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 email@example.com for more information.
TOB 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.
TOB Band Directors planning to participate in a TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! event this fall are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 PM (allowing for any evening rehearsals). A brief reminder of expectations, a registration demo, and video playback requirements will be covered. There will be time for Q & A!
Following our three TOB Band Director sessions to demonstrate the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! program and how it works, we collected and answered a list of a dozen common questions over the three nights. See the attached document for more information about TOB 2020 VIRTUAL!. Any additional questions? Feel free to contact Jeff Dent, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-660-7165
Current information about the all-new TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! experience for all Tournament member schools – see link below. This update is as of August 15, 2020. Any updates and/or changes will be announced and noted as we progress to the opening of our season on September 12.
Tournament is happy to announce that all 2019-2020 members will be granted a “roll over membership” for the 2020-2021 school year!
What does this mean?
If you were a Tournament member in 2019-2020, your membership is automatically renewed for the 2020-2021 competitive seasons at no cost to the school. Tournament understands the complex situations that exist in education this year and are working to support the arts in our member schools.
TOB Band Directors may choose to use the funds for participation in the upcoming TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! experience for their band programs.
Please note that Tournament is accepting new members as well! You can join Tournament of Bands/Tournament Indoor Association using the link on our website at www.njatob.org.
More than 65 TOB Band Directors viewed the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! demo over 3 different nights. Watching the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! demo, we often referred to the TOB 2020 placemat for music and visual commentary. TOB Band Directors may download that placemat here. A copy will be attached to your TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! confirmation email, as listed in our registration information.
TOB BAND DIRECTOR MEETINGS!
We have scheduled two evening zoom meetings for our TOB Band Directors with updates for TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! opportunities.
TOB 1-3-5-6-9-13: Wednesday, August 5, 8:00 PM
– 8.5.20 ZOOM LINK
TOB 2-4-7-8-10-11: Thursday, August 6, 8:00 PM
– 8.6.20 ZOOM LINK
Please use your name and HS as you log in – and you will need to see this presentation on your screen.
Tournament of Bands has revised the planned TOB 2020 offerings for our TOB members this fall. The TOB 2020 LIVE! option has been dropped due to numerous health, safety, and facility use concerns by schools, directors and adjudicators. The safety and health of our members is a primary concern in these times.
We will offer TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! MARCHING BAND. And we will expand our program to include opportunities for percussion and auxiliary for the TOB 2020 VIRTUAL! season.
Watch the director blog and website for additional updates.