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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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The “Non-Negotiables” of Superior Rehearsals

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  • The “Non-Negotiables” of Superior Rehearsals This clinic describes the hallmarks of the teacher’s classroom that must never be compromised. Learning readiness, the need for a strong fundamentals program, maintaining a high level of attention span, teacher enthusiasm, respecting the student, developing attention to details, pedagogical structure and the development of comprehensive musical skills will be discussed.
  • Alfred Watkins (
  • 12/18/2014 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • Mr. Alfred L. Watkins is the recently retired Director of Bands at Lassiter High School (2013), completing a 37-year career. Ensembles under Watkins’ direction have performed at the Midwest Band Clinic (6x), the BOA National Concert Band Festival (8x), the GMEA In-Service Conference (7x), performed at PASIC, won two WGI World Championships, BOA Grand National Marching Champions (2x) and won nine BOA Regionals. The band also participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade (4x), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (3x) and two Orange Bowl Parades. His bands have earned the Sudler Flag of Honor, Sudler Shield and Sudler Silver Scroll. Mr. Watkins was selected as a member of the Florida A & M Gallery of Distinguished Alumni, the BOA Hall of Fame, the ABA, the Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame, Phi Beta Mu Educator of the Year and recently received the GMEA Distinguished Career Award. He has received 15 Certificates of Excellence from the NBA and the Sudler Order of Merit.