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    February 24-26, 2022

CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference 2022

The University of South Carolina Bands is thrilled to host this unique event and welcome you to Columbia.

Welcome to the 2022 College Band Directors National Association/National Band Association Southern Division Conference. The University of South Carolina Bands are thrilled to host this unique event and welcome you to Columbia. This year’s CBDNA conference will focus on the timely and important topics of chamber and flex music, while the young musicians of the high school and middle school bands selected by the NBA will give us insight to our future as a profession. All the events will take place within walking distance of the conference hotel, at the beautiful Koger Center for the Performing Arts, UofSC School of Music, and nearby public venues. Located steps from the historic Congaree Vista entertainment district, our school is perfectly situated to host a memorable and engaging conference.

The event schedule will be continually updated as more details become available.

Thursday, February 24

National Band Association Performances, Koger Center for the Arts
1 p.m. Florence Chapel Middle School, Spartanburg SC, Alicia Crutchlow, Director
2 p.m. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL, Ted Shistle, Director
3:15 p.m. University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble, Columbia, SC, Cormac Cannon, Director
6:15 p.m. H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL, Brian Dell, Director
7:30 p.m. Wando High School, Mt Pleasant, SC, Bobby Lambert, Director

Friday, February 25

Research Presentations, UofSC School of Music and Koger Center for the Arts
Collegiate Chamber Performances, Public Venues in Downtown Columbia

Saturday, February 26

Brunch Meeting and Keynote Address from Jerry Junkin

Registration fee is $50, which includes all sessions and concerts.
Saturday morning’s brunch meeting is available for an additional $25 and includes keynote address from Jerry Junkin.

For presentation at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference 
February 24-26, 2022 
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 
To provide a juried regional opportunity for college and university marching bands.  
Selected video performances will be presented at the University of South Carolina, during the 2022 CBDNA Southern Division Conference. 

  • Submissions are due by December 15, 2021. We encourage you to submit as soon as possible. 
  • Submissions should be made electronically using the online application.
  • Video from a single halftime or exhibition performance by a college or university marching band between the dates of 08/01/2020 and 12/06/2021 (one show/entry per band) 
  • Time limit of 10 minutes 
  • Over-head view of show is preferred but multi-angle camera video is acceptable
  • It should include the following: 1) Information and description of the show; 2) Internet link to the digital version of the video submission (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Box, etc.) 

An undisclosed panel of jurors will be selected to review all video submissions. Similar to the process of ensemble selection for concert performances at CBDNA conferences, there are no strict parameters for the selection of marching band videos. Jurors will be instructed to make selections and rankings based on their own value system of excellence and/or achievement. The conference hosts will then confer the jury selections and notify the submitters. 
Bands are ineligible for selection in consecutive Southern Division Conferences. Those selected for presentation at the 2022 division will not be eligible again until the 2026 division conference. Bands recently selected for the CBDNA National Conference are eligible.  

  • Directors who submit must be paid members of CBDNA. Submissions by non-current CBDNA members will not be considered 
  • Directors of selected videos will be notified by December 23, 2021. 
  • The institution should already have all the applicable licenses (i.e. permissions to arrange) for the musical selections within the video submission. 
  • Bands selected must have a representative at the 2022 CBDNA Southern Division Conference to serve as a presenter. The director of the athletic band is the preferred presenter. 
  • Each presenter will be given a brief one-minute opportunity to describe and present the performance at a video session at the division conference. The details of the presentation will be provided at a later date.

For questions, please contact Jay Jacobs

The beautiful Hilton Columbia Center, located 2 blocks from the UofSC School of Music, has a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees. Book your room at the conference rate.

Other options farther from campus are available. Contact Connor Burney at the UofSC Band Office for a list of available options.

  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL
    Ted Shistle, Director
  • Florence Chapel Middle School, Spartanburg SC
    Alicia Crutchlow, Director
  • H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL
    Brian Dell, Director
  • Wando High School Symphonic Band, Mt Pleasant, SC
    Bobby Lambert, Director
  • Nicholls Wind Ensemble, Thibodaux, LA
    Jason S. Ladd, Director
  • NuMIX: The University of North Florida New Music Ensemble, Jacksonville, FL
    Erin Bodnar and Andrea Venet, Directors
  • The Randolph-Macon Ensemble, Ashland, VA
    Brian Coffill, Director
  • University of Memphis Wind Ensemble, Memphis, TN
    Albert Nguyen, Director
  • University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble, Columbia, SC,
    Cormac Cannon, Director

Serving since 1988 on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands, in addition to serving as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Jerry Junkin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. Previously, he served on the faculties of both the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida.  In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the Conducting Division and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature.  He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major positions throughout the world.

He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003, and as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds since 1993. Beginning in 2009, he has served as Visiting Professor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.

An enthusiastic advocate of public school music education, he has conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents. He spends his summers in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world. Mr. Junkin has served as President of the Big XII Band Director's Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of The John Philip Sousa Foundation, is Past-President of the American Bandmasters Association, and Past-President of the College Band Directors National Association. Regularly making guest appearances with ensembles such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, this season finds him conducting throughout the United States in addition to appearances in Japan, China, and Europe.  Mr. Junkin is a Yamaha Master Educator.

The National Band Association Performances on Thursday will take place in the beautiful Koger Center for the Arts, adjacent to the UofSC School of Music. The Collegiate performances will take place in different public venues in downtown Columbia.

All events will take place in and around the bustling and pedestrian friendly Congaree Vista district of Columbia, SC, steps from the UofSC School of Music and Koger Center for the Arts. Dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries create the ideal setting for a dynamic and enjoyable conference. 

For more information or questions, contact the UofSC Band office at 803-777-4278 or

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