As we start the new year, I want to again thank you for your membership in the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association. Below are a few updates on the past year and ways to get involved in 2017 – including a new opportunity to apply to be a presenter at National Convention.
In 2016 with your support TBSAA:
- Raised $3,000 for VH1 Save the Music through our virtual For Greater Bands 5K!
- Awarded our second annual TBSAA Grant to Jennifer Villarreal to fund a clinician’s travel to her South Texas school district to help her students become better musicians.
- Rolled out a new tiered membership model to provide more levels of engagement for our members.
We can’t wait to do even more this year. Here are a few ways to get involved in 2017:
- Attend National Convention: As we start the new year, we are gearing up for an exciting National Convention in Orlando. We look forward to having a wide array of workshops, business meetings, and social activities specifically for alumni. I hope you will consider attending. Registration will open in February. Follow National Convention updates on Facebook.
- Apply to be a workshop presenter: Becuase we know that our members have a wide range of personal and professional experience, we are opening a call for applications to present a workshop at National Convention. If selected to present at National Convention, TBSAA will cover your registration cost. You can also apply with other alumni to co-present together. Applications are due by February 15. Read more and apply.
- Participate in District Alumni Association activities: Our District Alumni Associations are hard at working planning exciting activities for the upcoming district conventions. The DAA’s provide a great opportunity to get involved with district events, committees, and opportunities to provide leadership. Find more information and contact info.
Here’s to another great year!