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CBDNA/NAoAB Symposium

The NAoAB annual conference will take place in person June 1-4 in Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. It will be held in conjunction with the CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium.

This conference is designed and developed by volunteers who, like you, are managing programs, communication and fundraising initiatives for their alumni bands and are willing to share knowledge and expertise. Join us for a productive exchange of ideas on some of the most salient issues and challenges facing alumni band associations today.

Symposium Registration


The Celeste Hotel, located on the UCF campus has a special rate for Athletic Band & Alumni Symposium attendees. We encourage you to select this hotel as your accommodations, but you are welcome to stay wherever you like.

Attendees will be asked to participate in presentations about their alumni band, join panel sessions, and engage in breakout workshop sessions with other alumni band presenters.

Come ready to share. Come ready to learn. Come ready to have fun.
Come ready to showcase the very best in alumni bands.
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Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 a.m.
Golf and Mini Golf Tournament (Twin Rivers Golf Course) Bus departs from Celeste Hotel to Twin Rivers Tee Times begin at 8:30
An extra fee is collected for this event during symposium registration A very limited amount of clubs are available for rent: first come, first served.
7:00 p.m.
Symposium Reception at Celeste Hotel (optional) Cash only event, no credit cards or room charges
Sponsored by Conn-Selmer (Hotel Courtyard)

Thursday, June 2

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Breakfast in Salon C
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Alumni Band Travel and Preparing for Big Events in Gemini Room
Eddie Lopez, president of Perform America and Past-President of Longhorn Alumni Band; and Bill Phillips, Longhorn Alumni Band
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Sponsored by Pearl/Adams)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Social Media and Your University Giving Day in Gemini Room
Debbie Kaplan, President of Gator Band Alumni Association Daniel Wendt, President of LSU Four Notes Alumni Band Ranelle Maltas, University of Nebraska Band Alumni Association
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Salon C
2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
And the Band Plays On… The Value of your Alumni Band in Ballroom 2
Robin Oegerle, Treasurer of NAoAB and Past-President of Gator Band Alumni Association; Kimberly Baumgartner, Sr. Assoc. Director University of Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands; Linda Butts, Past-President/Registered Agent Redcoat Band Alumni Association; and Lee Butts, Past-President/Ways & Means Chair Redcoat Band Alumni Association (Ballroom 2)
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open Discussion in Gemini Room
Geof Sloan, President of NAoAB
6:00 p.m.
Shuttle to evening event
Meet in the Celeste Hotel Lobby
7:00 p.m.
Evening event at the Pirate Dinner Theatre Adventure on International Drive
(included with your registration) https://piratesdinneradventure.com/
10:00 p.m.
Collegiate Halftime Session Collegiate Halftime Session
(Ballroom 1)

Friday, June 3

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast in Ballroom C
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Roadmap to Alumni Bands in Gemini Room
Amber Ryan, President of Ole Miss Alumni Band Brad McDavid, Director of Bands University of Washington Geof Sloan, President of NAoAB
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
(Sponsored by Ultimate Drill Book)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
a. Communication when you have your own database b. Communication when you work through your university
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Questions & Discussion
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Ballroom C
1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Best Practice for Alumni Reunions Q&A with Band Directors
Jay Watkins, Director of Gator Bands at University of Florida Jay Jacobs, Director of the Carolina Band of University of South Carolina Tremon Kizer, Director of Athletic Bands of University of Central Florida
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NAoAB Business Meeting
Geof Sloan, President of NAoAB Tell us about your Alumni Band
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Banquet with CBDNA/NAoAB in Ballroom
(included with your registration) (Hotel)
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Shuttles to/from Disney Springs
(optional) https://www.disneysprings.com/

Saturday, June 4

9:00 a.m.
Symposium Key Takeaways & Planning the Future
11:50 a.m.
Wrap up
(Ballroom 1)
12:15 p.m.
Lunch / say goodbye
1:00 p.m.
Symposium ends


Jun 01 - 04 2022


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