Showcase
Company: Music & Arts
Title: Tips for Quick & Easy Instrument Repair
Presenter: Hal Hall

Room: CC 216    


Saturday, July 22: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

TBA Commuters Lounge
Room: CC 208




Saturday, July 22: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)


Saturday, July 22: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)


Saturday, July 22: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TBA Job Placement Assistance
Room: Across from CC 214

Organizers: Al and Jan Sturchio


Saturday, July 22: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Product Showcase
Company: Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (FASE, Inc.)
Title: The Bornoff Approach for School Orchestras-Session 1
Presenter: Debbie Lyle
Room: CC 216    


Saturday, July 22: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Beginner Band: The First Six Weeks? REPEAT from Thursday
Room: CC 214CD  •  
Clinician(s): Sharon Kalisek  [-Bio-], Chris Meredith  [-Bio-], Darcy Vogt Williams  [-Bio-]
     The first six weeks sets the tone not only for beginning band but for the entirety of a student's time in music. Our panel will discuss the importance of selecting the right student for the right instrument and creating a disciplined band environment from day one. We will share how e approach the fundamentals of music theory with our kids as well as how we set them up physically for tonal success.?


Boundaries Broken and Reimagined
Room: CC 214AB  •    •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Brian Balmages - TBA Featured Composer  [-Bio-]
     It is time to shatter expectations that grade 1 music cannot be as compelling as grade 6 music. What elements do works of art have in common regardless of grade level? How do some composers approach composition with these elements in mind? How can conductors harness this knowledge to make informed repertoire choices? Gain insight into all of these questions and more with a intimate and personal discussion about the compositional process with Brian Balmages and how it informs his repertoire choices as a conductor.

Sponsor: Director's Choice-Music Across Texas, The Foundation for Music Education, National Wind Band Honors, The FJH Music Company

Composing for Color Guard: Program Development Through Educational Curriculum and Effective Writing
Room: Exhibit Hall 4  •  
Clinician(s): Amanda Drinkwater  [-Bio-], John Leonard  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Marcus HS Guard Members
     This clinic is ideal for band directors hoping to better identify and positively impact the color guard curriculum, with recognition that early curricular choices can enhance fall programming. The clinicians and student demonstration group will present examples of 'visual musicality' and a philosophy of incorporating simple training methods to help expand vocabulary and the range of skills demonstrated by color guard performers. Discussion points will also include the identification of potential curricular pitfalls, including overwriting, repetitive use of stock phrases, and curricular imbalances that can result from current trends in the pageantry arts.?


Sponsor: Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Marching Show Concepts

Effective Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques?
Room: CC 217ABC  •    •    •  
Clinician(s): Joe Eckert  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: O'Connor HS Jazz Ensemble
     With the O'Connor High School Jazz Ensemble as the demonstration group, Eckert will "build" a big band performance from the ground up to include special consideration for the rhythm section, lead players, soloists and full ensemble. An essential discography will be discussed as well as choosing the right music for your ensemble.?

Sponsor: Yamaha

Mentoring: It?s Not Just for Kids! The Head Director?s Role in Mentoring Their Assistants
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Gabe Musella  [-Bio-]
     Mr. Musella will discuss the do's and don'ts of aiding assistant directors in reaching their full potential. This session is for head directors AND their assistants.?

Sponsor: Phi Beta Mu

Noteflight: Creating, Responding, and Connecting
Room: CC 205  •    •  
Clinician(s): John Mlynczak  [-Bio-]
     Students today live in the most connected society that has ever existed, which allows us to create and respond to music in a collaborative environment. This session will demonstrate how to use Noteflight to integrate creativity and musical interaction into any music program, allowing students to create, perform, respond, and connect to music on any device, anywhere.?

Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation, NoteFlight

Tips for Efficient Score Study When You are Short on Time
Room: CC 207  •    •  
Clinician(s): Lt Christy Muncey  [-Bio-]
     This clinic will present a process of score study that will arm music educators with a sequential process that allows for maximum score knowledge with a minimum amount of time. Because the process is sequential, if the educator has more time, additional steps in the process can be taken to gain a deeper understanding of the music, thereby offering teachers more tools to assist their students and maximize their rehearsal time.?



Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Product Showcase
Company: J. W. Pepper & Son Inc.
Title: Cut Time - Manage Your Music Program in One Place, in Less Time
Presenter: Scott McCormick

Room: CC 216    


Saturday, July 22: 12:00 NOON - 1:15 PM

TBA Active & Retired Members Luncheon and Business Meeting
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by Active or Retired Member Badge only.)
Host: Jeff King ? TBA President
Sponsor: Fred J Miller Inc., Fruhauf Uniforms Inc., Music & Arts, Perform America-Texas, LLC, Reverence University, Stanbury Uniforms Inc.


Saturday, July 22: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Product Showcase
Company: Tempo Press
Title: Introducing Expressive Sight-Reading for Orchestra
Presenter: Dr. Michael Alexander

Room: CC 216    


Saturday, July 22: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Exclusive Exhibit Hall Time
Room: Exhibit Hall 4

(Entrance by badge only.)


Saturday, July 22: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

323rd ARMY BAND ?FORT SAM?S OWN? NEW CONCERT MUSIC READING SESSION GR. 3, 4, 5
Room: CC 217ABC

Conductor: CW4 Jonathan D. Ward
Sponsor(s): U S Army


Saturday, July 22: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Room: Marriott Riverwalk Salon C

Host: Todd Clearwater
Sponsor: Phi Beta Mu


Saturday, July 22: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Product Showcase
Company: Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (FASE, Inc.)
Title: The Bornoff Approach for School Orchestras-Session 2
Presenter: Debbie Lyle
Room: CC 216    


Saturday, July 22: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Assessment: Collecting and Using the Data while Enhancing Performance Instruction & Learning?
Room: CC 205  •    •  
Clinician(s): Dr. Keith Dye  [-Bio-]
     Assessment can and should be, a natural and holistic part of the learning process, the challenge is capturing USEFUL and MEANINGFUL data without impeding progress to the performance results we desire. This session will be an analysis of tried and true music assessment practices and how they can be readily adapted and quantified through use of digital technologies. Attendees will leave knowing a variety of options, many at no cost, and most importantly, how to implement these as organic elements of instruction.


Sponsor: MusicFirst

Giddy for Google Forms
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Britni Nuckols  [-Bio-]
     Completing all the necessary responsibilities of a music teacher requires numerous tasks outside of the instructional setting. Nuckols will provide tips for incorporating Google Forms into your work day to help save you time and energy. Observe the features of Google Forms in action and learn how to create your own customized forms.?


Reeder?s Digest: A Comprehensive Guide to Beginning Clarinet? REPEAT from Thursday
Room: CC 207  •  
Clinician(s): Christine Cumberledge  [-Bio-], Manuel San Luis  [-Bio-], Jessica Shin  [-Bio-]
     Clarinet plays a critical part to a successful band! This clinic, from three different perspectives, will focus on strategies, tools, and suggestions to confidently teach beginning clarinet. Common problems encountered by students and teachers will be covered to give everyone a tool-bag of techniques.?


Scales at every (ST)AGE
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Debra Haburay  [-Bio-]
     If you are a fan of Master of the Alphabet, Debra Haburay?s approach to teaching and practicing scales may interest you. What comes next? From the musical alphabet to extended technique, this clinic outlines an innovative approach to teaching scales that both young and experienced players enjoy while keeping the musical phrase in mind.?


Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand: Self Care Tips for Busy Band Directors
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Darla McBryde  [-Bio-]
     Do you remember feeling tired, stressed, and irritated last year? What if you ended 2018 in love with your job, excited about your students, and happier at home? In this fast paced, interactive clinic, McBryde will provide attendees with a set of scientifically proven resources and strategies that can be instantly implemented to ensure your best year yet!?

Sponsor: WBDI

TMEA JH/MS Band, Choir and Orchestra Coordinators Meeting
Room: CC210, CC 212, CC213

Co-Presiders: Joe Mu?oz, Derrick Brookins, Brian Coatney
Sponsor: TMEA


Saturday, July 22: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

KONKO GAKUEN JR. AND SR. HS WIND ORCHESTRA CONCERT and CLINIC: Best Sound in the Least Time
CC 217ABC
Yasuyuki Sonoda, Conductor


Saturday, July 22: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

A Band Director's Approach to Mariachi
Room: CC 214CD  •    •  
Clinician(s): Marta Ocampo  [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Mariachi Sol Azteca
     Ocampo will discuss her approach and application to her successful mariachi program having come from a band background.?Her group, Mariachi Sol Azteca from Grand Praire Fine Arts Academy, will demonstrate their successful approach to mariachi education.

Sponsor: TAME

Changing the Culture from the Inside Out: Motivating Kids and Community
Room: CC 206  •    •  
Clinician(s): Stan Mauldin  [-Bio-]
     Stan Mauldin has a history of making the impossible, POSSIBLE...and making it look easy! Learn the leadership principals and musical techniques used as Mr. Mauldin challenged the Seguin Band to raise $250,000, add six songs to their repertoire, and prepare for a performance at Carnegie Hall...in just 90 days!!?

Sponsor: Director's Choice

Developing Sight-Reading Throughout the Year REPEAT from Thursday
Room: CC 214AB  •    •  
Clinician(s): Asa Burk  [-Bio-]
     Sight-reading is often stressful and intimidating. While many ensembles may perform rehearsed music well they frequently struggle with the skill of music reading. All too often sight-reading is reserved for the few weeks prior to contest. This short timeframe doesn't allow for students to develop true musical literacy. Much time is devoted to improving performance outcomes with extended rehearsals that drill and practice the music but little time is devoted to developing the individual skills and independence required for true music literacy. This clinic will present a plan for year-round development of sight-reading and music literacy. Additionally, tips and techniques will be presented to make the spring process of sight-reading evaluation less stressful and more successful.?


T-N-T = Tips and Techniques for Middle School Trumpet Students and Teachers REPEAT from Thursday
Room: CC 207  •  
Clinician(s): Jed Maus  [-Bio-], Tommy Moore  [-Bio-], Jason Robb  [-Bio-]
     Practical strategies and application for teaching trumpet students from their beginner year through their students' transition into high school band. Panel will discuss practical tools, techniques, and strategies compiled over their careers of brass teaching at all levels to help you create success for your students.?


ATSSB General Session
Room: CC 210

Presider: Jim Cude, ATSSB President


Saturday, July 22: 5:00 PM

Bobby Goff Memorial Washer Chunkin'
Room: La Villita, Plaza Nacional




Saturday, July 22: 6:30 PM

TBA Barbeque
Room: Convention Center River Level, Lonesome Dove Room

(Free River Boat rides included with admission. Entertainment by San Antonio Jazz Orchestra Combo, Mariachi Sol Azteca from Grand Praire Fine Arts Academy, face painting, balloon artist, and jugglers. Entrance by ticket only for all guests including children.
Extra tickets may be purchased for $12 at the TBA Registration Area. )
Sponsor: Fred J Miller Inc., Fruhauf Uniforms Inc., Stanbury Uniforms Inc.