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TBA News

            Michael Brashear, TBA Executive Director

              Congratulations on completing  a  TBA ACADEMY                      and attend

            very successful school year! Enjoy   One of TBA’s primary goals is to   “The Presi-
            some time with family and friends  assist  new  band  directors  as  they  dent’s Own”
            this summer. Thank you for the huge  begin their journey as teachers. Eight  U. S. Marine
            positive impact you have on your  years ago, we introduced the  TBA  Band Concert
            students’ lives daily!            Academy.  This  summer  will  mark  a  on  Friday
              Register for this summer’s TBA  milestone – more than 1000 directors  at 7:30 p.m.
            Convention/Clinic  before July 1 to  have  attended  the  Academy  from  Don’t forget to bring your  Band
            take advantage of the discounted  2011-2018! Brian Merrill has done a  Boosters for training with Dr. David
            pre-registration rate. The convention  wonderful job as Academy Coordinator  Vandewalker on Friday as well.
            is Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28. This  and he has a full curriculum designed   I understand that you have choices
            is one year that you do not want  again for Thursday, July 26. If you are a  to make on how you spend your time
            to miss. Starting on page 18, you  new director, or with little experience,  during the end of July—more summer
            will find the convention schedule and  I  encourage  you  to visit our  website  vacation, planning, or marching band
            information on convention activities.  and register for the TBA Academy.  prep. I suggest that there is no better
            Our complete schedule with clinician                                 use  of your time  than  attending the
            bios and clinic descriptions is on   NEW PARTNERSHIP                 TBA Convention/Clinic with your
            our website. We are excited about   TBA has entered into a partnership   entire  staff.  Come  prepared  to  learn,
            the many wonderful opportunities   with an exciting new group of Texas   be inspired, and get focused for your
            planned for you.                  band directors known as Young Band   new school year. Become a better
                                              Directors of Texas. We are pleased   teacher at the convention and your
            THANK YOU SPONSORS                to host a reception for this group on   students will benefit! See you in July!
              I offer a special thanks to all of   Thursday as well as present two clinics
            our business members and exhibitors   sponsored by YBDT. I am sure that as
            for being with us again this year!   we  welcome  these  new  teachers  to
            Without you, we would not be able   TBA, our organization will be stronger
            to present the largest summer music   and our more experienced directors
            convention in the country. I am   will be able to assist YBDT in their   2018 TBA Convention/Clinic
            pleased  to  announce  that  Perform   pursuit of excellence. See page 4 for   Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28
            America-Tx and Ultimate Drill Book,    an article describing their vision.  San Antonio, Texas
            Eddie Lopez-owner, is TBA’s new   STUDENT DAY  10 YEARS STRONG!          Online pre-registration ends
            Premier Sponsor. Continuing their
                                                Our TBA Student Day, coordinated   July 1. Registration fee includes
            sponsorships this year are Patron                                      TBA Membership and admission
                                              by Frank Troyka, celebrates its
            Sponsors  TMF Tours and Travel,                                         to the convention. Spouses are
                                              10th Anniversary  this summer!  Be
            Willie Perez-owner, and Conn-Selmer,                                    registered on the TBA Active
                                              sure  to  register  your  students  for  a
            Inc., John Stoner-President & CEO.                                       and Retired Members’ form.
                                              full  day  on  Friday  which  includes
            Many other companies support TBA                                         Register for TBA Academy,
                                              leadership training with Frank,
            with continued sponsorships as well.                                  Student Day and Boosters online.
                                              Dr.  Tim,  and Fran Kick, as  well  as
                                              concert performances and a college
                                              fair. Have your students stay

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