JUNE 2021 TOB MEETINGS

ATTENTION NEW and VETERAN BAND DIRECTORS!

Tournament of Bands will host a “TOUR of TOURNAMENT” for New Band Directors (new to TOB, or just new directors interested in Tournament of Bands) to introduce and explain how to use the NJATOB.ORG website as well as the WINDI app for show registration.

NEW DIRECTOR MEETINGS will be held Wednesday, June 23, at 7:00 PM and Thursday, June 24, at 7:00 PM.
*Check with your region coordinator for details. https://www.njatob.org/events/regions

CURRENT BAND DIRECTORS should plan to attend meetings on Wednesday, June 23, or Thursday, June 24, at 8:30 PM to learn more about what’s new in TOB 2021, what’s the same, what to expect this year, and more!
*Check with your region coordinator for details.https://www.njatob.org/events/regions

FEDERAL FUNDING FOR YOUR MUSIC PROGRAM.
Emergency Funds Available NOW – Application Deadline June 21, 2021
A Message from Steinway’s Institutional Sales Group

Good news: Congress recently signed into law new grants under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that are applicable to school music programs.

Through the GEER – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and the ESSER – Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, your school’s music program may be eligible for FREE money to purchase pianos and band instruments. The language on these two funding sources has been augmented recently “to implement or expand arts programs, such as music programs, including purchasing instruments.”
The deadline for applications is fast approaching — June 21, 2021.

STEINWAY & SONS is here to help. We are standing by to do whatever we can to support your efforts and make sure you have the information you need to move forward with your applications.
Please click here for links to funding information sites.

DCI Marketing Director / Jersey Surf Drum Corps Leader Recognizes Influence of TOB

Bob Jacobs, who currently serves as DCI Marketing Director as well as Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps Director, is a TOB alum who is proud to recognize the positive influence of his Tournament experiences.

Over the years, Tournament of Bands has provided an atmosphere which allows marching band performers to experience the thrill of entertaining crowds and the development of personal and team responsibilities. TOB is reminded of this constantly as former performers, like Bob Jacobs, along with directors, staff, band parents and spectators point to these opportunities as a key to success in the classroom, performance arena, and well beyond academics in personal and career achievements.

Tournament of Bands and Tournament Indoor Association provide performance opportunities with an emphasis in education for competitive and non-competitive marching bands, indoor performing arts ensembles, jazz bands, marching winds ensembles, and more!

Adjudicated by members of the National Judges Association, thousands of events have been held for over 60 years throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Visit www.njatob.org to register YOUR marching band for upcoming TOB 2021 events, or to learn more about all the opportunities available to your performing ensemble.

DAY OF DRUMMING – 5.22.21

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Percussion Skills Development Session

A day of drumming — Open to All!

Spend a day drumming and, learning from World Class WGI and DCI Instructors and having a great time…
Dust off your chops or hone your percussion skills In a low-stress, high-energy and FUN in the SUN environment!

Open to all ages, 12+ to Adult
All Experience Levels and All Styles Are Welcome!
— Groups for Beginners to Advanced!
— Jr. High / High School Drummers
— College Percussionists
— Marching Music Alumni
— Anyone who wants to drum!

Battery Percussion • Front Ensemble • Cymbals* • Visual (Movement)
(*Cymbal Workshop Subject to sufficient number of registrations)
(Visual session will consist of light, low-impact, non-strenuous movement)
COME HAVE FUN and DRUM WITH US!
#BeBandReady! 
— ENTIRE SCHOOL PERCUSSION SECTIONS ARE WELCOME!
Perfect for Percussion Section Student Leadership!
Jump-start your preparation for summer and fall rehearsals!
Here’s what you need to know:

  • Information & required forms will be emailed to you by a member of the educational team prior to the event.
  • Participants under 18 years of age will need parent or guardian signature.
  • Bring your own lunch, filled water jug, sunscreen and sticks/mallets!
  • Dress appropriately for the weather (all-outdoors, masks required)
  • (Participants will NOT be permitted to leave the campus and return once the event begins)
  • Drums & equipment will be provided, or feel free to bring your own!

FREE STUDENT & DIRECTOR WEBINAR – 5.12.21

STUDENT LEADERSHIP MAY 12, 7-8 PM EDT
A FREE WEBINAR FOR YOU & YOUR STUDENTS!

 STUDENT WEBINAR
MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE!
TIM LAUTZENHEISER, FRANK TROYKA, DR. MATTHEW ARAUSTUDENT LEADERSHIP ISN’T ABOUT HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING, IT’S ABOUT HELPING THOSE WE LEAD MAKE THE CHOICE TO DO SOMETHING. WE WILL FOCUS ON MEETING OUR FOLLOWERS WHERE THEY ARE, AND HOW WE CAN INSPIRE THEM TO MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. 

DIRECTOR WEBINAR
LEADING THE LEADERS AS PROMISED, THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP WEBINARS ARE FLUID IN DESIGN AND CONTENT SO THE INFORMATION CAN BE ADAPTED TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITIES.   AFTER LAST MONTH’S FIRST WEBINAR – WITH NEARLY 2000 STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE – WE’D LIKE TO SHARE SOME IDEAS  INSPIRED BY YOUR STUDENTS IN A BREAKOUT SESSION EXCLUSIVELY FOR DIRECTORS.  IT WILL BE SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON “LEADING YOUR LEADERS,” HIGHLIGHTING THE VARIOUS WAYS YOU CAN HELP THEM MAXIMIZE THEIR LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS.
 REGISTRATION LINK FOR YOU & YOUR STUDENTS:
STUDENTLEADERSHIPWORKSHOP.COM

MICHAEL CESARIO – FREE!

ZOOM WEBINAR: Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 PM

Michael Cesario is a legend in the world of the marching arts and also has a long history working in theater. His designs have been seen not only on the stage but have been wildly influential in advancements in uniform design with marching bands and drum & bugle corps. Join Michael on Zoom for a lively discussion about the contrast between uniforms and costumes. Hear stories and see pictures from his work with high profile marching groups and in the theater. Watch live on Zoom and ask questions of the top uniform design guru in our activity! Sponsored by Fred J Miller, Inc. (with surprise appearances from other FJM luminaries!)  Watch live, and ask questions during the webinar.

REGISTRATION-INFO LINK

ROSE PARADE DIRECTOR!

Saluting America’s Band Directors Project is a way to recognize the extraordinary dedication and accomplishments of band directors everywhere.

The Rose Parade band will be composed of 300 music educators from across the country and will pay tribute to the exceptional instruction, character development and inspiration provided by music educators everywhere. The goal is to have marchers representing all 50 states.

Representing Pennsylvania, as well as Tournament, is Mr Kevin Styer, Shamokin Area HS Band!

Shamokin High School Band, one of TOB’s longest members and TOB ACC finalists since 1976, is proud and honored to support Kevin Styer and music in the SASD.

Interested in joining the Rose Parade Band? LINK

CSI – SUMMER 2021

Conn-Selmer Institute Connect 2021
90+ new LIVE online clinic presentations highlighting the most relevant content shared by the iconic leaders in our profession
An ALL-STAR FACULTY of over 80 presentersUnforgettable interviews spotlighting our musical heroes
Evening concerts featuring the most revered performers on today’s stages: Canadian Brass, Blue Devils, Huntertones, and one more BIG CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!
Tracks Include: Band, Strings, New Teacher, Collegiate, and Music Administrator
NEW: Marching Arts – Competitive and Show Band Tracks
NEW: Student Leadership track for your students 
NEW: Evening Parent Booster workshop just for parent boosters
A day dedicated to “The New Teaching Landscape” – Topics based on relevant 2021-2022 program needs for all music educators, college students, and administrators!
Access to all of the session replays for 90 days after the event
Professional development certificates will be provided post-event

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

ESSER FUNDING: APRIL INFO

Understanding ESSER:

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

On this webinar, we explore and explain the impact of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and how your music program may qualify for funding.

https://vimeo.com/529125851

link to register