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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 
$50

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Through Dec. 15th

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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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Kids are Kids and They Can All Learn!

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  • This Clinic will present ways to build band programs in schools where urban and socio-economic challenges are prevalant. Topics discussed will be motivating students, advocacy with administrators, parents and community, how to get students to take ownership in a program, and how to define and create success with limited student financial resources.
  • Trent Cooper (trentc@springisd.org)
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  • Trent Cooper has been a TX music educator for 22 years. He began his career in Spring ISD at Wells MS as Asst. Band Dir. He continued as Head Dir. at League City Intermediate, where his bands received the highest ratings in State U.I.L. contests, were chosen to perform at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and were named 2nd and 3rd runner up in the State MS Honor Band Competition. He taught in Conroe ISD and Roundrock ISD, and returned to his roots in Spring ISD in 2003. Currently he is in his 2nd year as Dir. of Bands at Dekaney HS which opened in 2007. During its 1st year of existence, the DHS Wind Ensemble was chosen as Outstanding Performing Ensemble in a State Music Festival. The DHS Wind Ensemble received the highest ratings at its 1st State U.I.L. Contest.
    He holds a BME from the Univ. of Houston and an Ma. in Conducting from Sam Houston State Univ.
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