2017-2018 TPSMEA Band and Jazz Band Information

Dear Directors,

The 2017-2018 Band Calendar has been posted to the right of this page.

Phillip Clements will be our 2018 clinician!

Andy Murphy
Band Division Vice-President
Legacy Christian Academy


Phillip L. Clements to conduct

2018 TPSMEA All State Band


Phillip L. Clements is the Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. In this role, Mr. Clements serves as conductor of the wind ensemble, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting and music education, and guides the instrumental area within the Department of Music. Prior to his appointment in 2008, Mr. Clements served on the faculties of the University of Miami, University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas and taught in the public schools at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas. From 2005 until 2008 he served as the Associate Conductor of the Greater Miami Symphonic Band in Miami, Florida.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Southwest Division Conference, New York’s Carnegie Hall and most recently in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria in the Spring of 2016. The Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble has been again invited to perform as one of the featured university ensembles at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio. In the spring of 2017 the Wind Ensemble released their latest compact disk, Traveler.

A proponent of new quality music for wind band, he has been involved in commissions and premieres by prominent composers such as David Maslanka, Libby Larson, Bob Mintzer, Bradley Bodine, David Sampson, James Syler, and Michael Daugherty as well as regional premieres of works by Michael Colgrass and Don¬ald Grantham. He has collaborated with numerous guest artists including Craig Mor¬ris, Thomas Hooten, John Marcellus, and Allen Vizzutti.

He is in continuous demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for ensembles across the United States. In addition, Mr. Clements has authored articles for the Instrumentalist, Southwestern Musician, Texas Bandmasters Review, and Fanfare magazines and lectured at numerous state conferences across the Southwest. He has also contributed to the GIA series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Bandmasters Association. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and College Band Director’s National Association and is an elected member of the Phi Beta Mu honorary bandmaster’s fraternity.