KBA Golf Tournament

The golf tournament will be held at Derby Hills Golf and Country Club.

If you have questions, please contact Jim Mareda at Senseney Music in Wichita (1-800-362-1060 or

When: Wednesday, July 18th
Where: Derby Hills Golf and Country Club
2600 Triple Creek Road
Derby, Kansas

Go south on Rock Road to 63rd street
Go west on 63rd street 1 mile
Course sets on south side of the road

Type: Four-person best ball
Time: Registration – 9:30 a.m.
Putting contest – 10:30 a.m.
Tee time – 11:00 a.m. (first group off the tee)
Cost: $40.00 – covers green fees and cart


Kansas Bandmasters Association Convention
July 18 – 21, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th

9:30-11:00 am Golf Tournament Registration: Derby Golf and Country Club
2600 Triple Creek Dr., Derby, KS

10:30 am Putting Contest

11:00 am Tee Time
Sponsored by: KMMA
Jim Mareda, Senseney Music, Coordinator

7:00 pm Executive Board Meeting – Control Tower


Thursday, July 19th

8:00 am-4:00 PM REGISTRATION

8:00-8:50 am “Opening Address”
Dennis Fisher
Media Theater

Sponsored by Senseney Music
Emerald Salon 3&4

10:00-11:30 am EXHIBITS OPEN

11:00-11:50 am “Curriculum In Band Programs Today”
Dennis Fisher
Media Theater

11:00-11:50 am “What’s New In 2018 With The Eastman Music Co.”
Sponsored by KMMA
Emerald Salon 1

12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00-2:30 pm EXHIBITS OPEN

2:30-3:30 KMMA Meeting
Jim Mareda
Control Tower

2:00-2:50 pm “Care And Feeding Of Your Low Brass Section”
Dr. Frank Perez & Dr. Derrick Crow
Emerald Salon 3&4

2:00-2:50 pm Jupiter Instrument Showcase
Sponsored by KMMA
Emerald Salon 1

3:00-3:50 pm “A Blueprint For Band”
Dennis Fisher
Media Theater

Dr. Alex Wimmer, Dr. Luke Johnson, Dr. Jay Gilbert, Dr. Frank Perez, Dr. Andrew Chybowski & Dr. Tim Shade
Emerald Salon 3&4


7:30-8:30 pm KBA Marching Festival Committee Meeting
Dennis Kerr
Control Room


Friday, July 20th

8:00 am-4:00 pm REGISTRATION

8:00-11:55 am KBA Middle Level Honor Band rehearsal
Brian Balmages, Director
Emerald Salon 3&4

8:00-8:50 am “Conducting For The Band Director Who Thinks A Pencil Is Good Enough”
Dennis Fisher
Media Theater

9:00-9:50 am “Managing A Busy Band Program”
Matt Bradford
Media Theater

9:00-9:50 am “Bassoon For Band Directors
Rachel Villareale
Emerald Salon 1

9:30-11:30 am EXHIBITS OPEN

9:30-10:20 am Parents Visit Exhibits

11:30 am-1:00 pm Phi Beta Mu Luncheon
Emerald Salon 1
Complimentary Luncheon for 1st Year Teachers
Provided by: Kansas Music Merchants Association

12:00-1:00 pm KBA Middle Level Honor Band LUNCH
Emerald Salon 3&4

1:00-4:30 pm KBA Middle Level Honor Band rehearsal
Brian Balmages, Director
Emerald Salon 1,2,3&4

1:00-1:50 pm “Sound Decisions About Quality Repertoire”
Dr. Jay Gilbert
Media Theater

1:00-1:50 pm “Retirement”
Heather Keihl
Control Room

2:00-2:50 pm “Using The New Kansas Standards And Model Cornerstone Assessments For School Bands”
Dr. Fred Burrach
Media Theater

2:00-2:50 pm “Finance 101”
Mike Peck
Control Room

3:00-3:50 pm “Diving Into Expression”
Dr. Alex Wimmer
Media Theater

3:00-3:50 pm “Pre-Retirement”
Mike Peck
Control Room

4:30-5:00 pm KBA Middle Level Band Concert
Brian Balmages, Director
Emerald Salon 2,3&4, Atrium

5:45-7:45 pm Awards Banquet – Emerald Salon 1

Outstanding Young Band Director
Robert Davis
Ryan Partin

Outstanding Contribution to Bands
Lori Supinie
Outstanding Band Director
Mike Connell

8:00-9:15 pm 35th Infantry Division Band Concert
Emerald Salon 2,3&4


Saturday, July 21st

8:00-8:50 am “If You PLAY Something, SAY Something”
Brian Balmages
Emerald Salon 3&4

9:00-9:50 am “State Jazz Festival Discussion”
Marla Weber and Dr. Craig Treinen
Emerald Salon 3&4

9:00-9:50 am “Repertory-Based Teaching And Learning; Developing “Taste” and Musical Selection”
Dr. Tom Seddon
Media Theater

10:00-10:30 am District Meetings
EC – Courtney Nichols – Media Theater
NE – Paul White – Emerald Salon 2
NC –Scott Freeby – Emerald Salon 4
NW –Quenana Liggett – Board Room
SE –Jami Messner – Emerald Salon 3
SC –James Hollingsworth – Emerald Salon 1
SW –Steve Lueth – Control Tower

10:30-11:30 am KBA General Business Meeting
Drawing for Door Prizes
Damian Johnson, Presiding
Emerald Salon 3&4

12:00 pm KBA Board Meeting
Chisholm’s Restaurant