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April Band Director Workshop

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Saturday 06 April 2019, 11:00 - 20:00

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The 8th annual April Band Director Workshop presented by MBDA will take place at Shakopee High School on

Saturday, April 6, 2019 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 March 23rd - $15
• After March 23rd - $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:

Shakopee High School: 
100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55370 

Registration - Mail-in Form and Check Payment (download schedule & form)

To register by mail please complete the form, write a check for the appropriate amount (made out to MBDA), and mail them to the address listed on the form. Registration form

and payment must be postmarked by March 23rd for early registration.


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: Wayne Ivers

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

2:15-3:00 - 9-10 Conductor: Dr. Scott Jones (Rhythmic Independence)

3:15-4:00 – Productivity and Efficiency Roundtable Discussion

4:15-5:00 - Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Panel

5:15-6:00 - Dinner

6:00-6:45- 6-8 Conductor: Chris Gleason (Motivation)

7:00-7:45 - Instrument Tech: Percussion with Jeremy Johnston

8:00 – Debriefing at a local venue


Mike Anderson: mjanderson5@gmail.com

Location : Shakopee High School
Contact : mjanderson5@gmail.com