Newsletter Archive

2024

June: Message from President Keith Rudolph; 2024 Annual Elections; 2024 Commission Project; In Loving Memory of Brother Ray Laffin; In loving Memory of Mu Chapter (Ohio) Past President Nancy Ditmer;  Chapter news from Mu Alpha, Rho; Message from Executive Secretary June Bearden

2023

October: Message from President Keith Rudolph; Are We There Yet? by Travis J. Weller; 2023 PBM International Board of Directors Nominees [Travis Weller, Dwayne Dove, Jody Dunn, Ann Cameron Haenfler, Cindy Lansford; Andrew Mroch]; Educational Outreach Committee by Travis Weller; Tips for a Successful Honor/Region Band Experience by Cindy Lansford; Chapter News [Kappa Zeta, Theta]; In  Memory of Robert W. Smith [Rho Chapter]; Fall Reminders

June: Message from President Keith Rudolph; PBM International Commission; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; 2023 Elections nomination process; Listening to the Band; Presenting a Professional Assessment/Festival Performance by Cindy Lansford; Chapter News from Alpha, Alpha Gamma, Rho; Chapter Activities & Outreach; You Lead, They Lead: A philosophy of Student Leadership by Scott Harrison [Part 1]; Special Projects; Discount code for Conn Selmer Institute 2023 registration; Educational Outreach; When You Get to a Fork in the Road, Take It: A Mid-Career Music Teacher Looks Back by Jason Worzbyt

February: New changes in the President & Executive Secretary positions; Meet your new Board of Directors & projects for the new year; Midwest Clinic wrap-up; Chapter startup reminders for the new year; 2022 Col. Earl D. Irons Award, Vandegrift High School Band, Mike Howard, director; 2022 Outstanding Bandmaster, Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo; 2022 Outstanding Contributor Richard Floyd; 2023 Outstanding Contributor, Tom Rhodes; A Look at Canadian Repertoire; Getting Out of the Rehearsal “Rut-tine”; The Art of Selecting a Successful Contest/Assessment Program; Remembering Eldon Janzen

2022

October: Message on Motivation from President Dwayne Sagan; International Assistance Fund [IAF]; Midwest Clinic, Dec 19-20, 2022; update on Educational Outreach; 2022 Commission Project, “Alegria”; 2022 Outstanding Bandmaster, Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo; 2022 Outstanding Contributor, Richard Floyd; PHB Election nominations 2022; PBM calendar

June: Message from President Dwayne Sagan; PBM International Assistance Fund; update on Educational Outreach; commission for new wind band composition by Carol Brittin Chambers; installation of New York Chi Chapter; chapter news from PSI (KY) Chapter; Alpha (TX) Chapter; Midwest Clinic is December 19-22, 2022; meet the Newsletter editor, Mel Morse. 

February: Message from President Dwayne Sagen; resumption of acceptance of nominations for Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; acknowledgement of Richard Floyd as recipient of 2022 Outstanding Contributor Award; acknowledgement of Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo as recipient of 2022 Outstanding Bandmaster Award; announcement of Carol Brittin Chambers as recipient of 2022 Commission Project funds; dates of Midwest Clinic to be Dec. 19-22, 2022 in Chicago, IL; new category in PBM Educational Outreach Project is Podcasts to Explore; Rho Chapter news; members in the news; 2021 Election Results; photos from 2021 General Assembly

2021

October: Message from President Elva Kay Lance; Midwest is Back! Dec 15-18, 2021; update on Educational Outreach; Int’l calendar deadlines; Keith Rudolph [Gamma/Indiana] column: Gamma Chapter has info on nearly all current and past members; Chapter news: Mu Alpha [Alberta], Alpha [Texas], Nu [PA], Omricon [AR]; Awards Breakfast for Outstanding Bandmaster and Contributor; members in the news

June: Message from President Elva Kay Lance; announcement that AGM and Business Meetings will resume at Midwest Intl Band & Orch Clinic Dec 15-18, 2021; PBM’s continued involvement with Conn-Selmer Institute CONNECT June 14-17, 2021; updates to PBM Educational Outreach Project by June Beardon; “Avoiding the Midwest Clinic Blues” by John Hillsman; tribute to the late Badrae Hannah; “Some Thoughts on Moving Forward” by Travis Weller; chapter news from Rho, Alpha Gamma, Mu Alpha, Iota, Kappa.

February: Message from President Elva Kay Lance; suspension of nominations for Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; Commission Project: Quincy Hilliard’s piece, Rejoice, Dolce, and Dance, to be published Spring 2021; Addition to Educational Outreach Project [Repertoire]; retirement letter by Gary Barton [Alpha/Texas]; notice of public PBM Facebook page; welcome to Iota Lambda [Nevada] Chapter; tribute to Glenn Spiller

2020

October: Message from PBM President Elva Kay Lance: Making Your Own Chalk Trail; Int’l Board Mtg at Midwest, Dec-18, 2020; PBM Election 2020; suspension of Earl. D. Irons Program of Distinction; Commission Project deadline extended to Dec 2020; Virtual mtg of Arkansas Bandmasters Conference; eLearning by Dr. Scott Watson; Theta Chapter’s mentoring program; Think International! by Rolando Molina; Best teaching can happen before rehearsal starts by Gary Barton


June:
Greetings from PBM President Elva Kaye Lance; Conn-Selmer Institute goes virtual; Alfred L. Watkins named Outstanding Bandmaster; John Stoner named Outstanding Contributor; Temporary Suspension of Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; Commission Project Reminder; PBM Educational Outreach Project, “Teaching Tips”; Gamma Chapter News; Alpha Chapter News; “The Most Difficult Teaching Assignment in over 50 Years” by Richard Lambrecht.

Feb:  Presentations to Outstanding Bandmaster and Contributer; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; PBM Educational Outreach Project; Chapter reports; 2019 General Assembly Minutes

2019

Nov:  PBM 2019 elections; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction Award 2019; Chapter reports

June: Outstanding Bandmaster 2019; Outstanding Contributor 2019; PBM Educational Outreach Project; Eldon Janzen: “When Men and Mountains Meet: Part One”

Feb: International Board Members; 2018 General Assembly Meeting; images from Midwest 2018

2018

Nov: Board elections; new board members; Commission Projects 2017/18

June: Outstanding Bandmaster & Contributor 2018; WAMSB report from Bragança Paulista, in Brazil

February: Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; PBM welcomes new board members

2017

November: PBM Election 2017; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction

June: Outstanding Bandmaster & Contributor 2017; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction

February: Welcome newest Chapter – Kappa Zeta; Keith Rudolph received PBM Plaque of Recognition

2016

November: Transcription of PBM Historical Audio Tapes [Tape 2, Part 2]; PBM International Election; PBM at Midwest; Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction Award Winner; Charles Emmons Award; PBM Commission Project

August: Transcription of PBM Historical Audio Tapes [Tape 2, Part 1]; Board members of Earl D. Irons Program of Distinction; PBM Outstanding Bandmaster and Contributor

May: Transcription of PBM Historical Audio Tapes [Tape 1, Part 1]; New Chapter in Brazil, Beta Zeta

January: New Board installed at Midwest 2015; PBM Outstanding Contributer & Bandmaster 2015

2014

Breve Notes | By President Paul Worosello

Fall: Coping with Stress

Spring: Accountability and Standards