1) MS commission proposal—Mandy Burton
Summary: OBDA will contribute $1000 towards the commission of a piece to be written by Willie Owens which will be premiered by the All-State MS Honor Band at the 2019 OMEA conference. The remainder of the commission fee ($3000) will be raised via a consortium to be put in place by Mandy Burton. OBDA would be named on the title page as the lead member of the consortium. Mr. Owens would be contracted by OMEA to be the conductor of the honor band at the premiere.
2) OBDA Website—Jeff Hornick
Summary: OBDA’s new webmaster will create a new website using Weebly. New website will require maintenance fees of approximately $150/year.
3) All-State Symphonic Band Conductor—Chris Chapman
Summary: OBDA would make a recommendation to OMEA that the All-State High School Symphonic Band (aka “second band”) conductor be chosen from among the states active and retired collegiate band directors.
4) OBDA Executive Board nomenclature—Jeff Hornick
Summary: This is a by-law revision that would return the titles of the members of the Executive Board to the original nomenclature: President-elect, President, Past-President.
5) OBDA President duties (all-state managers)—Jeff Hornick
Summary: This proposal adds language to the appropriate section of the by-laws. The addition would read: “The OBDA President shall work with the OMEA Executive Board to appoint managers for the various all-state high school (non-jazz) honor bands.”