LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
CBDNA SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION PRESIDENT
DIRECTOR OF BANDS AND PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
We are excited to invite you to the 2024 CBDNA Southwestern Division Conference “Modern Legacy” from February 28th to March 2nd where we’ll be in the heart of vibrant downtown Kansas City in an ideal location with the conference hotel directly across the street from the outstanding Folly Theater.
With a themed connection to the stunning “Monet and His Modern Legacy” exhibit at the world-class Nelson-Atkins Museum, conference activities on Thursday morning will occur at the museum and include exploring the exhibits. Beginning Wednesday night, the daily performance lineup will be truly remarkable with ensembles presenting intriguing repertoire that both reminds us of our heritage and exemplifies our contemporary experience. Along with the seven outstanding jury-selected ensembles, there will be highlighted performances by our host institution’s UMKC-Conservatory Wind Symphony conducted by Steve Davis and the Intercollegiate Honor Band comprised of students from across the Southwestern Division conducted by John Lynch.
Many thanks in advance to Steve Davis and Joe Parisi for hosting the conference, to the performers for their artistry, and to the presenters for sharing their inspiration and knowledge in what will be a dynamic event.
This website will be updated as all details emerge, so be sure to check back!
RENEW your membership! REGISTER for the conference! RESERVE accommodations at the Marriott! ATTEND to rejuvenate, explore, and connect!
With warm regards,