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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

Later Event: July 5
2nd Annual IBA Summer Convention