NBDA / OkMEA Entries and Updates

Good morning!

I have received a couple of emails so I thought I’d just send something out to everyone. Please remember that the NBDA/OkMEA deadline is this Friday. You should send all NBDA entries to Kyle Smith at Broken Arrow. The email address is: nbdakasmith@gmail.com. Please make sure you use the link on the OkMEA website for your OkMEA entries.

We have all of our clinicians confirmed for our clinic weekends. In case you are unaware of who they are, here is the list:

HS Wind Ensemble – Dr. Tim Mahr, St. Olaf College
HS Symphonic Band – Quincy Hilliard, University of Louisiana
HS Concert Band – Dr. Debra Traficante, Kennesaw State University

JH Symphonic Band – Scott Tomlinson, Bentonville
JH Concert Band – Teresa Segress, Fort Smith
7th Grade Band – Chris Harris, Owasso

Please let me know if you have any questions; thanks!

Wendy Benford
Band Director
Bartlesville Mid-High
5900 Baylor Drive
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006

August Meeting Info and Minutes

Good morning!

As many of you know, last night we held our annual fall NBDA meeting at Pryor Junior High.  Also, as you know, we needed to elect a new president.  I am happy to say that I am once again at the helm of this wonderful organization and I look forward to what we can accomplish together for our students this year.

Please find attached to this email the minutes from last night’s meeting.  As you can see, there was continued discussion about moving the junior high auditions to the same day as the high school auditions and we discussed ways that this could be done effectively.  Nothing has changed for this year as the discussion was tabled until a time when we can have more of our membership present.

Also, Taylor Sitzman will be the contact person for JH All-District entries.  He will send everyone an email address at a later date for those entries.

I realize that my distribution list is likely severely out-of-date; if you have had changes to your staff, please forward this email and encourage them to send me their email address so that I may update my contacts.  As always, if there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!

Wendy Benford

NBDA-Aug-2015-meeting

Fall Meeting Reminder and Map

Our Fall Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm. This year’s meeting location will be on the campus of Broken Arrow High School (1901 E. Albany) in the Varsity Club building adjacent to the football stadium. Enter the southeast lot from County Line Road (S. 193rd Ave). Please see attached map for reference. The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor. We will start with a catered dinner (Charlie’s Chicken) at 6:30. Please plan to arrive by 6:30.

Once again, please forward this email to any new band directors within your district or others that may not have received this and send along any new contacts my way. I thank you for your help getting the word out to everyone.

See you tomorrow night!
James

NBDA Fall Meeting Map

Fall 2013 Update

Greetings NBDA Membership,

Welcome back! I hope this note finds you enjoying the last few days of summer break. Hopefully it has been a relaxing time well spent with family and friends. I truly believe great things will happen in all of us and those we teach and inspire this school year. I look forward to working with you in our musical community.

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A few important reminders:
High School (grades 10-12) auditions and first-round OMEA auditions will be held on November 9, 2013 at Broken Arrow High School.
High School audition material can be found here… http://www.okmea.org/documents/ALL-STATE%20BAND%202014%20FIRST%20ROUND%20ETUDES.pdf

Junior High (grades 7-9) auditions will be held on January 25, 2014 at Centennial Middle School in Broken Arrow.

7th grade audition material can be found here… http://www.nbdaok.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/NBDA-7th-grade-Audition-Material1.pdf
NOTE: Changes to flute material includes- Pg. 68, 1st four lines plus five measures (no repeats) and Pg. 72, 1st six lines up to the repeat

8th/9th grade auditions for the 2013-2014 school year will use Set II… http://www.nbdaok.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/NBDA-8th-9th-Audition-Material-Set-II1.pdf

Lists of scales as well as other useful information can be found here on our website

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Our Fall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30pm. This year’s meeting location will be on the campus of Broken Arrow High School (1901 E. Albany) in the Varsity Club building adjacent to the football stadium. We will start with a catered dinner (Charlie’s Chicken) at 6:30. Please plan to arrive by 6:30.

I am certain that we have many new faces that will make up our NBDA membership. Please forward this letter to any new band directors within your district or others that may not have received this and send along any new contacts my way. I thank you for your help getting the word out to everyone.

Finally, the following is a video I came across earlier this summer. In our district, we are so blessed to be engaged with people who believe in music and music education. I hope you enjoy…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=player_detailpage

I look forward to seeing you all on the 27th!

All the best,
James

7th Grade Flute Etude Change

Hello everyone,

After looking at the 7th grade flute etudes, let’s make the following cut so that they don’t have to learn so much:

Pg. 68 – 1st four lines plus five measures (no repeats)
Pg. 72 – 1st six lines up to the repeat

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Thanks!

Wendy Benford
Band Director
Bartlesville Mid-High School