2004 Midwest Band Clinic: Furthering the Careers of Music Educators

Mike Lawson • Archives • October 21, 2006

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The recent Midwest Band Clinic, held at the Chicago Hilton, was a typically action-packed affair, with numerous student performances, clinic sessions, award ceremonies, and lectures – not to mention plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and socialize with colleagues and mentors. The exhibit halls were well trafficked and most organizations that we spoke with reported brisk business.

Challenges in the New Year

Budget cuts, government initiatives, and offshore instrument manufacture were some of the “hot topics” of 2004 for music educators. While at the Midwest Band Clinic, SBO took the opportunity to ask a handful of directors for their opinions on what issues will take center-stage in 2005.

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