Spouses & Family Activities

Amy Clements
2020 TBA  Spouse President


The TBA Spouse Board is looking forward to welcoming you and your families to the TBA 2020 Virtual Convention. Though we’re disappointed that we’ll not be together in person, we’ve got some exciting opportunities for us to gather virtually.

This year we’ll explore the art of Mandala painting in a group lesson. Use supplies you already have around the house for this fun and easy project. We’ll also have a guest speaker who will help us understand the importance of self-care and why it’s a gift we should all give to ourselves. And for the kids, we’re hosting a photo challenge – even the grown-ups will want to join in on this one too!

Front L to R – Jenna Yee, Karen Little, Cayce Brumley
Back L to R – Priscilla Brashear, Jackie Sandoval, Dena Morrison, Amy Clements, Ruth Allen


Spouses who wish to participate in these COMPLIMENTARY VIRTUAL SESSIONS must register providing your name and email address. You will receive an email with login instructions immediately prior to each spouse event.  The spouse activites are not a part of the TBA Virtual Convention and cannot be accessed using the Convention login. Spouses who are band directors and wish to attend the TBA Virtual Convention must register as Active Band Directors.

All Spouse sessions will be provided using the ZOOM platform. You may want to download your free zoom app prior to the sessions. More detailed instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event.




We’re all excited that we can continue this fun activity tradition virtually. San Antonio educator and artist, Bonnie Saucedo, joins us again this year to introduce you to the art of mandala painting. Often used for meditation, stress relief, or relaxation, mandalas are as unique as they are beautiful. Join us for some chill time as we explore our creative sides and learn a new technique.

OUR PRESENTER: Bonita “Bonnie” Saucedo  is a local artist and teacher. Born and raised in San Antonio, Bonnie attended St. Mary’s University earning degrees in English Language Arts and Communications Studies. Following her schooling, she spent several years living abroad in Japan, in the high-altitude desert of New Mexico, and in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Bonnie resettled in San Antonio in 2012. She now teaches English and Art History for Northside ISD and practices painting and sketching in her free time.

Supply List
Use the list below to gather up everything in advance.

1. 4” x 4” black canvas panel.  (White will also work, or you can paint the canvas black in advance, just be sure it has time to dry before the session starts.) You can always choose a 4”-5” flat, smooth rock instead.

2. Dotting tools – make your own dotting tools from supplies you already have at home! Watch the Dotting Tutorial
Or purchase from:

3. Acrylic Paints-five colors of your choice

4. Newspaper or waxed paper to protect the work surface

5. Damp paper towels


Now more than ever in this time of social distancing, we’re being called upon to wear many hats: spouse, parent, caregiver, homeschool teacher, and even first-time hair stylist! It’s all too easy to put the focus on others and forget about our own needs. And that’s why it’s so important to remember to fill your own cup, so that you’ll be better able to give to others.

In this session, empowerment coach, Nancy McElreath, will explain the difference between internal and external self-care. Learn about the three pillars of connection – mental, physical, and spiritual – then participate in a short self-care meditation. You’ll come away with actionable methods to work on your own self-care to Fill Your Cup.

OUR PRESENTER: Nancy McElreath is an empowerment coach based in San Antonio, Texas. Her passion is helping people go from feeling stuck and tired, to feeling free and inspired. She takes her clients through a journey of self-discovery where the key to living your dream life starts on the inside. Nancy also teaches Pilates and uses the power of movement in her coaching programs. She loves nature walks, iced coffee and cuddles with her dog, Gigi.


JULY 19 – 22

We can’t let a year go by without a fun TBA kids’ activity. Each day during the conference, we’ll post a photo challenge on our Facebook page. Simply follow the instructions for each challenge and post a photo in the comments. We can’t wait to see all the creative photos!



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Spouses who are band directors must
register as a TBA Active Member


Spouses who register for the COMPLIMENTARY Virtual Sessions will receive an email with login instructions prior to the events. 


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