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TBA News

            Michael Brashear, TBA Executive Director

              Congratulations to everyone involved in the competitive   TBA is excited to continue
            marching band arena this fall semester! (See pages 26-27.)  the Jupiter Composition
            I am amazed at the quality of work on display each year  Contest this year. Please
            at the UIL State Marching Championship. From Class  help spread the word and
            1A to Class 5A, all the groups were strong musically and  encourage your students to
            very creative visually! All the hard work by outstanding  participate. This is a great
            directors and students, and support by band parents and  opportunity to challenge your
            communities paid off and helped contribute to a very  students. Who knows? You may have the next Frank
            successful marching season.                        Ticheli, Brian Balmages, or John Mackey sitting in your
              This year was exceptionally challenging to the many  band class. (Contest details on page 6.)
            groups in South Texas that were impacted by Hurricane   Please submit your clinic/clinician ideas on our website
            Harvey. I hope you enjoy the heartfelt and insightful article  link or contact one of our board members. We are in the
            “Reflections…” by Joni Perez (pages 13-16). I invite you  process of finalizing clinics for next summer and we want
            to contemplate the impact band directors and band has  to hear from YOU. Enjoy your time off and have a very
            on students’ lives. Keep up your great work, Texas Band  Happy Holiday Season!

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