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to Jun 15

4th Annual Summer Convention

June 12th: Golf Scramble @ Pebble Ponds (Time: TBA)
- Evening fire pit gathering

June 13th: Registration 7:30-8:30am
Opening Session: 9am

Sessions will run from 9am-4pm

Evening Event: City Band @ City Park

June 14th Sessions from 9am-4pm

June 15th Sessions/Business Meeting 9am-12pm

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to Jun 30

3rd Annual IBA Summer Convention!

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Our 3rd Annual IBA Summer Convention will be the last week in June.  This event will run along side the CSI Summer Band Experience.  Send your band kids for a week of music making!!   More details here.

As per usual, events will kick off with a golf scramble in Twin Falls on Wednesday afternoon.  No prior golf experience necessary.  More details for exact time and location to follow. 

Thursday and Friday will be jam packed with awesome sessions directed at making better bands for our lovely state.  Typical session days run from 9am - 4pm

Thursday evening will be a BBQ in the City Park to enjoy the Twin Falls Municipal Band Concert.  

Saturday morning will wrap up final sessions and end with the business meeting and lunch at noon.

CSI is once again offering continuing education credits for cheap!  Registration will be onsite.




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to Jul 9

1st Annual IBA Summer Convention

2016 Summer Convention Schedule:

Thursday - July 7th

8:00am - Registration 
                 CSI Fine Arts Building Lobby

9:00am - Opening Session, Christy Taylor, Dr. Jeff Fox  
                 Recital Hall

10:00am - Remember that Yellow Music?, Jonathan Helmick
                 Room 87

11:00am- Alternative Rehearsal; Assessment and Musicianship,   Colin Brien
               Choir Room

12:00 - Lunch on your own

1:30- Choral Tips for Band Teachers, Jennifer Schoth
           Choir Room

2:30- 40 Suggestions that may help you last 40 years in the classroom, Ted Hadley
          Room 87

3:30- A Look Back Round-Table, Discussion with first-year teachers of things we remember going well, and not so well.      
Choir Room

4:30- Building better snare drummers,   Scott Farkas    
         Band Room


Friday, July 8th

9am- Tuning out of the Vacuum: How to utilize chorales to improve intonation for performances, Jonathan Armstrong    
          Choir Room

10am - Marching Band from the Ground Up, Tom Kloss    
            Room 87

11am- Pitch Tendency,  J. Hemick    
          Choir Room

*12pm- Burgers!!!  Lunch @ CSI Provided by Dunkley's Music   
            Loading dock

1:30pm - Small Schools, Big Success, Robbie Hanchey    
               Room 87

2:30pm - Marching Drill Design,  T. Kloss     
               Choir Room

3:30pm -, Utilizing resources for teaching jazz bass,   Peter Bierma    

                Room 87

4:30pm - J.W. Pepper Reading Session, Conductor: Ted Hadley  
Band Room

*6pm - Mix and Mingle Dinner @ Red Lion, Sponsored by Welch's Music


Saturday, July 9th

9am - - Coffee Session, Learn how to utilize to communicate with parents and students (coffee provided)

10am - How much $$ do you really need?  J. Helmick   
            Room 87

11am - Rehearsal Techniques for Jazz Band, to get groups to groove     J. Armstrong            
          Choir Room

*1pm-3pm   Closing Session, Business Meeting, Banquet @ Coops BBQ - Sponsored by Welch's

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