The Alabama Bandmasters Association has released All-State Requirements for ! See The American Bandmasters Association Archives (ABA) covers the period from to . Donald McGinnis — Convention – Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. Journal of Band Research — Volume 40, , series , box 4, folder 1. Recent Performance Resume. Alabama Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment: Straight Superior Ratings Azalea City.

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Alabama Bandmasters Association

The conference is a great way to re-energize at the beginning of the second semester. With the number of applicants, Garry and I discussed different scheduling possibilities, and that includes an amazing program by The Alabama Winds.

Let me encourage you to make plans now to attend their concert, set for 10 pm Thursday night. You do not want to miss it! The board received thirty-five applications to perform.

Choosing from all the applicants was a great problem to have and shows our bands are continuing to improve and are wanting to share their outstanding students with the music educators of Alabama. Please remember that the middle school etudes are selections from the Rubank Advanced Volume I. These students must present a copy of the book at the registration table at the district level. String bass and percussion will continue with the current cycle of etudes.


The scales for the middle school must be performed at the range listed on the website.

There is also a four-minute time limit bandmqters the middle school scales. The music performance classifications have changed for this year. Your district chairmen should have discussed these changes in detail at your district meetings or through email.

District One – A Division of the Alabama Bandmasters Association

The current bylaws are online at www. Please read bandmaers bylaws first before calling and asking a question whose answer can be easily found. Your ABA board works very hard for you while maintaining their own band programs, and we ask that you please be patient with them at the busy times of the year.

Read their emails, get registrations done on time, and participate and help during your district events. Band directors demand so much of our students on a daily basis, but we vandmaters do not live up to what is expected of us as members of ABA. I am speaking to myself as well when I say this: When judging all-state auditions, they are all your students and need professionalism and fairness.


MPA Results – Alabama Music Educators Association

If you have not already updated your directory on abafest and myamea, please do so immediately. This helps the organization keep you informed and. The ABA has asked that when you are registering for events, you complete the process yourself by mailing the payment and registration to the appropriate person at ABA. We constantly receive checks and registrations sent to the wrong places, causing delays in processing.

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Thanks for your attention to this detail. All-State will be in Huntsville. Please use the hotel links on the website to book rooms. It is easier for you and benefits the organization! Finally, the AMEA conference is more than great concerts, inspirational and educational clinics, and meetings. Asociation is a time to listen to veteran directors on how they have conquered the problems the younger directors face.

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