At the URL below are my pictures from Garritan's appearance at the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio, February 15 through 19.
22,000 people attended. That was about 4,000 educators (K-12 through college) and mobs of students in all state honor bands and choruses, and their parents. And a few exhibitors like Garritan.
I didn't set out to document the event. I merely snapped a few shots, mostly from the exhibit hall, to show the sort of stuff that went on.
Obviously there were many companies hawking affordable student band instruments. There were also technology and music education companies, and sheet music publishers. Then there were companies that make fundraising sales materials (and sometimes serve hot cookies as samples from the booth--mmmm). There were travel agencies to get you marching band to the Rose Bowl and back.
There were myriad seminars ranging from product demos to PhD dissertations and music educators' topics.
The Dallas Wind Orchestra gave an outstanding professional concert on Thursday night.
You couldn't attend any of the all state student ensemble performances, because the crowds were just too dense. You would have to buy tickets in advance and queue up for two or three hours before each show, which ran back-to-back all day Saturday.
On my Web page with the photos, please forgive me if I failed to properly identify each of the Garritanians depicted. Send me corrections.