MASTERCLASS & CLINIC SESSIONS AVAILABLE

THANKS to THE PRESIDENT’S OWN FOR SHARING!

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.

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TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! WEEK #3 REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY!

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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.

TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! REVIEW

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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.

Good luck to all our TOB bands!

TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! WEEK #2

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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.

Brockway HS – TOB-11
Donegal HS – TOB-6
DuBois HS – TOB-11
Timber Creek HS – TOB-1
Williamstown HS – TOB-1
Youngsville HS – TOB-8

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.

TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! WEEK #2

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TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! enters the second week of the season when seven bands will perform virtually for our NJA evaluation team!

We look forward to performances from Brockway (TOB-11), Donegal (TOB-6), DuBois (TOB-11), Southern Regional (TOB-7), Timber Creek (TOB-1), Williamstown (TOB-1) and Youngsville (TOB-8).

Band Directors are reminded to register by 6:00 PM Wednesday for participation in Saturday’s events.

ZOOM TEST – TOB 2020 VIRTUAL!

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!

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TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! IS OPEN

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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 – tobdirector@njatob.org

TOB BAND DIRECTORS – TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! INFO NIGHT

TOB band directors from TOB-1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11 participated in tonight’s zoom meeting for TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! guidelines that will assist with registration, video details, and event overview. Thanks to all who attended!

Nearly 50 bands have indicated an interest in participation in the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! season! New members are welcome–contact marcom@njatob.org for more information.

SURVEY & SESSION REMINDERS

red-reminder-stampTOB Band Directors all received a brief survey for TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! from Bill Morrison, NJA/Tournament Marketing/Communication Director. Please complete this ASAP.
AND . . .  don’t forget the TOB VIRTUAL! Band Director information session Thursday at 9:00 PM

UPDATE 9.2.20: Thank you to the 90 band directors who replied to our TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! Survey in the last 24 hours. You are providing great feedback and insightful requests for information that will help Tournament create the very best virtual performance and evaluation opportunity for your band!

There is still time to complete our survey–visit the director blog (NJA Education2) … find the link on www.njatob.org if you are not already following the blog.

Also, find details for the directors meeting on Thursday, September 3, at 9:00 PM.