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.
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
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.
Form - Form may be filled out with your computer and
printed out OR printed and then filled out by hand.
- 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.
list of things to bring to Rendezvous
Photo gallery 2015
info about Camp Paxson
line :-) right here below.