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The Texas Bandmasters Annual Convention / Clinic

2019 Convention Schedule [Dates/Times Are Subject To Change]


2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim serves as Vice President of Education/Chief Education-Development Officer for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is the Senior Educational Consultant for Steinway & Sons, Inc. He is also the Senior Educational Adviser for Music for All/Bands of America and the Senior Educational Consultant for NAMM. Tim is presently the “Visiting Scholar in Music Education” at Butler University. His popular books are published by GIA, Inc., and he is co-author Hal Leonard’s “Essential Elements” band method. Tim is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors, the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors, and he is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim serves as Vice President of Education/Chief Education-Development Officer for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is the Senior Educational Consultant for Steinway & Sons, Inc. He is also the Senior Educational Adviser for Music for All/Bands of America and the Senior Educational Consultant for NAMM. Tim is presently the “Visiting Scholar in Music Education” at Butler University. His popular books are published by GIA, Inc., and he is co-author Hal Leonard’s “Essential Elements” band method. Tim is a member of the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors, the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors, and he is presently the Chair of the National Association for Music Education Music Honor Society (Tri-M).

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Frank Troyka

Frank Troyka is the retired Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. A teacher of over 30 years, Frank came to Berkner in May of 2006 following seven years as Director of Bands at Cypress Falls High School in Houston. Ensembles under his direction have been selected to perform at the Music For All National Festival; the Percussive Arts Society International Convention; and at the Midwest Clinic on two occasions with the Symphonic Band at Cypress Falls in 2004 and with the Berkner Symphonic Band in 2011. In addition, Berkner High School Symphonic Band I was named Runner Up on two consecutive occasions in TMEA Honor Band competition.

Frank is an active clinician, presenting workshops across Texas, throughout the United States, and at international destinations including Canada, The Philippines, Singapore, China, Switzerland, and South Africa. He is a frequent presenter at faculty development workshops for public school music teachers as well as a guest lecturer and “hands-on” instructor for both students and teachers.

Frank is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity. He is an Educational Consultant with Conn-Selmer, Inc.; the Director of Education for System Blue, the educational arm of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps of Concord, California; and the coordinator of the Generation Next series of presentations for The Midwest Clinic. He was honored as the 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year at Cypress Falls High School and, while at Berkner High School, was one of fifteen recipients in the state of Texas of the 2010 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. In 2014, Frank was honored by the Texas Bandmasters Association as a recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award. In 2015, Frank was named to the International Board of Experts for the World Music Contest of Kerkrade, The Netherlands, and in March of 2016, Frank was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Mirelle Acuña

Mirelle Y. Acuña has over 20 years of performance experience. She began her musical studies at the age of six by taking private piano lessons. At the age of eleven, she joined her school orchestra and began to play violin. She was selected for UIL State Solo & Ensemble throughout high school as well as TMEA All-Region Orchestra for 6 years. She continues to play professionally with the "Valley Symphony Orchestra" and the award-winning "Mariachi Mariposas" where she also serves as a lead vocalist.

She is currently in her tenth year as an orchestra and mariachi teacher with Edinburg CISD in which she has taught elementary, middle school, and high school. She holds a Bachelors Degree from The University of Texas Pan American, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and TEA certifications in All-Level Music and Principalship.

Mrs. Acuna loves to promote musical education and strives to further music programs in Texas. Most recently she served as TMEA Region 15 Mariachi Chair which she did for 6 years from 2012-2018 and is the current President for the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators (TAME). She has also served in orchestra and mariachi curriculum writing committees for her district for several years and is currently working on a district Fine-Arts Handbook.

Her experience has allowed her to perform at prestigious venues throughout the United States and Mexico and she hopes to motivate her students to have the same musical experiences that she has had.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Gary Markham

Mr. Markham is recently Retired Supervisor of Instrumental Music for the Cobb County School District in Marietta, GA. He is the former Director of Bands at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has over four decades of experience in music education with 25 years as a high school band director and 20 years as a music supervisor. He currently serves internationally as clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, and consultant. The Cobb County Music program has been named one of the “BEST Communities for Music Education in America, 12 times.

Mr. Markham received his B. S. degree from Mansfield State University, M. Ed. degree from Penn State University, and studied for Ph. D (ABD) in conducting and music supervision at George Mason University with Tony Maiello and Arnald Gabriel. His leadership experience includes membership on several state and national music education executive boards including the MidWest Clinic Advisory Committee. He is currently the Senior Education Consultant and Chief Judge for Bands of America, Executive Director of the Music Administration Collaborative, Judge Education Director for Drum Corps International, and an author of “Band Expressions” published by Alfred Music. He is a 1992 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's "Sudler Order of Merit" and the Robinson Symphonic Band is the 1992 recipient of the "Sudler Flag of Honor”. In 2006, Mr. Markham was presented with the Georgia Music Educators Administrative Leadership award and was inducted into the Bands of America “Hall of Fame”. In 2007, Mr. Markham received the DCI & Coltrin & Associates “Excellence in Music Education Award”. In 2009, NAfME presented the first “Excellence in Marching Music Education” to Mr. Markham for serving as chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission for writing National Standards and a lifetime devoted to marching music excellence.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Frank Troyka

Frank Troyka is the retired Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. A teacher of over 30 years, Frank came to Berkner in May of 2006 following seven years as Director of Bands at Cypress Falls High School in Houston. Ensembles under his direction have been selected to perform at the Music For All National Festival; the Percussive Arts Society International Convention; and at the Midwest Clinic on two occasions with the Symphonic Band at Cypress Falls in 2004 and with the Berkner Symphonic Band in 2011. In addition, Berkner High School Symphonic Band I was named Runner Up on two consecutive occasions in TMEA Honor Band competition.

Frank is an active clinician, presenting workshops across Texas, throughout the United States, and at international destinations including Canada, The Philippines, Singapore, China, Switzerland, and South Africa. He is a frequent presenter at faculty development workshops for public school music teachers as well as a guest lecturer and “hands-on” instructor for both students and teachers.

Frank is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity. He is an Educational Consultant with Conn-Selmer, Inc.; the Director of Education for System Blue, the educational arm of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps of Concord, California; and the coordinator of the Generation Next series of presentations for The Midwest Clinic. He was honored as the 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year at Cypress Falls High School and, while at Berkner High School, was one of fifteen recipients in the state of Texas of the 2010 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. In 2014, Frank was honored by the Texas Bandmasters Association as a recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award. In 2015, Frank was named to the International Board of Experts for the World Music Contest of Kerkrade, The Netherlands, and in March of 2016, Frank was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Frank Coachman

Frank Coachman, a Salado resident since 2001, assumed the duties of Deputy Director for the Texas Music Educators Association in July 1999. TMEA is a professional organization comprised of over 12,000 K-16 elementary, band, orchestra, choir and collegiate music educators. Coachman's duties include managing the scheduling, logistics and presentation components for more than 700 events during the annual three-day TMEA convention. The show draws 27,000 attendees, participants, exhibitors and family members to San Antonio. He also guides and oversees the TMEA audition process for more than 60,000 high school students across the state who compete for membership in TMEA Region, Area and All-State bands, choirs and orchestras. For the previous 22 years, Coachman served the music education profession in the Killeen I.S.D. For 18 years he served as Director of Bands for C.E. Ellison High School.

Coachman is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the Salado Education Foundation. In 2018, he was recognized as a Killeen ISD Distinguished Alumni. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Temple Symphony Orchestra and the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts Summit Cadre since 2001. He is a Past President of TMEA and also served as State Band Vice-President from '90-92. Coachman is an honorary lifetime member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated from McMurry University with a B.F.A., Music Education degree.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 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/

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.






2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Josh Gall

Joshua R. Gall serves as Director of the Symphony Band, Associate Director of the Longhorn Band, and Director of the Longhorn Pep Band at The University of Texas at Austin. In the Butler School of Music he also teaches academic courses in wind band literature and marching band methods. Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, Professor Gall served as a Doctoral Conducting Associate at The University of Florida. Gall previously taught in the public schools of Virginia and Florida where ensembles that he conducted were chosen for VMEA, FMEA and Midwest Clinic performances. In addition to his work in the public schools, he has regularly designed for and taught some of the world’s finest marching ensembles. His extensive background in the marching arts has allowed him to work with the ten-time World Champion Cadets Drum Corps, Genesis Drum Corps, and the Bluecoats Drum Corps where he is currently on staff.

A native of central Virginia, Gall received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Master of Music Degree from The University of Florida in Instrumental Conducting where his primary conducting teachers were Dr. Terry Austin, Professor Daniel Myssyk and Dr. David Waybright.

He is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education with a cognate in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida. Professor Gall’s professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Luke Gall

Luke Gall is a founder and owner of My Design Team, inc., a design and education company that operates out of Austin, TX. This firm encompasses his work as a consultant, program coordinator, visual designer, and videographer for music ensembles around the world.

Luke has a comprehensive background in the arts as a teacher and performer. He has served as a program coordinator, visual designer, and consultant for over 50 programs around the country. Luke has helped design over 75 shows that have received honors in BOA (Bands of America), USSBA (U.S. Scholastic Band Association), TOB (Tournament of Bands), and WGI (Winter Guard International). He performed for 5 years as a member of The Cadets, Crossmen, and Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps.

Luke’s work as an entrepreneur led to the creation of Ultimate Drill Book – a company that creates educational tools for marching ensembles. Luke lead the development of all products that have supported Carolina Crown, The Bluecoats, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cadets, Phantom Regiment, Boston Crusaders, The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, and hundreds of other drum corps, high school, and collegiate programs annually. He now oversees all business operations and serves as the designer for all Ultimate Drill Book products and mobile applications.

As a media creator and consultant, Luke has worked with companies and musical groups all across the globe. Luke recently worked with Perform International in Ireland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Japan to create social media content for musical groups. In the Spring of 2017, Luke planned and oversaw the media creation for a Kickstarter campaign that helped the Dallas Winds raise over $90,000 towards their John Mackey recording project. Luke has also created content Stiletto Brass Quintet, Zzyzx Quartet, and many other groups in the United States. He also serves as Administrative Associate at The University of Texas at Austin where he oversees media and content creation for all University of Texas Bands.

Luke is a founder of FivE, a nationally touring euphonium quartet. FivE performed their popular shows “NEON” and “#hashtags” in over a dozen cities in 2015-2017. Highlight performances included a featured recital at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, a showcase at the TMEA convention, and four keynote appearances at ITEA conferences. The group released their first full album in 2017. FivE is a sponsored ensemble with Buffet Crampon and Besson Instruments, and Luke plays exclusively on a Besson Prestige 2052 Euphonium.

Luke received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s degree in Euphonium Performance at The University of Texas at Austin.



2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

Eddie Lopez

Edward Lopez, known to most as “Eddie,” is the owner of Perform America–TX, LLC, Ultimate Drill Book and founder of Global Initiative for Talented Students (GIFTS). Eddie brings a wealth of experience to all sides of the concert and marching band aspects-teaching, consulting, programming, and group travel. His knowledge stems from working 10 years in the travel industry to traveling with his own ensemble, orchestras, choirs, dance teams, theatre groups and many more organizations both domestically and internationally.

Mr. Lopez is the former Associate Director of Bands at Hendrickson High School. His duties included overseeing the Hendrickson Hawk Marching Band, woodwind studios and directing the Symphonic Winds. The marching band earned the right to perform in the 4A, 5A and 6A UIL State Marching Contests and was a consistent BOA Finalist and Class Champion at many local festivals. The Symphonic Winds received continuous superior ratings at UIL and in 2015 the ensemble received the Citation of Excellence Award from the Foundation of Music. That same year Mr. Lopez and the Saxophone Ensemble at Hendrickson was invited to perform in the 69th Annual Midwest Clinic.

Mr. Lopez received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The University of Texas at Austin. He continues to adjudicate, consult, coordinate for programs and clinic marching and concert bands throughout the state. In 2013, he was President of the Longhorn Alumni Band during its 50th Annual Reunion. He holds affiliations with Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tejas Club Foundation, President of Texas Cowboys Alumni Association and is a Life Member of the Texas Exes.

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention

2019 Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic / Convention