ASBDA/TBA Summer Symposium

Hello all Bandmasters,

It is finally nearing the end of our school year AND nearing time for our big TN weekend.

I hope that you will make every effort to attend the weekend of May 30 – June 1 for our ASBDA Young Directors Symposium and TBA Summer Workshop 2019.  It promises to be and exciting time of fellowship and professional development, sponsored by the TN chapter of ASBDA and or course the Tennessee Bandmasters Association.  All events will be hosted by Freedom Middle School in Franklin and are free and open to all music educators regardless of membership.

Thursday, May 30 will find us gathered for our Young Directors Symposium, incorrectly titled if you ask me, where even the most experienced attendees not only share their experiences but also gain several takeaways that enhances their instructional delivery even more.

Friday will find TBA hosting Mr. Richard Saucedo and our TBA Summer Workshop.  His reputation and expertise precede him, and we are extremely honored to have Richard with us for this “all day” workshop.  He has planned several different clinics and will be ending the day with a Question / Answer session that is bound to be incredible.

Saturday is our annual TBA Summer Meeting.  We have some unfinished business that best requires a thorough representation from across our state.  We need your input, your opinion and your support.  Put directly, we will be deciding on items that will take effect this upcoming school-year.

I am including some general schedules for each day.  Please make every effort to attend the fun and vibrant weekend.

Musically yours,

Barry Trobaugh
Tennessee Bandmasters Association, Immediate Past President

Thursday  5/30         ASBDA Young Directors SymposiumASBDA State Meeting                9:00am          Freedom Middle School Band Room
Summer Symposium  noon – 5:00pm  Freedom Middle School Band Room

Dinner Social     6:00pm – UNTIL        Carole Grooms’ House

Friday 5/31   TBA Symposium
Opening Clinics   9:00am – 11:30am   Freedom Middle School

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”

Lunch with Richard               12:00noon – 2:00pm          

TBA Closing Clinics
Clinic #4: “Rehearsing a Phrase to Excellence”
Clinic #5: “Recruiting and Retention”
Clinic #6: “Question & Answer Session”

Saturday  6/1 TBA Summer Meeting        
9:30am      Freedom Middle School Band Room                        
Agenda to Follow