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The Paperless Bandhall

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  • In the field of music education, communication and data collection are crucial components to the success of a music program. These two facets of the profession contribute to many binders full of papers that are only able to be organized by one scheme and are not easily searchable. By shifting the way we look at handouts, forms, pass offs, practice records, and various other paper consuming activities we can step closer to a more organized, automated, and paperless classroom.
  • Dean Surface (
  • 12/20/2019 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Dean Surface is the Director of Bands at Trinity Springs Middle School in Keller TX. He began his career 17 years ago in Keller ISD and moved to Trinity Springs upon its opening in 2006. Under Mr. Surface’s direction, the Trinity Springs Wind Ensemble has been awarded Superior ratings at UIL, Peak Festivals, Ovation band contests and the Beach Within Reach festivals. They have also been awarded as outstanding ensemble and best in class at these various contests. The TSMS Wind Ensemble has also been awarded as National Winners in the Mark of Excellence band contest. This coming March the TSMS Wind Ensemble will be performing at the Music for All National Band Festival in Indianapolis. Mr. Surface is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He has guest conducted honor groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and is a faculty member at the Baylor Summer Music Camp. He has presented clinics for fellow KISD teachers and has previously served as the TMEA Region Middle School Band Coordinator elect, and TMEA Region 30 and 2 Middle School Band Technology Coordinator. On his campus Mr. Surface serves on the leadership council. Mr. Surface is a member of Texas Music Adjudicators Association and adjudicates Pre-UIL, UIL, and various festivals in the DFW area. He also presented two clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic. Mr. Surface holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Mr. Surface enjoys teaching band to middle school students because this is where the adventure begins. He also enjoys composing music for middle school students through his publication company