Posting Date: January 25, 2012


School of Music to host national music conference
The CBDNA/NBA Joint Conference features concerts open to the public

Kennesaw State University's School of Music will host the College Band Directors National Association/National Band Association Joint Southern Division Conference Feb. 23-25 in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.  The biennial conference promotes the musical and educational significance of bands.

Organized by David Kehler, associate professor of music and director of bands, and John Culvahouse, professor of instrumental music education, more than 300 band directors and students are expected to attend the conference's workshops and clinics. H. Robert Reynolds, adjunct professor of conducting at University of Southern California, will be the conference's guest artist-in-residence and lead a conducting symposium.

"We are excited to host 16 university, public school and professional ensembles during the three-day conference," explains Kehler. "This will also be the first time that the KSU Wind Ensemble will be featured in the national spotlight."

All of the conference's ensemble performances are free and open to the public.  The complete performance schedule is available on the conference website: The ensembles scheduled to perform are:

Harrison High School Wind Ensemble (GA)
Jones Middle School Band (GA)
Mabry Middle School Band (GA)
Oliver Middle School Band (TN)
Riverwatch Middle School Band (GA)
Tara Winds (GA)
Thompson High School Band (AL)
W.T. Woodson High School (VA)
Columbus State University Wind Ensemble (GA)
Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble (GA)
Liberty University Wind Ensemble (VA)
University of North Carolina Wind Ensemble (NC)
University of South Carolina Symphonic Winds (SC)
University of Georgia Wind Symphony (GA)
University of Louisville Chamber Players (KY)
Valdosta State University Faculty Ensemble (GA)

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