2017 Schedule

Dates for 2017 are Thursday, July 13 to Saturday, July 15

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2016 NEBDI Daily Schedule: (2017 Schedule Coming Soon!!)

Thursday, July 7

8:00 – 8:50

Registration/Get Acquainted Coffee

 

8:50 – 10:00

Opening Session – They Have to Know How Much You Care

Anthony Maiello, George Mason University

 

10:30 – 11:45

Fix it Now! Developing Ensemble Skills for More Effective Rehearsals and Successful Performances

Robert Sheldon, Alfred Music Publishing

 

11:45 – 1:00
Lunch/Music Exhibits/NHBDA Informal Luncheon/Business Meeting

 

1:15 – 2:45

Session A:

Make Our Garden Grow: Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders in Program Growth

John Stevenson, South Carroll High School (MD)

 

Session B:

Beyond The Blues Scales: Work with Improvisation and Jazz Combos

Dave Umstead, Hollis-Brookline High School (NH)

 

Session C:

Beyond Their Years: Student Motivation and Development

Chip DeStefano, McKracken Middle School (IL)

 

 3:15 – 4:45

Session A:

Make Our Garden Grow: Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders in Program Growth

John Stevenson, South Carroll High School (MD)

 

Session B:

Beyond The Blues Scales: Work with Improvisation and Jazz Combos

Dave Umstead, Hollis-Brookline High School (NH)

 

Session C:

Beyond Their Years: Student Motivation and Development

Chip DeStefano, McKracken Middle School (IL)

 

6:30 – 8:45

Concert Band (Gr. 3 – 5) Reading Session

Mark Stickney, Plymouth State University

 

Friday, July 8

 

8:00 – 9:00

Coffee/Exhibits

 

9:00 – 10:15

Elementary Band (Gr. 1 – 2) Reading Session

Chip DeStefano, McKracken Middle School (IL)

 

10:45 -11:45

Conducting Nuances—”Little Things Mean A Lot” (Bring your Batons!)

Anthony Maiello, George Mason University

 

11:45 – 1:00

Lunch

 

1:15 – 2:15

Creating a Culture of Excellence

Chip DeStefano, McKracken Middle School (IL)

 

2:45 – 5:00

The Music of Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon, Alfred Music Publishing

 

5:30 – 6:45

NEBDI Dinner

 

7:00 – 9:00

Session A: Jazz Band Reading Session

Kenneth Clark, Timberlane Regional High School (NH)

 

Session B: Elementary/Middle School Forum

 

Session C: High School Forum

 

9:15

Directors’ Get Together—Boiler Room Lounge at the Common Man Inn

 

Saturday, July 9

 

8:00 – 8:50

Coffee

 

9:00 – 12:00

Rehearsal Lab

Anthony Maiello, George Mason University

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