June 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen,
In connection with the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention-Clinic on July 21-23, 2022, members of Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Mu, will be gathering in San Antonio for our TBA Awards Breakfast.
The following items demand your immediate attention:

AWARDS BREAKFAST MEETING ($27.00) - 7:00 AM, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022
The Lonesome Dove Room- River Level at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. President Tom Harrington, presiding.  Guests are welcome to attend the Breakfast. Please follow local COVID protocols.

Please note the JULY 15th DEADLINE for completing breakfast reservations.
The following items are posted on the PBM Alpha Chapter web site-
www.pbmalpha.org:
1. MINUTES of Alpha Chapter Meetings in February 2022.
2. TREASURER'S REPORT FOR 2021.  
3. ROSTER of Phi Beta Mu Committees and Board Members for 2022-2024
4. READING BAND ROSTER
5. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS- Please note that there will be two TEXAS BANDMASTERS HALL OF FAME CEREMONIES. Ceremony I at 10:00AM- Inductees are
Stuart Bird, Cindy Bulloch, Nancy Caston, Joe Grzybowksi, Scott McAdow, Wade McDonald, and Cindy Mikel. Ceremony II at 2:00 PM- Inductees are Greg Miller, Cody Earl Myers, Jack Nall, Susan Scarborough, Ronnie Touchstone, Rob Toups, Jr., Evelio Villarreal, and Bill Watson. Both Ceremonies will be held on SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2022, in CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM.

For those of you that have signed up for the Reading Band: we usually have decent participation but can always use more clarinets, double and low reeds and percussion.  If you have a young director on your staff that would like to bring their horn and come read with the band, please invite them to come. Use this google form link to sign up for reading band: https://forms.gle/KV6RWgjSBZroeSbE8. The form is set up to accept more than one response so you can add any assistant directors who wish to play. If you sign up before July 17th, you will probably be added to the printed program. If you do so after, you can still play, but you won’t be in the program. Please follow local COVID protocols.

Please check out the Alpha Chapter page on Facebook. Cindy Lansford is the administrator of the page with assistance from Jolette Wine. Our thanks to them for their efforts.

On site payments: Alpha Chapter will be accepting on-site digital payments for lost pins, etc. via Paypal, Venmo and Zelle QuickPay as well as cash or check.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at 214-417-1042; or email:  sscoulson@gmail.com. I am looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Fraternally,
Scott Coulson
Secretary-Treasurer


ALPHA CHAPTER, PHI BETA MU
MINUTES OF MEETINGS, FEBRUARY 2022


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING


The meeting was called to order by
Vice President Tom Harrington, Thursday, 10 February 2022, at 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM in the River Terrace Room of the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Present were: Tom Harrington- Chairman, members: Shane Goforth, Jeff King, David Brandon, Pete Tolhuizen, Bryan Christian, Eric Rettig, Tom Bell, President Evelio Villarreal, Vice President Elect Bruce Beach, and Secretary Scott Coulson. Chairman Harrington outlined the agenda to the Committee and distributed supporting data, and spoke regarding ethics and confidentiality of information presented on each nominee. The committee next heard comments from the sponsor and cosponsors regarding their candidate. In Executive session all nominations and supporting documents were then reviewed along with a tally of Fraternity voting. This was followed by committee voting on each candidate. The following were approved for induction into the Fraternity on Saturday: Chris Bennett, Jessica Gonzales, Ryan Heath, Scott Anthony Jones, John Nelson, Patrick Paris, Jim Palmer, Abert Vela and Jerry Whorton. The meeting was adjourned by common consent.
Respectfully submitted, Scott Coulson, Secretary.

CHAPTER BOARD MEETING

The meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order by President Evelio Villareal at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, 10 February 2022, in the River Terrace Room of the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. Present were: Vice President Tom Harrington, Secretary-Treasurer Scott Coulson; Board Members: Alex Wells, Pete Tolhuizen, Beth Bronk, Bruce Beach, Barbara Lambrecht, Brian Andrade, Kristin Hames, Jeff Jones, Tommy Moore, Rusty Lay, Eddie Benitez, June Bearden, Denny Whitley, Sharon Kalisek, Brandon Brewer.

Robert Herrings, Joe Clark, Jill Yancey, Perry Morris, Kathy Johnson, and Randy Hunsaker
were absent.

Committee Chairmen present were Alex Wells, Pete Tolhuizen, Beth Bronk, Bruce Beach and Barbara Lambrecht.

Beth Bronk
moved approval of the Minutes of the February 2021 meeting as posted on the web site. Frank Sosa, second. Unanimous. Beth Bronk moved approval of the Financial Report as posted on the web site. Jeff Jones, second. Unanimous.

The President next asked for the Secretary’s Report on status of the chapter.
Secretary Coulson reported that at present there are 296 Active members; 261 Retired Active; 51 inactive members for a total of 608. 337 have been installed in the Hall of Fame.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, Tom Harringon, Chairman,
read a list of those new members selected by the Committee earlier this morning (See Membership Committee List above). Beth Bronk moved approval of the report. Denny Whitley, second. Unanimous.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE, Alex Wells, Chairman, outlined the continued use of congratulatory signs to both the new Phi Beta Mu members and to those members whose groups are selected to perform at the 2022 TMEA Convention. The committee recommended that members of the P & R Committee continue to furnish people to pass out programs at PBM concerts.
Pete Tolhuizen moved approval of the report. Bruce Beach, second. Unanimous.


TBA CLINIC COMMITTEE, Robert Herrings, Chairman, was absent, so President Villarreal presented two recommendations for TBA; (1) "Score Study and Planning for your ensembles (for the 0-5 year director) - What do experienced teachers look for when deciding on literature? How do you break down your score for teaching, etc." and the selected presenters will be 3 excellent music educators: Cynthia Lansford, retired, David Puckett from Keller MS and Susan Meyer Patterson, retired. (This title will likely change, but the topic will be the same).
(2)
“Get off the podium! - How to increase awareness of individual accountability & musicianship in an ensemble setting” and the clinicians will be Mr. Gary Williams from McKinney North High School and Robert Herrings from Artie Henry MS.
Brandon Brewer moved approval of the report. Alex Wells, second. Unanimous.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR AWARD, Pete Tolhuizen, Chairman,
reported his committee had decided to recommend Sandi Kerth of Tour-Rific of Texas for the award this year. Sharon Kalisek moved approval of the report. Rusty Lay, second. Unanimous.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG BANDMASTER, Beth Brock, Chairman announced the selection of Jon Schriver from C H Yoe High School. Documentation was presented to support the recommendation. Scott Coulson also outlined for the Board of Directors the continued initiative from International to scholarship an outstanding young director in our state to attend the Conn Selmer Institute this summer. The CSI Scholarship is an ongoing responsibility of this committee. The recipient of the scholarship this year will be Lynsey Gold. Barbara Lambrecht moved approval of the report. Pete Tolhuizen, second. Unanimous.

HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE, Barbara Lambrecht, Chairman, presented the following names for approval in 2022: Stuart Bird, Cindy Bulloch, Nancy Gaston, Joseph Grzybowski, Wade McDonald, Cindy Mikel, Greg Miller, Cody Myers, Jack Nall, Susan Scarborough, Ronnie Touchstone, Rob Toups, and Evelio Villarreal.
June Bearden
moved approval of the report. Sharon Kalisek, second. Unanimous.

Under New Business, Secretary Coulson
reported that with the chapter being in excellent financial status, we should look into commissioning a piece for 2023. General discussion was held concerning this. President Tom Harrington was instructed to form a committee to begin the process. Also, Secretary Coulson was charged to have a membership list posted on the chapter website.

A moment of silence was held for deceased Alpha members:
Raymond Thomas- brother of Jerry Thomas, Ronnie Bryant, Willis Giddens, Dwain Trayler- son of Charles Trayler, Steve Whitley- son of Denny Whitley, Ralph Zamarippa, Bill Dean.
Ill members mentioned were: Vicky Kline- wife of John Kline

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted:
Scott Coulson, Secretary-Treasurer





OFFICIAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING

President Evelio Villarreal,
called the meeting to order at 10:00 PM on 10 February 2022 in CC 221 in the Convention Center. Brent Cannon gave the Invocation.

President Villarreal recognized out of state visiting PBM members.

Roland Sandoval, President of TBA, outlined the achievements of Rey Meza and announced that Mr. Meza had been selected as Bandmaster of the Year. The membership acknowledged Rey Meza with a standing ovation.

A moment of silence was held deceased members
Raymond Thomas- brother of Jerry Thomas, Ronnie Bryant, Willis Giddens, Dwain Trayler- son of Charles Trayler, Steve Whitley- son of Denny Whitley, Ralph Zamarippa, Bill Dean.
Ill members mentioned were: Vicky Kline- wife of John Kline

The Phi Beta Mu oath was administered by Secretary Scott Coulson.

Richard Crain, Immediate Past President of the Midwest Board of Directors gave a report on the Midwest Clinic and the substantial contributions of Texas Bands and Full Orchestras

President Villarreal
next commended various Alpha Chapter members for their achievements during the year, Midwest Clinic performances and clinic and performances during the TMEA convention.

A report on the activities of Phi Beta Mu International was presented by International Executive Secretary David Lambert.

Nominating Committee Chairman Steven Moore explained the selection process for Officers and Area Representatives and the following were chosen:
President-
Tom Harrington
Vice President-
Bruce Beach
ATSSB Central-
Bob Vetter
ATSSB East-
Chris Brannan
ATSSB North-
Mike Bartley
ATSSB South-
Emerico Perez III
ATSSB West-
Bonnie Anderson
At Large –
June Bearden
At Large –
Denny Whitley
At Large –
Sharon Kalisek
At Large –
Brandon Brewer

There were no other nominations from the floor so the slate was elected by acclamation.

President Villarreal
called for Committee Reports. Reporting were committee Chairs for the following standing Committees (see Board minutes above for complete report).

TBA Clinic Committee – Robert Herrings
Public Relations Committee – Alex Wells
Outstanding Contributor Committee – Pete Tolhuizen
Outstanding Young Bandmaster Committee – Beth Bronk
Hall of Fame Committee - Barbara Lambrecht
Membership Committee - Vice President Tom Harrington


Nominations for membership in 2023 were taken from the floor and recorded by the Vice President. Those nominating new members were reminded of needed paper work and deadlines involved.

President Villarreal reminded those in attendance of the importance of participation in the TBA Reading Band and the Band Directors Support Network. Forms for the Reading Band were distributed to the membership.

Motion to adjourn was passed by common consent.


Respectfully submitted: Scott Coulson, Secretary-Treasurer




BREAKFAST INSTALLATION MEETING

Saturday, 10 February 2022

The meeting was called to order by President Evelio Villarreal, at 7:00 AM in the Lonesome Dove
Room, Convention Center.

The invocation was given by Denny Whitley.

Breakfast was served by the LDR Staff. Following breakfast, a moment of silence was observed in memory of deceased members.

The President next acknowledged members present with the longest record of membership in Alpha Chapter.

The Oath of Membership for new members was administered by
Secretary Scott Coulson. Those installed were Class of 2021: Destry Balch, Rob Chilton, Chad Collins, David Dunham, Manuel Gamez, Corey Graves, Ryan Johnstone, Kevin Knight, Jarrett Lipman, Terry Maxwell, Lucy Pascasio, Brian Pollard, Adam Powell, John Rauschuber, Joshua Shaw, Misty Smith, David Stephenson.
Class of 2022:
Chris Bennett, Jessica Gonzales, Ryan Heath, Scott Anthony Jones, John Nelson, Jim Palmer, Abert Vela and Jerry Whorton

Roland Sandoval, President of TBA, once again introduced Rey Meza as Bandmaster of the Year.

President Villarreal again commended various Alpha Chapter members for their achievements during the year, Midwest Clinic performances and clinic and performances during the TMEA convention.

Vice Tom Harrington
encouraged members to participate in the Reading Band that performs at TBA.

Vice Tom Harrington called for additional nominations from the floor. Again, those making nominations were reminded of the requirements for membership and the necessary paper work involved.

New President Harrington presented Outgoing President Evelio Villarreal with the Past President's pin. The membership acknowledged Evelio Villarreal with a standing ovation.

The Fraternity moved for adjournment by common consent.

Respectfully submitted: Scott Coulson, Secretary-Treasurer



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