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The Texas Bandmasters Association At A Glance:

The Texas Bandmasters Association hosts the largest annual state bandmasters association convention in the country with over 6500 people in attendance, including 2400 band directors and more than 600 industry-related exhibit booths at the Annual TBA Convention/Clinic.

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2015 Clinic Proposals

Have an idea for a clinic?
The Texas Bandmasters Association is now accepting clinic proposals for the 2013 Annual Convention.

Are you currently a music educator or TBA member wishing to submit a clinic idea?

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Are you a Texas Bandmasters Association Business Member wishing to sponsor a clinic/clinician?

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2014-2015 Professional Developement

Professional Development Schedule

Successful Brass Pedagogy
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Location: Dawson High School, Pearland ISD
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Clinician: Joe Dixon


Everything You Need to Know About Trumpet and Trumpet Players
NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Location: Paschal High School, Fort Worth ISD
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Clinician: Tom Booth, SMU and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Greg Countryman, Director of Bands, Fort Bend MS
will present two clinics: Using the daily drill warm-up routine to teach ensemble skills and concepts
AND Producing outstanding musicians through preparation for region auditions


Creating a Culture of Excellence
Cost: $10
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Location: Brandeis HS, Northside ISD, San Antonio
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Schedule: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Clinician: Frank Troyka


Clarinet Fundamentals: How to Provide Definitive Instruction to Your Clarinet Students
Cost: $10
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Location: Chapel Hill High School
Registration: 1:30 p.m.
Schedule: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clinician: Dr. Christopher Ayer



Downloadable Professional Development Schedule

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**Click the calendar icon above to download an importable (format: iCalendar) TBA Events Calendar to your iPhone, Blackberry or favorite desktop calendar application.**

The TBA Bandmasters Review

June 2014 - Volume 15 Issue 4

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The Bandmasters Review online format has been updated!
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Featured Articles In This Issue

  • Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame
    by Gary Wells
  • Spotlight on Composers
    by William Owens
  • Lessons Learned
    by Dr. Gary Garner
  • Dealing With "It's Good Enough"
    by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Focusing on Your Students' Potential
    by Randy T. Gilmore
  • Practice Tips For Learning Texas All-State Etudes
    by Dr. Christina Guenther
  • Clarinet Clarity: An Interview with Julie DeRoche (Part 2)
    by Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt
  • Organizational Communication: Getting the Message Out
    by David W. Vandewalker
  • Using Technology to Enhance and Grow Music Programs
    by John Mylnczak

Future TBA Convention Dates

Convention Schedule

  • 2015: July 23 - 26
  • 2016: July 21 - 24
  • 2017: July 20 - 23
  • 2018: July 26 - 29
  • 2019: July 25 - 28
  • 2020: July 23 - 26