OMEA & Student Motivation

The Oklahoma Music Educators Convention/Conference begins this week, so preparations for the Pender’s Music exhibit are in the final stages. There are many interesting clinics that are to be presented in the Band Division. One of them will feature Harry Haines (Professor of Music, Emeritus) and Russ Teweleit (Associate Director of Bands), from West Texas A&M University. They’ll be addressing student motivation and assessment.

The clinic will also include audio and video recordings of three band/wind ensemble classics: Armenian Dances (Reed), Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger), and La Gazza Ladra (Rossini). The young bands featured in the audio and video are from Professor Haines’s public school teaching days, which just goes to show you that the classics, aged though they may be, never seem to lose their allure, for both audiences and students alike. They challenge the students, and impress the crowds. What’s not to like about that?

Who: Harry Haines & Russ Teweleit, Clinicicans

What: Student Motivation

Where: Oklahoma Music Educators Convention ( OMEA, Tulsa, OK Convention Center)

When: 8:00 to 8:50am, Friday, January 21st, 2011

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2 thoughts on “OMEA & Student Motivation

  1. Sam W Nigh

    I am so glad I came across your website. I was a student of Dr. Haines all through junior and senior high school in Norman, Oklahoma back in the 1960’s when he was our music director. Those are very fond memories for me. I pulled out our old lp recordings yesterday and listened to them. Dr. Haines had an ability to bring out the musical gifts of his young charges. He instilled in us a love of music, and a confidence that we were good. We had a knowingness about us that when we went to OMEA or Tri-State Music Festivals, we were going to win. In fact, during my years at Norman High, we won the Tri-State Concert Band of the Year award three years in a row 1964-65, 1965-66, and 1966-67. My brother, who played baritone, moved up from junior high to high school the following year, 1967-68 and he and his bandmates were the recipients of the invitation we won to appear before the Midwest Music Educators Association meeting in Chicago. I had the pleasure of making a similar trip and performing before them when Dr. Haines led our band at West Junior High (my 8th grade year) to the MMEA in Chicago.
    If you can tell me how to reach Dr. Haines, I would love to send him a thank you note from one of his former trombone players. Thank you.
    Sam W Nigh
    p.s. my father, Sam C Nigh, was very active in the Band Parent’s Association and went on virtually every road trip we made. Dr. Haines, my dad, Frank Ristau and Bob Kidd were all good friends.

  2. PendersBuzz Post author

    Thanks for the message, and glad that you found us! I’ll forward your comment and email address to the Oklahoma City store…perhaps one of the folks there can help you. Becky (Mktg)

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