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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Newsletter


Dear Teachers:


The meeting which had previously been scheduled for Friday August 14 has been
changed to Friday August 21 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 9:30 am. If you
missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters
at so you know what we discussed. We had a great
meeting. We hope to see you there.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717 996-8300.
Turn from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is
one half block east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind


The ensemble videos are now on line in our website.

Thank you to Martha V for the Rag video, and to Divy and Varun's dad for the
Polka video.


The spring event attendance was as follows.
There were 100 students in the theory test.
There were 45 students in the spring festival.


------ Original Message ------
Received: 05:30 PM CDT, 06/14/2015
From: "Mary Adams"
Subject: Change starts Fall Theory/2016

HI members,

I just got back from Houston TMTA Convention. I took ‘TMTA-SA THEORY: UPDATE
SYLLABUS AND STUDENT MANUAL PRESENTATION workshop. Basically, all the changes
will be on TMTA website under Theory changes. The first change will be for
level 1-8 on Fall/2016. Then level 9 on Fall/2017, level 10 on Fall/2018;
level 11 on Fall/2019 and level 12 on Fall/2020.

You will have each level PRACTICE TESTS on Summer/2016. So you can use them to
show your students. They will not be selling any syllabus(manual) online or in
the stores. You will need to print it from the website. In the convention,
Beck Landreth presented each level updates (via PowerPoint) very fast. She
mentioned that Syllabus and Student Manual will be online in 2-3 days. Please,
go to website and read it/print it so you can better prepare your students
next year. Becky Landreth also said not to sell the sylabus/manual to your
students to make profit.

Again next fall Level 1-8 will have the changes. Levels 9-10-11-12 will be
gradually per year (read the first paragraph).
We can talk more about this in the next meeting in August.

Mary Adams

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA

Minutes of Meeting


Dear Teachers:


The general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on May 8 at Panera Bread in
Cedar Park. Present were Martha V, Lillian, and Mary A.

It was resolved that:
A president will be nominated at the August meeting.


The next general meeting of Bluebonnet MTA will be held on Friday August 14 at
Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 9:30 am.


Martha V will file nonprofit documents with the IRS.

Lillian will distribute the ribbons to the spring festival teachers, and the
ensemble pins to the ensemble teachers.

Mary A will follow up on website technical matters.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA