Athletic Band Symposium
The 2021 Athletic Band Symposium will take place virtually on Friday & Saturday, June 4-5, 10am to 7:30pm CDT. The ABS will be hosted by the CBDNA Athletic Band Committee.
Juried sessions from 2020 and 2021 will be included in this year’s ABS.
The format of this event will be via zoom with multiple sessions running simultaneously accessed through breakout rooms.
CBDNA members will have access to all sessions for FREE while non-CBDNA members will be able to attend specific sessions open to all music educators – allowing us to welcome our secondary music educators/colleagues!
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CBDNA Webinar Series
CBDNA and the Social Media Committee are pleased to announce the Webinar Series for continued professional development opportunities that supplement CBDNA’s more traditional in-person conferences.Learn More
Unprecedented International Coalition led by Performing Arts Organizations to Commission COVID-19 Study.
A number of performing arts organizations have joined forces to commission a study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. It is important to understand what risks exist in performing arts classrooms and performance venues. Specifically, the study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol ...
Performing Arts Aerosol Study: 3rd Release of Data 11/13/2020
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 13, 2020) — In its ongoing task of identifying ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in performing arts activities, a third set of preliminary results has been released in the unprecedented aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations.Click Here
The North American Band Survey: Results Released
The North American Band Survey was launched on September 9, 2020 as a joint initiative between the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Band Association (NBA), and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The purpose of the survey was to collect information about curricular and programming models that are being used in band programs in the 2020-2021 school year with the goal of creating a large repository of curricular and programming ideas to share with any and all interested directors. The survey was sent to the members of each of the professional organizations as well as posted in public forums. The survey remained open until October 9 and was completed by 2,272 persons.Click Here
CBDNA Webinar Series
CBDNA and the Social Media Committee are pleased to announce the Webinar Series for continued professional development opportunities that supplement CBDNA’s more traditional in-person conferences.CBDNA Webinar Series
CBDNA COVID-19 Response Committee Report
Updated May 21, 2020
View the comprehensive report completed by the COVID-19 Response Committee.
2021 CBDNA National Conference Postponed
The 2021 CBDNA National Conference is postponed until 2023!
The new dates will be February 15-18, 2023 in Athens, GA hosted by hosted by the band faculty and staff at the University of Georgia Hodgson School of Music. The 2023 conference previously scheduled to be hosted by Bobby Francis at Texas Christian University will be moved to 2025 and those dates announced at a later date.
The Dr. William P. Foster Project
Follow link for more information on the Mentorship Program and Award of Excellence.Click Here
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