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