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

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Dear Teachers,


Here's a template for yearly academic calendar.  You can insert your studio event dates. Go to:

School Calendar 2017 - 2018 & Academic Calendar Templates
Free school calendar 2017-2018 and academic calendar templates are available here. This is an ideal place to create elementary, country & public school calendar.

Mail received:

From: Brooke Harman Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 12:25 PM
Subject: Local Music Nonprofit Community Outreach Partnership

My name is Brooke, the Outreach Coordinator for Kids In A New Groove. We are a local music nonprofit, providing central TX youth in foster care with mentorship through committed, one-on-one music lessons.

I am contacting you today because we are in need of more music mentors and would love to partner with some of our wonderful community members through media/email to broaden  our outreach and to raise awareness. We thought of BlueBonnetMTA and your music community and musician base -- would you perhaps be willing to share this email blast about our program:  You can also find out more about us here: 

Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully connecting with you within our community in the future!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Brooke Harman
Outreach Coordinator
Kids In A New Groove
(512) 596-5441


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Dear Teachers:

The general meeting and lunch was held at Applebee's in Cedar Park on Friday  May 11.  Present were Valerie, LeeAnn, Lillian, Martha V.

There was lively discussion about finances, ensemble registration deadline, ensemble stipend, ensemble piece levels, event fees.


Next Meeting
The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.
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.  Turn left at Target.

Last Meeting
If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at so you know what we discussed. We had a great


At this time of the year, parents begin to plan their summer vacation for next year.  If you would like to get your students in ensemble, this is a good time to suggest it. We have an introductory ensemble spiel in our website at item No. 5 in the SA page. Go to:


Juilliard Open Classroom - on line summer school
Go to:


Guys, It's been a great year!  Have a good summer!

Lillian Simmons

Minutes of Meeting

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Dear Teachers:


The next general meeting and lunch will be a lunch on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Applebee's in Cedar Park, at 11:00 am.
Applebee's Directions:


Upon Motion duly made by Dianne, and seconded by Mary A,
It was Resolved:
That the Master Composers Festivals be alternated in the Fall between Baroque and Classical, and in the Spring between Romantic and Contemporary.

In the 2017-2018 school year, the Fall Festival will be Baroque Plus Choice, and the Spring Festival will be Romantic Plus Choice.
 In the 2018-2019 school year, the Fall Festival will be Classical Plus Choice, and the Spring Festival will be Contemporary Plus Choice.


Teachers must keep track of trophy points for their students, and apply for Bluebonnet trophies to the Trophies Chairman. The trophies information page of the yearbook has been updated accordingly.

41 students have registered for the spring festival.

Lillian will prepare the programs for the Honors Recitals in June 2017. Send registration names to Lillian.


The updated theory parent handout is now on line in the yearbook at