Alegría — Carol Brittin Chambers The 2022 Phi Beta Mu International Commission was the grand finale at the Henry Middle School Concert at The Midwest Clinic this past December. The piece is a Grade 3.5 and is available through Aspenwood Music. Notes from the composer: The word Alegría, with varied spellings in several languages, means
This week your International Board of Directors met on Monday to prepare for the General Assembly meeting on Tuesday. In addition to the normal reports from those meetings, we have several important transitions to share with you.
Marching Arts Intensive June 15-17, 2022 by Lois Wiggins In our long-standing tradition of supporting and mentoring young Band Directors, I am excited to report our 2022 Partnership with the Conn-Selmer Institute and Marching Arts Intensive event for the summer of 2022! Conn-Selmer offered our members significant discounts for registration: $100 off in-person CSI, MAI,
The Phi Beta Mu Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction is open to all high school band programs. Director must have been at that program for at least the previous five years. Any Phi Beta Mu member may nominate one program. The initial nomination occurs in confidence with the Director unaware of the nomination, just
The Phi Beta Mu Board of Directors has created an International Assistance Fund (IAF) to provide assistance to school/community bands in foreign countries. Funding is to be used for supplies or classroom equipment purchased locally in the foreign country or, for assistance in the transport, shipping, or mailing of items. Awards will not exceed $500 to any
The International Board of Phi Beta Mu commends all members of our profession for their dedication and inspiration during the challenges of the past year. Due to the pandemic, we will make the presentation to our 2020 award winners at the 2021 Midwest Clinic
Congratulations to the new officers for the International Board. June Bearden (Alpha Chapter) will retain her position on the Board of Directors and Lois Wiggins (Psi Chapter) won the other open position on the board. Keith Rudolph (Gamma Chapter) will be the new Vice President/President Elect. All will begin their three-year term on January 1, 2022.
Carol Brittin Chambers Composer, owner of Aspenwood Music The Executive Board of Phi Beta Mu is dedicated to promoting quality music for the wind band by commissioning new literature that contributes to the existing band repertoire for all grade levels as we work to build better bands. We are pleased to announce that we have
Join our private Facebook group and the NEW Public page! We are continuing our Phi Beta Mu Facebook group for the membership – this is a private group, for members only. The private group page serves many purposes related to fraternity business, communication, idea sharing, announcements and events. Only Phi Beta Mu members are granted access, and only