Events & Programs

Conferences & Symposia

Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops Are Listed Below

2024 Eastern Division Conference

Eastern Division Officers
Jared Chase, President
Matthew Westgate, President-Elect
Lauren Reynolds, Past President
Timothy Diem, Secretary

The 2024 Eastern Division conference to be held in Ithaca, New York at Cornell University (James Spinazzola, host). The conference dates are February 22-24, 2024 and performances will take place in the historic Bailey Hall.  Ithaca has seen many changes in the last few years. The town features many new hotels, restaurants, and bars; and the Cornell campus is less than 5 minutes by car from downtown. CBDNA will be hosted in Lincoln Hall (the CU music department, and other performance spaces throughout campus. There is ample space for coach parking, concert loading and unloading, etc. We hope to welcome you to Ithaca and Cornell!


A separate call for presenters and more information about the intercollegiate band will be forthcoming.  Stay tuned!

Now Thru December 31, 2023:  $125, early bird registration
January 1 – February 18 , 2024: $140, standard registration
February 19–February 24, 2024: $150, late/on-site registration
Student registration: $40

2024 North Central Division Conference

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be the site of the North Central Division Conference on April 7-9. Learn more at our conference website. Registration is now open! Click below to see the conference web site/register!

The 2024 CBDNA North Central Division Conference will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The School of Music opened the new, state-of-the-art Timashev Family Music Building in the fall of 2022, which will be the site for the event. Dr. Russ Mikkelson and The Ohio State Band faculty will host the conference. The dates are April 4-6, 2024. More details will follow in the months to come. We invite you to save the dates!

2024 Southern Division Conference

Greetings Southern Division Colleagues!

The 2024 CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference will be held February 29 – March 2, 2024 at the University of Memphis. Albert Nguyen and Will Plenk will serve as our co-hosts and Viet Cuong will serve as our keynote speaker and composer-in-residence.

A call for research sessions will be coming later in the summer.

A call for performance applications was emailed on April 29th.  A link to the Performance can be found below. The deadline for submission is Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. For performance application: CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Robert J. Ambrose, President
CBDNA Southern Division

2024 Southwestern Division Conference

The Southwestern Division conference will be held February 28 – March 2, 2024 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Steven Davis host. We are excited to announce John Lynch will be our conductor for the Intercollegiate Honor Band! Dates for submissions of recordings and more will be announced as soon as possible.

2024 Western/Northwestern Divisions Conference

Planning is now underway for the 2024 Western/Northwestern CBDNA Divisional Conference to be held during March 27 – 30, 2024 at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.

Please consider joining us by submitting a proposal—this is your opportunity to be creative and share with our community something that is meaningful to you. Proposals for performances or scholarly sessions can be submitted at the following link:

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2023. Meanwhile, you will soon be able to access the latest information about the 2024 regional conference at our divisions’ website.


2024 Athletic Band Symposium

The 2024 Athletic Band Symposium will take place on May 29 – June 1, at the University of Montana.

2025 National Conference

Our 2025 national conference will take place March 26-29, 2025 in Fort Worth, TX, hosted by Bobby Francis of Texas Christian University.

As additional information and links become available, this space will be updated.

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