OBDA Meeting Notes
Oregon Band Directors Association
I. Call to order
II. Roll call
III. Open issues
a) Update on revising the state literature list (Stuart Welsh). We will use the existing list and Stuart will pick his committee to add new works each year. Substitutions will still be allowed. Approved by the Executive Board.
b) Establishing a middle school literature list (Laura Arthur)
c) Update on revising the OBDA Constitution and By-Laws. Ben Lawson will chair the Constitution & By-Laws Committee and will recommend updates to our current practices.
d) Proposal to split our largest district. Approved by the Executive Board. The Northwest District will be Regions 3, 14, and 15; The Northern Region will be Regions 1, 2, and 13.
e) Mentor Program: Need nominations for someone to chair this program (Dave Sime?)
f) Middle School Mentor: Need nominations for someone to chair this program
IV. New business
a) Treasurer’s Report: Second signature on bank account
b) Election of Regional Chairs
c) Proposal to increase dues from $20 every two years to $25 every two years. Approved by the Executive Board.
d) Proposal to commission a new work every two years, alternating between high school and middle school. Proposed buy-in: $100
e) Proposal that OBDA maintain 3 original scores of the top solos to save students money at contest.
f) Proposed archival resource projects: 1. All literature played at the state contest. 2. List of solo and ensemble winners and what they performed. 3. List of ensemble literature winners and what they played.
g) Discuss certification of string adjudicators: Does OBDA wish to continue to certify, or should we explore the possibility of ASTA assuming this role?
h) Any other business for the good of the order?
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