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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