H.S. Clinic Info



  1. Absence from a full morning, afternoon, or evening rehearsal session will result in the automatic termination of the participant.
  2. The band chairman will deal with any absence or substantial tardiness after consultation with the clinician and the student’s band director. The chairman’s decision will be final.
  3. The band chairman will also have the authority and responsibility to lower chair positions and/or remove the student from the band if his/her conduct in any way become a problem. The chairman is expected to support the clinician in matters concerning conduct.
  4. If a student is not able to attend the clinic or concert, please have your director contact the district president so an alternate can be contacted. In addition, please send your folder with your director to the clinic for the other players to use.


FRIDAY: January 8

Registration and Seating                                                             12:00-12:30

Rehearsal                                                                                       12:30-2:30

Break                                                                                               2:30-3:00

Rehearsal                                                                                         3:00-4:30

Dinner Break                                                                                   4:30-6:30

Rehearsal                                                                                         6:30-8:30

SATURDAY: January 9

Rehearsal                                                                                       9:00-11:30

Directors’ Meeting                                                                                 10:00

Lunch                                                                                             11:30-1:00

Dress Rehearsal                                                                                1:00-2:00

Change                                                                                                      2:00

Warm-up                                                                                                   2:30

Concert                                                                                                      3:00


2015 Fall Membership Meeting

The NBDA fall meeting will be held on Monday, August 31st at the Claremore High School Band Room (located at the back of the Robson Auditorium on Stuart Roosa Blvd). Charlie’s Chicken dinner will be served starting at 6:30pm, followed by the meeting at 7:00pm.

NBDA / OkMEA Entries & 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