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

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