News and Announcements of Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association, Williamson County Texas, USA

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Minutes May 2012

The Executive Board met at Friar Tuck's Pantry in Round Rock on May 8, 2012.


Lauren gave a report of the spring festival at Steinway. It was agreed that
Steinway is a good venue for festivals because it is a beautiful setting,
we're welcome there, and it is free.
She reported
that most festival participants preferred Saturday afternoons starting at


Martha M announced that Crown Trophy off 620 has cheap trophies.
She suggested we give points for superior ratings at festivals which would be
redeemable for trophies.
She suggested awarding five points to 7 points for superior ratings and
requiring 15 points to redeem for one trophy.
It was decided that this matter be presented at the first general meeting
next school year for a vote.

Martha agreed to be president next school year.
Lillian agreed to be in charge of the newsletter next school year.

Mary A agreed to be theory chair next school year.
Mary L agreed to be spring theory cochair next school year.

Lillian will call TSU in Round Rock to make arrangements for theory tests.
Martha Marks said we need five more working members in order to get enough
Martha M agreed to be in charge of membership.

Martha will contact Austin School of Music north about holding monthly
meetings there.
A teacher's recital was considered as a fundraiser.

Martha would like to have open auditions without recital.

Fall Events
Martha M suggested that we hold a hymn festival in the fall in a church the
first weekend in December. We need to look for a church.
Arrangements will be allowed at the Hymn Festival. Martha M will be the
Theory exam and fall festival will be the first weekend in November.

Spring Events
We're planning to have a spring festival of master composers and American
pieces. It will be a mixed festival of both. Students will be playing one
piece of each type. We need a list of American composers.
Lillian will be the spring festival chairman. Sarah will be the cochair.
Original sheet music must be used. Sarah suggested we have a page turner
Lillian suggested that only a tentative date be published in the yearbook.
the final date may be published in the website.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Dear Members,
The May End-of-the-Year Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at 11AM at
Friar Tuck's Pantry on Main Street in Round Rock.  The luncheon will be dutch
treat--most entrees are under $10.  More information about this English-style
tea house can be found
Please RSVP by Monday, May 7 so that I can adjust the reservation accordingly.
The Executive Board will meet at 10:00AM, also at Friar Tuck's Pantry, to
discuss plans for the 2012-2013 year.
Below you'll find minutes from the April meeting.
All best,