2019 Convention Schedule


MARCH 27 - WEDNESDAY

12:00pm - 1:00pm Conducting Clinic Registration

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

1:00pm - 2:00pm Ensemble Placements

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

1:00pm - 2:30pm Conducting Clinic Opening Meeting/Session #1

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

2:00pm - 4:00pm Conducting Clinic #1

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

2:00pm - 5:00pm HBCU-NBDC Ensemble and Membership Registration

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

5:00pm - 6:45pm Dinner On Your Own

7:00 pm - 9:00pm Convention Welcome and Opening Concert - Morehouse College Symphonic Band and North Carolina Central University Jazz Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

10:30 pm - 11:30pm Directors’ VIP Meet and Greet

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)


MARCH 28- THURSDAY

6:00am - 8:00am Breakfast On Your Own

8:30am - 9:30am Conducting Session #2

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

8:30am - 10:10am Large Ensemble Rehearsal #1- All Star and Directors Ensembles

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

9:30am - 12:00pm Conducting Clinic #2

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

10:30am - 12:00pm Small Ensemble Rehearsal #1

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch On Your Own

1:30pm - 2:15pm [Professional Development Workshop] KORIS Media presents How to Make Your Band a Brand!®: Branding & Marketing For Marching Band and Music Programs

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)

1:30pm - 5:00pm Conducting Clinic #3

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

2:30 pm - 3:15pm [Professional Development Workshop] Point and Drive® For Life: The Marching Band Factor - 10 Principles For PLAYING Big in Life and Achieving Your Goals One STEP At a Time

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)

3:30 pm - 5:00pm Large Ensemble Rehearsals #2

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

5:00pm - 6:45pm Dinner On Your Own

7:00pm - 8:00pm Guest Concert #1 - Miller Grove High School

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

8:30pm - 9:30pm Guest Concert #2 - Alabama A&M University Wind Ensemble

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

10:15pm - 12:00am Special Invite Movie Screening Night - Point And Drive Documentary

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)


MARCH 29 - FRIDAY

6:00am - 8:00am Breakfast On Your Own

8:00am - 5:00pm Registration

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

8:30am - 9:30am Conducting Session #3

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

8:30am - 10:15am Large Ensemble Rehearsal #3- All Star and Directors Ensembles

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

9:30am - 12:00pm Conducting Clinic #4

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

10:30am - 12:00pm Small Ensemble Rehearsal #2

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch On Your Own

1:30 pm - 2:15pm [Professional Development Workshop] The NAMM Foundation Presents From College to a Career in Music: Discover GenNext at The NAMM Show

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)

1:30pm - 4:00pm Conducting Clinic #5

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

3:30 pm - 5:00pm Large Ensemble Rehearsals #4 - All Star and Directors Ensembles

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

5:00pm - 6:45pm Dinner On Your Own

7:00pm - 8:00pm Guest Concert #1 - E. E. Smith High School Symphonic Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

8:30pm - 9:30pm Guest Concert #2 - Albany State University Symphonic Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

10:00pm - 12:00am Jam Session

Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337)

10:00pm - 11:30pm Band Directors’ Forum and Panel Discussion - Strategies and Expectations for Student Preparedness into University Music Programs

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA 30337)


MARCH 30 - SATURDAY

6:00am - 8:00am Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30am Conducting Session #6

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

8:30am - 12:00pm Registration

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

9:00am - 10:00am Bennett’s Mill Middle Symphonic Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

9:00am - 12:00pm HBCU Recruitment Fair - Clark Atlanta University Student Center Multipurpose Room

Clark Atlanta University (Multipurpose Room, CAU Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center 180 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314)

10:00am - 10:45am Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

11:00am - 11:45am Small Ensemble Performances

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own

1:15pm - 2:00pm HBCU-NBDC All Star Concert #1-Directors’ Ensemble

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

2:15pm - 3:00pm HBCU-NBDC All Star Concert #2-Jazz Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

3:15pm - 4:00pm HBCU-NBDC All Star Concert #3-Concert Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

4:15pm - 5:00pm HBCU-NBDC All Star Concert #4-Symphonic Band

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

5:15pm - 5:45pm Gateways Brass Collective

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

5:50pm - 5:55pm Group Photo With All Directors

Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

6:00pm - 7:45pm Banquet Preparation

Clark Atlanta University (Multipurpose Room, CAU Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center 180 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314)

8:00pm - 10:00pm HBCU-NBDC Recognition Banquet - Clark Atlanta University Student Center Multipurpose Room

Clark Atlanta University (Multipurpose Room, CAU Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center 180 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314)