2023 CBDNA/NAoAB Symposium

May 31-June 3, 2023

Hosted by the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio

Our fifth Alumni Band Symposium will be hosted by the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band and will be held in conjunction with the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) national athletic band directors conference. 

Registration is now open. Visit the official site for more about registration, travel information, and accommodations. Schedule is currently tentative and subject to change with details to come later.

Wednesday, May 31

Morning: Travel time
Afternoon: Optional 18-hole & Mini Golf Tournaments
Evening: Welcome reception

Thursday, June 1

Morning: Sessions and presentations
Afternoon: Sessions and presentations
Evening: Social Event

June 2

Morning: Sessions and presentations
Afternoon: Sessions and presentations
Evening: Banquet

Saturday, June 3

Morning: Business Meeting
Afternoon: Travel time

Registration Fees:

  • $175 – Early Bird Rate (Register by April 30)
  • $185 – Regular Rate (Registering May 1 and after)

Registration Includes:

  • Access to ALL Clinics
  • Symposium Gift
  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday
  • Breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Transportation and Admission to Thursday Social Event
  • Banquet on Friday Evening

Scheduled Topics:

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

“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