Music educators at the high school and university levels can sign up now for virtual clinics and masterclasses taught by musicians of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.
Clinics are instrument-specific and can cover topics requested by the educator. Masterclasses have a predetermined focus. These sessions will take place between Oct. 5 and Nov. 13, 2020, and can be used in both virtual or in-person classroom settings.
Please note that this free resource is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our 2020 season continued on Saturday as week #3 of the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! season consisted of 9 member bands presenting their performances for evaluation teams of 9 music judges and 9 visual judges.
From 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM, the zoom meetings provided the setting for educational guidance and professional evaluation which was met with delight and great enthusiasm from the band directors. TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! continues to be extremely popular with even more participating bands signing up for one or more events this season!
Thanks to our NJA members for their professionalism and support for these bands and their commitment to the activity! Their critique has enlightened and motivated the directors and staff members. The commitment of the directors and staff is noteworthy as many have prepared questions and talking points prior to the event, making the discourse even more suitable for their needs! Great work!
Congratulations to Biglerville, Eisenhower, Haddonfield, Serra Catholic, Shikellamy, Trinity, Williams Valley, Williamstown, and Youngsville marching bands for their participation in week #3 of our season!
Directors who participated in week #3 have received an email which includes a link for a survey designed to help us with feedback in making our virtual program even better. Please take a moment to complete this survey.
TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! registration for week #3 is now closed.
On Saturday, nine TOB bands will perform virtually and receive evaluation from members of National Judges Association.We look forward to performances by Biglerville (TOB-6), Eisenhower (TOB-8), Haddonfield (TOB-1), Shikellamy (TOB-4), Serra Catholic (TOB-8), Trinity (TOB-6), Williams Valley (TOB-2), Williamstown (TOB-1), and Youngsville (TOB-8).
TOB member bands are welcome to register online. Information about TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! and registration links can be found at www.njatob.org under TOURNAMENT OF BANDS/Director Info.
TOB welcomes new bands as well! Several bands have recently joined Tournament in order to take advantage of the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! program and potentially for other new and unique offerings in seasons to come!
TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! Week #3 registration will close at 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 23. Schedules and links will be emailed Thursday to each band. . Directors are reminded to visit www.njatob.org for information and registration link.
Directors will also receive an email for a night Thursday practice zoom.
Congratulations to our TOB band directors who have participated in TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! Your enthusiasm and interest in virtual evaluations is appreciated.
Tournament is working hard to shape the virtual experience in a way that will provide the very best opportunity for all members. In order to do this, we need your feedback!
Band directors who have participated in TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! have received an email with a link to a quick REVIEW. Please take a moment to complete the short request for information as a follow up to your evaluation. Thanks to those who have already submitted responses, and thanks in advance to those who will help us fine tune our procedures.
Week #2 of the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! season is now in the books! Congratulations to the staff and performers from Brockway, Donegal, DuBois, Southern Regional, Timber Creek, Williamstown, and Youngsville for their participation and desire for program growth.
Registration for Week #3 events (Saturday, September 26) will be open until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23. Visit www.njatob.org for details, information, and registration links.
We have completed week #1 of TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! and week #2 registration will be open until 6:00 PM Wednesday, September 16. Band Directors are reminded to handle all registration/payments for this upcoming weekend prior to the deadline.
See TOB Director Information for details and link.
Here are some links that will assist you in Zoom set up and testing, as well as a link to check your internet speed (for reference). Zoom Meeting Test:https://zoom.us/test Zoom Meeting Test Instructions:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting Basically, what this does is: You can join a test Zoom meeting to familiarize yourself with the Zoom and test your microphone/speakers before joining a scheduled Zoom meeting. You can also test your video or audio while in a Zoom meeting. This is just a private, single person, Zoom meeting that can help people test their internet connection, video, and audio before getting into a 2020 VIRTUAL! session. It can be done at any time, and multiple times by going back to https://zoom.us/test when needed.
Internet Speed Test:https://fast.com This will provide you with your internet connection speed.
Thanks to NJA members Brian Lincoln and Tyler Schwirian for this information!
TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! registration is now open on our website! TOB Band Directors should read the information carefully before submitting your non-refundable registration. Each Saturday’s event registration will close at 6:00 PM Wednesday. Questions? Please contact Jeff Dent – firstname.lastname@example.org