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UMass set to host 2017 CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium

2017 CBDNA

Dr. Timothy T. Anderson and the Minuteman Marching Band are excited to host the 2017 CBDNA Athletic Band Symposium (June 1-3) at the George N. Parks Minuteman Marching Building on the UMass Amherst campus!

The program feature clinics and sessions addressing pedagogical and administrative issues in the current collegiate band profession, in addition to a networking dinner at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and a golf tournament.


UMass alumnus Bob Morrison ’83, founder and CEO of Quadrant Research, the nation’s leading arts education research organization, has worked with states nationwide to impact more than one million students through music education.

Prior to Quadrant Research, Bob founded Music For All where he remains Chairman Emeritus, served as CEO of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and served in a leadership role at NAMM, creating the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation with the late Michael Kamen and Richard Dreyfus. Bob’s work has earned him both EMMY and Peabody awards.

Bob co-authored “Championship Concepts for Marching Percussion” with Minuteman Band associate director Thom Hannum while both were working with The Cadets.

About The CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium

The CBDNA Athletic Bands Symposium began at The Ohio State University in 2002, and is hosted by a different campus each year. This event brings college marching and athletic band directors from across the nation, from schools of all sizes, to come together and share ideas.

This marks the second time the Athletic Bands Symposium has been in New England. Our good friend Dr. David Mills at UConn hosted in 2009. We look forward to welcoming our peers to campus!