Montana Bandmasters Association

Seeley Lake Rendezvous

June 19-22, 2017

The 2017 MBA Seeley Lake Rendezvous promises to be another outstanding professional development opportunity for instrumental music teachers. As always, the sessions are planned to address the needs expressed by the MBA membership. Two hours of graduate credit will be available through Montana State University or OPI renewal units will be provided to participants not needing graduate credit. When you arrive at Rendezvous, you will sign you up for credit or renewal units.

Dr. Sarah Stoneback, professor of trumpet at MSU will present Hands-On-Trumpet and Dr. Tobin Stewart from Montana State University will be coordinating our rehearsals/literature reading times.  We will also have Hands-On-Horn and Hands-On-Flute sessions with U of M’s new professor of horn Dr. Zach Cooper and his wife Dr. Jennifer Cooper where all participants will play horn and flute. Please bring your own horn, flute and trumpet if you can. We will try to have instruments available for those who do not have one to bring.

One session will be devoted to Arranging for Varied Instrumentation to help create opportunities for non-traditional combinations of instruments. As requested by last year’s participants, John Schuberg will be presenting this session.

We are doing 2 sessions on beginning band. The first with Lauree Wenger and Holly Molyneaux and the second session, “Hands On Beginning Band” with John Schuberg.
Dr. Stoneback will also present some of her research in a session entitled Applying a Cognitive Perspective to Teaching.
Our first session is also a requested rerun dealing with small percussion instruments as David Barr presents Shake, Rattle & Roll.

We always form a band to read music that is brought to Rendezvous by participants. Please remember to bring some music to share of varying levels of difficulty. In addition to your main instrument, you may wish to bring a secondary instrument to play.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rendezvous Coordinator Bob Green at 406-317-2763 or via email at bobbycorno8d@gmail.com.

Hope to see you at Rendezvous 2017!

Here is the schedule for our 2017 Bandmasters Rendezvous! And the brochure. Check them 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

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