2020 April Band Director Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The 9th annual April Band Director Workshop presented by MBDA will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in conjunction with the MBDA State Honor Band Weekend.

The cost, detailed below, helps offset clinician fees and includes a dinner, snacks, and handouts.

  • Register by April 1st-$15
  • After April 1st-$20
  • Music Education Majors/Student Teachers/MBDA Mentees -  $5

MBDA will provide certificates to participants for 8.5 hours of CEUs for attending in the workshop.

Workshop Location:

Marshall High School

400 Tiger Drive

Marshall, MN


11:00 - Check in

11:15 –Who are We? (Introductions and Topics for the day)

12:00-12:45 – MMEA Music Educator of the Year: Reid Wixon (Student Empowerment)

12:45-2:00 - Observe 6-8 & 9-10 Rehearsals

2:15-3:00 -9-10 Conductor: Jacquie Dawson (Articulation)

3:15-4:00 – Culturally Responsive Teaching in Band with Erika Bierman

4:15-5:00 –Roundtable Session: Band Director Hacks

5:15-6:00 - Dinner

6:00-6:45- 6-8 Conductor: Verlene Stotts

7:00-7:45 – Instrument Tech: Trombone with Ben Bussey

8:00 – Debriefing at a local venue


Mike Anderson: mjanderson5@gmail.com

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