TEXAS BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION
Meeting the needs of Band Directors and Students since 1948
2020 TBA Virtual Convention
After thoughtful and careful consideration, the Texas Bandmasters Association along with Texas Choral Directors Association and Texas Orchestra Directors Association have determined, based on the current COVID-19 environment, that it is necessary to transition this summer’s in-person summer conventions to virtual conventions. The safety and health of our members and their families, school children, guest clinicians and performers, exhibitors, staff, and other convention attendees is, and will be, our number one priority.
This has been a painful decision. After evaluating the impact of the current restrictions, we have determined that having virtual conventions is the right thing to do. It is also our ethical and moral responsibility to not go forward with a physical convention. Even if the governmental authorities later ease restrictions to allow convention gatherings, which we do not expect to occur, we believe the expected interactions among our teachers, students, staff and others, combined with the live performances that take place in San Antonio, would place our attendees at undue risk.
As a result of this decision each association will have its own virtual convention providing educational, professional development and commerce opportunities that all our respective members have come to expect from our annual, in-person summer conventions.
More specific information regarding the TBA virtual convention will be sent to you with details regarding dates, registration, and answers to frequently asked questions you may have. We appreciate your patience as we transition to virtual conventions. Please know that providing you with quality and meaningful professional development during this time is our number one priority and that we value your on-going support of TBA more than ever.
If you have reserved rooms through our online hotel reservation system (Orchid Events), they will cancel your reservation and not charge a cancellation fee. You will receive an email confirmation. Please do not contact Orchid Events directly.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR STUDENTS!!
The American Bandmasters Association and the United States Marine Band invite you to perform virtually with the Marine Band. Join Colonel Jason K. Fettig online to perform John Philip Sousa’s marches “The Thunderer” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever”. This event is free and open to everyone.
THANK YOU: American Bandmasters Association, John Philip Sousa Foundation, National Band Association
SPECIAL THANKS FOR FUNDING: ABA Foundation, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, University of Miami Information Technology
Why Attend the TBA Convention?
Learn from state and national experts who share how they plan for and achieve the HIGHEST LEVEL OF SUCCESS with their band programs!
Use these materials to convince your administration and boosters to support your attendance at the annual TBA Convention/Clinic.
TBA wants to support YOU and YOUR STUDENTS during this challenging time. Texas Band Directors have always met challenges head on to give their students a world class education. Learn from some of the best as they share ideas that are working for them. Before implementing any of these solutions, be sure to check with your local school district administration for compliance.
From Conn-Selmer – TBA Patron Sponsor
The 23rd annual Conn-Selmer Institute will be coming to you live and online, right into your own home!
We are presenting CSI, our annual professional development conference, in a new and exciting
virtual environment. Our theme is
CREATING A CULTURE OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE
TBA members using the code CSIC2020BANDMASTER will get 25% off the registration fee. If you register before May 1, you can get the discount off of the Early Bird fee!
Virtual Academy for New Band, Choir, and Orchestra Directors
Sunday July 19 1-6 pm
The Academy, offered this year in a virtual environment Sunday July 19, is designed for new directors Band directors, starting their career in August 2020, can register for the Academy and receive their first year of TBA membership and convention for free!
Bring your students on Friday to TBA Student Day to experience a full day of exciting and information-packed sessions to prepare them for the new year!
Your Band Boosters will leave their sessions on Friday ready to support your program in every way!
See You Next Year!
Future Convention Dates
2021: July 22 – 24
2022: July 21 – 23
2023: July 20 – 22
2024: July 25 – 27
2025: July 24 – 26