The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) held its annual three-day conference from Thursday, Jan. 19, through Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Hyatt Place Anaheim Resort and Convention Center, which coincided with the global National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show.
Mr. Dan Methe from Yorba Linda Middle School is on the SCSBOA board, and is a major organizer of the event. Ms. Rita Watson from Bernardo Yorba Middle School is also a board member, and chairs the elementary and middle school divisions. Mr. Brad Davis from Esperanza High School presented an educational session on, “Utilizing your jazz combo to enhance your jazz band.” Mr. Jim Hahn from Tuffree Middle School also presented two sessions: one on, “Engaging students while maintaining an effective rehearsal,” and the other on, “What they didn’t teach you in college.”
These teachers attended several educational sessions to better enhance the instrumental music programs in the district.