To those interested in playing in Texas Camp Band for Texas Camp 2017 coming up over Thanksgiving weekend in November:
Please save *Saturday, November 4th afternoon* for a preliminary Texas Camp Band rehearsal here in Austin. (If you can’t come, please consider playing with us anyway at Camp!) We’ll have printed music posted ahead of time on this website and there will be further messages about chart availability and rehearsal details.
Submitted by Sara Talbot, President
Six members out of the eight TIFD board members met in Austin, Texas on August 26th, 2017 – one day, in a string of the worst days, in the history of the Coast of Texas…
During my officer report, I let everyone know that one of our board members recently resigned from his position. Garry Karner will not be able to continue his duties on the board or as the Vice President of the board. We wish him luck in all of his future endeavors!
By Genevieve Kent, TIFD Safety Committee Chair
On September 9th seventeen people from eleven different dance groups (including TIFD affiliates) came together for a training at SAFE in Austin. The theme was sexual harassment and how to respond to reports of it in a dance group. The training was part of a pilot program to help various groups around Austin learn how to recognize and address instances of harassment within their organization. The training was free of charge and was referred to me by Austin Swing Syndicate, who previously attended the training.
By Genevieve Kent
At TIFD’s Board meeting in May of this year, I was appointed to serve as Safety Committee Chair. I am excited to be building a framework alongside the Board so that we can effectively respond to the rare cases of injuries and incidents of harassment that occur in large dance groups such as our own.