2018 SCMEA Conference – SCBDA Division

Please make plans to attend the 2018 South Carolina Educators Association’s Annual Professional Development Conference, to be held February 15-17, 2018 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Click on the logo above to register for the 2018 Professional Development Conference

How to Register for the Conference:

Visit the SCMEA Website to register for the conference. Registration costs and hotel information is available by clicking here.

Schedule for SCBDA Events:

Click Here to view a schedule of band division events at the 2018 conference.

Convention Center Maps & Floor Plans:

  • Click Here to view a convention center map.
  • Click Here to view a floor plan of the Columbia Convention Center.

SCBDA Call for Proposals:

SCBDA Committees will meet on Thursday and Friday during the conference. Part of these meetings will concern proposals submitted by the membership.

Click Here to Submit a Proposal

All proposals from the membership should be submitted using the online form above by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00PM. Directors, you must be logged into to Bandlink to submit a proposal.

Featured Performing Ensembles (Band Division)

Congratulations to the following bands performing at this year’s conference! Click on the links below to read more about these ensembles and their directors.

Clemson University Wind Ensemble
   Mark Spede, Director
Directors Jazz Band with Wycliffe Gordon
   Robert Gardiner, presiding
DuBose Middle School Symphonic Band
   Ben Pouncey & Kindall N. Smith, Directors
Dutch Fork High School Symphonic Winds
   Paul Clayton, Director
Poinsett Wind Symphony
   Dr. Les Hicken & Jay Bocook, Directors
South Carolina Intercollegiate Honor Band
   H. Robert Reynolds, Director
South Carolina All-State Jazz Combo
   Bert Ligon, clinician
Stratford High School Wind Orchestra
   Todd Smith, Director
Wando High School Jazz Band
   Jeffrey Handel, Director

Featured Clinics (Band Division)

“Beginning with the End in Mind – Program Building Strategies for Band Directors”

   Scott Weiss, presenter

“How to Listen to What You Hear”

   Jay Bocook, presenter

“Lung Trainers”

   Susana Lalama, presenter

“Percussion from the Podium”

   Christopher Davis, presenter

“Recruitment & Retention Tips for Middle School and High School Band Programs”

   Marcus Morris, presenter

“Sing It First!”

   Wycliffe Gordon, presenter

“Teaching Leadership from the Podium”

   Tonya Mitchell, presenter

“What’s That Tune? A Guide to the Recognition and Selection of Quality Literature for Band”

   T. André Feagin, presenter