I can hardly believe that it is already near the end of July and time to start thinking about firing things up (if you haven't already) for the 2017-18 school year. Towards that end I'd like to encourage everyone to attend this year's Reading Session of New and Proven Concert and Jazz Band Music, sponsored by Beacock Music. Further information (including registration, location, fees, etc.) can be found here:
We are once again fortunate to have some great clinicians and conductors who have picked out some fantastic literature. As always, the camaraderie and collegiality promises to be first rate, too!
In addition, the OBDA by-laws specify that one of our two mandated semi-yearly meetings happens at the reading session and I would like to try and follow that directive. I am currently leaning towards having the meeting on Wednesday of that week, either before or after the day's regular session. I am, however, open to suggestions.
In any event, I look forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.