Events & Programs

Conferences & Symposia

Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops Are Listed Below

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2023 National Conference

Our 2023 national conference took place February 15-18, 2023 in Athens, GA, hosted by the Hodgson School of Music at University of Georgia.

Conference Information

CBDNA 2023 Invitation to Present

The College Band Directors National Association supports our directors’ successful achievements through literature from small band programs at the National Conference in Athens, Georgia, February 15-18, 2023.

Selected directors will speak briefly on the literature they submitted for the session. They will concisely explain how and why the literature they chose was successful – and define what success was for and to them and their students.

Interested conductors are hereby requested to submit outstanding literature for consideration and presentation at the 2023 National Conference. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 16th, 2022.

Follow link below for more information.

Small Band Program Committee Resources

2023 Athletic Band Symposium

The 2023 Athletic Band Symposium will take place on May 31 – June 3, at the University of Cincinnati. Click link below for host landing page to sign up for updates.

Conference Information

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 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 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.

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.