Preview of ITEC 2019 Bookmark and Share

The bulk of the musical talk
Forum rules
Reminder: "Go fund me" requests are not allowed and should be reported. All requests will be deleted.

Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 am

I'm here in Iowa city with the trombone festival, same place ITEC will be held next year. A few observations

The negative... No campus parking. All campus parking is gate controlled (that I've seen) so you have to park in parking garages in a retail district (very close to the music building) for $1 an hour

The positive... Just about everything else. The music building is amazing. There are a ton of places to eat within a couple of blocks. There is a clinic and drug store right across the street, several really nice hotels, (I'll probably stay closer next time to avoid the parking issue) and in general I really love this place.

Any questions?
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Three Valves » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 am

Pay for parking??

In Iowa??

That’s why I never shop or eat in Bethesda, MD. :roll:

How about a contrabass trombone review, or three??

:tuba:
Who needs four valves??

Mack Brass Artiste
MackBrunner 210L
Bach 12
Kelly 18
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
 
Posts: 2833
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 am

Here's the elephant in the room... The elephant room

At ITF, the displays are mostly in one room, not that large, low ceilings, and very noisy. And that's for trombone. If they try to have the same room (in a hotel basement a couple of blocks away from the music building) I'm not sure that's going to be a good experience

If they have the elephant room in the music building (very large, tall rooms) but most rooms are polished unfinished concrete. Its a very live building and foyers, but there might be a couple rooms that would be OK. Interested to see what the powers that be do about this problem. I haven't seen the band hall yet, but maybe that would work?
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 am

Three Valves wrote:Pay for parking??

In Iowa??

That’s why I never shop or eat in Bethesda, MD. :roll:

How about a contrabass trombone review, or three??

:tuba:



Coming up!
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Peach » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:25 am

What are the dates out of interest?
Peach
User avatar
Peach
4 valves
4 valves
 
Posts: 655
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:42 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby bloke » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:38 am

I enjoy meeting people, showing my products to them, and looking at others' products...but the "elephant room" noise is (frankly) really hard on me.
I'm not a full-time performing musician (i.e. I don't regularly perform/deliver 5-7 weekly services), but many of the elephant room festivals seem to be around the time that people like to pay me to make elephant noises (all by myself, rather than competing with forty other elephants). EDIT: The dates indicated in the next post indicate a time of year when "season finale" subscription concerts occur ~and~ band directors are contacting me about making repair pick-up appointments. I'm not sure that - frankly - displaying wares in elephant rooms (considering the considerable cost in money and time) really pays off...Maybe (??) it does. Some financially-successful manufacturers and vendors have come to the conclusion that it does not.
I do like hearing good music played well, but - for some reason - "tuba/euphonium recital music" (even though some of it is "good music" and - nearly always, at these conferences - it's "played well") just doesn't do it for me. I believe I may - simply - tend to crave "treble clef sounds" after a few minutes (??).
Accuse me of being a "snoot", but first, please re-read everything in line #1 prior to the three dots, and no, I don't view "my participation as an elephant room displayer" as "invaluable to attendees".
Last edited by bloke on Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 40376
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Peach wrote:What are the dates out of interest?



https://www.iteaonline.org/conferences/ ... TEC%202019
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 pm

I'll say this about ITF. The recitals and concerts have been amazing. Trombone choirs and quartets are one of favorite ensembles, so maybe it's the nature of the beast

Like bloke, I rarely get much enjoyment out of a solo tuba recital (especially "academically" programmed) but quartets are slightly more bearable.
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby enhite » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Thanks for the update regarding the 2019 ITEC venue. Let's hope that the organizers can negotiate reasonable parking fees as they did for conferences at past venues.
enhite
lurker
lurker
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:47 am

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 pm

The problem is that the only lot close to the music building is a retail district lot. Even if they did work out something with the university, those lots would be three or 4 blocks away, not good for tuba players.

My two day parking totals so far are $19. Not TERRIBLE, but more expensive that the parking permits we had to buy in knoxville a couple years ago
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby bloke » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Do the same thing I do when I play commencements on gridlocked university campuses...
Park off-campus, and bike in your your chewber on your back...
If a 61-year-old fat man can do it, you can do it...
...and hey...What do you need your chewber for...??
There are plenty of (well...Chinese :oops: ) ones there already.
Spit in those. :|
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 40376
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee

Re: Preview of ITEC 2019

Postby Mark Finley » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:34 pm

I didn't take this side trip this time, but there's always next year. Only 90 minutes away

https://fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/tours/
User avatar
Mark Finley
Low Brass Teacher
Low Brass Teacher
 
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:08 am
Location: Arlington TX


Return to TubeNet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bh2001, Doc, Google Adsense [Bot], kkg and 22 guests