Register Now – NAoAB Virtual Symposium – June 4 and 5

Connect via Zoom with others that will share ideas for your alumni band.

Who Should Attend?  – All alumni band leadership and committee members.

Date/Time: June 4th and 5th, 2021 – 50 minute sessions

Online Registration – Link Here to Register

Our 2021 National Association of Alumni Bands Symposium, in conjunction with the CBDNA Athletic Bands Conference, will be brought directly to you on your computer (or phone) on June 4-5. We highly encourage you to register now to attend any or all of our six (6) 50-minute amazing sessions offeredRegistration is now open to all alumni band participants!! All registered participants will receive one Zoom link to use throughout the symposium, keeping it simple.

The following sessions will be hosted by NAoAB and there will be lots of great information presented and ideas shared throughout these sessions:

FRIDAY, June 4, 2021
  • 10:00 am CDT – “Rallying the Troops”
    Planning for your first alumni band performance after the pandemic and the “what if’s” that could occur. Speakers from 4 alumni bands share their suggestions for this fall.

    Presenters:  Linda Butts, University of Georgia,​   Robin Oegerle, University of Florida,​Whitney Lorenz, Michigan State University,​Hayley Voorhees, University of Cincinnati,    Lee Butts, University of Georgia


  • 11:00 am CDT – “Fundraising and Philanthropy”
    Putting together a successful fundraising campaign and other hints.

    Presenters:   Robin Oegerle, University of Florida   Jeff Wendorf, University of Wisconsin


  • 3:00 pm CDT – “Leadership Succession – Music Never Grows Old”
    You don’t have to either. Join us for a panel discussion on recruiting newer generations to sustain your Alumni Band. How your Alumni Band can march into the future with the younger generation leading the way. Session best suited for new and existing Alumni Band organizations.

    Presenters: Johanna Adams, University of Missouri, Dave Hanson, University of Georgia,  Erin Kalkwarf, Iowa State University, Leigh Tompros, University of Georgia, Hayley Voorhees, University of Cincinnati


  • 6:30 pm CDT – “Dear Alumni Band…..From Your Band Director”
    Panel discussion with several collegiate band directors about their wish list from alumni bands: what they appreciate and what they’d like to change. Communication is a two-way street, so join us to hear what this panel of collegiate band directors want…and importantly, don’t want…from alumni bands!

    BandDirectorPanel: Brad McDavid, University of Washington,   Corey Pompey, University of Wisconsin,   Christian Carichner, Iowa State University,   Justin Stolarik, Stony Brook University,  Moderator, GeofSloan, NAoAB President


  • 7:30 pm CDT – “Virtual Happy Hour”

    The CBDNA will be providing a Zoom Break-Out Room for a NAoAB virtual happy hour to round out a great day of discussion!

    All NAoAB participants are welcome.


  • 10:00 pm CDT – “Keep Going All Year Long; It’s Not About Just Football”
    What other great events do alumni bands organize and host throughout the year to maintain connections and interest?

    Presenters: Tom Waldrop, Clemson University,   Kelly Holliday, Clemson University,   Bill Phillips, University of Texas,   Rene Mark, University of Florida


  • 2:00 am CDT – “Inclusion, Awareness, and Diversity”
    The centerpiece of this session is how can we help our generation and the next generation (including students) move to become better people to one another. The process is a transformational journey that starts with awareness, becoming openly inclusive, and then fully embracing diversity.

    Presenter: Don Haynes, University of Texas


PLEASE LINK HERE to register!


Jun 04 - 05 2021


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