2018
Montana Bandmasters Association
Seeley Lake Rendezvous
June 18-21, 2018


The 2018 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 up for credit or renewal units with Dr. Nathan Stark.

Our first session will be one of great importance to all teachers. Megan Morris from the office of Attorney Elizabeth Kaleva   will present a session on “School Law”. She will cover aspects of the legal system as it pertains to teachers and any recent changes in the system.

Continuing our “Hands On” series of instrumental teaching, we will have Ben Caudill presenting “Hands On Tuba” and Allen Slater presenting “Hands On Euphonium/Baritone”. As in the past, we ask participants to bring those instruments for each session. Allen Slater will also serve on a panel regarding “Festival Preparation” with Nancy Murdock & Nathan Stark.

There will be two “Hands On Jazz” sessions with Mark McCrady and Erica Von Kleist, a session called “Travel With Your Band” with Michel Sticka and a session reviewing “Beginning Band Methods with Joe Sutton & Carmen Stark too.

We always form a band to read music that is brought to Rendezvous by participants and moderated by Nathan Stark. This year we would like to look at some “Old Chestnuts”, quality music from the past that some of our younger teachers may not be familiar with. Please remember to bring some music to share of varying levels of difficulty. Also, please bring some ensemble music to share with us. 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.

Many people and organizations come together to help make Rendezvous a success and we need to remember to recognize and thank them. Especially helpful to us are Eckroth Music, Morgenroth Music, Montana State University Music Department and the Music Department of the University of Montana. Special thanks needs to go out to attorney Elizabeth Kaleva too.

Please join us at Rendezvous 2018!






Here is the schedule for our 2018 Bandmasters Rendezvous! And the brochure (still the 2017 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

Photo gallery 2015

More info about Camp Paxson

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Rendezvous Registration
Includes the 3% paypal fee