Montana Bandmasters Association
Seeley Lake Rendezvous
June 17-20, 2019


The 15th Annual Montana Bandmasters Association Seeley Lake Rendezvous

 Rendezvous 2019 promises to be another outstanding Professional Development Opportunity. As in the past, it will be held at Historic Camp Paxson on Seeley Lake. OPI renewal units and graduate credit are available through Montana State University and are administered by Dr. Nathan Stark. 
We always form a band  to read through music brought to Rendezvous by participants.  We ask participants to share quality band music that they have found to be  useful in their teaching. We compile a list of that music to be listed on our website. We review music of varying levels of difficulty.  Also, we ask participants to bring some ensemble music to share with us and to perform as we explore  material with festival potential. The opportunity  to play different ensemble music is enjoyable too.  Some participants may wish to bring secondary  instruments to play in addition to their main instrument.

SESSIONS FOR 2019 

Sessions are always chosen according to what The MBA membership expresses they want and/or need. Continuing our focus on Jazz Education, University of Montana Professor Rob Tapper  will be joining us again at Rendezvous 2019 presenting sessions on “Improvisation” and the “Rhythm Section in Jazz”. Also joining us from UM will be Dr. Kevin Griggs doing a session on “Conducting” and serving on a panel discussing “Management of the Band Room” covering issues like Inventory of instruments, library, uniforms and other related areas. “Recording for Assessment” will be explored as well as recording for teaching activities and other applications with Terry Knowles. “Reeds and Other Clarinet Issues” will be gone over by Mary Ann Jacobson assisted by Mike Miller. Percussion specialist David Barr will be doing several useful sessions for us Including “Trap Set,” “Snare Drum & “Shake, Rattle & Roll” (small percussion.) Dr. Nathan Stark of Montana State University will moderate the “Band Rehearsal/Reading Sessions” which will be held, for the first time, on the new stage at Seeley-Swan High School.

We hope to see you at Rendezvous!

LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE for more details.

Please join us at Rendezvous 2019!



And the brochure (still the 2017 brochure). Check it out and make plans to attend.

Registration Form - Form may be filled out with your computer and printed out OR printed and then filled out by hand.

Rendezvous Music List - We've found these pieces work well. Please contact the webmaster for a grade level on these pieces and I'll add it to the list.

Check list of things to bring to Rendezvous

Photo gallery 2015

More info about Camp Paxson

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Rendezvous Registration
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