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The 2017 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$120 Early Bird Director Rate
Through Sept. 22nd
$150 Pre-conference Director Rate
Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
Through Dec. 15th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 15th

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  • Are you overwhelmed with balancing ambitious community expectations and realistic program success? Come update your toolkit with the ready-to-use recruiting, fundraising, scheduling, ally building, and growth strategies. Your next level of programsuccess is closer than you think.
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  • Zachary Harris is in his 31st year of teaching band in Mississippi. He is currently Director of Bands at the Gulfport School District. He oversees all of the instrumental wind and percussion programs for the district. He conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches the music for the marching band and serves as Department Chairperson. Mr. Harris, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi Valley State University and his Masters of Music Education degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of Mississippi Bandmasters Association Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Fedration High School Music Association, American School Band Directors Association, and Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Harris has served on regional, state and national level music committees. In 2005, Zachary was the guest conductor for the Mississippi All-State Concert Band. Mr. Harris' bands have received All Superior ratings consistently for the last 25 years. Since Mr. Harris has been at Gulfport, the band has increased to marching, symphonic, concert band I, concert band II, jazz band, indoor guard and percussion, and basketball pep band. Mr. Harris has many accomplishments including Administrator of the Year, Star Teacher, Band Director of the Year for District and State. In March 2016, his Gulfport Symphonic Band performed at the Music for All National Concert Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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