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December, 22, 2023
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM




Tami Goss

Tami Goss

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The Power of Small: Achieving Big Results in Your Small School Band Program

Clinic Synopsis:

The team of directors, administrators, and students from Bridge City High School have collaborated to develop a highly successful, student-centered band program that has grown exponentially in size and success. In this interactive session, the Bridge City Wind Ensemble and their director will demonstrate how it is possible to perform at a very high level even in a small school district. They will speak candidly about how they have fostered a culture of success, how their procedures and processes inspire student-driven results, how to juggle the daily responsibilities of a small school director, and how they cultivate positive community and district relationships.

Tami Goss - Biographical Information

Tami Goss is in her twenty-second year as a Texas music educator and currently serves as the Director of Bands at Bridge City ISD in Bridge City, TX. She joined The Cardinal family in 2010 and was named Director of Bands in 2016. In her seven years leading the program, the Bridge City Bands have consistently earned Sweepstakes Awards. In both 2019 and 2022, the BCHS Wind Ensemble placed 4th in the TMEA State Honor Band process. Mrs. Goss’s middle school and high school bands have placed in the state finals of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series on ten different occasions winning 3rd place twice. The BCHS Marching Band has consistently been Area Finalists since 2011 and has competed at the UIL 4A State Marching Contest in 2020, 2021, and 2022, placing 7th in 2020. Additionally, the marching band won Best in Class in the North Houston Regional Bands of America Championship in 2021. Mrs. Goss most recently served four years on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List Committee, completing her fourth year as panel chair. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Music Education from Lamar University. She is happy to serve her colleagues as TMEA Region X Secretary, and her professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Mrs. Goss is an active Texas and Louisiana adjudicator and clinician. When she is not in the band room, she loves to cycle, cuddle with her pets, and travel with her family.