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Experience the Only
Conference Designed for HBCU Band Directors and Students in America


Igniting the Future of Music Education at HBCUs

The HBCU NBDC Conference is the only platform specifically curated for the HBCU band director, universities, and students. A collaboration with directors, clinicians, educators, students, and thought leaders in the world of music provide a wide range of education and special event opportunities for the HBCU music communities. It’s a conference to collaborate, grow, and provide fertile ground for current as well as aspiring music educators located in HBCUs. Featuring opportunities for performance groups, clinics, professional development, and networking, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences.

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MARCH 18 - MARCH 22, 2019

Westin Atlanta Airport

4736 Best Rd, Atlanta, GA 30337

(404) 762-7676


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Benefits Of Attending

Gather with over 100 directors

Personal Development sessions geared towards the needs of the HBCU community

Free networking events

Concerts & performances

Clinics with world class musicians and educators

College Recruitment & Audition opportunities at college fair for talented musicians

Who Should Attend?

All Members of the HBCU National Band Directors’ Consortium are invited to attend The 2019 HBCU National Band Directors Consortium Conference. Our conference is attended by Directors of the 100 HBCUs in the country, talented and dedicated students in HBCU music programs, staff members, and high school directors.

Not a member yet? Find out how to become a member by clicking on the button

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Empowering the next generation of music educators

Students from HBCU music programs across the country will get to experience playing in world class ensembles, leadership development, and see first hand the possibilities of life as a music educator.

Events + Concerts + Clinics + Workshops

Incredible Industry Events, Panels, and Workshops


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Meet the Clinicians

Special Events

Thank You To Our

2019 Sponsors

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation, hand-craftsmanship, and superior musical performance, our brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. Conn-Selmer is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, the U.S. distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones. The company operates U.S. production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Eastlake, OH, and Monroe, NC. For more information, visit  www.conn-selmer.com .

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation, hand-craftsmanship, and superior musical performance, our brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. Conn-Selmer is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, the U.S. distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones. The company operates U.S. production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Eastlake, OH, and Monroe, NC. For more information, visit www.conn-selmer.com.



The Conn-Selmer Division of Education led by Tim Lautzenheiser, Chief Education Development Officer & Vice President of Education, seeks to provide resources and support to music educators worldwide. This mission is accomplished through five program areas – Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the VIP Program. Collectively, the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. For more information, visit  education.conn-selmer.com , or contact education@conn-selmer.com, 574-523-0698.

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education led by Tim Lautzenheiser, Chief Education Development Officer & Vice President of Education, seeks to provide resources and support to music educators worldwide. This mission is accomplished through five program areas – Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program, Conn-Selmer Educational Clinicians, Conn-Selmer Institute, the Music Administration Collaborative, and the VIP Program. Collectively, the Conn-Selmer Division of Education is the industry leader in providing exemplary programs, services, and advocacy tailored to the positive growth and development of music education around the globe. For more information, visit education.conn-selmer.com, or contact education@conn-selmer.com, 574-523-0698.

Founded in 2006,  The NAMM Foundation  is a partner organization of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) that represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. In 2018, the NAMM Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Make Music Day in the U.S.  In addition to  research projects  that study and report on the impact of making music at every age, The NAMM Foundation also supports innovative music-making programs and advocacy efforts, as well as provides scholarships and  training materials  that keep music education strong in communities everywhere.  Visit  NAMMFoundation.org  to learn about programs that support the benefits and pleasures of making music.  Website:  nammfoundation.org

Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation is a partner organization of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) that represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. In 2018, the NAMM Foundation is the presenting sponsor of Make Music Day in the U.S.

In addition to research projects that study and report on the impact of making music at every age, The NAMM Foundation also supports innovative music-making programs and advocacy efforts, as well as provides scholarships and training materials that keep music education strong in communities everywhere.

Visit NAMMFoundation.org to learn about programs that support the benefits and pleasures of making music.

Website: nammfoundation.org

About Remo: Remo D Belli was a percussion pioneer. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic Mylar® drumheads, today’s industry standard. For over 60 years, Remo, Inc. has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. Ultimately, when it comes to our expertise as a drumhead manufacturer, nothing can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo Drumheads provide.  www.remo.com

About Remo: Remo D Belli was a percussion pioneer. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic Mylar® drumheads, today’s industry standard. For over 60 years, Remo, Inc. has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. Ultimately, when it comes to our expertise as a drumhead manufacturer, nothing can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo Drumheads provide. www.remo.com