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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
 Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
 email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


 Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

The general monthly meeting was held at Panera Bread on October 9.  Present were Martha V, Lillian, Dianne and Angela.

The Treasurer gave a treasurer's report.

Upon Motion duly made and seconded,
It was Resolved that:
The Bluebonnet trophies will be reinstated.
The association's name will not be changed.
For the 2019-2020 school year, the out of association theory test fee will be $10 in addition to the regular $18 theory test fee.
Martha V will be the spring judge chairman this school year.

Notes
Dianne presented a new honors recitals registration form. The form was approved unanimously.  The form has been added to the yearbook on line.


THEORY

Message from Theory Chair
Welcome to Theory Test!
We'll need your help in order to make theory day a success.

The test times will be:
9:30 to 11:30 test levels 4 and 7
11:30 to 1:30 test levels 6 and 5

8:30 to 11:30 test levels 9 and 11
11:30 to 1:30 test levels 2, 8 and 7

Monitors:
 We need all the help we can get.
If you haven't done so yet, let me know what times you can do.
Lillian

Quote:
Theory is the most important thing that we do.
Source: Mary A


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
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
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great meeting.


OTHER EVENTS

TCU Open house
Go to:
https://finearts.tcu.edu/music/event/pianotcu/

Coeur dÁlene Concerto Competition
gO TO:
https://cdasymphony.org/young-artists/


Lillian

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
 Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
 email BluebonnetMTA@live.com



 Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday October 9 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
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
 http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great

Time
Meeting time has been changed to 11:00 am.


Concert at UT
Go to:
https://music.utexas.edu/events/3274-rick-rowley-piano

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Dear Teachers:


THEORY

Teachers, Be aware that the theory registration has been raised to $18 per student.


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday October 9 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 11:00 am.
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
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great
meeting.



FESTIVAL

Parent Guide
Remember to provide the Parent Guide to your Festival students.

Judge
The judge will be Anthony Tobin.  His biography is at: http://anthonytobin.net/bio.htm

Newsletter

Bluebonnet MTA
Dear Teachers:


MINUTES

The monthly meeting was held at Panera Bread on September 11, 2018.  Present were Dianne, Lillian and Angela.

Upon motion duly made and seconded,
IT WAS RESOLVED THAT

Theory Chair Lillian will be added as a signer in the bank account.


NOTES

Dianne will prepare an Honors Recital Registration Form.
Dianne will call Martha M, inquire about ensemble.
Lillian will make Honors Recital Certificates.
Dianne will be Honors Recital chair.
Future meetings will be held at 11:00 am.
The deadline for theory test registration is Wednesday October 10.
The deadline for Baroque Festival registration is Wednesday October 3.
Lillian will prepare a FAQ about out of association theory test.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETING

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 11 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 10:30 am.  This is a meet and greet meeting. Bring a teacher friend. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great
meeting.


MAIL RECEIVED

From: Melanie Richards
To Austin District Music Teachers Association
Today at 6:35 PM

MASTER CLASSES

All invited!

Fritz Gechter from A&M, Laredo, Sept. 29th from 2-4
Tony Tobin (director of Adam's Music House), Oct. 20, from 2-4
Brad Bolen from Baylor will on Oct. 27th from 2-4

This is a new music venue in a house in east Austin, off 290E.  No charge, any age, any level, no need to be totally "performance-ready."

See Adam's Music House on Facebook to register - great opportunity.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETINGS

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 11 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 10:30 am.  Bring a teacher friend. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great
meeting.


YEARBOOK

The Student Affiliate Chapter of the Yearbook has been updated and it is on line at http://bluebonnetmta.org/yearbook.html


OTHER EVENTS

The Round Rock PublicLibrary is now offering a FREE Microsoft Basics Class! The class is offered every Monday from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
It is intended for beginners who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel 2016.
*no registration is required!*
Go to:


Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com 

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA


Dear Teachers:


MEETINGS

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

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday September 11 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park at 10:30 am.  Bring a teacher friend. Looking forward to seeing you all.
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.


SA

Dues
... as the SA Chair, please remind your members to renew their MTNA dues if they haven't already, and to update all notes and school grades in every student record in their dashboard.  For this year's enrollment, they should add a note indicating it is for the 2018-2019 school year. 
--
Abby Hehenberger
Database and Convention Manager
Texas Music Teachers Association
P.O. Box 831730
Richardson TX 75083-1730
512-927-7355

Middle Names
TMTA asks for students' middle names in the SA registration.  It helps them to identify student records of students who transfer teachers.  They´re trying to avoid having to ask for social security numbers. In your studio registration form, you should ask for students' middle names.
Lillian


THEORY

The theory requirements are on pdf page 36 of the TMTA 2017-2018  handbook.


STUDENT RECOGNITION

Student recognition requirements are listed in the TMTA 2017-2018 Handbook on pdf pages 33 through 35.


Lillian Simmons
Secretary

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bluebonnet News

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


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


STUDENT AFFILIATE

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.


WEBSITE

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:
https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/?utm_source=GA_Monthly_Snapshot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GA_Monthly_Snapshot_May&utm_content=See_My_Full_Report#/report-home/a42674914w72493617p74826422


ADDENDUM TO MINUTES

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

The trophy awards will be discontinued.


MAIL RECEIVED

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

Buffy Currens
Student Events Chair

ADMTA



Bluebonnet News

Friday, June 1, 2018

Minutes of Meeting


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
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ so you know what we discussed. We had a great
meeting.


MOTIONS

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


COMMENTS

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.


NOTES

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.


NEXT MEETING

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


SUMMER

Have a great summer!



Lillian Simmons
Secretary
Bluebonnet MTA

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


MINUTES OF MEETING

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.


RESOLUTIONS

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.


TROPHIES

Submit trophy orders to chairman by 4/20.


MAIL RECEIVED

MusicMasters Piano Sale
Go to: https://musicmasterspianoshowroom.com/pianos/warehouse-sale/

Strait Piano Sale
Go to: https://www.straitmusic.com/t-2018%20Warehouse%20Sale.aspx


Bluebonnet Newsletter

Monday, April 9, 2018

April newsletter

Bluebonnet MTA
Website: http://bluebonnetmta.org/home.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1990327091212286/
email BluebonnetMTA@live.com


Dear Teachers:


LAST MEETING
If you missed the meeting, we missed you. Check our newsletters at
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ . We had a great meeting.

NEXT 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.

NOTES
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.
Lillian

VIDEO CLIP
Ray Stevens - The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Sunday, February 18, 2018

MINUTES OF MEETING





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.

THEORY
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.

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

ENSEMBLE
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.

FESTIVAL
Lillian said she will order more yellow ribbons.


Lillian Simmons
Secretary

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.

-Valerie

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bluebonnet News January 2018