2024 CBDNA/NAoAB Symposium

May 29-June 1, 2024

Hosted by the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana

More information will be posted here when it becomes available.

From our 2023 Symposium:

Our fifth Alumni Band Symposium was hosted by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band and held in conjunction with the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) national athletic band directors conference. There were 36 alumni in attendance representing 22 alumni band organizations.

Sessions were:

  • Communications: Band Director, Development Office, Alumni Association, and Athletics
  • Branding and Merchandising
  • History and Archives of Alumni Band
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Leadership Pipeline

Alumni Bands Represented:

  • Bowling Green State University Band Alumni Society
  • Clemson University Tiger Band Association
  • Florida State University Marching Chiefs Alumni
  • Gator Band Alumni Association from the University of Florida
  • Husky Marching Band Alumni Association from the University of Washington
  • Iowa State University Alumni Band Network
  • Longhorn Band Alumni Association from the University of Texas
  • Marching Hundred Alumni Band from Indiana University
  • Michigan State University Alumni Band
  • Ole Miss Alumni Band from the University of Mississippi
  • Pitt Band Alumni Council from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Redcoat Band Alumni Association, Inc. (UGA)
  • The Four Notes Club from the Louisiana State University
  • University of Cincinnati Band Alumni Association
  • University of Dayton Band Alumni
  • University of Georgia Redcoat Band Alumni Association
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Band
  • University of Michigan Band Alumni Association
  • University of South Carolina Alumni Band
  • West Chester University Bands Alumni Association from Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia University Alumni Band

“Thanks to the last year’s symposium, we had the most successful Homecoming event in our very young history. We used many of the ideas that you all brought to the symposium and came away with a balance that I then believed we could turn around this year and use to support our student band, the #1 reason for the existence of our band alumni organizations!”

Sarah Eishen, San Diego State University