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The 2016 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 23rd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 2nd
$50 College Student Rate
Through Dec. 2nd

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Positive Ways to Turn Your Band Parents' Organization into a Support Machine

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  • This clinic will provide helpful information to help you develop positive and professional relationships with your biggest fans—your students and parents! Members from my current band booster’s board of directors will provide additional information concerning their role in a contemporary band booster’s organization. Our topics will include a discussion about budgets and fundraising, and how your band’s website can help answer every question a parent might have about your band program.
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  • Richard L. Saucedo is director of bands and department chair at the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. His concert and marching bands have received numerous state and national honors. A graduate of Indiana University and Butler University he is a composer and arranger for Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation. He is also active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States. He served eight years as composer/arranger for the renowned Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in Rosemont, Illinois. Mr. Saucedo was the recipient of the “Bandmaster of the Year” award from the Indiana Bandmasters Association and the “Outstanding Music Educator” award from the Indiana Music Educators Association. He is also an aviation enthusiast and holds a private pilot's license.