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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
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Dear Teachers:

Have a good summer, and Welcome to the new school year!


For students who wish to take the theory test, students must register in the Student Affiliate division. Be aware that the Bluebonnet Student Affiliate deadline with regular $15 registration fee is September 15.


The teacher referral page in the website has been updated.  If you all want any more updates to it, please let me know.

The student event calendar for 2018-2019 is now available. It is in the yearbook on line.
The visitors statistics on our website are at:


We will accept voice entries at the two Bluebonnet Festivals.  Martha V will be the voice judge.

The trophy awards will be discontinued.


1.  Theory Dates

 Buffy Currens To Lillian Simmons
Jun 4 at 8:48 PM
Hi Lillian,

Yes, here are our dates:
    Fall Test - November 4 (Sunday)
    Spring Test - February 9 (Saturday)

Take care,

Buffy Currens
Student Events Chair


Bluebonnet News

Friday, June 1, 2018

Minutes of Meeting


The monthly meeting of BMTA was held at Panera Bread on May 29.  Present were Valerie, Lillian, Dianne, Martha V, Angela.
If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at so you know what we discussed. We had a great


Upon Motions duly made and seconded,
It was Resolved that:

Lillian will be President
Dianne will be VicePresident
Martha V will be Treasurer
Lillian will be Secretary
Martha V will be Festivals Chair
Lillian will be Theory Chair
Angela will be Ear Training helper


The response and cooperation of the above Bluebonnet team was greatly appreciated.
To leaving chairs we would like to thank you for your past very capable and caring leadership that you have given us.


Festival requirements will be as follows.
Fall Festival
One Baroque or Classical piece will be required, plus a piece of students' choice.
Spring Festival
One Romantic or Contemporary piece will be required plus a piece of students' choice.
The theory tests are tentatively planned for the first weeks of November and February.


The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 11 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 10:30 am.


Have a great summer!

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Bluebonnet MTA
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Dear Teachers:


The monthly meeting of BMTA was held at Panera Bread on April 10.  Present were Valerie, Lillian, Dianne, Mary A, Martha V, Martha M. Angela.


It was resolved that
The spring audition will be an open audition from now on.
The monitors should  remind the relatives that there should  be no clapping, no talking, turn cell phones off, no pictures, no talking with judge, and ask students if they want family members to come in.


Submit trophy orders to chairman by 4/20.


MusicMasters Piano Sale
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Strait Piano Sale
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Bluebonnet Newsletter

Monday, April 9, 2018

April newsletter

Bluebonnet MTA
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Dear Teachers:

If you missed the meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at . We had a great meeting.

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 10.
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.

I have added the ensemble convention performance times to the student events calendar. It's now on line in the yearbook. Thank you to Mary A, for the info.

Ray Stevens - The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Sunday, February 18, 2018


The regular monthly meeting was held at Panera Bread on Tuesday February 13. Present were Mary A, Valerie, Lillian, Dianne, Martha V, Martha M, Angela.

Mary A reported that there were 98 students taking theory test.
She complained that monitors were not alphabetizing the completed tests.
Mary A said she was overwhelmed with irregularities in the theory test.
And she would like someone else to take over the theory next school year.
Martha M said she will be the theory chair next school year.
Valerie said she will be in charge of preparing the Ear Training CDs.
Mary A agreed to be the theory advisor.

If you have students who want to perform at the Lakeline free performance,
Please send lists of students and pieces to Valerie.

The ensemble jury will be on Saturday April 7 at Valerie's house 2:00 to 5:00 pm,
and on Sunday April 8 at Mary A's house. 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Please make reservations for your students. Send reservations to Valerie and Martha M.

Lillian said she will order more yellow ribbons.

Lillian Simmons

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Quick Meeting Recap

Hi Ladies,
Just a quick over view for those that we missed today...

1. We had questions on the dates for Ensemble, so here they are:
     -Ensemble registration due March 1
     -Teacher Jury (to check for performance readiness) April 7 and 8
     -Rehearsals will be April 22,29  May 6,20,27 June 10

2.  From now on we will have the critique sheet on a separate sheet of paper, not on  the back of the certificates.  Teachers are responsible for printing, filling out, and bringing their own critique sheets to each festival.  We are hoping Martha will still be willing to print certificates that include a place for the teacher to sign, and a line stating the judges name.

3.  Proposed date for Fall festival November 17th 2018 (Classical/Contemporary)
     Proposed date for Fall Honors December 1st or December 8th 2018
     Proposed date for Spring Festival April 13th 2019  (Romantic/Baroque)

4.  We are not moving forward with a Hymn Festival for 2019

5.  Attached are flyers and information regarding our community outreach             performance on March 17th.  Please limit your students' performance time to 15 minutes total as we are limited on time at this venue.

Thanks ladies, hopefully you all received my separate email about our dire need for theory test volunteers...if you know of anyone that i missed in my email, let me know.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bluebonnet News January 2018