In just a few short days, band, orchestra and music leaders from around the globe will converge in Chicago for the 73rd annual Midwest Clinic. It’s the biggest music education conference in the world. There’s so much to see and do! Four hundred plus vendors, clinicians from around the world and instruction that is both practical and motivational are the hallmarks of this dynamic event. If you plan to attend, you’ll need a game plan to see it all. As a highlight on your must-do list, be sure to stop at the Kaleidoscope Adventures booth. When you do, you’ll meet Darcy Williams from ‘After Sectionals’!
‘After Sectionals’ Podcast
Most band directors are familiar with the voice behind the wildly popular podcast. Darcy is recognized as a no-nonsense director and dispenser of valuable advice. She shares the microphone with two colleagues, Jenna Yee and Alex Ortega. Each brings a unique perspective to the band experience. Together, they share their adventures, lessons learned and common-sense guidance with band directors everywhere. First year directors and seasoned veterans alike have found ‘After Sectionals’ to be a great resource for instruction.
Podcast topics dive deep into the world of classroom management, motivation and even “staph” development (very clever!). They discuss the nuts and bolts of contest ratings, the value of mentors, managing expectations and successfully navigating a home-work balance. Midwest Clinic is your chance to get up close and personal with these band gurus and ask the burning questions for your program.
Darcy Williams isn’t new to Midwest Clinic. Her band performed brilliantly at the conference in December of 2015. She, along with Jenna and Alex, also conducted the well attended “Teaching Rhythm Logically” clinic in 2016. She adds positive energy and expertise to an already amazing show.
Exclusive Partner with Kaleidoscope Adventures
This year, ‘After Sectionals’ has become an exclusive partner with Kaleidoscope Adventures. As a leader in the performance travel industry, KA shares a passion for music and excellence in education. Its reputation for outstanding performance travel is second to none. Collaborating with the team at ‘After Sectionals’ can only enhance the good work each is doing on behalf of music programs everywhere!
Live! From Midwest!
As part of this exciting collaboration, ‘After Sectionals’ will be podcasting from the Kaleidoscope Adventures booth at Midwest Clinic. It’s a great opportunity to meet Darcy Williams and the KA team, ask questions, and plan your next performance trip. These are the experts who know the ins and outs of performing and performance travel. Parades, festivals, amusement parks, competitions and more, they’ll help you “fine tune” the perfect experience for your group.
As you plan your path through the myriad of booths, clinics, workshops and performances, be sure to stop at the KA booth to meet Darcy Williams from ‘After Sectionals.’ It promises to be a unique highlight for both conference participants and hosts alike. During an event brimming with amazing opportunities for music directors and teachers, be sure to check this one off your list!