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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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Vertical Teaming for Student Success

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  • Creativity, the most sought-after trait in leaders today, is more important than ever in how we provide structured success for music students from beginner band to graduation. We will discuss an overview of how a school cluster collaborates as one to strengthen each program and the process to implement concepts of vertical teaming. Learn to bridge the gap between junior high and high school to prepare students to think creatively as they enter the global work force to become our future leaders.
  • Christopher Bailey (christophergbailey@katyisd.org)
  • 12/20/2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Christopher Bailey currently serves as Assistant Principal at Morton Ranch Junior High in the Katy Independent School District. His duties include supervision of the 8th grade class, overseeing fine arts and athletic activities, and serving as the chair of the PBIS committee. Mr. Bailey also represents Morton Ranch Junior High as Safety Liaison for the Katy ISD Safety Taskforce. Bailey will be honored to open Katy ISD's newest campus, Stockdick Junior High, in the fall as the Assistant Principal for Student Support. Prior to his current position he served as Director of Bands and Associate Director of Bands for nine years at James E. Taylor High School in Katy ISD. His duties included managing activities for the 300+ member Taylor Marching band, conducting three of the five concert ensembles, as well as supervising and managing the Taylor Color Guard & Winter Guard. Under his direction, Taylor High School ensembles experienced a high level of success, often competing at the highest level in state competitions and festivals, including performances at Carnagie Hall and The Midwest Clinic. Mr. Bailey serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas and Louisiana. He has also presented professional development sessions in the areas of inclusion for special learners, year-long programing for fine arts classrooms, vertical teaming for student success and using technology to tell your school’s learning story at conferences for organziations including the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Association of School Administrators. @stixbailey
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  • George Liverman
  • George Liverman is originally from Morgan City, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University and McNeese State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Mr. Liverman is in his sixteenth year of teaching. His teaching career began in Pasadena ISD and now continues at McMeans Junior High in Katy ISD where he is currently the Director of Bands. This fall, Mr. Liverman will open the newest school in Katy ISD as Director of Bands at Stockdick Junior High. Under his direction, the McMeans Junior High Bands have received consecutive sweepstakes ratings at UIL contests. Also, his bands have consistently advanced to the Area Honor Band competition, achieved national recognition in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band competition, and was a 2013 TMEA Honor Band State Finalist. In addition Mr. Liverman is a co-director of the McMeans JH Full Orchestra which was named a TMEA state finalist in 2011-2014 and performed at the Midwest Clinic, An International Band & Orchestra Conference, in Chicago December 2014. He continues to work with his students in high school as an assistant director of the James E. Taylor HS Symphony Orchestra that won the same prestigious honor of performing at the Midwest Clinic in 2011. His Symphonic Band received the invitation and performed at the 2016 Music For All National Middle School Festival in Indianapolis March 2016. As a member of the McMeans JH faculty he has been selected as the 2013 Teacher of the Year and the 2014 PTA Lifetime member award. An active member of Katy’s music community, Mr. Liverman holds the positions of McMeans JH Fine Arts Chair and maintains a private lesson trumpet studio in Katy. He is currently serving as Region 23 JH Band Coordinator and is an active adjudicator and clinician throughout Texas.
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  • Gregory Redner
  • Greg Redner is the Head Director of Bands at Patricia E. Paetow High School in Katy, TX. Prior to his teaching position at Paetow High School, Redner worked for 2 years as an Assistant Director of Bands at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX and spent six years as Head Band Director at Waukesha North High School in Waukesha, WI. In his time in Waukesha the Waukesha North Bands participated in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, competed at BOA Grand Nationals and won six consecutive Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships. Redner has and in depth experience utilizing technology in a 1:1 classroom and has been invited to present at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Convention, The Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention on the topic of technology integration in the music classroom. Redner has been in and around the marching activity for over 16 years as a marching member and instructor. Redner received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2004 where he studied trumpet under Dr. Frank Hanson.
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