Regiment contra member from 1986-87, Dr Tom Bough, will be presenting at the upcoming prestigous Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference on Wednesday at 10:30am in Room W 179.

Dr Bough’s presentation is entitled: Starting Tuba Players at Any Age: Simple Procedures to Identify and Train Promising Low Brass Players

This clinic will train educators to quickly assess which students have the potential to develop into strong tuba or euphonium players. Volunteers from the audience will join the clinician on stage to play the tuba or euphonium in order to demonstrate the “5 minute test drive” technique used for the assessment. Proven strategies for recruiting new low brass students, engaging their parents, training peer mentors, and quickly developing performance skills will also be presented.

Besides being an alum of the Phantom Regiment, Dr. Bough is also the director of the Huskie Marching Band at Northern Illinois University,