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


2019 CBDNA

Athletic Bands Symposium

Conference Schedule

Please download the breakout session schedule into your personal Google Calendar.


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

2:30 PM - Tour de Wineries. Dinner available for purchase at local restaurants.

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

Pre-Conference Events

*Price dependent upon interest

Please download the breakout session schedule into your personal Google Calendar.


Welcome to the 2019 CBDNA 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 (North side of Husky Stadium)

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration & Badge Pickup in Club Husky

(for those that could not attend the reception)

9:00 - 9:20 AM - Welcome Session

9:20 - 9:30 AM - Break​

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Session 1

Club Husky East: "Collaborative Programming: Involving the University Community in Your Halftime Show Plans" with Dr. Corey Spurlin, and Dr. Nikki Gross (Auburn University) 

Club Husky West: "FUNctional Music Arrangement" with Matt Conaway (Purdue University)

10:30 - 10:40 AM - Break

10:40 - 11:30 AM - Session 2

Club Husky East: "Developing New Strategies for Drill Design Organization" with Dr. Thomas Kloss (Idaho State University)

Club Husky West: "A Hawk's Eye View: Launching an Aerial Drone Program to Enhance Your Marching Band Rehearsals" with Dr. Joseph Scheivert (University of North Carolina - Charlotte) and Dr. Kevin Griggs (University of Montana)

11:30 - 11:40 AM - Break

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM - Session 3

Club Husky East: "Understanding Copyright and Compliance" with Dr. James Weaver (National Federation of State High School Associations)

Club Husky West: "The Creek is Marching! Or, How to Start a College Marching Band from Scratch!" with Dr. Andy Smith (Campbell University)* 

*We would like to invite graduate students to attend this session, followed by lunch and time to mingle.

12:20 - 1:30 PM - Lunch Provided in the Don James Center

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Session 4

Club Husky East: "The Role of Directors and Chapter Sponsors and their Interaction with the Students and Fraternity" with the Kappa Kappa Psi National Office Panel, moderated by Tony Falcone (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Club Husky West: "What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Surviving the First Three Years as the New Athletic Band Director" with Dr. Tremon Kizer (University of Central Florida) and Dr. Michael King (Bowling Green State University)

2:00 - 2:10 PM - Break 

2:10 - 3:00 PM - Session 5

Club Husky East: "The Assistant Director: Strategies for Successfully Transitioning and Developing Graduate Assistants, Assistant Directors and the Head Director in Roles" with Jack A. Eaddy Jr. (University of South Carolina), Dr. Tonya Mitchell (University of South Carolina), Dr. Kelvin Jones (Louisiana State University), and Gregory Drane (Pennsylvania State University)

Club Husky West: "No Band Is An Island: The Power of Collaboration" with Dr. Chester Phillips (Georgia State University)

3:00 - 3:10 PM - Break

3:10 - 4:00 PM - Session 6

Club Husky East: "Leveraging the Marching Band as a Teaching Lab? Potentially Significant Benefits for the Students and Curriculum" with Brian Gibbs and Matthew McInturf (Sam Houston State University)

Club Husky West: "On Guard!: Winter Guard at the Collegiate Level" with Chester Phillips (Georgia State University)

4:00 - 4:15 PM - Break

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Session 7

Club Husky East: "Healthy Hearing" with Dr. Susan Anderson and Keito Omokawa (University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences)

Club Husky West: "How Bands Small and Large Can Easily Improve Recruitment, Event Attendance, and Quality of Recruits" with Alex Weiss (Bandwindow)

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Shuttle Service from the South side of 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 from Rhein Haus Seattle to Meany Hall for 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 loop to Husky Stadium, Marriott Residence Inn, and Silver Cloud (Bus departs every 20-30 mins)

Day 1 - Sessions Begin

Day 2 - Sessions and Dinner Banquet

8:30 - 11:00 AM - Black Tie Espresso Coffee Cart available in Club Husky, sponsored by Pearl/Adams

9:00 - 9:50 AM - Session 8

Club Husky East: "Seeing the Possibilities not the Disability:

The Impact Students with Disabilities Can Have on the College

Marching Band" with Dr. Nikki Gross, Dr. Corey Spurlin, and

Tripp Gulledge (Auburn University)

Club Husky West: "Examining Student Leadership Models" panel

with Olin Hannum (Oregon State University), Dr. Brian Wolfe (University of Oklahoma), Dr. Matt Sadowski (University of California, Berkeley), and Bill Pease (University of Virginia)

9:50 - 10:00 AM - Break​

10:00 - 10:50 AM - Session 9, Jury-Reviewed Presentation

Club Husky East: “Toss and Catch - Attitudes and Perspectives Relative to Guard Participation in College Marching Band” with Steve McKeithen (Fresno State University)

10:50 - 11:00 AM - Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Session 10

Club Husky East: "Getting the Biggest Bang for your Buck: Handling Power 5 Expectations with Group of 5 Resources" with panelists Dr. Michael King (Bowling Green State University), Dr. Tremon Kizer (University of Central Florida), Dr. Steven Riley (Arkansas State University), and Prof. Steve McKeithen (Fresno State University)

Club Husky West: "Transform Your Performances and Rehearsals with the EFlip App!" with Marcus Dubreuil (EFlip LTD), Dr. Brad Townsend and Matthew Alosi (University of Pittsburgh)

11:30 - 11:40 AM - Break

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM - Session 11

Club Husky East: "Being Prepared for the Unthinkable" with Dr. Brad McDavid, Josh Chan, Shayna Stahl, Dan Fischer (University of Washington), Kyle Foreman (Grant County Sheriff's Office), and Tony Leibelt (Deputy Chief, Grant County Fire District #3)

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch Provided in the Don James Center​

1:45 - 2:15 PM - Session 12

Club Husky East: "Thrills, Bills, and Drills: An Approach to Band Day at an FCS Institution" with John P. Schnettler (Austin Peay State University)

Club Husky West: "That Band is Lit!! - Strategies for Arranging Current Top 40 Music" with Dr. Matthew Brunner (Temple University)

2:15 - 2:30 PM - Break 

2:30 - 3:20 PM - Session 13

Club Husky East: "Opportunities and Challenges for Small College/University Bands: A Discussion for Athletic Bands at Schools Under 10,000 Students" round table discussion with moderators Matt Frederick (Emory & Henry College) and Tim Heath (Wake Forest University)

Club Husky West: "Maintenance & Emergency Repairs" with Andy Smith (Campbell University) and 

Jessica Ganska (Renton Technical College)

3:20 - 3:30 PM - Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Session 14

Club Husky East: "Mentoring Female Leaders" with Caroline Hand (Ball State University) and 

Dr. Andrea Brown (University of Maryland)

Club Husky West: "Managing Game Management" with Matt Conaway (Purdue University)

4:00 - 4:15 PM - Break

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Session 15

Club Husky East: "Band Program Leadership Transitions: Learning to Steer the Ship While It's Already at Sea" with Chris Nichter and Nick Angelis & Terren Frenz (University of Cincinnati)

Club Husky West: "Designing Pictures and Animations with Pyware for any Collegiate Marching Band" with Jonathan Sweet (Purdue University)

5:30 - 5:45 PM -  Buses load for transfer to Pier 55 for Argosy Dinner Cruise from South Side of Husky Stadium. Bring your conference badge with your cruise ticket! 


5:45 PM - Buses Depart for Argosy Dinner Cruise

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

6:30 - 9:30 PM - Argosy Dinner Cruise (attire is business casual)

10:15 PM - Buses arrive back on UW Campus to drop-off guest with cars parked on campus and then buses will proceed to symposium hotels for drop-off (Bus #1 - Silver Cloud; Bus #2 - Marriott Residence Inn)


Day 3 - Conference Concludes

8:30 - 9:20 AM - Session 16

Club Husky East: "Addressing Mental Health in the Ensemble Setting" panel with Betsy McCann (University of Minnesota), Dr. Bill Staub (East Carolina University), and Dr. Greg Martin (West Chester University)

Club Husky West: "The Visual Element: Getting the Most from your Color Guard and Visual Staff" with Prof. Joan Noble-Pruett (University of Michigan)

9:20 - 9:30 AM - Break

9:30 - 10:00 AM - Session 17

Club Husky East: "The Proper Care and Feeding of the Athletic Band Director: Surviving vs Thriving" with Dr. Brian Wolfe (University of Oklahoma)

Club Husky West: "Customize Your Master Database and Your Attendance Tracking - Collaborations with I.T. Department" with Isaiah Odajima and Steve Dailey (Baylor University)

10:00 - 10:10 AM - Break

10:10 - 11:00 AM - Session 18

Club Husky East: "Typical Musical and Marching Problems and Solutions for the Modern Marching Band" with Gary Smith (University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Associate Director of Bands Emeritus) and Dr. Corey Spurlin (Auburn University)

Club Husky West: "Take the Field" with Michael Barasch (CollegeMarching.com)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Open Forum

12:00 - 12:30 PM - Closing Remarks


12:30 PM - 2019 CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium Concludes!


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