©2019 University of Washington | 2019 CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium | May 29 - June 1

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2019 Alumni Athletic Bands Symposium Schedule

By popular demand, the Alumni Athletic Bands Symposium is back, and will run simultaneous with the 2019 CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium. We invite participating band directors to potentially attend alumni related sessions if they wish.

 

Pre-Conference Events

*Family package event prices dependent upon interest

2:00 PM - Shuttle departs University area hotels for Woodinville, WA - Seattle's Wine Country!

2:30 PM - Tour de Wineries

                   

6:00 PM - Depart for University Village and/or University area hotels, dinner on your own

 

Welcome to the 2019 National Alumni Athletic Bands Symposium!

12:30 PM - Bus Departs for Willows Run from South side of Husky Stadium

1:00 PM - Golf at Willows Run Golf Course - Redmond, WA

  • Eagles Talon 18-Hole Championship Course (Club Rentals available for $25) 

  • Mini-Golf Tournament

  • Tournament Awards Presentation will take place during the Dinner Cruise on Friday Evening​

7:00 PM - Check-In and Registration begins in the Don James Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM- Evening Reception in the Don James Center

Day 1 - Thursday Schedule

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Registration & Badge Pick up (Don James Center at Husky Stadium) 

10:00 - 10:15 AM - Welcome Session with Brad McDavid (University of Washington) and Isaiah Odajima (Baylor University  & CBDNA ABS Chair)

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Session 1

"Building Membership and Retention through Alumni Band Trips" with Doug Behnke (Ohio State University), Stan Yantis (University of Washington), Eddie Martinez (University of Texas, Austin) and James DiBlasio (GMT)

11:15 - 11:25 AM - Session 1 Q&A

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Session 2

"Program Feature - University of Wisconsin Alumni Band" with Jeff Wendorf (University of Wisconsin Alumni Band & Wisconsin Alumni Association)

12:15 - 12:25 PM - Session 2 Q&A

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Lunch Provided

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Session 3

"How to Organize a GREAT Reunion" with Jeff Rohrer (University of Illinois), Michelle Taunton (University of Florida) and Ashley Dugas (McNeese State University)

2:30 - 2:40 PM - Session 3 Q&A

2:45 - 3:45 PM - Session 4

 

"The Benefits of Becoming a University Alumni Association Chapter and/or a 501 (c)(3)" with Ashley Whittaker (University of California), Erin Kalkwarf & Kevin Beichley (Iowa State University), Derrick VanKirk (University of Washington) and Doug Behnke (Ohio State University)

 

3:45 - 3:55 PM - Session 4 Q&A

4:00 - 4:40 PM - Session 5

"Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma - Maintaining Engagement Among Alumni Band Members" with

Daniel Miller (Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association Board of Directors), Mark Spede (Clemson University), Jon Sweet (Purdue University), and Tony Falcone (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

4:40 - 5:00 PM - Session 5 Q&A

 

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Shuttle Service from Husky Stadium to Rhein Haus Seattle

5:30 - 8:30 PM - Social Event at Rhein Haus Seattle - 912 12th Ave - Seattle, WA 98122

6:45 PM - Bus leaves Rhein Haus Seattle for Meany Hall concert

7:30 PM - Concert at Meany Hall (alternative option to Social Event, tickets $10 at the door)

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Shuttle Service back to Husky Stadium (Bus departs Rhein Haus every 20-30 mins)

Day 2 - Friday Schedule Details

9:00 - 9:30 AM - Session 5

"Options if your Instrument Inventory Needs Help" with

Joshua Prewett (Yamaha Corporation)

9:30 - 9:40 AM - Session 5 Q&A

9:45 - 10:40 AM - Session 6

"Proven Fundraising Tips for Alumni Bands - Part 1" with

Lee & Linda Butts (University of Georgia),

Louis Figueroa (University of Washington Band Foundation)

10:40 - 10:55 AM - Session 6 Q&A

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Session 7

"Program Feature - West Virginia University Alumni Band" with Mary Lechliter (West Virginia University Alumni Band President)

12:00 - 12:15 PM - Session 7 Q&A

12:15 - 1:30 PM - Lunch Provided 

1:35 - 2:30 PM - Session 8

"Proven Fundraising Tips for Alumni Bands - Part 2" with Robin Oegerle (University of Florida), Amy Kretz (University of Washington) and Mike Stewart (University of Tennessee)

2:30 - 2:45 PM - Session 8 Q&A

2:45 - 3:10 PM - Session 9 

"Building a Social Media Strategy for your Alumni Band" with Michael Barasch (Collegemarching.com)

3:10 - 3:30 PM - Break

 

3:30 - 4:15 PM - Session 10

"National Association of Alumni Bands: Where Do We Go From Here?" open discussion, moderated by Geof Sloan (University of Texas)

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Open Forum

Including: Discussion on the concept of a National Alumni Marching Band Performance Tour

4:45 - 5:00 PM - Closing Remarks - Alumni Symposium Concludes!

5:30 - 5:45 PM -  Buses load for transfer to Pier 55 for Argosy Dinner Cruise

 

6:15 - 6:30 PM - Boarding Argosy Dinner Cruise

6:30 - 9:30 PM - Dinner Cruise 

10:15 PM - Buses arrive back on UW Campus

 

 
 
 
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