BMEA membership is considered active if the member is employed as a music instructor in Broward County and has paid membership dues.
Business is transacted using Roberts Rules of Order. A quorum consists of 50% of active membership.
BMEA sponsors the All County Honor Concerts and is responsible for collecting and dispersing membership dues and money from vendors and patrons, the bulk of which involve expenses related to the concerts. BMEA also presents awards and recognition to guest conductors, teachers, students, administrators, school board members, vendors, patrons, and others who excel and/or have a positive impact on music education in Broward County. Component organizations within BMEA are the Broward County Band Directors Association (BCBDA), the Broward Elementary Music Teachers Association (BCEMTA), the Broward County Orchestra Association (BCODA), and the Broward County Vocal Teachers Association (BCVTA). The association board meets twice a year to assess the operations related to the honor concerts, improve the process where possible, and to address issues within the county and state that affect music education. Component chairpersons address component members to convey the views of the board, to further discussion when needed, and to conduct voting if necessary. All BMEA members are encouraged to attend and provide input.
The board is comprised of the curriculum specialist, five officers, the member-at-large, and component chairpersons. Officers are nominated or volunteer and are approved by the board. A quorum consists of 25% of active board membership.
President: Serves two years
President-elect: Serves two years
Past-President: Serves one year
Secretary: Serves two years
Treasurer: Serves at the discretion of the board
Website: James Hammond, Lyons Creek Middle School
VENDORS: Vendors reimburse BMEA with 10% of profits
Pepwear: sells shirts and plaques at the all county concerts that have student's names on them. This information is provided by the president two weeks before the performances. Pepwear provides BMEA with a percentage of the proceeds. Pepwear provides a contract via email to the BMEA president, securing each event with an event number. Sample correspondence is here and here. A flier is sent to the coordinators in advance, which is printed out and presented to every All County honor students and participating director.
Pepwear contact is Claude Hedspeth, 1-800-587-4287, [email protected].
Encore Audio: records the band and orchestra honor concerts and sells the CD's immediately following the concerts. Complimentary recordings are provided to the clinicians, coordinators, president and curriculum specialist. Program information labeled on each CD is provided by the president two weeks before the performances. A flier is sent to the coordinators in advance, which is printed out and presented to every All County honor student and participating director.
Encore contact is David Hillberry, 786-395-5168, [email protected].
Excellent Video Solutions: provides a DVD recording of the vocal groups immediately following the All County performances.
EVS contact is Gerald Armbrister, http://teacherweb.com/FL/StonemanDouglasHS/Chorus.
Crown Trophy: is the vendor of choice for all county plaques given to coordinators, clinicians, and school board officials. A sample is here.
Crown contact is Abbi, 954-748-2785, [email protected].
All County Music, Inc.
Fred Schiff, owner
BrightStar Credit Union