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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Minutes of general meeting


The general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on March 19 at Velocity Music
Academy in Cedar Park. In attendance were Martha M, Martha V, Al S, Lillian
S, Mary A.

New member Al S was introduced and welcomed.

Treasurer Martha V made a treasurer's report.

Graded theory tests were distributed to teachers.


Festival chair Martha M announced that she needs monitors for the
Sonatina/Sonata festival. The shifts are 10:00-11:30, 1:00-3:00 and
3:00-5:00. She distributed certificate forms. Mail your
students' critique sheets to Martha M.

Honors Recital
Martha M announced that all students with Superior and Superior plus ratings
from all Bluebonnet 2012-13 school year festivals and all ensembles are
eligible to perform at the Honors Recital June 1.

The ensemble rehearsals are tentatively planned on Sundays in May at Velocity
Music Academy.  Ensemble stipends will be $50.


Martha M announced that she needs volunteers to help prepare next school
year's yearbook.

Martha M announced that we need chairmen for next school year's festivals.

Mary A agreed to be theory chairman next school year.

Martha V agreed to be treasurer next school year.

The fall festival for next school year is tentatively planned for the first
weekend in November.


The next meeting will be Tuesday April 9 at Velocity Music Academy in Cedar
Park. Bring your old music for a music exchange and sale. At this meeting we
will have a round table discussion about ideas from teachers' studios. We
will also discuss studio theory practices.

The May meeting will include a luncheon. Let Martha M know if you have any
suggestions for location.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA

Thursday, March 7, 2013

change meeting

------ Original Message ------
Received: 12:59 PM CST, 03/07/2013
From: mimi marks
Subject: March 12 meeting rescheduled to March 19.

My granddaughter and family will be in town for Spring Break.  She rides competition horse events and the event is on Tuesday.  I thought it was Wed. but I'm wrong.  Let's meet on March 19 inst
Please send your registrations for the festival in ASAP>  I'm making the schedule now.

Thx., Martha

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March newsletter


The general meeting for March will be held at Velocity Music Academy in Cedar
Park on Tuesday March 12 at 8:30 am.

The Winners Recital will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Steinway Piano
Gallery at 2:30 pm. Please correct the date on the student handout on page
18 of the yearbook.

The on-line critique sheet and student handout for the festival have been
corrected and updated and are available at


Recital of the International Studio of Music announcement:

Please send your announcements by the first of each month to for publication in the newsletter.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA