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2015-11-08 14:49   Posted by: Glen Adsit
CBDNA-East Registration Information
CBDNA-East Convention, March 10-12, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn in New London, Connecticut and is located less than 2 miles from the US Coast Guard Academy and one block from all of the downtown restaurants. The conference rate is $109 per night, which is a significant discount from their normal rate. The address is 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT 06320. You can reserve rooms any of the following ways:

1. Online at the Holiday Inn website using the group block code: CBD
2. Calling the hotel directly (860-443-7000) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)
3. Calling the toll free number (888-445-1517) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)

They are guaranteeing the rate only through December 1st so please make every effort to reserve your room before then.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE

You can register for the conference and pay with a credit card by following this link and selecting CBDNA member: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?retail=uoh01
The cost of registration is $110.00. If you would rather write a check you can make it out to The Hartt School and send it to me at: Glen Adsit, The Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. It will be possible to register at the door but the cost of registration after December 1st is $135.00.
 

2015-08-14 10:45   Posted by: Glen Adsit
CBDNA-East Reservations and Registration Announced
Dear Colleagues,

I hope your summer has been recharging and productive. With the first rehearsal around the corner I thought I would update you on plans for the CBDNA Eastern Division Conference next March. Please take time to read the information below. In particular, please consider responding to my plea for help. I really value your feedback as it will make for a more informed, productive and exciting conference.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn in New London, Connecticut and is located less than 2 miles from the US Coast Guard Academy and one block from all of the downtown restaurants. The conference rate is $109 per night, which is a significant discount from their normal rate. The address is 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT 06320. You can reserve rooms any of the following ways:

1. Online at the Holiday Inn website using the group block code: CBD
2. Calling the hotel directly (860-443-7000) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)
3. Calling the toll free number (888-445-1517) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)

They are guaranteeing the rate only through December 1st so please make every effort to reserve your room before then.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE

You can register for the conference and pay with a credit card by following this link and selecting CBDNA member: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?retail=uoh01
The cost of registration is $110.00. If you would rather write a check you can make it out to The Hartt School and send it to me at: Glen Adsit, The Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. It will be possible to register at the door but the cost of registration after December 1st is $135.00.


I NEED YOUR HELP WITH TWO THINGS:

1. There will be two reading sessions at the conference. The first one is by the US Coast Guard Band and will present collegiate level compositions. The second one is by the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, which will present junior high and high school level repertoire. I need your help in identifying repertoire for both sessions. I would like you to keep in mind the following criteria when suggesting possible works for inclusion: new quality repertoire that has not had wide exposure or older quality repertoire that has unjustly fallen out of favor. Please send all suggestions for either session to me at adsit@hartford.edu.

2. As I mentioned to you all earlier, I am inviting public school teachers to join us on Friday, March 11th. I will offer all of the attending public school teachers a certificate of professional development completion. The day for them will include sessions by Frank Battisti, Frank Ticheli, Eric Rombach-Kendall, Mark Scatterday, Rob Fransblau and Glen Adsit. A highlight will be having lunch with Frank Ticheli where he will give a talk and answer questions from the directors. I could use your help in promoting this in your state with the public school teachers you interact with. I am asking the state chairs to promote this with the music associations in each state but your direct invitation will greatly help this attempt to forge a stronger bond with our public school colleagues. Below in my invitation to them.

Sincerely,

Glen Adsit, President Eastern Division


All Middle School and High School Band Directors are invited to join members of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association conference at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Friday March 11, 2016. Sessions for Junior High and High School directors include the following:

STAYING MUSICALLY ALIVE IN THE PROFESSION a panel discussion led by Rob Fransblau and including panelists Mark Scatterday (Eastman), Frank Ticheli (USC), Frank Battisti (Emeritus from NEC), Eric Rombach-Kendall (University of New Mexico), Adam Williamson (Commander of the United States Coast Guard Band), Emily Threinen (Temple)

REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES with Eric Rombach-Kendall and Frank Ticheli. The laboratory band for this clinic is the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, which is comprised of 85 talented high school students from the greater Hartford area that is conducted by Glen Adsit, Director of Bands at the Hartt School. Eric and Frank will discuss and demonstrate various rehearsal techniques addressing common issues like tone production and development, rhythmic development, etc.

All directors will have a lunch provided at the Coast Guard Academy where Frank Ticheli will give a talk and answer questions during the luncheon.

NEW MUSIC READING SESSION with the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble led by Glen Adsit and John Hart of the Hartt School. This session will present new high quality junior high and high school literature in addition to older repertoire that has unjustly fallen out of performance.

Late afternoon and evening sessions include performances by the Crane School of Music Wind Ensemble led by Brian Doyle, the Rutgers Wind Ensemble led by Kraig Williams and the Hartt Wind Ensemble led by Glen Adsit and James Jackson.

This is an incredible opportunity to hear sessions and performances by some of the finest band directors in our country. Registration for the event is $40 for all Middle School and High School Directors and certificates of professional development will be issued as proof of attendance for those of you that may need professional development and can apply this conference toward meeting that PD requirement. Registration and complete information can be found by following the link below and selecting view details under Non-CBDNA Member/High School or Middle School Director.

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?retail=uoh01


HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn in New London, Connecticut and is located less than 2 miles from the US Coast Guard Academy and one block from all of the downtown restaurants. The conference rate is $109 per night, which is a significant discount from their normal rate. The address is 35 Governor Winthrop Blvd, New London, CT 06320. You can reserve rooms any of the following ways:

1. Online at the Holiday Inn website using the group block code: CBD
2. Calling the hotel directly (860-443-7000) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)
3. Calling the toll free number (888-445-1517) and mentioning the group name (CBDNA)

They are guaranteeing the rate only through December 1st so please make every effort to reserve your room before then.



 

2015-06-29 08:41   Posted by: Glen Adsit
Eastern Division conference Details Announced
Dear CBDNA Colleagues,

I am pleased to be able to confirm many details for the CBDNA Eastern Division Conference next March 10-12 at the United Stated Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The CBDNA-East conference team has come up with what I think looks like a terrific and groundbreaking conference. Highlights include residencies by Frank Ticheli, Eric Rombach-Kendall and Frank Battisti in addition to sessions by some of our own eastern division colleagues. We have an incredible line up of performing ensembles and clinics that I have listed below. I am thrilled that we will have performances by both the Coast Guard Band and the Navy Band.

In addition to performing the closing concert, the Coast Guard Band will also be participating in a reading session of collegiate repertoire. The conference team will select repertoire, which will then be conducted by CBDNA-East members. If you are interested in guest conducting the Coast Guard Band on this reading session please send an email to me at adsit@hartford.edu. In the event you are chosen, I will issue you an official invitation to Present at the conference, which will hopefully help you secure funding from your institution.

Another special feature is that I am inviting our public school colleagues from our division to join us on Friday for joint and individualized sessions and concerts. All educators need professional development credit and I will issue each public school colleague who attends a certificate of completion for attending. Public school teachers will have special sessions by Frank Ticheli, Frank Battisti, Eric Rombach-Kendall and myself in addition to joint sessions and concerts with the collegiate membership. Shortly, I will be reaching out to the state chairs to solicit their help passing the word on this incredible opportunity.

This is going to be an exciting and memorable convention. In addition to great performances and thought-provoking sessions there will be time for us to talk about our division and the challenges we face. As we did in Boston, I think we need to sit together in a room and have time to discuss our concerns, share our ideas and define the goals for our division.

The survey from last winter told me that we are a diverse group of people working in diverse situations. Clearly, most people felt the organization was a positive force in their careers, but there are some college band directors who continue to feel under-served by the organization.

I believe that we must begin a dialogue to understand the issues and to bring about the changes needed to make CBDNA more responsive and vital to all college band directors. In order for your voice to be heard you need to be at the convention in New London.

Mike Votta (President-Elect), Charlie Peltz (Vice-President) and I are all committed to this agenda item. This topic will be at the forefront of the agenda for the next 6 years at least. Mike and Charlie will be actively seeking your input to help shape our division and the 2018 and 2020 conferences.

In a few weeks we will announce the official hotel and will begin accepting conference registration and hotel reservations.


Glen Adsit
Director of Bands, The Hartt School
President, CBDNA Eastern Division
adsit@hartford.edu
C 860 888-9079


2016 CBDNA EAST CONFERENCE AGENDA/SCHEDULE
March 10-12, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

Conference Threads:
1. The Challenges of the Small University Band Program
2. Connecting With our Public School Band Directing Colleagues
3. Honoring our Nations Military Ensembles
4. Selecting and Rehearsing Quality Repertoire

Presenters:
Frank Ticheli, Frank Battisti, Eric Rombach-Kendall, Tom Duffy, Adam Williamson, Mark Scatterday, Charles Peltz, Mike Votta, David Mills, Rob Franzblau

Performers:
1. UMASS, Matthew Westgate, Director
2. University of Delaware, Chad Nicholson
3. United States Navy Band, Ken Collins, Executive Officer
4. SUNY, Potsdam, Brian Doyle, Director
5. Rutgers University, Kraig Williams, Director
6. Director The Hartt Wind Ensemble, Glen Adsit, Director
7. University of Maryland, Mike Votta, Director
8. United States Coast Guard Band, Adam Williamson, Commander

Sessions:
1. Small College/Liberal Arts Schools Issues and Current Trends, Tom Duffy and a panel TBA

2. Effective Programming, Frank Battisti

3. Collegiate Music Reading Session, Coast Guard Band, Adam Williamson, Commander. CBDNA-East members will conduct selections.

4. Continuing Music Growth Rob Franzblau, Moderator. Panelist include Mark Scatterday, Frank Ticheli, Frank Battisti, Eric Rombach-Kendall, Adam Williamson, Emily Threinen

5. Rehearsal Techniques, Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble lab band, Eric Rombach-Kendall, Frank Ticheli clinicians

6. New Music Reading Session for grades 2-5, Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, Glen Adsit, John Hartt Clinicians

7. Athletic Band Directors Session, David Mills Coordinator

8. A Guide to Interpreting and Conducting, Frank Ticheli

9. Understanding the Bruckner Mass in E Minor, Mike Votta and Edward Maclary

 

2012-12-19 14:39   Posted by: Melvin Miles, Jr.
Vice President Eastern Division
The CBDNA Eastern Division elected Glen Adsit, Vice President-Eastern CBDNA.

Glen Adsit is the Director of Bands and the Associate Director of the Instrumental Studies Division at The Hartt School where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and the Foot in the Door ensemble and guides all aspects of the graduate wind conducting degrees.

Please feel free to send Glen congratulatory notes and as well as Thanks for his willingness to serve as an officer in the Eastern Division.

M.N.Miles,Jr., Pres.
Eastern Division
 

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