The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association is greatly aided by the work of numerous committees. Please contact the chair person of any committee with your questions, suggestions, and concerns.


ALL-STATE COMMITTEE: Oversees band, orchestra and jazz blind recorded auditions and serves as a MSBOA representative for the Michigan Music Conference. 

Chair: Joel Shaner  joel.shaner@jpsk12.0rg

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE: Prepares an annual budget and analyzes financial position. Makes recommendations to the Executive Board. 

Chair: Amy Gronda

CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE: Organizes a workshop where directors work under the tutelage of master conductors as part of the Michigan Music Conference.                         

Chair: Mark Stice

FESTIVAL IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE: Considers and proposes changes in festival rules and procedures.

Chair: Allman Todd

FUTURE PLANNING COMMITTEE: Projects the future of MSBOA and provides possible directions.

Chair: Jo Ann Gross

HONORARY AND EMERITUS ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE: Implements the procedure to recognize and honor retired instrumental music instructors as Members Emeritus and awards Honorary status to noted individuals that provide educational services to the MSBOA membership.

Chair: Jon Nichols

MICHIGAN MUSIC CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: Coordinates involvement in the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids.

Chair: Kevin Culling

MUSIC COMMISSIONING PROJECT COMMITTEE: Oversees the commisioning of new musical works for the MSBOA. 

Chair: Stacie Detgen

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP COMMITTEE: Organizes two annual meetings of all state offices, district presidents, and other representatives to consider questions of music education. This long-standing committee has produced the excellent MSBOA Handbook series. 

Chair: Spiros Xydas 

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Promotes education of computer music issues and creates a music workshop for members as a part of the Michigan Music Conference.  

Chair: Nicholas Hardy

ONLINE FESTIVAL SCHEDULING ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Supports District Vice Presidents with online festival scheduling.                         

Chair: Heidi Schlosser

POLICY STUDY COMMITTEE: Deals with all questions in the area, such as distrcit transfer, extra curricular tips by musical groups and special adjudication. 

Chair:  Kevin Culling

UPPER PENINSULA COMMITTEE: Formed to coordinate MSBOA Upper and Lower Peninsula activities and to encourage participation in MSBOA. 

Chair: Laura Robinson