March 21-24, 2018

The University of Houston Moores School of Music is honored to host the 2018 Southwestern Division Conference of the College Band Director's National Association. 

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Welcome to the College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Convention for 2018! I hope you are planning to join us for this exciting and informative gathering.

I am very grateful to Dr. David Clemmer and his colleagues at the University of Houston for preparing to host our meetings and concerts in their outstanding facilities. The Moores Opera House is a grand venue for the performing bands, and the Hilton School of Hotel Management will be our on-campus hotel for participants. I encourage you to make your reservations early.

Professor Eugene Migliaro Corporon will be our keynote speaker, and Dr. Frank Ticheli will conduct the Intercollegiate Band.  Dr. Ticheli will also speak to us about his new Flute Concerto, performed by the University of Houston Wind Ensemble and guest artist Jimmy Walker.

Exceptional bands from throughout our Southwest Division are preparing many exciting new works for our concert series.  A complete list of performers and musical selections is available on the website. Also, many of our colleagues will be presenting peer-reviewed clinics on topics ranging from new compositions to music educator preparation. I am confident that all of our constituents will discover valuable opportunities for professional growth.

The Greater Houston area is a vibrant hub of excellent public school music education.  To encourage our public school colleagues to join us at the convention, we are offering them a discounted registration fee as well as CPE credit for attending various convention events.

Please join us at the University of Houston on March 21- 24 for this important event!


Matthew McInturf

President, College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division



The University of Houston is honored to host the 2018 CBDNA Southwestern Division Conference, and we are hopeful that your stay on the U of H campus will be personally and musically fulfilling.

In order to help us plan and facilitate the conference, please follow the menu links to the left to register and secure housing. At the top of this page, you will also find a link to a phone app that will provide the most up to date information for the conference. Make sure you download the app!

We will continue to update this website as plans are completed for the conference, so please check back often.

Again, we are happy to host the conference and look forward to welcoming you to Houston in March 2018!

Warm regards,

David Clemmer

Director of Bands
University of Houston