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First Performance: A Beginning Band Demonstration Concert

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  • “First Performance: A beginning Band Demonstration Concert” is a pre-planned demonstration concert designed to improve retention of beginners. We will invite a proven local beginning band director (from a very diverse school population) as a live demonstration group of beginners to be part of the clinic. Based on “Make Music Day”, “First Performance Day” would become a target date (in early November) that beginning bands would celebrate annually with a demonstration concert.
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  • George Quinlan, Jr. currently serves as President & CEO of Quinlan & Fabish Music Company, a regional chain of eight school retail stores serving schools in the Chicagoland and Michiana areas. A trombonist and bass player, he graduated from the University of Miami and began his career with brief stints at The Selmer Company and at G. Leblanc before joining his family business in 1979. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Midwest Clinic, Past President of NASMD-National Association of School Music Dealers, Immediate Past Chairman of the VanderCook College of Music Board of Trustees, as a member of the Music Achievement Council and Artspeaks204-a grass roots arts advocacy group in suburban Chicago. He has served two terms on the board of directors for NAMM-National Association of Music Merchants, the South Shore Brass Band, and has actively lobbied in support of Music Education in Springfield and Washington D.C.. In 2013, he was recognized with the Don Johnson Music Industry Service award and Q&F was recognized as 2014 Retailer of the Year by Music, Inc. magazine. NAMM has recognized his company as a Top 100 dealer since its inception in 2011. Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. has been recognized as one of the leading school music retailers in the United States. Q&F has made participation in band and orchestra easier for parents, students, and teachers as a trusted partner in Music Education since 1959.