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How to be an Advocate for your Band or Orchestra Program

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  • This clinic will provide attendees with ideas to become a better advocate for their program, whether they are just startying out or are veteran teachers. Included in the clinic is a power point that provides the user with examples of areas that must be addressed when speaking on behalf of all fine arts programs, as well as an example of how to put the power point to use in a specific situation.
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  • Peter J. Warshaw is the Fine Arts Director for Leander ISD. Previously, Mr. Warshaw was the Director of Bands at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, TX. During his tenure at Pearce, the band performed twice in Carnegie Hall, received the Sudler Flag of Honor in 2000, and was selected as the TMEA Class 4A Honor Band in 2001. His marching and concert bands consistently earned first division ratings in UIL competition and have been named as Best-In-Class at numerous festivals in the USA. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, a life member of the International Percy Grainger Society and is listed in the 1992 and 1996 editions of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In addition, Mr. Warshaw is a recipient of the Grainger Medallion presented by the International Percy Grainger Society. He serves as a guest lecturer at Sam Houston State University and is in great demand as an adjudicator in Texas.