Kansas Bandmasters Association Convention
July 17 – 20, 2019

Wednesday, July 17th

The annual KBA Golf Tournament will be held at Derby Hills Golf and Country Club. All KBA members, clinicians, and exhibitors are welcome — regardless of skill level!

Where: Derby Hills Golf and Country Club
2600 Triple Creek Road
Derby, Kansas
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

If you have questions about the golf tournament, please contact Randy Fillmore:

Thursday, July 18th

8:00 AM Dr. Tremon Kizer — Prioritize to Optimize: Strategies to Building a Healthy Band Program

9:00 AM Jazz Band Reading Session

10:00 – 11:30 AM Exhibits Open

11:00 AM Erin Cole — Creating a Culture of Success

12:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:30 PM Exhibits Open

2:00 PM Dr. Luke Johnson — You’re Not Crazy: Balancing Stress and Success in Music Education

2:00 PM Gae Phillips & Shelly Cole — Empowering Student Leaders Through Tri-M

2:00 PM Randy Greenwell, Conn-Selmer Education Resources, Instrument Inventory Management System

2:30 PM KMMA Meeting

3:00 PM Erin Cole — Hiding the Vegetables: Creative Ways to Get Students the Fundamentals They Need

4:00 PM State Required List Reading Session

5:30 PM FREE BBQ DINNER AT SENSENEY MUSIC (2300 E Lincoln St, Wichita)

7:30 PM KBA Marching Festival Committee Meeting

Friday, July 19th

8:00 AM David Newell — The Power of Unison: Improving Intonation and Expressive Phrasing in Band

8:30 AM Middle Level Honor Band Rehearsals Begin

9:00 AM Maranda Wilson — Building a Culture Within Your Band

9:00 AM Brett Martinez — Utilizing the Instrument Display Night to Sell More Than Instruments

9:30 – 11:30 AM Exhibits Open

11:30 AM First Year Teacher Luncheon in Chisholm’s Restaurant

11:30 AM Phi Beta Mu Luncheon in Emerald Ballroom 1

1:00 PM David Newell — Rhythmically Competent Students and Pin-Drop Quiet Classrooms: The Vital Connection

2:00 PM Dr. Tremon Kizer — Musical Independence: How to Create a Chamber Music Curriculum for Your Band Program

2:00 PM Mike Peck — Finance 101

3:00 PM Dr. Carl Rowles — Conducting 102: What They Didn’t Tell You In Basic Conducting

3:00 PM Mike Peck — Pre-Retirement


5:45 PM Kansas Bandmasters Association Banquet

8:30 PM Required List Committee Meeting

Saturday, July 20th

8:00 AM Rachel Villareale & Dr. Carl Rowles — Diversity in Ensemble Programming: Why It’s Important and Resources to Achieve It

9:00 AM Dr. Frank Perez — Improving the Sounds of Your Ensemble Recordings

9:00 AM Courtney Nichols — School Redesign Roundtable

10:00 AM District Meetings

10:30 AM KBA General Session Meeting

12:00 PM Closing Concert — Motivation and Animation: Topeka High School Drumline; Sal Cruz & Jennifer Antonetti, Directors

1:30 PM KBA Board Meeting