TBA/ASBDA Summer Symposium

Each summer, the TN Chapter of ASBDA, in tandem with the Tennessee Bandmasters Association, hosts a summer gathering to bring together band directors from across the state of Tennessee.  The symposium provides a valuable professional development opportunity, and work begun at the TN Band Caucus meetings during the Tennessee Music Educators Association annual In-Service Conference in April is furthered.

The 2019 TBA/ASBDA Summer Symposium and Forum will be held Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, (following the Young Directors Symposium on Thursday, May 30) at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, TN.

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Tennessee Bandmasters Association Summer Symposium

Richard Saucedo, Guest Clinician

9:00 am – 12:00 – Sessions:

Clinic #1: “Your Band Program’s Report Card”

Clinic #2: “Teaching to the Goosebumps-Passion in Music Education”

Clinic #3: “Unlocking Creativity Through Focused Repetition”

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch (on your own in nearby downtown Franklin)

1:00 pm- Sessions:

Clinic #4: “Rehearsing a Phrase to Excellence”

Clinic #5: “Recruiting and Retention”

Clinic #6: “Question & Answer Session”

5:00 pm – Ending time. A group outing Friday evening may be arranged for any interested.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – TBA Summer Forum to further work begun at the April TN Band Caucus meeting. If you are not a member of TBA, you may join on May 31 or June 1. Some topics under the influence of the TN Band Caucus include: the TN State Graded Music List, scoring rubrics and procedures used at WTSBOA, MTSBOA and ETSBOA concert and marching performance assessments, the annual Solo and Small Ensemble recital concert held at TMEA each year, All-State concerns, and much more, all in an effort to align and unify practices and procedures across the state.

9:00 am – Business Meeting

12:00 pm – Closing

TBA members are invited to the ASBDA-TBA cookout at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night, whether or not they are attending the Young Directors Symposium on Thursday afternoon. See the page for the Young Directors Symposium to RSVP.