YEA! team heads to The Midwest Clinic in Chicago

Meet up with us at the Exhibition Hall to talk shop

Team members from Youth Education in the Arts and the US Scholastic Band Association will be on hand at The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference, in Chicago, Ill., this week to meet with sponsors and music educators as the Allentown, Pa., -based non-profit shapes up initiatives and programs for 2010. 

George Hopkins, CEO of Youth Education in the Arts, Sean King, Director of the USSBA, Marketing Consultant Jimmy Verrett, and Tara Lee Bryant and Courtney Beard, members of the USSBA team, will attend the 63rd Annual clinic that brings together educators for more than 30 concerts, 80 clinics, and displays from more than 350 exhibitors.  

This is the seventh year that Youth Education in the Arts has sent representatives to The Midwest Clinic, a well-known conference for music educators and musicians that began in 1946. With music education programs such as the Cadets Drum Corps, the USSBA, and other youth initiatives, the Clinic is the ideal opportunity for the YEA! team to reach out to its friends and corporate partners in education and the marching arts activity. 

“The USSBA team is looking forward to meeting with many of our friends from throughout the world of music at this national event,” said King. “Presentations and meetings are set with band directors from different regions where we’re looking to grow, as well as conversations with our corporate partners reviewing the year’s achievements and plans for the upcoming New Year.” 

Attendees can meet the YEA! team to learn more about our program offerings during the conference Exhibit held Wednesday through Friday. Exhibit hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 

The USSBA coordinates more than 140 marching band events in 17 states during its 10-week season from mid-September to mid-November. Started as the Cadets Marching Band Cooperative in 1988, the USSBA enters its 22nd Anniversary in 2010 and looks forward to its first Indoor season for colorguard and percussion groups beginning in January. 

More than 15,000 instrumental music educators, administrators, professional musicians, composers, conductors, students, and music industry representatives attend The Midwest Clinic every winter. 

CLICK HERE to read more about The Midwest Clinic.

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