TEXAS BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION
BEGINNER INSTRUCTION SERIES
49TH ANNUAL CLINIC
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
The Texas Bandmasters Association for the second year continues to sponsor a series of clinics
on beginning instrumental teaching methods, presented by some of Texas’ premier music
educators during the 1996 TBA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. These master teachers,
chosen from the ranks of superior music educators in the State, represent a wide diversity in
geographic location, as well as, in teaching situations.
A session will be presented on six band instruments with a companion handout.
handout, you will find teaching methods, and classroom organizational skills which are used
successfully in today’s schools.
We acknowledge the efforts of the clinicians who prepared these booklets and, who also
presented a clinic session. In addition we acknowledge Jim Hagood, TBA Immediate Past
President, whose vision provided us with the many benefits we gain through this series of
clinics. Jim Hagood’s foresight, and diligent efforts in laying out the ground work for these
series is very much appreciated.
This series is respectfully dedicated to the legions of band directors who have gone before us
and who have built the music education program that is unique in history: TEXAS’ BANDS.
Representing the best of this tradition was the 1990 President of TBA, the late Malcolm Helm,
whose example and teaching inspired and challenged all of us.
Bob Brandenberger, President, Texas Bandmasters Association
Alfred Esquivel is currently the band director at his high school alma mater, Burbank High School,
San Antonio, I.S.D. Prior to returning to S.A.I.S.D., he served eighteen years as assistant and head
band director at Robert E. Lee High School. He received his B.S. in Math and M.A. in Music from
South West Texas State Univ. Under his direction, the Lee Band accumulated several U.I.L.
Sweepstakes Awards and represented Region XII at State Marching Contests and